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Videos downloaded from Google Photos won't play with QuickTime Player

I get this error when I try to play videos downloaded from Google Photos on the QuickTime player: This file contains some media which isn’t compatible with QuickTime Player. Would you like to open ...
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iPhone shortcuts - delete photos older than.. but images don't get deleted

My trigger finger is too lose! Collecting gigabytes of photos and videos on my iPhone 12 mini... I use the Photos app and also have the Google Photos app installed, if this makes a difference. Google ...
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How can I get Google Photos' grid view to show complete photos on iPhone?

On my PC using a web browser, I have Google Photos' grid view configured to show all photos in their entirety at a uniform height. This means landscape photos are the same height as portrait ones in ...
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Syncing Photo Library on iPhone, laptop, and Google Photos

I've looked all around, and I am aware that this is simple, but I have had immense trouble finding a straight answer. I simply want the actions made on one device to affect the photo on all libraries ...
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iOS - Google Photos not syncing often enough

"TL;DR": Does Google Photos app behave the same on iOS devices as on Android devices? It seems it makes backups much less frequently, and I couldn't find any data that supports that aside ...
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Where are the thumbnails and the photos themselves from the Google Photos iOS app saved on iPhone?

Photos taken with the iPhone camera are saved in DCIM I believe and the thumbnails are stored \var\mobile\Media\PhotoData, as ithmb files I also believe. Where would the Google Photos app on iOS keep ...
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Google Photos for iOS: sync photo delete actions

I use Apple Photos (and iCloud) on my iPhone for my photo library. I often take a number of pictures and later delete many of them to only leave the best picture of a set. I also use Google Photos to ...
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Install older version of Google Photos on iphone 6 [duplicate]

I just received a reset iPhone 6 from a friend. I would like to install Google Photos but this app needs iOS14. Now the iphone 6 can be upgraded up to iOS12.5.5 and no more. Is there a way I can ...
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How do I backup photos to iOS Google Photos without duplicating photos on iPhone

My photos have synced to my Google account using the iOS Google Photos app. Each photo is now taking twice the storage on my phone: the iOS Photos app and the Google Photos app. Inside Google Photos ...
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Filtering duplicates from iCloud Photos Library while migrating from google photos

I recently painstakingly migrated my photo library of 15+ years (over 100gb) from google photos to iCloud. I suspect many more will be doing this in the future as google recently announced they will ...
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What's the easiest way to transfer photos from Google Photos to iCloud Photos?

I have more than 5 000 photos stored on Google Photos and I'd like to know what's the easiest way to move them on iCloud photos. Since the free storage ends on June I want to move everything on iCloud....
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No sound when cast Google Photos to Chromecast using iPhone?

Problem: when I cast a video from Google Photos to Chromecast using my iPhone, I see that only the image of the video is cast to TV, the TV has no sound and the frame is lag, the sound remain on my ...
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How do I view ALL my photos in Google Photos on mac?

On my iPhone I can see all my photos in Google photos app, however when I open google photos in webpage on my mac only a random selection are there. I have installed backup and sync. Big picture is ...
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How do I migrate/transfer/copy an iCloud Photos Shared Album to Google Photos?

I use an iCloud shared photo album to share photos and videos with my family, but I'm slowly reaching the limit of 5000 photos and videos per album, so I'm considering migrating this album to Google ...
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Does Google Photos replace images on the device with low quality versions the way iCloud does?

On iCloud, under “optimize storage” there is an option to save photos to iCloud and replace the ones on the DEVICE with low-quality copies. Does Google photos work the same way? Does selecting “high ...
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How to sync Google Photo from phone to mac?

As of July 10, that's changing. Google says that Drive sync was causing confusion with users, so Photos will no longer include an option to sync with Google Drive. Is there any idea for seamless way ...
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How do I stop WhatsApp saving pictures to Google Photos?

I have Google Photos Backup & Sync activated. All the pictures I take are uploaded to the cloud. But since I have an iPhone also the photos that my contacts send me using WhatsApp are uploaded. I ...
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Can Google Photos on iOS use mobile data connection to back up?

For some reason, I already turned on Mobile Data for Google Photos in iPhone settings, but it still says "Waiting for Wifi" in the app. After I turned on Wifi, and tapped on the backup button, and ...
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Is it true that if I let Google Photos store all photos, then I can back up to iCloud with minimal storage?

Is it true that on the iPhone, most things that really need to be backed up, except photos and videos, are the phone contacts, Notes, calendar, and data that may not even need 100MB? So if I let ...
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How to upload photo library (of photos not taken with this iPad) from iPad to iCloud or Google Photos

I have an old iPad that has about 8,000 photos on it, most of them not taken with this iPad, but rather synced from a Mac at a time when iPhoto on Mac was still a thing (before Photos.app and before ...
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How do I quickly select all the photos in an album in Google Photos iOS app?

Is there some way to easily select all the photos in a Google Photos album in the iOS app? I'd like to avoid manually selecting 200+ photos individually.
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Make a photo album based on my Google Photos album

I have a Google Photos album titled Vacation 2018. There are around a thousand photos there. It's currently in the cloud and not on my iPhone. I would like to create Vacation 2018 album on my iPhone'...
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How to sync photos+videos to both iCloud and Google Photos while simultaneously deleting from iOS devices?

How can I sync my iOS (in my current case, an iPhone8) photos+videos to both iCloud and Google Photos but delete all the photos+videos from my iOS device, primarily to free storage space (on my iPhone)...
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Does running Google Photos in addition to the iOS Photos app cause two copies of each of my photos to be stored on my phone?

I run both iOS' Photos app as well as the Google Photos app on my iPhone, but I worry that doing this causes two copies of each picture to be stored on my phone. Does it, or do the apps share the ...
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Best way to share all photos with partner

I want to create a comprehensive cloud photo archive together with my girlfriend, for all our mobile devices and laptops. This is what we want: Photos should be archived in full resolution Photos ...
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When Does Google Photos Choose To Backup My Images

So I have downloaded the Google Photos app and selected free unlimited back up plan. It seems to display a recycle bin next to images that haven't been backed up. Now could someone explain how and ...
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How to stop Google Photos from launching at system startup?

Google Photos starts every time I turn on my Macbook Pro. It is annoying and I believe it slows down the OS' startup speed. Is there a way to turn the launch at startup option off? I do not see it in ...
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Wi-Fi Disconnects When Locking iPhone

I want to use Google Photos to back up my photos from my iPhone SE running iOS 10. I'm connected to Wi-Fi. I start the backup process and I connect my phone to power and then I lock it. It should just ...
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Apps not working properly in background

I have an iPhone 5C with iOS 10, and I have several apps that are supposed to do things in the background - specifically I'm thinking of Google Photos, IFTTT, and Android Wear, although there are ...
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How does Google Photos work with Apple Photos?

I have my photos in Apple Photos (both on iOS and my Mac), synced with iCloud, and I'd like to keep things that way, but I'd also like to have all my photos available in Google Photos at the same time,...
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Can I share my Google Photos to Instagram using my iPhone?

I have a bunch of photos in Google Photos that I would like to share to Instagram using my iPhone. Is there a way to do to that? Or a way to move photos from Google Photos to Photos on my iPhone? ...
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