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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? ...