Easy steps to stop Google Photos backup

What's needed from your end is to be very selective for what to backup on cloud storage
An undated image ofGoogle Photos logo. — Google
An undated image ofGoogle Photos logo. — Google 

Considering the limited 15GB of cloud storage on Google Photos and the dramatic surge in the content being produced with each passing day, you may be wondering if there’s a way to stop the automatic backup of your photos and videos in Google Photos.

Google Photos, an app-based service offered by Google to both Android and iPhone users, has proved to be the best cloud storage provider compared to its direct rivals such as iCloud and Dropbox.

Before June 2021, Google was the only provider of unlimited cloud storage. However, in the early months of 2021, Google announced to set a restraining bar to Google Photos’ unlimited cloud storage.

But you don’t need to worry over how to stop Google Photos backup, because Gadinsider, as always, brings your worries to a halt with a comprehensive guide for it. All that’s needed from your end is to be very selective when deciding what to upload to your Google Photos cloud storage.

Steps to stop Google Photos auto backup

  1. To turn off auto backup of Google Photos, follow the steps listed below:
  2. First of all, open the Google Photos app on your device.
  3. Then from the top-right corner of the app, select your account profile.
  4. Now select Google Photo settings.
  5. Then tap on Back up & sync.
  6. Toggle the slider off for Back up & sync.

The Google Photos' auto backup has been turned off, and from now onwards, you'll have to manually back up the photos/videos you intend to save on the cloud storage.