How to remove and disable Google + Photos from Gallery app
It’s getting harder and harder to avoid Google+ as the company starts forcing its social network anywhere it possibly can. One thing that is really annoying is that Google + pictures, if you aren’t careful about adjusting the settings properly, will be uploaded into your Gallery app, causing a jam-up of every picture you ever posted or shared on the social network. Here is how to disable this.
Thanks to our Moderator Sinkster, we were able to get a clear and straightforward breakdown of how to do this. It’s simple and gets rid of G+ clutter.
He specifies that in order to officially get rid of them, you would need to delete them from your Google+ account. But there is indeed a different, more effective way of doing this, where you don’t need to compromise your pictures on Google+, yet get rid of them on your phone.
1) First you go into the settings of your phone and under the subcategory Accounts, choose Google.
2) Select the account that is connected with Google + and uncheck the boxes for Google Photos and/or Picasa Web Albums.
3) Afterward, return to settings and go to Apps or Applications, depending on your device. Swipe left to get to All.
4) Scroll down until you get to the Gallery app and tap on it.
5) Once you are in the app info, choose Force stop, then Disable and Clear data. Finally choose Enable (Turn on).
Tada! Short but simple: this probably had a few of you scratching your heads, so isn’t it a relief to have it resolved? Thanks Sinkster!
Did this work for you or did you find another variation or work around?
Not sure if Google + pictures is different from Google Pictures. What if I don't want to use either one? Also, what is Gallery app? Is this app in the cloud or is it the icon that comes on my Android device? Sorry, I'm not stupid, just would like a little more background information.
Didn't work on my s5, gallery is disabled but still insists on trying to open when I use my camera to view photos
Why the fck can't we just uninstall these shtty apps.
Thanks man. worked really well. I just unchecked "sync picasa web albums" in google settings. than cleared gallery data and cache and there is it.
when I opened gallery every photo was there exept google+ photos. I have samsung galaxy s4 android version 5.0.1
Wouldn't this also delete the photos that are locally saved onto my phone?
Move the photos you want to keep to your SD card. This procedure worked perfectly for me to get rid of the photos I'd forward on Gmail, etc. that were clogging up my device. Good luck!
Thanks, Sinkster. I had to modify your comments a bit for my Huawei Y210, but you got me there! Couldn't find this elsewhere on the web!
Thank you thank you. It was getting quite annoying to see those Google+ photos on my phone.
Well I solved this a different way - I simply disabled Gallery.
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