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Deleting photos on Google Photos….
July 11, 2021
5:40 pm
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Belinda Wolfe
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I want to delete lots of photos from Google Photos without deleting them from my iphone.  How can I do that?

July 12, 2021
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Beliinda,

See p 91 in the book for a complete explanation, but here are the steps:

  1. Turn off Backup and Sync on the phone
  2. Go to the web version (photos.google.com) 
  3. Delete the photo(s) from there
  4. Later, you can turn Backup and Sync back on
  5. On an iPhone, just ignore the message in utilities to “Remove deleted items from this device”
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