Delete Backed Up Google Photos From Phone To Clear Space

Google Photos has nowadays become a household name, isn't it? People have images and videos more than the available storage in their phone, as a result we are now dependent on Google Photos to save our beautiful memories on the cloud, so that we can get them back anytime, anywhere. This also decreases the risk of loosing photos and videos in case our devices get lost. So, welcome to Ackors and I lakshya is here to tell you that after uploading your files to Google Photos, how can you delete them from the local storage in your phone to have some more space for new selfies.

What is Google Photos?

Google Photos lets you store, share, view, and edit photos and videos, and includes an AI-powered assistant to help manage your media. It works for both Android and iOS devices, and provides an automatic backup for your media. Google Photos can be free with unlimited storage — but there are caveats.

How to delete backed up media from phone?

After you have backed up media from your phone, it is no longer necessary to keep that in your local storage. But, the problem is selecting photos and videos that have been backed up and then deleting them one by one, is definitely a tedious and time consuming job. So, Google provides you a feature in which, The Google Photos App automatically detects media that have been uploaded on the cloud, and provides you a one click solution to delete this uploaded media from your local storage, without selecting them one by one. Here is the step by step method to do this.

Step-1: Open Google Photos App
Step-2: Click on your profile present on the top right corner of the screen
Step-3: A menu bar will open, which will show you the size of all items that have been safely backed up and now you can delete them.
Step-4: Click on that
Step-5: Proceed to delete