The Nashville Business Journal recently highlighted the issue, after it was discovered that hundreds of photos that David Arnott thought he had deleted were still stored in his Google Photos account. All of the photos were taken weeks after he had already uninstalled the backup app.
The glitch is in how Google Photos handles its upload settings. Rather than keeping everything localized within its own app, Photos hands out the task of managing uploads to the Google Settings app, which also handles location data, settings, and search functionality. So, even when you delete Google Apps, the settings remain intact.
Knowing this, it’s actually quite easy to disable – just head into Google Settings and tap on “Google Photos Backup”.
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