How to StopDisableTurn off Google Photos Auto Backup


How to stop/disable/turn off/cancel photos on PC from automatic backup, sync or upload to Google Drive using Backup and Sync.


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  • Submitted on - 2018-03-08 09:09:35


Google (Chrome) is not only a giant Internet explorer, it is also one of the most three popular cloud drive service providers (Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive). To cooperate with Google Drive cloud service, Google has developed local file backup tool and local photo upload tool for its users. Nowadays, the two programs have been merged into one app called Backup and Sync. Though Google file/photo sync tool have helped its users a lot, they still bring some problems to people that make people have to stop Google auto backup photos.\r\n\r\nStop Google Photos Backup When Stuck on “Backing up 1 of XXX”\r\nA lot of users like you have ever encountered Google photos backup stuck problem when you are making use of Google photos backup app, either the former Google Photos Backup or the very latest upgraded Backup and Sync. Especially when using Backup and Sync to sync a lot of local photos to Google drive cloud, people are probably get information like “Backing up 1 of XXX” or “Waiting for Sync” but it does not change for hours or even days. In the initial period of time, most users choose to wait it to finish its task. However, after even days of uploading, the number of the current backing up photos is still the same and does not change at all. Then, some users have lost their patience and want to turn off auto backup Google photos.\r\n\r\nOr, some of you want to stop Google Drive from syncing photos for some other errors caused by Google photos backup software such as:\r\nGoogle photos backup slow >>\r\nGoogle Drive not syncing >> \r\nGoogle photos backup duplicates >>\r\nGoogle backup not working >>\r\n\r\nOr, you just want to disable Google photos auto backup for maybe you have made some mistakes yourselves or you do not want to upload these photos for now.\r\n\r\nAnyhow, you need to stop backing up photos to Google. Then, how to stop Google photos backup on PC?\r\n\r\nHow to Stop Auto Backup Google Photos\r\nTo stop uploading photos to Google Drive, there are two directions and several ways in each direction.\r\n\r\nDisable Google Photos Backup on Backup and Sync\r\nFor one direction, you can turn off auto backup on Google photos by directly stop Backup and Sync form working.\r\n\r\nQuit Backup and Sync\r\n\r\nClick on the system tray icon locating on the right of the taskbar, bottom right of the computer screen (sometimes it may be hided into an upward arrow). In the pop-up small window, click More (three dots). Then, select “Quit Backup and Sync” in the drop-down menu.\r\n\r\nQuit Backup and Sync\r\nTemporarily Pause Backup and Sync\r\n\r\nIf you do not want to cancel Google photos backup task and just want to temporarily stop it from running for some reason such as need of sufficient network speed for other urgent computer tasks, you can just “Pause” Backup and Sync from above drop-down list.\r\n\r\nDisconnect Account from Backup and Sync\r\n\r\nBesides quit or pause Backup and Sync to stop Google photos backup, you can also achieve it by disconnecting your Google account from Backup and Sync. Once the account is disconnected from the app, its related task including photos sync will also be terminated.\r\n\r\nClick on the icon of Backup and Sync, click three dots on the top right of the pop-up window and choose “Preferences…” option. In the pop-up window, move to “Settings” tab on the left panel and click “DISCONNECT ACCOUNT”.\r\n\r\nDisconnect Google Account\r\nTurn off Google Photos Sync out of Backup and Sync\r\nOf course close Backup and Sync is the most effective method to disable Google photos backup. Yet, you can also rely on other side ways unless the above solutions do not work.\r\n\r\nCut off the Network\r\n\r\nUpload photos from local devices to cloud drives is an online task and need to rely on network supply. Therefore, if you cut off the Internet connection of your machine, it can also stop Backup and Sync from working thus turn off Google photos sync.\r\n\r\nTo cut off network, directly pull out the network cable connected to the computer. If you are using Wi-Fi, just disconnect it.\r\n\r\nTip: Go to Backup and Sync Settings - “NETWORK SETTINGS” according to above guidance cannot help for you can at most limit its upload/download speed to 1 KB/second instead of zero.\r\n\r\nShut down the Computer\r\n\r\nIf your computer stuck while you are trying to take operations to Backup and Sync, and there is no important document data under saving, you can just shut down your machine to stop Google photos backup.\r\n\r\nCut off Power Supply\r\n\r\nIf your whole computer stuck completely and you can’t do anything on it even to manually close the computer, you may cut off its power supply by disconnecting the power cable or pull out the battery.\r\n\r\nTip: This might cause the loss of the unsaved data. So, think twice before make use of this way.\r\n\r\nMultCloud Helps with Photos Upload to Google Drive\r\nWhen you finally and successfully manage to terminate Google photos backup. You may want to find an alternative to the software for you can’t stand its problems anymore. Then, MultCloud should be recommended to you for its suitable functions.\r\n\r\nMultCloud is a web-based service to manage multiple cloud drive accounts added to its platform. It not only enables you to upload from local to cloud, download from cloud to local, but also directly sync files/photos among clouds in one platform without shift from one to another and relying on local computer as transit.\r\n\r\nMultCloud Google Drive Management

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