Originally Posted by Enhanced
Close. From further testing, I seem to have gotten these results:
Google Photos sync: Google+ photos will sync to your phone's Gallery.
Google Photos Auto Backup: what you said
Google+ Photos: I just unchecked this and did some tests and it seems to do nothing at all. I took a picture and it still automatically backed-up and it still showed up in the "Photos" app. Checked Google+ on my browser and the photo is there too. Does anyone know what this really does?
All and all, I'm pretty happy that I killed 2 syncs that pretty much did nothing for me. Hopefully my phone can run more efficiently.
I believe Google+ just added a feature that will backup ANY photos that you download to your device. I remember seeing that it said it can now back up ALL photos stored anywhere on your device. I know this works because the first couple times I downloaded a photo to my downloads folder, it notified me that it backed it up on Google+. So I believe that is what Google+ Photos
does. I know for a fact that all Google Photos
does is show your Picasa (synced) pictures in your gallery app. First thing I do is uncheck that and clear data for the gallery app on my phone so I don't see all of them in my gallery. And Google Photos Auto Backup
does what it always has, which is back up pictures (and videos) to your Google+ account.