Google Photos, backup while charging missing

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saywhat4118

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May 12, 2008
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Hey guys. I have been using Google photos since its inception and the feature "backup only when charging" has always been available. just got my HTC U11 and while setting up my phone, I noticed the said feature is not in Google photos. This is with the latest update. Can y'all check and see if it's the same for y'all? Could it be just my phone? Thanks. Screenshot_20170614-183602.png


Edit: After doing some research on it, I have found out Google has pulled this feature. It's really stupid for them to do that. I commented on their Google photos forum and gave feed backs. I recommend you guys do the same so this gets the proper attention and Google fixes it.

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I'm missing this option on my Nexus 6p with Pure Nexus, so I'm not sure it's a problem specifically with the HTC U11 or whatever (I found this with a google search.) Always had it including a few days ago. Did a full wipe/reinstall today and the option is gone. Version 2.17.0.159033354.
 

saywhat4118

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May 12, 2008
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I'm missing this option on my Nexus 6p with Pure Nexus, so I'm not sure it's a problem specifically with the HTC U11 or whatever (I found this with a google search.) Always had it including a few days ago. Did a full wipe/reinstall today and the option is gone. Version 2.17.0.159033354.
Man isn't that strange? I'm about to swap to the Sony XZ premium so we'll see if it's there. Thanks for the update

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mikexilva

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I'm missing this option on my Nexus 6p with Pure Nexus, so I'm not sure it's a problem specifically with the HTC U11 or whatever (I found this with a google search.) Always had it including a few days ago. Did a full wipe/reinstall today and the option is gone. Version 2.17.0.159033354.

Mee too, Nexus 6P running latest stock Android O beta with latest Google Photos 2.17.0.159033354 and lost the option to backup only when charging, and my 6P already has a terrible battery life, and in the last week Google Photos also keeps saying "getting ready to back up" with some photos left, I think its backing up all new photos but it keeps searching for something sayng that it's still getting ready to backup... BTW I had a Google Photos app update a few days ago but didn't correct any of these problems that started to show up about 1 week ago.
 
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saywhat4118

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Google has pulled this feature. It's really stupid for them to do that. I commented on their Google photos forum and gave feed backs. I recommend you guys do the same so this gets the proper attention and Google fixes it.

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Nicole

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Does anyone, using Tasker, no root, has any script for this... I really need this feature... ?

Thank you in advance!

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m52 power!

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I still can't believe this option was removed and not added back. This is soo stupid, I delete a lot of photos I do not want throughout the day so at the end of the day it syncs only the good stuff.

Can anyone confirm the last version of the APK that had it? I'd like to force install it and turn auto update off...

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Update, did some experimenting and 2.17.0.158898286 is the last version with the option! Simply uninstall all Google Photos updates which revert back to the factory version.

Open the factory version once and go to the backup options.

Now close the app and download your APK version here: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/photos/photos-2-17-0-158898286-release/

Install it
Turn while charging only on and smile
Disable updates via play store

Take that Google a holes...
 
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MrBelter

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I still can't believe this option was removed and not added back. This is soo stupid, I delete a lot of photos I do not want throughout the day so at the end of the day it syncs only the good stuff.

Can anyone confirm the last version of the APK that had it? I'd like to force install it and turn auto update off...

---------- Post added at 10:47 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:32 AM ----------

Update, did some experimenting and 2.17.0.158898286 is the last version with the option! Simply uninstall all Google Photos updates and download your APK version here: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/photos/photos-2-17-0-158898286-release/

Install it
Turn while charging only on and smile
Disable updates via play store

Take that Google a holes...

I did that in the quote but basically just rolled back to the factory installed version (Moto G5 Plus) and got the on charge option back, however i slipped up and installed the latest version of Google Photos but the upload on charge option is still available so i dont know if it is a bit of a glitch that will vanish again at some point or if Google have been listening and the option has come back.
 

MrWilsonxD

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I did that in the quote but basically just rolled back to the factory installed version (Moto G5 Plus) and got the on charge option back, however i slipped up and installed the latest version of Google Photos but the upload on charge option is still available so i dont know if it is a bit of a glitch that will vanish again at some point or if Google have been listening and the option has come back.
Is it still available to you? o_O
 

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    I still can't believe this option was removed and not added back. This is soo stupid, I delete a lot of photos I do not want throughout the day so at the end of the day it syncs only the good stuff.

    Can anyone confirm the last version of the APK that had it? I'd like to force install it and turn auto update off...

    ---------- Post added at 10:47 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:32 AM ----------

    Update, did some experimenting and 2.17.0.158898286 is the last version with the option! Simply uninstall all Google Photos updates which revert back to the factory version.

    Open the factory version once and go to the backup options.

    Now close the app and download your APK version here: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/photos/photos-2-17-0-158898286-release/

    Install it
    Turn while charging only on and smile
    Disable updates via play store

    Take that Google a holes...
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    Google has pulled this feature. It's really stupid for them to do that. I commented on their Google photos forum and gave feed backs. I recommend you guys do the same so this gets the proper attention and Google fixes it.

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