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Gallery / Google Photo

(Topic created on: 11-26-2023 01:51 PM)
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JoeCdn
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Galaxy S
HELP HELP

This happened without my knowledge. I may have Accidently set off a setting which now ..... MOVE ALL MY PICS/ VIDEO from GALLERY to GOOGLE PHOTO. Nothing is left inside gallery, only empty folders i created before. All new pics all go to google photo. HELP HELP PLEASE How do i allow all camera/ screen shot pics to automatically go back to gallery and how do i STOP GOOGLE PHOTO Hope there's a way Thanks everyone ....Joe
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RedDogRabbit
Expert Level 5
Galaxy S

Don't know what you did, but your photos should still be in Samsung's Gallery. 

It sounds like you denied permission to Samsung's Gallery to access your photos. 

Go to Settings > Apps Search for "Gallery" & Click on it & check permissions. 

Any Gallery, be it Samsung's, Google's or any other gallery, is essentially just a viewer. 

You should be able to just Uninstall Google's Gallery, and your photos should still be on your device. 

Download another gallery from the Play Store, ie: F-Stop Gallery (which is what I use), and your photos will be there.

Screenshot_20231126_160745.jpg

JoeCdn
Active Level 1
Galaxy S
Hi, thanks for such a quick response. Yes, don't know what i toggled, but Google photo is now a pain in the ***... everything i do goes there and not gallery. I hv checked gallery app settings/ permission, still can't get it to behave like before. I also not allow permission on Google photo. So now, any pic i take, google photo pop up window ask to allow ...
I looked in MY FILES and see all my folders and pic under DCIM .
Is it possible to move them to gallery? If so, how? Don't see any gallery folder in My Files.
I'm leaning towards finding a way to get back all pic/ folders before Uninstalling Google photo.
Btw, i don't use any cloud services .... that is google, MS, Samsung etc, so nothing on the web
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RedDogRabbit
Expert Level 5
Galaxy S

Okay, try this:

  • Go to Settings > Apps & Search for "Gallery", Click on it & then tap where it says "Set as Default".
  • I'm guessing that you accidentally set the Google Gallery as default 🤔
  • Screenshot_20231126_163712.jpg

JoeCdn
Active Level 1
Galaxy S
Ok, improvement ..... camera pic goes onto gallery now .....
But i can't to anything with it ....
Ie , share, look at pic details, delete
It has something new ..... 4 blue dots that circulate in and out, like its loading or doing something ....
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JoeCdn
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Galaxy S
3 blue dots 1 green dot
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JoeCdn
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Galaxy S
Try to screen shot for you to see .... sorry don'tknow how to.
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RedDogRabbit
Expert Level 5
Galaxy S

You can take a screenshot in several different ways. 

Click BOTH the Power button & Volume DOWN.. SIMULTANEOUSLY & QUICKLY and release at the same time.

Palm Swipe to Capture the screen. Settings > Advanced Features. 

3rd party app from the Play Store. 

I think that you can even use Bixby to take a screenshot. 

JoeCdn
Active Level 1
Galaxy S
I know how to screen shot .....lol
Don't know how to post it here for you to see
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RedDogRabbit
Expert Level 5
Galaxy S

Also, if you Open My Files & Click on images, you'll see your photos. 

Screenshot_20231126_172041.jpg

To post a screen shot here, click on this.

Screenshot_20231126_172201.jpg