How To Delete A Photo Or Video From Android Without Deleting It From Google Drive?

  • Posted on: 17 April 2017
  • By: sasi

Photos and videos that are backed up to google drive can be deleted from your phone to save storage. But deleting from the phone deletes them from google drive too. This post teaches you to delete only the device copy.

To delete device copy:

  • Open Google photos app
  • Select the photo(s) or video(s) that you want to delete.
  • Open the 3 dot menu on top right (Note: If you do not find the 3 dot menu even after selecting the photo, it means that there is no device copy to delete)
  • Delete Device Copy Google Photos

  • Tap 'Delete device copy'