In case you got rid of the Google Photos and kept the photo backup on, your device may continue uploading new images. After uninstalling the Google Photos application, also make sure that your turn photo backup off. David A. Arnott, a Nashville Business Journal writer discovered that hundreds of photos appeared on Google Photos even after getting rid of them and uninstalling the application itself from his handset.

Google Photos app uses the Android centralized Google setting menu to determine auto backups instead of its own settings menu. If you upload photos automatically to the cloud when installing the app, the settings will live on even after uninstalling the application.

To solve the issue, go to the phone’s menu and turn off the ‘Google Photo Backup’ option. Google Photo app uses public URLs which are said to be ‘unguessable’. URLs are hard to guess when compared to the account passwords.

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As David Arnott experienced, seeing deleted photos appear again might be a shock for some Android users.

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