iPhone Uploading Photos to Google

So, this is a weird and scary one. Last night I purchased a new iPhone. Rather than do my normal install of everything Google, I chose to go it alone with stock apps. I hadn’t even connected my Google account through Settings. Anyway, just now I’m on the web on a desktop and I went into my Google Photos, and sure enough there are a bunch of pictures I took with this new iPhone on Google Photos. How in the world did these get there on a new phone that has never had Google Photos installed on it? This is beyond concerning and I’m curious if anyone else has ever seen this.

Conversation 3 comments

  • Chris_Kez

    Premium Member
    30 September, 2021 - 4:06 pm

    <p>Do you have another iOS device with Google Photos installed? If so, as photos from your new iPhone sync to the Photos app on your other iOS device, Google Photos on <em>that</em> device uploads them.</p>

    • yoshi

      Premium Member
      30 September, 2021 - 4:12 pm

      <p>Thank you!! That’s exactly what it is. I have the app installed on an iPad and didn’t even think of that. I thought I was losing my mind. I should have thought of that right away.</p>

      • Truffles

        30 September, 2021 - 8:34 pm

        <p>Keeping up with all of these background services has become a bit of a nightmare. More often than not the implications of enabling/disabling various options are entirely opaque.</p>


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