How To Stop Google Photos From Backing Up Iphone

If you’re using Google Photos to back up your iPhone pictures and videos, there may come a time when you want to halt this process. This could be due to a variety of reasons, such as wanting to free up storage space on your Google account, or simply because you prefer to manually handle your backups. This blog post will guide you through the process to stop Google Photos from automatically backing up your iPhone.

Here are the steps

  1. First, open the Google Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll find the “Photos” tab. Tap on it.
  3. Next, tap on your account icon located at the top right corner of the screen.
  4. This will take you to the settings page. Tap on “Photos settings”.
  5. Under the “Backup & Sync” section, you’ll find a toggle button. If the button is green, then the auto backup feature is currently active.
  6. To turn it off, simply tap on this toggle button. The button should now be greyed out, indicating that the auto backup feature has been turned off.

Note: After turning off the auto backup feature, any photos or videos that you take with your iPhone will not be automatically backed up to Google Photos. You will need to manually upload them if you want them to be stored in Google Photos.


While Google Photos is a handy tool for automatically backing up your photos and videos, it’s not always necessary or beneficial for everyone. By following these steps, you can easily turn off the auto backup feature and regain control over what gets saved to your Google Photos storage. If you decide that you want to turn it back on in the future, simply follow these steps again and toggle the switch back to the “on” position.