Home Internet Privacy How To Delete Google Photos From Any Device? How To Delete Google Photos From Any Device? by Scott O'Connor/ September 20, 2019/ 643 Views Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos all present an excellent opportunity for storing and sharing photos. But, in the age of pervasive government surveillance and internet privacy concerns, it is easy to be worried about privacy and take the decision to get off any of these services. This guide will help you do just that when it comes to Google photos. Delete Google photos from the device while keeping the backup With this option, you can delete photos from your device while maintaining cloud copies. Step 1: Open the Google Photos app Step 2: Go to Menu > Settings >Back Up Step 3: Turn the Backup & sync ON Step 4: You can now return to the main app screen. In case you have a lot of photos, you may have to wait for them to be backed up. Step 5: Go to Menu > Settings > Free up device storage and do what the instructions tell Step 6: You can access the Photos section of the app to access the cloud copies of your photos Delete Google Photos From Your Device and Google Accounts Using this option will delete photos from your Goole photo account along with all devices synced to your Google Photos library. Step 1: Open the Google Photos app Step 2: Go to menu > Settings > Backup & Sync Step 3: Turn the Backup & sync ON Step 4: Tap and hold on the photos you want to delete. Repeat for each photo. Step 5: Keep the trash icon tapped to delete the files Restoring Deleted Google Photos Did you accidentally end up deleting your Google photos? You need not worry since you can recover them within 60 days. Here is how: Step 1: Open your Google photos app Step 2: Go to Menu > Trash. All of your deleted photos will be visible here. Step 3: Hold down the photos you want to restore. Then tap the Restore button However, more than 60 days have passed, you can no longer restore the photos you deleted. Google Photos And Your Privacy Even though Google maintains its stance of securing your permission first before using any content owned by you, you should know that the company can use what you have stored online to learn about your preferences and display targeted ads to you. But, you can always use this guide to delete Google photos completely. Tweet Pin It About The Author Scott O'Connor Scott is a cyber-security professional. He's been writing in the internet privacy niche for a while now and has churned variety of informational pieces to educate his audience. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and IG.