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How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S9 Not Enough Space On Google Photos Error

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S9 is the latest flagship phone of the South Koran giant released this year. This device has a solid build quality consisting of an Aluminum frame and Corning Gorilla Glass on both the front and back. It uses a large 5.8 inch Super AMOLED display while under the hood is a Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Although this is a solid performing phone there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Galaxy S9 not enough storage space on Google Photos error.

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How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S9 Not Enough Space On Google Photos Error

Problem: Hi guys, I have a Galaxy S9, it’s about a month old. This morning around 1am I took a picture with my phone’s camera, then went to look at it in the gallery. I noticed my most recent picture, beside that one, was from July 1st, meaning hundreds of pictures taken between July 2nd and yesterday had disappeared. I reset the phone several times, tried looking on my files on my computer with the phone plugged in, and checked my Google cloud from the phone. Now, I admittedly do not pay much attention to whether my pictures are actually being uploaded to my cloud or not, but I do get a notification every once in a while that says “not enough storage to sync” or something along those lines. I dismiss it every time, and nothing happened until now. I’m pretty sure those pictures are gone due to negligence on my part, but I would greatly appreciate if someone could reach out and let me know exactly how to make sure my pictures are uploaded automatically to my cloud from now on, and how I might be able to free up space in my cloud if that was, indeed, the issue. Thankfully, I didn’t lose anything important, but I would like to be able to prevent this from happening in the future. Sorry, guys, I’m not very tech-savvy at all. I appreciate your time, and I look forward to getting in touch with one of you. Thank you much!

Solution: If you are getting an error that states that you are not able to sync your photos to the cloud due to not enough storage space then it’s likely that your Google Drive space is already full.

One temporary fix to allow your phone to immediately backup your phone photos right now even if there is no more storage space  in your Google account is to change the quality of the photos that you are uploading. There are two qualities to choose from which are listed below.

High Quality

  • Unlimited free storage
  • Photos are compressed to save space. If a photo is larger than 16 MP, it will be resized to 16 MP.
  • Videos higher than 1080p will be resized to high-definition 1080p. A video with 1080p or less will look close to the original.

Original Quality

  • Limited free storage (15GB)
  • All photos and videos are stored in the same resolution that you took them.
  • Recommended for photos that have more than 16MP and videos with more than 1080p.

From the two options you should choose the high quality setting. Although the photos will be compressed to a smaller size the quality is still the same which is an advantage since you will have unlimited free storage.

To setup the Google Photos app for high quality photos upload follow the steps listed below.

  • Open Google Photos.
  • Tap on the overflow icon that looks like 3 horizontal lines in the upper left corner.
  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap on Backup and sync.
  • Tap on Upload size.
  • Choose the High quality option to upload.

Once you have set this up your photos will now be uploaded.

Regarding the problem of your Google Drive account not having enough storage space left you will either need to delete some stored data in the drive or purchase additional storage space.

The data that uses up space are as follows

  • Most files in your “My Drive,” including PDFs, images, videos.
  • Messages and attachments, including items in your Spam and Trash folders of your Gmail
  • Photos and videos stored using the “Original” size.

To clear up storage space by deleting a file follow the steps listed below.

  • On your phone open the Google Drive app.
  • Next to the file you want to delete, tap More
  • Tap Remove
  • In the upper left, tap Menu
  • Tap Trash.
  • Make sure that there are no files that you’ll want later.
  • In the top right, tap More
  • Tap Empty trash.

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