iPhone Google Photos app - taking up a lot of space on iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by OceanFrog, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. OceanFrog macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2009
    Hey ya'all

    I've been playing with the Google Photos app on my iPhone 6 64gb over the last few days. I really like the app and all my photos (over 18gb) uploaded quickly and correctly.

    Today I noticed that the app was taking up almost 2gb of space on my iPhone. When I checked again the app was taking up 3gb of space, and shortly after the app had taken up all the free space on the phone. Is this correct? I had to delete the app to get my free space back. Maybe I'm using the app incorrectly???

    I want to keep a local copy of all my pics on the iPhone and just use Google Photos to upload my local pics to the Google cloud. is this possible? What am I doing wrong here???

    Thank you in advance for any replies.
  2. miknos macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2008
    That space might be because Google photos keep cache of the smaller photos (preview). I have the same problem with Flickr. The only way I could clean the cache up was to delete and install the app again.

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