Google Photos backup ?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Jmgilliam18, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Jmgilliam18 macrumors member

    Jmgilliam18

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    On my android device google photos would update photos in the background as long as had it set in settings to do so over cellular. I had video on wifi only. It would always be updated.

    Since I've got my iPhone, it only updates when I open the app regardless of the setting being the same. I've got backup photos over both and video wifi only and I've got background refresh ON for the app.

    Will it just not do it?
     
  2. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    That's the way iPhones work. The app can't run in the background to automatically do it. You have to open the app to initiate it. You don't need to keep the app open though, it will continue to upload in the background
     
  3. Jmgilliam18 thread starter macrumors member

    Jmgilliam18

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    It's "open" in background. I don't close it out.
     
  4. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Once you press the home button, it's closed. iOS doesn't allow it to stay running in the background waiting for your criteria to be met to facilitate a backup. iOS will allow it to finish uploading it in the background after you press the home button if it is in the middle of a backup.
     

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