Do you have a lot of your photos and albums placed on Google+? Android on default settings synchronizes our photos to the G + website and stores them on Google’s drive. See how to download them all to disk and remove them from the cloud and Google+.
Google provides users with 15 GB of storage that is used by all services, such as Gmail, Google Drive, Google+ Photos, and more. If on the smartphone we have enabled the automatic uploading of photos to Google+, this space can be quickly filled up.
Fortunately, you can quickly download all photos from Google+ to your computer in one go. We can also immediately delete all your downloaded Google+ photos to free up space.
Step 1: Go to the Google Takeout website. This is a Google service that allows you to download the contents of your Google account to your local drive, e.g. photos.
By default, all options are selected for download, but you only need to deselect them and leave only “Google+ Photos” on the list.
Click “Next” to proceed to the next download step.
Step 2: Now we need to specify in which format we want to download the photos to disk. We choose the ZIP format, i.e. the packed archive, which we will unpack easily on the computer.
We must also indicate how we want to download files – do we want to get a direct download link, or maybe a ZIP package is to be saved in the cloud. As we want to extract your photos from Google+ and the cloud, we choose to send a direct download link to the email.
We confirm our choice with the “Create archive” button.
Step 3: Depending on how many photos we have on Google+, collecting can take a while. In some cases, the waiting time can be up to two hours, but usually the archive is created quite quickly. In the case of a long wait time, we can safely close this window – Google will send us an email address to download the file.
After creating the archive, we will receive a message to our e-mail address with a link to download the created package with photos. Now we can download all photos at once and unpack them on the computer.
When we do this, we can go to the album view on Google+ and delete all photos. For the future it is also worth disabling photo synchronization. To do this, we go to the “Google Settings” app on Android, and then select “Google+> Auto Backup Photos” and disable the feature.