Thursday, January 24, 2013

Android: Disable Syncing of Picasa Web Albums to Gallery App

The Android operating system integrates well with all of your Google’s services including Gmail, Drive and even Picasa. By default, Google will sync your Picasa Web Albums to your Android device’s Gallery app.

Its good option but some time irritates while trying to organize on gallery here the simple and only one way to stop that…..,

1. Go to Settings > Accounts

2. Select your Google account, then tap on your Google account name to change your sync settings.

3. Scroll down to the bottom and uncheck the Sync Picasa Web albums option.

4.G o back into Settings > Application Manager or Apps or Applications. This will depend on your Android configuration and version.

5. Go to Applications > All

6. Scroll down and find Gallery and select it.

7. Tap on both the Clear Data and Clear Cache options. This will reset the cache and also clear the previously synced Picasa web albums from the Gallery app.

8. Go back to your Gallery app. You will notice that just your local photos and videos are listed.

9. If you Dropbox or Facebook media appears in the Gallery application, you can also do the same thing with your Facebook or Dropbox accounts. Go into your Facebook/Dropbox account in Settings > Accounts and then uncheck the appropriate sync photos options.  Once you do that, you will again need to clear the cache and data on the Gallery app via steps 4-7 again.

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