Google Photos Not Syncing or Not Working on Android Phone


  • To fix Google Photos not Working on Android Phone -> Connect to internet wifi and turn on airplane mode and turn it on.
  • Clear cache and clear all data of Google photos app and sync google account with your google photos app will fix google photos not syncing or not working on android phone.

On your android mobile when you are trying to see photos on your google photos and cant see all photos and google photos are not syncing or not working on android phone then you can fix this issue easily. So, lets see in detail below

If your google photos are not syncing first thing you need to check is whether you are connected to wifi internet or not and make sure that you have turned on backup and sync and your device is having google wifi internet connection.

Google photos not working on android phone

Below android troubleshooting methods will help you fix google photos not syncing or any other issues.

Check your internet Connection

Make sure you’re connected to the internet and go ahead and open google chrome browser and open google and see if you are connected to internet or not and if you are not connected to internet then you will have this issue. 

Turn on and Turn off Airplane Mode

Step 1: Swipe from top to bottom on your android device

Step 2: tap on airplane mode icon and turn it on

Step 3: Now, wait for a few seconds and turn off airplane mode.

Once your turn on and turn off airplane mode then your issue of any network internet connections will be resolved and google photos not syncing on your android device issue will be resolved.

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Sync Google Account With Phone

Step 1: Go to Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Google Account

Step 3: Tap on the arrow account under google account.

Step 4: Tap on Manage Accounts

Step 5: Tap on your Google email id account that is added on your android device.

Step 6: Tap on Account Sync

Step 7: Now, enable all option which you want to sync by toggling the button next to it.

Step 8: Now tap on 3 dots on top and tap on sync now.

Now, once you sync your account on your phone then go ahead and wait for some time and your google photos not syncing photos or documents and etc will start syncing on your android phone.

Clear Cache and Clear All Data

Step 1: Go to home screen and find the photos app then tap and hold the photos app and new menu will pop up.

Step 2: Tap on App info.

Step 3: Tap on Storage

Step 4: Tap on Clear cache and tap on chear all data and confirm in the pop up box.

That’s it, once you clear cache and all data of google photo app then your issue of cant sync google photos app on android device or photo not syncing issue will be resolved successfully.

Turn on Backup and Sync

Step 1: Open your Google Phots app and tap on top of your account profile picture

Step 2: Tap on Photo Settings

Step 3: Tap on Backup and Sync option

Step 4: Toggle the button next to bacup and select your google account where you want to sync your google photos to.

That’s once you turn on backup and sync option then your issue of google photos not syncing android mobile will be fixed successfully.

Google Photos not showing all photos on phone

If your google photos are not showing all photos on your android device then you need to make sure that you have turned on backup and sync and if photos don’t sync on photo then google photos will not show all photos on your mobile phone.

Why are my photos not automatically uploading to Google Photos?

If you have selected to backup and sync only when wifi is connected then it will not sync photos or automatically sync and you need to check with backup and sync status and change settings accordingly.


How do I sync my photos to my new Android phone?

Open photos app -> Tap on profile icon -> Tap on Photo Settings -> Tap on backup and enable this option and your photos will start syncing to your selected google account.

How do I get my photos to automatically go to Google Photos?

To backup and sync google photos automatically from phone then you need to enable back up and sync option to your google drive and sync automatically.

  • Swathi is Content Writer, Author Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She writes about technology troubleshooting guides and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 2+ years of experience.
  •  She completed her Post Graduation and has an interest in Computers, Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, Smart tv.

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