Delete backed-up photos automatically

On Files by Google, you can automatically delete backed-up photos to free up space.

When you turn on Smart Storage, photos backed up in Google Photos are deleted automatically:

  • If photos are saved for 60 days
  • If your device’s storage is less than 25%

Important: Automatic deletion of back-up photos is only available for Pixels users on Android S.

Automatic delete photos

  1. On your Android device, open the Files by Google app Files by Google.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu and then Settings and then Smart Storage.
  3. In the confirmation dialog, tap Ok.
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