Find items from other apps & devices

Note: These steps are available if you use Google Photos on an Android phone or tablet.

If you’re missing photos or videos from other apps or devices, check your device folders.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Photos .
  2. At the top, tap Menu And then Device folders.
  3. If available, open your device folders to find your missing item.

If you want your device folder items to appear in your Google Photos library, you can back them up automatically.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Photos .
  2. At the top, tap Menu And then Settings.
  3. Tap Back up & sync And then Device folders.

Note: If you delete an item from your device without backing up your device folders, the item won't appear in Google Photos.

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