Google Photos app stuck forever on "Getting ready to back up: 1 photo left to backup"1 Recommended Answer
Solution 1 - Check your backup status
Step 1. Open Google Photos app on cellphone.
Step 2. Sign in Google Account.
Step 3. Tap Assistant at the bottom.
Step 4. Look at the first card. If it writes:
- "Waiting for connection" or "Waiting for Wi-Fi": You should either alter settings or connect to a Wi-Fi or mobile network. Tap the card to change settings.
- "Back up & sync is off": Tap "TURN ON" on the card to back up your device's photos & videos, as well as ones you capture in the future.
- "A photo or video was skipped": A photo or video on your mobile device doesn't meet Google Photos upload requirements: Photos can't exceed 75MB or 100 megapixels & Videos can't exceed 10GB
- "Backing up photos" or "Backup complete": This means your photos and videos should be saved.
Solution 2 – Check your backup settings
Step 1. Open the Google Photos app on your mobile device.
Step 2. Sign in your Google Account.
Step 3. Tap Menu > Settings.
Step 4. Tap Back up & sync. If it's on, you can see these options:
- Account: Make sure that the account listed is the same one you're viewing in the Google Photos app.
- Upload size: Tap this options to change the storage size of your photos & videos.
- "Back up photos" or "Photos back up using cellular data": Choose whether you want to back up your photos using your mobile network (rather than just Wi-Fi). Charges from your service provider may apply.
- "Back up videos" or "Videos back up using cellular data": Select whether you want to back up your videos using your mobile network (rather than just Wi-Fi). Charges from your service provider may apply.
Solution 3 – Clean your app data/cache
1. Open your device's Settings.
2. Select Apps.
3. Choose Google Photos in the list.
4. Select Storage.
5. Tap Clear cache and Clear data. Then, sign in and turn on “back up & sync” and never touch the backup settings.
Or, instead, you can uninstall and reinstall Google Photos. Both clear data and uninstallation won’t delete your photos/videos.
Solution 4 – Solution for folder backup
1. Open Google Photos app.
2. Sign in to Google Account.
3. Tap Menu > Device Folders.
4. Tap the folder you want to back up.
5. Next to Back up & sync, tap the switch.
Solution 5 - Switch to “Over Wi-Fi or use mobile network”
Switch the network connection of your phone to “Over Wi-Fi or use mobile network” option. Many user has solved their problems by doing this.
Additionally, making sure that any previously saved wifi networks are not ticked to be used as hotspots; and turn off restrict background use of data on specific wifi networks.
Solution 6 – Restart / reconnect account / reinstall
Simply restart or even factory reset (if there is nothing you want to keep) your device may help, no matter for mobile phones, ipads, tablets, notebooks, laptops or desktops. Actually, many issues, not only this one, may be solved by restart.
Or, just restart the Google Photos backup app. Force to stop it and reopen it.
Or, just turn off sync and turn it back on.
Or, just log your account out and log in again and retry. Or, switch to your other Google account and switch back to try again.
Or, uninstall and reinstall the very latest version of the app. Or, uninstall Google Photos updates and reinstall its old version. Anyhow, just install the version which works for you.
Solution 7 – For google photos backup slow
It’s due to your phone memory is very low not the cloud storage memory. Backing up needs to access and write data to phone and it cannot, so it gets stuck. Delete some cache and or apps and it will start automatically when necessary mem is available.
Solution 8 – Release backup burden
There is a very brief popular that let you select to either re-upload pictures or to only upload new files/pictures. Close the browser and hit new files only on the pop up and you may able to clear the loop.
Solution 9 – Keep sufficient power
Backup and sync may get turned off when the device is low on power or in low-power mode. Charge the device or turn off low-power mode, turn on backup and sync and the backing up numbers will start going up.
Solution 10 – Ensure enough memory space
When backing up photos from local device to Google cloud, Google Photos needs enough memory space to scan over all photos on source folder. Thus, enough free space is necessary. If your source local device is running out of space, it is hard for Google Photos to operating.
Solution 11 – Manually upload photos/videos
If all solutions above does not work for you, lastly, you can manually upload photos, pictures, videos or movies to Google cloud.
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