It was recently that we learned that Xiaomi would put an end to the synchronization between the gallery and the Xiaomi Cloud. However, this doesn’t necessarily have to be bad news. It’s just that although this may have been a concern for several users, things have resolved themselves and for the better. The MIUI gallery on Xiaomi smartphones will now have integrated synchronization with Google Photos.
Xiaomi: MIUI gallery has great news!
This is undoubtedly great news. Mainly because it will be much easier to have our photos synchronized between all the Android devices we have at home. Even if they are not from Xiaomi.
This is something official and has already been confirmed by a Xiaomi official.
That said, the MIUI gallery app will take you to the Google Photos app, as you can see in the screenshot. But in addition to that, it will help us to transfer the content we already had to Google Photos. Everything so that nothing is missing.
This novelty has already started to be made available in Singapore as confirmed by Xiaomi. However, it will also quickly reach other markets.
I remember that the Google Photos account provides, at the base, 15GB for everything. Having said that, and if you have other Android devices, it is likely that you already have a little full account. So it might be a good idea to clean it up before migrating all the content you have on your Xiaomi smartphone.
If we want to gain more space, we have to clean up not only Google Photos, but also Google Drive and Gmail.
Let’s start by explaining how to get more space on Google Drive.
access this link. By doing so, all the files that are in Google Drive will appear sorted by size. That way you’ll quickly realize what takes up the most and erase it accordingly. This will help free up a lot of space on your Google account and of course Google Photos.
Now let’s clean up what’s left in our Gmail.
Now what we are most interested in cleaning are those emails with huge attachments.
So let’s imagine that you are interested in deleting all emails that have attachments larger than 2MB. In the search box just type larger:2MB.
This way all emails will appear under these conditions. Then just mark with a visa and eliminate. But there are more commands that can be used although for this case it doesn’t interest us that much. If you want to find only emails that have attachments smaller than 2 MB then instead of larger command you have to type smaller. So, smaller:2MB.
In addition, we can even make a combination of the two commands to find more specific message ranges.
If you give your Cashier Gmail I’m sure it will save a lot of space and it’s a guarantee that it won’t go over anything. In addition, it gains more capacity in Google Photos as everything is shared.
Finally we come to Google Photos
Google Photos can create an automatic backup of everything we receive on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram or is in other folders on our smartphone. Although this can come in handy on some occasions, it will end up taking up a lot of space. So if you usually receive a lot of “junk” and you don’t want this to be taking up space on Google Photos, just turn it off.
To do this from an Android smartphone, just open Google Photos and click on your Profile Photo in the upper right corner. Then choose the photo settings option. Now click on backup and sync.
Now on the new screen, if in the last option Create a backup of folders it says none, you don’t need to worry about this point anymore. If for some reason you have some folders selected that you are not interested in, click on that option.
Then, on the last screen, just disable the backup in the folders you don’t want to see in Google Photos.
Unfortunately, those who are on an iPhone do not have access to this option due to limitations of the operating system itself. In that case you will have to go to the applications directly and disable the automatic recording of multimedia contents.
Delete unsupported videos
Google Photos supports backing up a wide variety of photos and videos. However, some are not supported. What happens is that they just take up space in the app, but with no practical effects since you can’t visualize them. So it will be a good idea to delete what is not supported.
That said, click here to access the web version of Google Photos. Once there, press the cog in the upper right. Then just click on View in front of unsupported videos and delete what doesn’t matter. It’s a great way to recover a lot of space.
Deleting screenshots is a good way to free up space on Google Photos
If you are like me, you will have several screenshots on your smartphone. What happens is that they are also uploaded to Google Photos and end up taking up space. In many cases, as they are in PNG, they end up taking up much more than they should.
To do this, just use the search option at the bottom of Google Photos. Then on the new screen write screenshots. They will all appear to you. Then just select everything and delete.
empty the trash
If you’ve just done a big clean, don’t wait 60 days for the photos to automatically disappear from the trash and stop taking up space. So, at the bottom, go to the photo library, click on Trash, click on select, choose what you want to delete and that’s it. Clean trash can.
Doing all this will save you a lot of precious space on Google Photos.
Now that we’ve given Google Photos a good clean and not just check free space. If it is still very close or has exceeded 15 GB then we really need to increase the storage capacity.