Dear any Google employees that may be lurking here.

Most of the photos I take are of receipts, gas pumps, and restrooms. You don't need to notify me that my new album is ready every day. And no, I don't want to share them with my friends. Thank you for understanding.

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You can turn all that stuff off in the Google settings. I keep my pics in the camera sd card and do not allow Google access to anything. It's a lot of work to find all the hidden permissions in Google and turn them off but it can be done.

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sestra is absolutely correct. I disabled all of the tracking and ads at one point. It disabled my Samsung. I had to go back and enable a number of the accesses. I no longer get the photo stalking.

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I use MS OneDrive and have the same issue with created albums of my shops. I also need to see if the settings can be changed.
You should see the automatic scrapbook it sent me and wanted me to buy! Toilets, defects, food, and store signs. Yes, treasured memories.

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Don't you just love it when you want to show someone an actual photo of something (ie family, pet etc) and you end up scrolling through a bunch of toilet bowls, receipts and store exteriors.

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I download shop photos to my desktop computer then delete them from my phone. Takes care of the problem.
@MsJudi wrote:

Don't you just love it when you want to show someone an actual photo of something (ie family, pet etc) and you end up scrolling through a bunch of toilet bowls, receipts and store exteriors.

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If you have DROPBOX (free) on your phone and your desktop, then you won't be using any space on your phone or your computer...and you won't have to move it from your phone to your computer. It'll be up in the cloud.
Dropbox periodically notifies me I am running out of space. To solve this I must transfer to computer anyway.
The nice thing with an Android phone is that you can set up for all of your photos to be automatically saved to your Google account. You then have instant access anywhere you can log into Google. I place all my receipts into an album so I can remove them from my phone.

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@isaiah58 that is one of the reasons I'll never have an iPhone. I have every photo I've taken in the past decade or so "in the cloud" and I can access it from anywhere. AND, you don't have to worry about that stupid data cap.

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@isaiah58 wrote:

The nice thing with an Android phone is that you can set up for all of your photos to be automatically saved to your Google account. You then have instant access anywhere you can log into Google. I place all my receipts into an album so I can remove them from my phone.

I do this with my iPhone. They sync to my google photos cloud.
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