If you need help finding your old pictures in Google Photos, you can try a few things. Here are a few steps to take:
- Google Photos has a trash folder that you can look in. If you accidentally deleted some photos, they might still be in the trash folder. To get to the trash folder, go to the Google Photos website or app and select “Trash” from the menu on the left. If you find photos in the trash folder, you can get them back if you click or tap on them and then choose “Restore.”
- Use the Google Photos search function. You can use the search function in Google Photos to find a photo if you know its name or a few words that describe it. To look for a photo, go to the Google Photos website or app and type your search query into the search bar at the top of the screen. Google Photos will look for photos that match what you’re looking for and show you the results.
- Check if the “Back up and sync” setting in Google Photos is turned on. If you turn this setting off, Google Photos won’t automatically back up your photos. Go to the Google Photos website or app and click or tap on the “Menu” icon in the top-left corner of the screen to see if this setting is turned on. Then, click “Back up & sync” in the “Settings” menu. Make sure the “Back up and sync” switch is on.
This is useful! If you still need help finding your old photos, they may have yet to be backed up to Google Photos or have been deleted for good. In this case, you might have to try other things, like looking for the photos on your computer or phone or using a data recovery tool to get them back.