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How To Delete Picasa Photos From Android Gallery

Last Updated On: April 19, 2016

Want to how to delete picasa photos from your gallery? Check out this article about how to delete picasa pictures  from smartphone.

Most of the time while we adding Gmail account to android, it automatically sync contacts, Sync Picasa with Android, Google+ photos, Android Photo Sync and that are visible on android device under gallery section.So whenever you open your gallery photos from your device, those sync images from your Google account will be seen.

How to Delete Picasa Photos From Gallery

Here in this post, Images have been added for your reference. When you browse your gallery of your android device, you will see picasa album images synced from your Google account to your device.

Disable Google Photo Sync to Clean Up Your Gallery App
disable google photos backup

Now if you want to disable Sync Photos from Google Account, you need to follow the steps. By using this tutorial, you will be able to Delete Picasa Photos from Gallery easily and also remember, that will not affect your existing photos or videos stored on your Gallery.

How To Disable Google Photo Sync to Clean Up Your Gallery App:

1.Go to your device’s system setting and choose Google account that is associated with your device.

how to delete photos from picasa
how to delete photos from picasa

2.Now you will see all option check marked in that account, remove check mark from sysc picasa web albums,  sync Google photos. That will Stop Google Photo Sync to your Google account to your device’s Gallery album.

3. Now everyone will say that I have unchecked the Picasa album syncing from my device but it still showing images from my account to my device. Well, the process is not finished yet. Now go to setting> application manager> choose gallery from there.

Delete Picasa Photos
getting rid of picasa photos

4. Now you will see clear data option at that page.Tap on clear data option, that will ask you all of this application’s data will be deleted permanently. This includes all files, setting, accounts, database, etc.

Tap on ok button & you have done.It will Delete Picasa Photos that are synced on your device.

5.Now refresh allow your device gallery refresh, you may restart your device & open gallery. if you have stored lots of pictures and images on your device it will rebuild thumbnail for your gallery and show it to you.

See also : How To Delete Picasa Photos From Samsung Galaxy S5

If you are facing any difficulty doing that task or have any problem, feel free to comment below with your problem.

46 comments

  1. in application manager i cannot see gallery

  2. Thanks for your description.
    I got as far as Step 2. but in Step 3. couldn’t find GALLERY in Applications Manager.

    ???

    Cheers

  3. Thank you soooo much! you had me super hesitant when I had to press clear data but everything worked out perfectly fine. I really appreciate it!

  4. It wont let me clear data in my gallery

  5. I have the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the gallery is not in the application manager. Please help

  6. I have done these steps… Twice now… Found them no problem…the Picasa thumbnail is deleted… But when I shut phone off and restart… Then it is all there again… Which is strange… I don’t want any of these photos that are saved in the Picasa on my phone… I’d rather not have this backup feature at all… What can I do?

  7. I dont have the option to uncheck picasa in step 1 it just gives me the option to sync.

  8. Ok I don’t want to delete the picasa album in my gallery. I just want to delete some of the photos in it. Is there any way to just delete a few pic without deleting the whole picasa album? I deleted over 200 pics in g+ but when I opened my gallery they are all still there. All 1096!

  9. It wont let me delete from my gallery…sync is off also

  10. clearing the gallery data (the last step), will not delete ALL the pictures in the gallery right?

    • Yes Iruni,
      It would only clear cache images, not delete all photos from gallery. However you can take backup of pictures from gallery to computer or on dropbox before do that. You would be on safer side.

  11. Thank you Mr. Bhavesh! 🙂

  12. Thank you so much, this helped me remove the hundreds of old photos from my phone that got restored to it after a rom flash.

  13. Hi I follow all steps required to delete picaso album but no result the reasone that gallery is not found under app manager (app info) I can uninstall any other application also i can delete any picture from gallery except picaso album my question is gallery app.should be under app.manager or not

    • Hi Haidar,
      You will need to clear data from your phone for Google+ application. You can find it from your phone under Setting > Application Manager > Google+ and click on reset data option. Synced files will be removed.

      • There is no reset data option pesky picassa with msny 1000’s photos still on phonr note4 and tab 2.

        • Hi Joan,
          did you cleared your gallery cache?

          • Yes, thank you I was able to get rid totally of Picasa thank goodness. I have trouble getting in here something to do with a portal so I hope you see this. Yvette also sent me an email so I hope she sees this as I can’t seem to answer her..
            Regards, Joan.

  14. I’m using galaxy s5 phone

  15. Thank you for all your help
    I had been trying forever to do this

  16. Thank you so much it worked on my Samsung 5

  17. I have no gallery in application manager? Help

  18. I have several gmail accounts as I have a home business. Do I have to follow these steps for each email address? Thank you.

    • Yes, probably you should. Because by default all smartphone has uploading enabled from their google account. Also remember to consider the thing whenever creating new account with your smartphone, so that you will not be in trouble again even you have multiple gmail account.

  19. I tried to delete to Picasa album I don’t see it but when I try to sent a text I can see the album ….why is that ?
    I want that album to be deleted on my phone why do I see the album still when I want to send a picture ?

  20. Thank you, your instructions worked perfectly.

  21. What defines a cache image, would some of my other images be deleted as well?

  22. If I delete these photos on my phone, are they still saved to my google account? I don’t want to lose these photos, they are just taking up a lot of space on my phone. I’ve tried to put them on a flash drive but didn’t transfer over.

  23. I only have the option to sync, I can’t uncheck anything.

  24. I have the galaxy s5 with Marshmallow upgrade. I have all these picasa pics that automatically saved that I never wanted saved. I can’t figure out how to remove them from my phone, and I also cannot figure out how to delete the ones online that I don’t want and keep the ones I do want. WHERE are these pics stored online???!!! I have looked everywhere! I can access google photos from my gmail account, but they are not the same ones that are showing as Picasa on my phone. Now that Picasa is no longer happening, I have no idea how to find them. I am so frustrated, spending hours and hours googling for answers, all are old because of the upgrade. I don’t want to delete ALL pics from Picasa, I just want to be able to delete the pics I don’t want anymore, and also get them OFF of my phone! AND still be able to transfer them somewhere else because this whole process sucks and I never want to see another Picasa icon again. Please help me before I completely lose it. I cannot understand WHY google made this process so ridiculously difficult that people have to spend hours just trying to figure out how to delete a photo!

  25. Also, I tried doing the above workaround and there is no choice for clearing data in the gallery App Manager. Only choice I have is to Force Stop.

  26. How do you delete picasa pictues from sansung S7

  27. Thank you Bhavesh! I did what you said and it actually worked!! You were very helpful and easy to understand. Thanks again.

  28. I do not have the clear data option in Gallery. Only option is Force Stop.

  29. This helped alot thanks, at first i was worried it would delete everything but i tried and it worked. ^^

  30. I have a Samsung galaxy 5. I just want to delete a few pic in the auto back up not the entire Picasa file. I have tried to tap on the thumb nails but no trash icon comes up. How do I delete just a few pics?