Google Photos removes ability to have backups performed only when charging

June 23rd, 2017   decode   news

Hopefully you have a pitchfork within arm’s reach at all times – because you need to be ready for this one. Now grab said pitchfork and start protesting: Google has quietly removed a feature from its Photos apps for both Android and iOS.

What it did was only allow photo and video backups to ‘the cloud’ to happen while your device was charging. So if you enabled this, you didn’t have to worry about Google Photos eating up your battery while uploading those 25,000 selfies you took within the past 12 hours. You were safe in the knowledge that it all took place while your phone was…

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