Maybe the technology isn’t crazy – maybe it’s me!
Almost every photo I take these days is done with my phone. I use an Android phone and Chrome. Even when I wasn’t using a Chromebook tablet, I used Chrome and pretty much everything Google based so when I took photos with my phone, as soon as my phone connected to wifi, the photos would all magically appear in my “photos” on the computer. No transferring from phone to computer required.
A couple of months ago, my photos stopped magically appearing so I’d have to go through the photos on my phone, pick the ones I wanted to use and either upload them to the computer or mail them to myself. Sometimes I’d do both and never get them. Sometimes I’d get one and sometimes I’d get them both. It was so frustrating. Life is so hard for me! 🙂
That lasted for several days and then it stopped – photos started appearing back in my photos and I didn’t have to do anything!
Right before I left home, I did some “cleaning” on my phone and not that day, but a day or so later, the photos again stopped transferring from phone to computer. I didn’t have time to work with it and figured it would resolve itself or I’d have to figure it out. After a few days, I started trying to figure out what settings I had changed on the phone. It was mostly setting that had to do with trying to save some battery life so I figured I might have changed some backup setting that was no longer sending the photos so I changed all that back. Nope . . photos still not loading. It was frustrating because to do a blog post, I had to have my phone which half the time I can’t find, decide which photos I wanted to use, send those to myself, wait and wait . . sometimes minutes, sometimes hours, sometimes they never showed up . . then edit those (which is the one thing that isn’t so easy yet on the Chromebook). I’m sure there’s an easy way but I haven’t taken the time to figure it out.
Anyway, nothing that I did seemed to make my photos automatically transfer from the phone to the computer/cloud . . I have no idea how they were getting there or why they weren’t getting there.
This morning . . after at least 7 days of not showing up, they’re all there. I take it that it’s just some kind of glitch in the “system” .. or it could be the Halloween haunts and gremlins. I have no idea but I’m happy to have it back the way I like it!
Linda in NE says
Yeah, technology! Wonderful when it works, frustrating when it doesn’t. I’ve spent hours figuring things out & making it work. Especially before I retired and had to keep 8 or 9 computers working at the library as well as mine at home. I got to the point where when anyone asked about how something worked I’d just say, “It’s magic, no rhyme or reason to it”. Mostly they accepted that! LOL And the copier was all smoke & mirrors, especially for two-sided copying.
Darla Marion Hunt says
Judy, I have had a problem like that too. Yours could be something else but mine turned out to be a problem with Google Back Up and Sync…which is replacing Google Photos.
Why do they have to monkey around with things that are working just fine?
Now I keep getting messages that I’m low on storage and need to delete items or BUY more storage. Sheesh!
Darla Marion Hunt says
Or maybe it’s Google Drive giving me the message. I think Back Up & Sync is their cloud storage.
Nelle Coursey says
It was all the space junk it had to travel through to get to the cloud! LOL
Now that IS weird! My iPhone (an older model) would do that, but I don’t sync it. I just e-mail the ones I want to me and there they are in seconds. It would drive me crazy for it to go back and forth!