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I think the background sync of Google Photos is killing my battery.  

A little background:  
- I have a Verizon LG G4
- I have about 4,000 photos and videos on the device & SD Card
- I have uploaded about 100,000 pictures and videos via the Desktop Application
- I am (FINALLY) up to date with all the Assistant-suggested creations/stories/movies/etc.

If I dont take a single photo with my phone, I can easily get 12-14 hours of battery life.  This represents a drain of about 7 or 8% per hour.  However, once I take some photos, I notice my phone starts to get REALLY hot, the sync icon appears in my notification bar (which I tracked down to the Google Photos sync under Settings-Accounts-Google), and I start to lose about 10% battery every 5 minutes!!  

The only thing I can think of is that Google Photos is trying to re-sync my entire library every time and its causing horrible battery drain. Any thoughts?
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+Adam Marks it is not trying to re-synchronize the entire library, but it is trying or doing the upload of the photo(s) you are taking. Any active background process takes battery, yes. Have you restarted your phone?

It is normal to consume more than normal battery, but not to those extremes. Please send feedback using the in-app feedback tool.
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Please allow me to view/download/delete ONLY the photos that I have in Google Photos that use up my Google Drive storage space, vs those that do NOT use up storage space.

More Details:  I had previously used Google+ Photo backup to backup my photos, at the original resolution. So, I have 14GB of photo backups eating away at my Google Drive storage limit.

I have recently set up the new Photos backup using "High Res" so I have unlimited uploads, and therefore don't need those 14GB anymore.  

I am trying to figure out if there is an EASY way to transfer these photos from Google+ Backup to Google Photos so I can then delete the 14GB on Google Drive. I see ways for me to show the Google Drive photos on Google Photos, or I can go to Photos thru Google+, but I can't figure out a way to transfer them to Google Photos backup.  To complicate matters, I have already used the Google Photos Desktop app to add almost 200GB of historic photos to my Google Photos, so I cant just "download and reupload" everything.

I tried talking to the Google Drive support since these are eating away at my Google Drive storage, but they directed me to Google+ help.  Google+ forum support directed me Google Photos support

So:
1) How do I identify the photos using up my Google Drive storage quoto that were backed up via Google Plus Backup?
2) How do I download JUST those photos?
3) How do I delete JUST those photos from Google+ Photos to free up my Google Drive storage space?

Thanks
Adam
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Hi - 
I had previously used Google+ Photo backup to backup my photos, at the original resolution. So, I have 14GB of photo backups eating away at my Google Drive storage limit.

I have recently set up the new Photos backup using "High Res" so I have unlimited uploads, and therefore don't need those 14GB anymore.  

I am trying to figure out if there is an EASY way to transfer these photos from Google+ Backup to Google Photos so I can then delete the 14GB on Google Drive. I see ways for me to show the Google Drive photos on Google Photos, or I can go to Photos thru Google+, but I can't figure out a way to transfer them to Google Photos backup.  To complicate matters, I have already used the Google Photos Desktop app to add almost 200GB of historic photos to my Google Photos, so I cant just "download and reupload" everything.

I tried talking to the Google Drive support since these are eating away at my Google Drive storage, but they directed me to Google+ help.  

So:
1) How do I identify the photos using up my Google Drive storage quoto that were backed up via Google Plus Backup?
2) How do I download JUST those photos?
3) How do I delete JUST those photos from Google+ Photos to free up my Google Drive storage space?

thanks!
Adam
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+Adam Marks There is a way (delete them and remove from trash), there just isn't an easy way of identifying which are using your storage space, selecting just those photos, and then removing them.
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I had previously used Google+ Photo backup to backup my photos, at the original resolution. So, I have 14GB of photo backups eating away at my Google Drive storage limit.

I have recently set up the new Photos backup using "High Res" so I have unlimited uploads, and therefore don't need those 14GB anymore. 

I am trying to figure out if there is an EASY way to transfer these photos from Google+ Backup to Google Photos so I can then delete the 14GB on Google Drive. I see ways for me to show the Google Drive photos on Google Photos, or I can go to Photos thru Google+, but I can't figure out a way to transfer them to Google Photos backup.

Also, how do I find and delete those photos using up my Google Drive storage?
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I want to do the same, but it would seem that if I deleted all of my photos on Google+, images from previous posts, etc. would be gone. If someone has a good and "easy" way to do this, I'd like to know as well.

It would be great if they just gave us a tool to retroactively do this to all photos in our account, because I would imagine the majority of people who previously used the full size backup would use the "high res" version of the new limit, and it would save Google a ton of server activity with us downloading and then re-uploading our entire photo collection. 
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Gotta say, I have been loving Loot Crate for the last few months..   was skeptical at first, but been getting some great stuff every month!  try it out!
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In the Search feature, I show pictures of my daughter as 2 separate facial-recognition groups, one when she was under 2 years old, one after 2 years old.  Is there any way to tell Google Photos to combine these into one?  Basically telling the system that treat both of these as the same person
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You can find a link on the menu within Photos.
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I've got another odd one

When I go into the new Photos App, i actually cant enable Photo Backup in the settings there. I have to go into the Google+ app and set up the auto backup there. i have tried uninstalling the Photos app and "Disabling" the Google Plus app, then redownload Google Photos, but no mater what I do, it wont let me enable backup from Photos or select an account. But, I can view my images in the Photos app, act on Collections, and even upload/delete photos. I just can select folder or change setting from within the Google Photos app.  any idea whats going on?

Note I have a verizon galaxy S4
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+Adam Marks Try uninstalling updates for Google Play services and trying again after it updates. You may get a notification about updating Play services or you may be able to manually update through the Play Store.
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