How to Disable "Free up device storage" On the Moto G5 Plus


  • Disabling the "Free up device storage" feature on the Moto G5 Plus


  • Moto G5 Plus
  • Android 7.0 Nougat


  1. Open the app drawer 
  2. Tap Google Photos
  3. Tap the triple lines on the top left
  4. Tap Settings
  5. Tap Back up & sync
  6. Turn off the toggle for Back up & sync

Additional Notes

You will need to manually back up photos moving forward

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