How to disable Picasa Web Albums sync in Gallery and remove albums in Android?



Once you setup your phone to Google Account, you will probably notice that it automatically syncs your Google Picasa Web Albums with your gallery as well along with Google Calendar, Contacts, GMail etc.

Most people do not like Picasa synced with Gallery for various reasons...

Here is how to unsync and remove -

Watch this video....




or read on...


A) DISABLE PICASA WEB ALBUM SYNC
  • GALLERY > SETTINGS
  • UNDER ACCOUNTS > Tap on the Google account
  • Choose what to sync > UN-CHECK Picasa Web Photos
 
OR
  •  SETTINGS > ACCOUNTS
  • Tap GOOGLE ACCOUNT
  • Choose what to sync > UN-CHECK Picasa Web Photos
B) REMOVE ALBUMS ALREADY SYNCED
Now even after unsync, there are albums in Gallery that was there when the account got synced. they don't go away. You cannot delete them individually from Gallery.

How to remove:

  • SETTINGS > APPLICATION MANAGER > ALL
  • Find GALLERY > tap
  • CLEAR DATA
  • This will clear the cache data and the Picasa Web Albums

This was done on Gingerbread as well as JellyBeans. It should be the similar on other Android versions as well.


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