Important: When you open Google Photos for the first time, sign in to your Google Account, if prompted, and choose whether to turn backup and sync on or off.
- From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Photos.
You'll see your local and synced photos and videos organized by date. If you see or on a thumbnail, it means that the media file is only stored on the phone and not yet backed up to your account.
- To switch to another view, tap , and then choose how you want to view your media files.
- Tap a thumbnail to view it in full screen.
- To view only the photos and videos saved on the phone storage and storage card, tap to open the slideout menu, and then tap Device folders.