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How To Remove Picasa And Dropbox Album From Android Gallery

How To Remove Picasa And Dropbox Album From Android Gallery

by Abhishek VoheraJune 4, 2013
Do you get annoyed when you search for the picture or a video and you didn’t find it easily due to all extra images added into your gallery by Picasa Web Album for the Dropbox Instant Upload. Don’t you feel to delete all of them from the gallery or hide it from there. You might also get the thought that it would delete the images from the web also, then what should you do to hide  or delete  picasa dropbox  albums from gallery.
This two things that is Picasa and Dropbox make your gallery loaded with lots of unnecessary albums and pics and makes it difficult for you to find the important picture when you are in need of it.
Here are the few simple steps that would hide the images and albums from the gallery and also wont delete them from the respective server.


Step 1 : Stop Syncing Activity
The first step to do the following task is to stop syncing activity, it can be done by going to settings option and then to accounts sub-heading – where it will display which all accounts are being sync regularly with the phone. Then Select Google Account or The Dropbox account , after it go to the syncing accounts and over there a long list will be displayed of all the activities that are being synced with the smartphone. Over there go to the last option which will be the “Sync Picasa Web Albums” – You need to uncheck it. You need to do the same for Dropbox also.
Step 2 : Clear Gallery Data
Dear friends now the second step is to clear the gallery data and the cache. Now the syncing of Albums is stopped so the new albums will not be displayed, but we need to remove the old albums which were already synced. To do this we need to go to the Setting -> Application Manager -> All apps -> Gallery. Now this screen like this will display and then you need to just tap on the Clear Data and Clear Cache.
Step 3 : Open The Gallery
Guys, the two important steps are done now, the simple thing which is left now is to open the gallery and refresh it. Refreshing it will display all the albums and images which are present on the external card or internal memory. Now you are done with the steps and you have successfully removed Picasa and Dropbox album from the Gallery.
So we are done with steps and now the question is Do you prefer to have the Picasa and Dropbox album in your smartphone gallery and make your gallery loaded with lots of unnecessary albums and pics OR just follow this steps and make your gallery simpler and easy to use and find the images.
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Abhishek Vohera

Abhishek Vohera is the Founder and Chief Editor at Above Android. He is from Mumbai, India. Abhishek is a IT Engineer by education and also Blogger and SEO expert by passion. He is crazy about Android and a true Google Fan Boy.

  • Snuu

    Thanks for the advice!

    My phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 3G) was suddenly today, or yesterday, sync-ed my camera pictures folder to dropbox (into my account) although all sync options are disabled! If i open the Dropbox application, and then check the settings, there’s no option not to sync. You can only choose between these two options: sync only with wi-fi or sync with wifi/data. If i check my phone Settings and check the Dropbox accound, there is no “stop syncing” either. If i click my Google address, there is “sync is disable, click to sync”.

    How the hell Dropbox did this syncing without asking me before!

    • Night.on.the.web

      Actually in step1 there is only the screenshot for picasa … a second screenshot for dropbox would be much appreciated … @Abhishek Vohera ANy chances that you can add this kind of screenshot, please?

    • Ali


      I did all the steps but I am unable to refresh my gallery; their is no option of refreshing the gallery.

      Any suggestions; I am using Galaxy S4 Mini

  • dr vikas r

    fantabulous article just did it on my s4 worked like magic charm hats off to Abhishek Vohera sir ur grt

    • Thanks Dr Vikas R …
      Happy To have such Readers like you … 🙂

  • I seem to agree with everything that is written throughout “How To Remove (Delete) Picasa And Dropbox
    Album From Android Gallery”. Thanks a lot for pretty much all the details.
    Thanks for the post-Maxine

  • Raman Sharma

    Not working for me. any suggestions? I’m using Samsung galaxy grand duos. the reason why I want to remove these is because I’m not able to open folders. only selected ones are opening. so thought that removing extra junk would help. but it’s not working. please suggest something. Regards.

    • Dear raman, This is the perfect way to remove picasa and dropbox albums. I would suggest you to try it once again…

  • vijaya kumar Aron

    Great advice.. I tried in all other websites looking for this solution to get rid of this Drop box images from my android gallery. THANKS BUDDY..It really works… Thanks for your simple, straight and clear step by step instructions.

    • You Are Welcome Vijaya , Keep Visiting Above Android … 🙂

  • Ravi

    Fabulous article …and its work for me … thank a lot !! 🙂

  • Prabath

    Thanks Mr.Abhishek
    I try several times to remove this, it was headache for me to see on my Gallery. You gave Clear Stems make me Comfortable. Thanks .

  • drakov

    This didn’t work at all. I still have dropbox and google photos that I dont.need to see on my gallery.
    Neither on my galaxy s4 active, nor on my tablet galaxy 10.1 2014.
    Any other ideas?

    • My Dear Friend, I would like that you would try it once again as specified above. It is always working. and if it doesn’t happen than email us we will surely help you out

  • Udayan

    A big thanks you 🙂 . No 2 did it for me on my Galaxy tab 10.1

  • Barbara

    Hi Nick, I am using Dropbox as a photo backup. I have a Samsung galaxy tab 3. The Dropbox albums are displayed in my gallery. There are a few pics I would like to delete from Dropbox in my gallery. I deleted them from Dropbox directly and are no longer there however they are still displaying in the Dropbox albums in my gallery. I want to delete certain pics not the entire Dropbox album that’s in my gallery.

  • liza

    YEaaa thanks a lot….removed my all unnecesary pictures from my phone that were annoying me all the time and was unable to delete it.

  • not working for me
    i have the HTC One X mini
    different menu to the Samsung you are using

  • Stuart King

    This is outdated or wrong and leads to a dead-end on an S4.

    open gallery
    tap menu
    content to display
    make sure only the box for content in device is checked

    No need to clear app data either.

    • indianalori

      thanks ive been trying for days!!

  • Mayank Bartariya

    fantabulous article.
    I also just did it on my s4 and it worked like magic charm hats off to Abhishek Vohera.

    God Bless you.

  • Bill

    Not working. I don’t have the Picasa album option, and after unchecking google photos, it gets rechecked automatically at times. Also, when I refresh my gallery after clearing data, the Google Photos show back up again. How do I stop my phone from saving pictures to this Google Photos thing?

  • Anju

    Thanks….Very helpful

  • Shahid Khan

    Thank you very much ……with your help i solved my problem..

    Thanx alot once again