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My wife's phone used to send me photos

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by km2002, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. km2002

    km2002 Well-Known Member
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    Instead of photos, my wife's phone now sends me Google Drive links. Knowing my wife's sophistication about these things, I'm sure she didn't set something intentionally; I can't imagine what she might have set inadvertently. But when she takes photos on the phone and sends them to me, I don't get the photos directly; I get a Google Drive link. She has a moto e5 play.

     


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    Post #4 by km2002, Oct 18, 2019 (1 points)
  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    check your defaults for the app being used to send the photos. it should be phone's setting>apps>your photo app>set as defaults>clear defaults
     
  4. km2002

    km2002 Well-Known Member
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    I shall check. Thank you.
     
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  5. km2002

    km2002 Well-Known Member
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    OK, just got a photo from my wife & not a link. Apparently, this worked:

    After touching the "share" icon, you have to select the Messages app. Then you select the recipient and touch "MMS". She said she was set to SMS. Again, nothing for which she'd look. I'm guessing some app update reset it.
     
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    ahhhhh that would have been my follow up question.......thanx for posting your solution.
     
  7. km2002

    km2002 Well-Known Member
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    My pleasure. And thank you for playing along at home. ;)
     
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  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Google photos makes sending drive links the default. So if she isn't going to work out the options and just selects "share" and then the person that's what happens. Could be some other app does the same.

    (I always select the method then recipient because I usually want to use a different method).
     
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  9. km2002

    km2002 Well-Known Member
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    Interesting. As long as I have had an Android phone, that has never been my default behavior.
     
  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Depends what app you use, and what option you click.
     
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