If you have an Android device and have been frustrated by the inconsistent functionality of Google’s Auto Backup of your photos and videos, you are not alone!
Most of the time, the status on the device will read “Backup up…49 left” and be stuck there forever, unless you cheated and disabled backing up over WiFi. But if you want your photos and videos to back up while you are on you own (or someone else’s) wireless network, you were stuck indefinitely.
Turns out that the fix is quite simple. Google thinks that your WiFi network is what it calls a “mobile hotspot”, or something else tethered to a mobile network using mobile data. For this reason, several applications don’t allow the transfer of data if you’ve specified WiFi only because it’s watching out for your best interest.
The good news is that it’s pretty easy to resolve this issue and fix your problems!
On your device, navigate to settings and look for your “data usage” menu. Once there, click on the 3 dots menu and click on “Mobile Hotspots”. Find your network name and UNTICK it. That’s it!