Google has recently encountered a bug that lets iPhone users save and store high-resolution images taken by the iPhone device through the Google Photos app for free. This feature is a paid one but due to bug, Google Photos was offering free unlimited cloud storage to iPhone users.
When you install the Google Photos app, you would be asked whether to store low-quality images with unlimited cloud storage or original quality images with premium subscription. This bug was related to Google’s HEIC image format.
According to experts, the size of the HEIC image increases when Google tries to compress the image for taking a backup through the Google Photos app. Google has officially acknowledged this bug and now promised to fix it ASAP.
A Reddit user has encountered this bug issue on the Google Photos app for the iOS platform with HEIC image format. If the user tries to upload JPG image format, then the loophole doesn’t work. It was related to the image format i.e. HEIC Image format.
Google has introduced unlimited free backup with Google Photos app for the latest Pixel devices only. But due to this bug issue, iOS users can also make use of the same feature and can upload original quality images for free with unlimited storage space.
Google’s official publication has stated that and confirm to resolve this bug very soon. As per their official words, “We are aware of this bug and are working to fix it.”
This looks quite an easy fix for the Search Giant, but it is not. The HEIC file format with very efficient in terms of the file size. As for now, the iPhone users can take advantage of this bug issue and can upload original quality images with unlimited free space, but the same feature might not work for Pixel users for now.
There’s no confirmed date announced by Google to fix this issue. The Pixel users have to wait for the new update and the official fix by Google to the Google Photos app. We will update you with more information regarding this.
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