Watch out - unauthorized data usage drain Violates permissions - used up 0.5 GB of my mobile data plan in one day even though I set it to back up on wifi only!! Make sure you disable this under "restrict background data" under "data usage" in your Android settings.
Uses wrong account and is public As others mention, if you auto upload photos to mybooklive it asks which folder to upload to and then ignores you and uploads to public regardless. It then creates a folder there for the first Google user account it finds on the phone not necessarily the one you are using so the filing system is useless! Use another sync option until they fix it - but it's been like this for a couple of years at least.
Latest update - Battery drain but reason found. Since last update battery sucked dry way quicker than before. I only have it set to WiFi upload, last full charge last night at 10pm and at 4am ish lollipop went into battery saver mode which is set at 15%.Battery useage is at 58% for WD Photos.I haven't taken any videos or photos since the update. **UPDATE** one (already uploaded) photo would not 'upload',once this deleted problem went away. Seems infinite retrying sucked battery life. Found this by manually uploading all files again and it got stuck.
Problem with multiple accounts When connecting to the drive the first time, it always connects to your first Google account on the smart device, the problem is that it might not be the primary account. it was not like that before. No good.
Not working properly Stopped uploading photos automatically from my smartphone to my wd live hub
Best Version Yet But Still Room For Improvement The App works but getting all your pics to display is an absolute chore! The app itself is slick and intuitive and I can quickly navigate the 20K photos contained on my MyBookLive. It's fairly quick to browse photos and the tablet version is slightly different and looks even better. The initial problem with the creation and display of a low resolution photo for each original photo seems to be resolved, although the lack of ability to synchronise files between source and destination is a major drawback, as you need to manually move photos into the Share Photo folder. The Chromecast function is useless because nothing is displayed the majority of the time (just black screen). If you have set to 5 seconds you'll see about 1 sec of pic an 4 seconds of black. Better result is to use the native 'Cast screen' function within your mobile's Chromecast app.
• Upload location: You can choose your preferred storage location for all photo uploads.
• Favorites. You can mark your photos as favorite to view them later.
• Chromecast: Enjoy your life moments in big screen. WD Photos is now compatible with chromecast.
• UI Refresh: Enjoy WD Photos app with fresh look.
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