It was a normal morning for me at my home in beautiful Kelowna, BC. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I brushed my teeth quickly before going to the kitchen prior to my routine morning workout.
When I walked into the kitchen, the site of my boyfriend cooking bacon fully naked rudely awakened me. Not only was this a dangerous idea (I mean, who cooks bacon without even a shirt on?) but it was absolutely hilarious and out of the norm.
I reached for my iPhone to take an equally unwelcomed photo that I could save for future blackmailing. The next time a hockey game interrupted The Young & The Restless, I was sure to win the remote control.
He was quicker than me and ran to put on some clothes, so I was out of luck with getting any good blackmail material.
To my horror, the next day I realized that every one of my pictures taken on my iPhone auto-uploaded to Google+.
I said a short prayer thanking my lucky stars that I didn’t get the chance to take that photo. Can you imagine the embarrassment I would have had to endure? It may not have been so bad if I didn’t own a social media marketing company. Ah, who am I kidding, I would have been horrified no matter what!
If you have the Google+ app on your phone, it’s a good time to check if the “Instant Upload” option has defaulted to “ON” or else you might find out the hard way! So this post is to show you how to disable instant uploading of pictures to Google+.
Steps To Disable “Instant Upload” On Your iPhone
- Go to Settings in your Google+ App
- Touch When to upload from the “Instant Upload” section
If you’re using an iPhone too, you should know that Apple requires location services to be enabled for an application to access the photos on the device’s camera roll. This means that “Instant Upload” will not function without location services activated.
I hope this post has helped prevent you from making the same mistake I almost made. Now you know how to disable instant uploading of pictures to Google+ so check your settings now. Save others from a potential embarrassing moment and share this by clicking the share buttons below!
Have you ever had a close call like mine on social media? Post your funny or embarrassing stories in the comments below.