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Photo date wrong. - August 13th 2018, 09:27 PM

Why is it that when I go to my phone's photo gallery, there are some pictures that have dates from years before I even got my phone?

I figured this might be a Google Drive error, but I didn't think it actually embedded the original photo date, only the date of upload. However, a couple photos (the ones in reference) have their original dates as well as their upload dates; but the ones I put up on Google Drive the other day that I uploaded to Instagram don't have their original dates. So it can't be Google Drive.

Facebook is a possibility, since you can backtrack the date associated with the photo when you upload it, then save it to your gallery. That makes the most sense; however, I don't recall uploading those photos on to Facebook.
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Re: Photo date wrong. - August 14th 2018, 01:01 PM

Photos do generally retain the date they were taken. There are various things that can cause the date to be removed or changed, but your device is probably just sorting them by the date they were taken or created.

I know Instagram tends to save photos automatically when you make a post, so these photos would have the date you made the post attached to them since they were created when you made the post whereas the original photo would be unchanged. If that makes sense.

In all, this isn't an error and you have no need to worry. Google Drive is just doing its thing, albeit in a weird way. Let me know if I can clarify or answer any other questions you have!

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Re: Photo date wrong. - August 14th 2018, 01:06 PM

Thanks, I thought it was just my phone. Technology sure does love to mess with me.
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Re: Photo date wrong. - September 6th 2018, 08:28 AM

I've had a similar issue recently and thought I was going crazy or being paranoid. But this thread helped me
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