The use of the term “unlimited” has always been a contentious one between users and services who bandy about the term, even though they know that technically they’re still offering a finite amount of bandwidth or space or whatever it is they’re offering. When Google Photos first came out, people were pretty excited with the unlimited storage that they were harping on. But now some users are reporting that they are now being capped when uploading a large number of photos to their Google cloud.
Some Google+ and Reddit users who were probably putting up tens of thousands of photos on the service said that they have been unable to add any more photos after a certain amount of data uploaded. It doesn’t seem to be a file number limitation and it also varies per person as well.
Users say that the barrier is only lifted when you purchase more Google Drive storage, which basically defeats the purpose of the free unlimited storage that they were offering in the first place. And also, that space you purchased will also probably eventually meet with a barrier as well, and so you might end up spending more in the long run.
[UPDATE] The folks over at XDA Developers were able to get hold of someone from Google, who said that this was just a bug issue and they have since then been able to resolve it. So if you’ve previously encountered this problem, you should try uploading your gazillion vacation photos once again and this time, hopefully, there will be no more hindrance to your backing up those files on Google Photos.
VIA: XDA Developers