Sync Android with NextCloud


I’ve noticed an issue with my Nextcloud setup where photos are being duplicated on my phone. Specifically, photos are stored in two locations on my device: the Nextcloud directory (“/storage/emulated/0/Android/media/com.nextcloud.client/nextcloud/[USER]@[SERVER]/InstantUpload/Camera”) and the default camera directory (“/storage/emulated/0/DCIM/Camera”). Additionally, these photos are uploaded to the server.

My goal is to have photos saved only in the default camera directory (“/storage/emulated/0/DCIM/Camera”) and uploaded to the server, without creating a duplicate copy in the Nextcloud directory on my device.

Could someone please advise on how to configure the Nextcloud app or my server settings to achieve this? I would like to avoid unnecessary duplication on my phone while ensuring my photos are safely backed up to the server.

Thank you in advance for your assistance

@Nash_rc did you find a solution to your problem? I’m currently facing the same issue

Did you perhaps set your InstantUpload folder (or its contents) to Download/Sync in the Android client?

I think I did at one point, but already removed it again. But I think my actual problem is, that I misunderstood the AutoUpload feature. I not only want to upload but I also want to sync. So DCIM has to be in the nextcloud folder … I will try to solve that with a symbolic link or will rethink how I want to store and access my photos