Does iPhone Have a Device-Non-Accessible "Trash Bin" for Photos?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MICHAELSD, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    As many have I accidentally deleted the wrong photo a few minutes after taking it (with no backups).

    Maybe iOS has a "trash bin" in that it only actually deletes the file when it needs space. This would mean that the file would exist on the phone but not appear to the user. Could this presumption be as probable as it seems?

    Speaking of that, a phone in 2014 should have a way to restore accidentally deleted files if they're deleted right after their creation.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Nope, deleting it removes it from the phone immediately.
     
  3. mkstewartesq@co macrumors regular

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    Depends on which version you are on. iOS 8 has a special album in the Photos app called "Recently Deleted" that holds your deleted photos for 30 days. You can recover from there. iOS7 and below do not have this.

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  4. kojo0513 macrumors member

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    What if you dont want them to stay there for 30 days? :eek:
     
  5. infiniteentropy macrumors regular

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    You delete them from that special folder. You go into the folder and remove them, then they're gone immediately.
     

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