Resolved How I flushed the "Recently Deleted" folder iOS 9

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  1. m4v3r1ck, Aug 25, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016

    m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    #1
    While doing some trial-and-error I managed to flush all photos form the "Recently Deleted" folder iOS 9:

    1. Settings > iCoud > Photos > UNCHECK the "iCloud Photo Library";

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    2. Check in your Photo ap on iPhone if the number of photos in the "Recently Deleted" folder are decreasing (mine counted over 11k);

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    Et Voila! All photos deleted!

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    3. Settings > iCoud > Photos > CHECK the "iCloud Photo Library" back to ON again;

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    4. Turn off your iPhone;

    5. Reboot your iPhone and all should be working, problem solved and freed up and reclaimed the 1.5GB with the deletion of the "Recently Deleted" folder!

    BEFORE:

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    AFTER!: uploaded some new photos, so the usage is now 931 MB.

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    6. To be sure of the deletion, I deleted the "Recently Deleted" folder also via the browser iCloud ogin!

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    I hope some of you may be helped with this post!

    Cheers
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    #2
    Why not just go to the recently deleted folder, tap select, and then tap on delete all?
     
  3. vertsix macrumors 65816

    vertsix

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    #3
    lol tbh

    but nice find
     
  4. m4v3r1ck thread starter macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    On iPhone you mean? Never succeeded doing that, Photos app iOS kept on crashing.

    Cheers
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    #5
    Right, on the iPhone. Sounds like there was some issue with your photos or device.
     
  6. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Most iCloud Photos actions take quite a bit of downtime to complete and sync. I had a dozen new photos to sync the other day, and it took about an hour of being on wifi for my phone to finally decide to sync them.

    Deleting 11k photos is orders of magnitude worse. I'm not sure what you mean by 'crashing', but I would expect it to take a day or more to complete.
     
  7. m4v3r1ck thread starter macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    With crashing I mean the photos app in iOS 9. With 0 bytes left on my iPhone 6 Plus, it just left me with not useable apps like photos/mail etc.

    After the total flush of the 11k photos (1,5GB) my iPhone came back alive again. I'll be managing my available better from now on! This was of course an user error!

    Cheers
     
  8. m4v3r1ck thread starter macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    #8
    Still 750MB not freed from the iCloud!? This puzzles me.

    - iCloud Photos empty (browser)
    - Photos app iOS 9 empty
    - Photos app MacOS empty

    All with 0 photos/albums!

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    Cheers
     
  9. crashnburn macrumors 6502

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    What about people who do not use iCloud Photos - I dont? Do you use/ have photos on iCloud or just did this trick without any iCloud photos?
    There were no issues, it is a flaw/ fault on the iPhone - there is a reason and a possible work around.
    --- Post Merged, Aug 27, 2016 ---
    This > http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...photos-with-delete-all.1976794/#post-23289219

    Might help..
     
  10. m4v3r1ck thread starter macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    All devices and apps are empty and have no Photos and/or albums!

    Care to share what the flaw/fault is on my iPhone? What is the work around?

    TIA,

    Cheers
     
  11. crashnburn macrumors 6502

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    Check the post above.. updated.. merged - Let me know if it worked for you as well.
     
  12. m4v3r1ck thread starter macrumors 68020

    m4v3r1ck

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    Thank you for the directions!

    Cheers
     

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