iPhone photo storage much higher than should be?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by dmk1974, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    On my daughter's iPhone, we were clearing space so she can take more pics and videos.

    The camera roll only has 33 photos and 4 videos which are all between 14 and 61 seconds. Shouldn't take up too much space, right?

    But then I go into settings>general>usage>manage storage>photos&camera, it says she is using 14.3 GB in the Photo Library and only 40.5 MB in the Shared Photo Stream.

    I tried rebooting the iPhone and did a sync to my Mac iTunes and it reports that there are 1,311 photos?!?!

    Where is this reported 14.3 GB coming from and how do I get it free? Thanks!
  2. alksion macrumors 68000


    Sep 10, 2010
    Los Angeles County
    Out of curiosity. How did you delete the photos from the phone? From within the phone or from the computer?
  3. thekb macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2010

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