Is it a good idea to delete iPhone photos after a while

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by WhackyNinja, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

    WhackyNinja

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    Hey I have an iPhone 5 (32GB) and I have plenty of space left but I was wondering if its a good idea to delete your iPhone photos after they have been stored on iPhoto.
     
  2. micrors4racer macrumors 6502

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    Leaving them on your phone does nothing other than take up space. I had over 2000 photos on my old 3G and it ran the way it should (slow).
     
  3. MozMan68 macrumors 68000

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    A couple of times a year, I connect my phone to a computer and save all the pics in a dated folder...just gives me an opportunity to then go through my phone and delete photos I don't normally show off to others or need for work.

    Really do this just so I have a back-up of photos and to clean up my phone/save space.
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    A "good idea" in what regard? What are you looking to accomplish?
     
  5. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    If you have plenty of space then why worry? Keep the photos on the phone so that you can refer to them for memories. I do recommend that you backup your pics every once in a while so that if something happens to your phone, your pics will be intact.
     
  6. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    Way back to the older iPhones and earlier iOS, I used to notice having loads of photos would slow the camera down, IE actually opening the app.... haven't noticed this in quite some time though.

    I take a couple of thousand photos a month too. I usually delete the previous 2 month back. So in the next few days I'll delete Octobers photos, if that makes sense!
     

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