Phone says 3.5gb of pictures, but theres not one picture on my phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dakotadakota, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. dakotadakota macrumors newbie

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    Once a month, I backup all of the pictures/videos from my phone to an external hard drive to basically save all of my pictures and free up the space on my phone. I usually clear about 3-4gb worth every month, and have never had this issue. Well, I just cleared up my phone, and deleted all of the pictures off my phone through iPhoto. When you go on my phone, theres not ONE picture, on the phone OR iCloud. But it says that there's still 3.4gb of photos on my phone, and i've done a hard reset and everything and it won't go away. Anything I could do to make the space free up WITHOUT restoring?
     
  2. aced411 macrumors 6502

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    Check your text messages. You likely have plenty of images there you can delete.
     
  3. dakotadakota thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually thought this may be it, so I deleted every text on my phone, still nothing.
     
  4. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    Check your usage in settings. Apps like Facebook and spottily can hold a lot of data compared to their original install size.
     
  5. dakotadakota thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But would that be classified under "photos"? It says I have 3.4gb of photos
     
  6. soniasim macrumors member

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    Phone says 3.5gb of pictures, but theres not one picture on my phone

    In iOS 8 a feature has been added, where if you delete a photo, it goes to a folder that is called "Recently Deleted". All photos that go there, are permanently deleted automatically 30 days later, but there is an option to delete them manually, too...
     
  7. dakotadakota thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently on ios8 and deleted them all from the folder as well, still nothing. I did use iexplorer, and can see the pictures there, but the program won't delete them. But still nothing when I look from my phone.
     
  8. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    No it would not be.
     

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