Wondering what is sucking up your iPhone memory?

After reading this helpful blog post today, I checked my stats for photos and videos, and was pretty surprised to see the numbers. Something is definitely out of kilter, and I too am curious about what’s going on with this!
So I’m reblogging this both to try and get more feedback, and because I never actually reblogged anything before and I just wanted to try it out!

The Occasional Tech Blog

Post installation of iOS 8 I noticed a huge increase in memory usage. The offending app was Photos. I had several video files in the camera roll so I deleted them. But no matter what I deleted I couldn’t touch the memory usage.

Turns out when you delete a photo or video in iOS 8 it is not removed from memory. Instead the photos app moves the file to a ‘Recently Deleted’ album. Now you can recover recent deletions, but at the expense of valuable memory. This setup is not too bad if you delete photos as they don’t occupy much disk space, but it is a bad idea for deleted videos.

The remedy is to get into that album and delete permanently from there. As someone who frequently takes video shots for projects and could do with the memory this extra step is going to be a little bit…

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Hi...I'm the author of 2 main blogs on WordPress...vsatips...where I write tech tips for mobile devices...primarily ios...2nd is vsatrends...where I write less about tech things and more about everything else. I also host a YouTube channel which I use to better illustrate some of the 'how to's' in my posts. I love everything about technology. Currently, my main interests/platforms are ios, Windows and Amazon Echo. Recently I decided we were spending way too much money with our local cable provider. So I decided to cut the cord. There is a definite learning curve, especially the antennae part, but we successfully did that and are now saving a boatload of money, so I write some about that. I also am extremely conscientious about security because of an event my family endured , so I write a lot about that too. Two sub-categories of security I tend to focus on are the password manager Dashlane and Hardware Firewalls. Last, I take a lot of notes and have been a beta tester for Evernote for many years. I love Evernote! In recent years Apple has beefed up Apple Notes a lot...so it’s become a fairly serious note contender...as long as its OK if you lose or mess up all your Apple note data. I write about those 2 note platforms primarily.
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