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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About vsajewel

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 YouThe channel. I use it to better illustrate some of the posts from vsatips and for other random 'How To' topics. I'm a huge fan of YouTube because I think you can learn pretty much anything in the world there. Sometimes I search for something I can't do and don't find anything. A lot of my videos come from that influence...if I do eventually figure out how to do something :-)
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