1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I have an iphone5 and my photos and camera are taking up 1.7GB of space. I have deleted shared streams from my phone and both the photo stream and shared stream features have been turned off. All photos have been downloaded to iPhoto on my computer so there are no photos in my phone right now. Why is it taking 1.7GB from my phone's space?
    02-23-2015 05:01 PM
  2. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    Did u check the recently deleted album ? They go there when u delete pics. Maybe that'll help.


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    02-23-2015 05:58 PM
  3. Oletram's Avatar
    Hello, Smply,

    I'm having the same problem. I have deleted ALL media, including the ones that went to the "recently deleted" album. But, still, when I go to "manage storage", it says that "Photos & Camera" is taking 995MB space.
    How can I solve this?!
    Thanks in advance!
    Cheers!
    03-14-2015 01:46 AM
  4. ajl's Avatar
    Despite the premise of 'cloud storage' it could be your problem. If you have any shared photo albums that might be what's taking up space.


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    03-14-2015 01:57 AM
  5. Oletram's Avatar
    I'm sorry if I'm being a noob, I may be missing something (I'm no expert at all), but I have deleted pretty much every thing I could find out, and, still, it is taking almost 1GB of my iPhone space. =/
    I have no idea what to do. Help...?
    Attached Thumbnails Why are my photos taking up space when it is empty?-photo-14-03-2015-12-35-05.png  
    03-14-2015 11:46 AM
  6. Oletram's Avatar
    Anyone...? =(
    03-26-2015 03:47 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Anyone...? =(
    The only thing I can offer is to back up your device and then restore/reset it.
    03-26-2015 06:47 AM
  8. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Wild thought, but are you using WhatsApp? It saves photos in the app. Could that be causing it?
    03-26-2015 07:31 AM
  9. Oletram's Avatar
    I am using whatsapp, but that's not it, because I delete everything from it from time to time.
    I'm going to do a back up and do a full restoration/reset in my iPhone. I see no other way.
    Thank you all for your time, guys!
    03-28-2015 01:07 AM
  10. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Let us know how it goes!
    03-28-2015 04:10 AM
  11. Garywooddell426's Avatar
    I'm sorry if I'm being a noob, I may be missing something (I'm no expert at all), but I have deleted pretty much every thing I could find out, and, still, it is taking almost 1GB of my iPhone space. =/
    I have no idea what to do. Help...?
    How do I transfer my photos from my samsung to my apple 6 phone? Please help am new user.

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    03-30-2015 02:52 PM
  12. Oletram's Avatar
    This is not the post subject. Try not mixing different questions in a single topic, ok? =)
    But anyway, an easy solution would be to just transfer what you want to your computer... and from your computer to the other device. You can use DropBox, or thousands of other apps. Or just e-mail, if it's not too many pictures.
    04-07-2015 09:11 PM
  13. HankAZ's Avatar
    Anyone...? =(
    My daughter was experiencing something similar. She did reclaim some space by doing the following:

    1. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time > Set Automatically > [OFF]
    2. Set the date to a date about 60 days in the future
    3. Go to Photos > [Albums Tab] > Recently Deleted. Despite not seeing anything in this album prior to changing the date, she had about 5GB of photos show up here.
    4. Select > Delete All and Confirm
    5. Go back to Settings > General > Date & Time and set date/time to current date/time or reactivate Set Automatically
    6. Check your storage settings again and see if you reclaimed any space.
    04-07-2015 09:27 PM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I am using whatsapp, but that's not it, because I delete everything from it from time to time.
    I'm going to do a back up and do a full restoration/reset in my iPhone. I see no other way.
    Thank you all for your time, guys!
    Have you checked iCloud Photo Library? I have 174 mb of something there and I have never turned it on. Tap on photos and Camera in settings >usage >Manage Storage and see what it says.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    04-07-2015 10:34 PM

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