Video Tutorial:Why is my iPhone not deleting photos?
Why do my photos keep coming back after I delete them?
There are a few reasons why your photos may reappear after you delete them:
1. They may be backed up to the cloud: If you have iCloud Photos or another cloud backup service enabled, your photos may be syncing back onto your device after you delete them. Check your photo settings to see if this is the case.
2. They may be saved in another location: Your photos may be saved in other folders or on other devices, and may be automatically syncing back onto your phone. Make sure to check all folders and devices to ensure that the photos have been completely deleted.
3. Your phone may be glitching: In rare cases, your phone may be glitching and saving a cache of photos that is unable to be deleted. In this case, you may need to restart your phone or seek technical support from the manufacturer.
To prevent your photos from reappearing, make sure to remove them from all backup locations, such as iCloud or Google Photos, and check all folders and devices where the photos may be saved.
Why aren’t any of my photos deleting?
There could be several reasons why your photos aren’t deleting:
1. Locked Photos: If your photos are locked, then you won’t be able to delete them until you unlock them. To check if your photos are locked, select the photo, and look for a lock icon.
2. iCloud Photos: If you are using iCloud Photos, then your photos may not be deleting because they are still being backed up to iCloud. To check if your photos are still being backed up to iCloud, go to Settings > iCloud > Photos. If iCloud Photos is turned on, then your photos may take some time to delete.
3. Storage Space: If your device is running low on storage space, then your photos may not be deleting because there isn’t enough space to complete the deletion process. To free up some storage space, try deleting other apps or files that you no longer need.
4. System Error: If none of the above reasons apply, then it is possible that there is a system error preventing your photos from deleting. In such cases, try restarting your device or resetting your device’s settings.
In conclusion, to delete photos, ensure they are not locked, check if they are still being backed up to iCloud, free up storage space, and try restarting or resetting your device if none of the above work.
Why are photos still on my iPhone after deleting?
Photos may still be on your iPhone after deleting due to various reasons such as:
1. Recently deleted folder: When you delete photos from your iPhone, they are moved to the Recently Deleted folder, where they remain for 30 days. If you want to permanently delete them, you need to delete them from the Recently Deleted folder as well.
2. iCloud Photo Library: If you have iCloud Photo Library turned on, the photos you delete from your iPhone will still be stored in the cloud. Therefore, they will still be accessible from other devices that are synced with your iCloud account.
3. Hidden albums: You may have accidentally hidden the photos that you think you have deleted. To check if this is the case, go to the Albums tab in your Photos app and see if there are any hidden albums.
4. Synced with iTunes: If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes, the photos may still be on your computer even if you have deleted them from your iPhone.
To ensure that photos are permanently deleted from your iPhone, you can take the following steps:
1. Delete them from Recently Deleted folder: Go to the Recently Deleted folder in your Photos app, select the photos you want to permanently delete, and click on Delete All.
2. Turn off iCloud Photo Library: If you don’t want your photos to be stored in the cloud, you can turn off iCloud Photo Library by going to Settings > Photos and toggling off iCloud Photo Library.
3. Check for hidden albums: In the Albums tab of your Photos app, click on See All under My Albums and see if there are any hidden albums. If there are, unhide them and delete the photos within the albums.
4. Disconnect from iTunes: If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes, disconnect it from your computer and delete the photos from your computer as well.
What happens if I turn off iCloud photos?
If you choose to turn off iCloud Photos on your iPhone, you will lose access to any photos or videos that were synced to iCloud from your device. Here are some possible outcomes or effects of turning off iCloud Photos:
1. Local copies of synced photos and videos will be deleted from your device: When you turn off iCloud Photos, your iPhone will remove any copies of photos and videos that were previously downloaded from iCloud and stored on your device. This means that you won’t be able to view those photos or videos unless you have backups of them elsewhere (e.g., on another device, in a physical album, etc.).
2. New photos and videos won’t be uploaded to iCloud: If you continue to take photos or videos with your iPhone after turning off iCloud Photos, those media files won’t be automatically backed up to iCloud. This means that you’ll need to manually transfer or store those files if you want to keep them safe and accessible.
3. Storage space on your device may decrease: If you’ve been using iCloud Photos to store all your media files and you turn it off, your device’s local storage space may be affected. Since all the synced media files will be deleted, you may notice that you have more available space on your device. However, if you continue to take photos or videos without syncing them to iCloud, your local storage may fill up faster than before.
4. iCloud storage usage may decrease: If you’ve been using iCloud Photos to store all your media files and you turn it off, your iCloud storage usage may decrease. Since all the synced media files will be deleted, you’ll no longer need as much iCloud storage space to store them. However, if you continue to use iCloud for other purposes (e.g., iCloud Drive, iCloud Backup), your storage usage may not decrease significantly.
Overall, turning off iCloud Photos may have different effects depending on your specific situation and needs. It’s important to consider the potential outcomes and backup options before making any changes to your iCloud settings.
How do I free up space on my iPhone?
As an experienced tech blogger, I would recommend the following steps to free up space on your iPhone:
1. Check the storage usage: The first step to freeing up space on your iPhone is to understand how much space is being consumed by different types of content such as photos, videos, apps, and files. You can check the storage usage by going to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.
2. Delete unnecessary photos and videos: Photos and videos can take up a significant amount of storage space on your iPhone. You can review your photos and videos and delete the ones that are no longer needed or backed up in iCloud.
3. Offload unused apps: If you have apps that you haven’t used in a while, you can offload them. This will delete the app from your device but keep its data so that you can reinstall it later if needed. To offload an app, go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage and tap on the app you want to offload.
4. Delete unused files: If you have downloaded files such as PDFs, documents, or spreadsheets and no longer need them, you can delete them to free up space. You can find the downloaded files in the Files app.
5. Use iCloud to store content: Instead of storing all your photos, videos, and files on your iPhone, you can use iCloud to store them and access them on all your devices.
6. Clear Safari cache: The Safari cache can also take up a significant amount of storage space. You can clear the cache by going to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.
By following these steps, you can free up space on your iPhone and ensure that you have enough storage to keep your device running smoothly.
Why are old photos showing up on iPhone?
If old photos are showing up on your iPhone, there could be a several reasons for this. Here are a few possible explanations:
1. iCloud Photos: If you have iCloud Photos enabled on your iPhone, it’s possible that the old photos are being synced from your iCloud account. Check to see if you have iCloud Photos turned on by going to Settings > Your Name > iCloud > Photos.
2. Restoring from a Backup: If you recently restored your iPhone from a backup, it’s possible that the old photos were included in the backup and were restored to your device.
3. Shared Albums: If you have been invited to share an album with someone else, it’s possible that some of the old photos in that album are being synced to your device.
4. Third-party Apps: If you have installed any third-party photo apps on your iPhone, it’s possible that they are syncing old photos from a different source.
To troubleshoot the issue, try the following steps:
1. Check your iCloud Photos settings and turn off any unwanted syncing options.
2. If you recently restored your iPhone from a backup, try resetting it again and setting it up as a new device instead of restoring from a backup.
3. Check your shared albums and remove any unwanted albums or photos.
4. If you have any third-party photo apps installed, try uninstalling them and see if the old photos disappear. If they do, reinstall the app and check its settings to make sure it’s not syncing photos from an unwanted source.