Wondering what is sucking up your iPhone memory?

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 of a pain!

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