iPhone 5S, running iOS 8.0.2. For some reason, I've got 1GB of photos that show up on my iPhone and in iTunes, but I can't delete them. I used iPhoto to sync them off my phone. I also had iPhoto delete them.

When I go into photo albums, it's empty. So, how can I delete them?

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    "Photos" and "Albums" are two separate tabs in the Photos app in iOS 8 (and also "Shared"). Have you checked in all of them?
    – Mike Scott
    Commented Sep 28, 2014 at 18:47
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    @MikeScott Post a answer with that - there is a album called "Recently Deleted" - I went in there, deleted all of them, and it freed the space.
    – jrg
    Commented Sep 28, 2014 at 18:49
  • i got same problem .... its bcos of new feature Recently Deleted Photos youtube.com/watch?v=8WT3Z0Hals4 .... see this video ... explains this problem in iOS 8
    – Harinder
    Commented Apr 10, 2015 at 1:53

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Look in "Albums" as well as "Photos" and you should find your photos.

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