I have an iPhone 6, updated to iOS 8.1. Since my storage space is limited, I wanted to transfer all my photos to my Mac and delete them on my iPhone. Once I did that, I looked at the "Usage" tab in Settings. After deleting every single photo, video, and disabling Photostream and iCloud photo sharing, it still says that my photo library is 1.1 GB.

Any ideas how this is possible? Note, I have no single item in the photo library.

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    Did you check 'Recently Deleted'? – Tetsujin Jan 17 '15 at 17:07
  • Nothing there... iPhoto asked to delete them, and I clicked 'Yes'. Something gone wrong there? – Robin Trietsch Jan 17 '15 at 17:08
  • I don't know the definitive answer, but 'incorrect reporting' comes up often on SE; the 'fix' is often iTunes sync, backup, restore. It seems to be a bit like the old 'switch it off then on again' fix. [use encrypted backups & you get your passwords back afterwards too] – Tetsujin Jan 17 '15 at 17:14
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    I think they are - but I've never trusted iCloud for a restore, I always use iTunes. I'm a bit old-school that way, belt, braces.. rope & tackle ;) – Tetsujin Jan 17 '15 at 17:25
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    @Buscar웃 Some days, I feel like calling Lazarus "Son" :P – Tetsujin Jan 17 '15 at 17:57

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