My iPad mini says I have 1701 photos. I deleted all except maybe a hundred. Ipad still says I have 1701 photos. Where they at. Tried everything. Checked forums and they have same problem. What good is ICloud if they want store data and photos because I need storage. But it says I have 5 Gigabytes free. Help
Your question has a few parts. I'll go through one by one.
My iPad mini says I have 1701 photos. I deleted all except maybe a hundred. Ipad still says I have 1701 photos.
I presume you don't see these photos anywhere. Meaning if you go to Photos, they aren't there, and that you're referencing the count in Preferences > General > About. In this case, have you tried rebooting your device. Are the photos taking up space, or is the count just wrong?
What good is ICloud if they want store data and photos because I need storage. But it says I have 5 Gigabytes free.
iCloud is primarily a syncing platform. Unless you opt to "optimize device storage" for the Beta Photo Library syncing, you won't get any benefits where you save space on your device. iCloud storage starts at 5GB, you may need to buy more. I have a 20GB plan and optimize my storage. My local photo library is smaller than my cloud photo library.
If your iPad mini shows these photos, and it is on iOS 8, this is why. In iOS 8, they removed deleting photos. Now, your photos are stored in a album called "Recently Deleted". To delete these photos:
- Go to Photos
- Click on Albums on the toolbar on the bottom
- Click on "Recently Deleted"
- Click "Delete All".