My photos are taking up 5 GB on my phone and I only have about 100 of them. I do have a bunch of ghost photos that I can't delete though. They are from my old phone which is not an apple product and I am having storage issues because of it.

  • How did you add your old photos to your iPhone? What kind of phone is it? Mar 29, 2015 at 22:12
  • I meant what kind of phone was it (your old phone). Mar 30, 2015 at 14:23

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Assuming you have an iPhone; probably best to backup your phone through iTunes then do a factory reset and restore your data. If they are ghost/misbehaving photos then they won't be included in the backup and hence won't be restored back onto your phone.

  • If the pictures are are synced via iTunes they will come back even after a factory reset, and those pictures can't be erased from the phone; they have to be erased from the preferences on iTunes. That's why I asked how the OP was syncing them. Mar 30, 2015 at 14:23

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