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You have to delete your photos twice in iOS 8

Mike Wehner
Mike Wehner|@MikeWehner|September 17, 2014 3:15 PM

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If you've successfully updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8 today you'll notice a change in the way the system deals with your photos. Instead of immediately deleting them when asked, the photos you choose for elimination fall into a "Recently Deleted" folder, where they remain for up to 30 days before actually being deleted.

Once photos are deleted and caught in the new album you can select them again and either restore them to your camera roll or actually delete them so they can't be found again.

This is either a great thing -- if you've ever accidentally deleted a precious photo, you know that a safety net would have helped -- or just a needless additional step, if you're the kind who frequently clears out your photo albums and simply doesn't want to do it twice.

You have to delete your photos twice in iOS 8