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iPad storage issue with the photo app

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    So I have been trying to free up some space on my ipad. Looking at Settings>General>Usage>Storage it shows that my Photos and Camera are using 969 MB of space. The problem is I have zero pics on my ipad. No videos either. Nothing in the camera roll at all. What is stealing almost a gig of my storage? Any ideas?

    iPad 3 (Retina) 32GB WiFi & 4G (AT&T)
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    Thanks!!

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    Tap on the Photos & Camera entry for a further breakdown of where the space is going.

    Camera Roll
    Albums
    Photo Stream
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    It is showing all that is being used by the photo library. But as I said, there are no albums or pics. Very odd.

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    hmmm.

    With the iPad connected to the computer and selected under Devices in iTunes, make sure that Photo syncing is turned off, then sync.
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    I'll try that. Thanks.
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    Good luck. Please let us know if it works.
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    I will. I won't be able to get to my computer until the first week of December. I will report back though.
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    No luck. iTunes thinks it is gone, as it shows no photos on the storage breakdown when plugged in. But when I look under settings-general-usage it still shows 969 MB being used by the photo library. Odd. I suppose I will try a restore to see if that will cure it.

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    Ok.

    Be sure it's saying MB and not KB. The library will take up a little something even with no photos in it.
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    It says MB. Oddly if you take a pic, the 969 MB goes from Photo Library to Camera Roll. I think a restore will fix it but I don't wanna give in!
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    Ah well.

    Before you try a full restore, give this a shot, if you haven't already. I don't think it likely to solve the problem, but it's a lot less trouble to go through than the restore.

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    Reset All Settings: Another, somewhat more drastic thing you can do is Reset All Settings. You'll find this under Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. It won't erase any of your content, apps, or accounts; but you will have to go through most of your other settings and re-tweak them back to your liking.
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    I will give it a shot before the restore. Thanks.

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