Photos using too much memory on ipad

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  1. IanBuey1

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    Hi everybody
    This is my first post on this forum.
    I have the iPad 4 and have 226 photos stored on it and no videos.Yet when I go into Usage and then manage storage it says my photos&Camera are using up 14.5GB??
    I have an iPhone 5s with far more photos on it and several videos and they are only using up 3GB.
    Any advice would be much appreciated.Thanks in advance
    Ian :)
     
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    Tap on the Photos & Camera item. It should break down the storage into categories (Camera Roll, Photos Stream, etc.). This may offer clues as to what is going on.
     
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    I've deleted your screenshot as your complete email address was visible. In the interest of safety on the internet it's not a good idea to display your email address in an open post. You're free to re-post the screenshot with the email address obscured.
     
  4. IanBuey1

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    I have the iPad 4 and have 226 photos stored on it and no videos.Yet when I go into Usage and then manage storage it says my photos&Camera are using up 14.5GB??
    I have an iPhone 5s with far more photos on it and several videos and they are only using up 3GB.
    Any advice would be much appreciated.Thanks in advance
    Ian :)
    PS:This is a repost due to me not being able to resolve this issue.Hope this is okay #NOVICE
     
  5. giradman

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    Hi Ian.... - you should have simply added your 'new' post to your other thread - there may have been important information there for others to view and also advice given - just saying. A mod will likely come along and combine the threads for a better and unified discussion. Dave :)
     
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    I've merged the two threads as having two separate thread can confuse the issue, making the conversation hard to follow. It is also against our rules.


    If nothing else has worked, have you tried backing up your iPad, then restoring it through iTunes and then setting it up from the backup you made. This should clear up the discrepancy in the storage taken up by your photos. Let us know if it works.
     
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    Hi again Ian - did you obtain any further information from Twerppoet's suggestion? If not, what have you done to try to resolve the issue - please be specific; also, have you 'Reset' your iPad by holding down the ON-OFF & HOME buttons until the Apple logo appears, release and let the device reboot - this might resolve storage report problems?

    If none of this helps, then try the suggestion left by Scifan.. - Dave :)
     
  8. IanBuey1

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    Hi guys thanks for the advice.I have tried tapping on Camera Roll and Photos but that didn't give me any more information as to what the problem was.I also tried re booting the ipad by holding down the Power Button&The Home key together and that hasn't worked so all that is left is to back up and restore the iPad from my iTunes.I shall let you know if this works :)
     
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    Hm. So it only showed the Camera Roll?

    I'm not sure if the Photos app will count the photos stored in Messages, but that's another place to look and delete unwanted photos.
     
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    Let's not forget that deleted photos are held for 30 days before they're actually deleted. This could be another possibility of why the photos is taking up so much space.




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