Wondering where has the “Recently Deleted” album gone in iOS 12? Well, I had also been in this same situation recently. Though it still exists in the stock Photos app, it doesn’t have a specific section anymore. So, how do you permanently delete photos on your iOS 12 devices?
There is no change in the way you get rid of the unwanted images for good. You just have to dig a bit to access the “Recently” deleted album. Once there, you will be able to clear out the redundant shots at one go.
For those unfamiliar, when you delete any images on your iOS device, they are stored in an album called “Recently Deleted.” And they are auto-deleted after 30 days. It comes very handy in a situation if you accidentally remove some of your memorable shots and wish to get them back.
How to Delete Photos Permanently on iPhone or iPad in iOS 12
Step #1. Open Photos app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, tap the Albums tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step #3. Next, scroll down to Other Albums section and tap on Recently Deleted.
Step #4. Next up, you will see the days remaining on the pics before they will be automatically cleaned up.
Tap Select at the top right corner. Up next, you have two options:
- Delete All: Tap on it, if you wish to clean up the entire album at once.
- Delete Individual Images: Select the photos you want to remove and then tap on the Delete button.
Go with the preferred option as per your need.
How to Recover Recently Deleted Photos in iOS 12
Accidentally deleted some photos and want to get them back? You can recover them all without any hassle.
Step #1. Open Photos app → Albums tab → scroll down and tap on the Recently Deleted album.
Step #2. Now, tap on Select at the top right → If you want to retrieve all the images, tap on Recover All. But if you wish to retrieve only a few photos, select them first. And then, tap on Recover.
That’s pretty much it!
Photos app for iOS has got some neat features like “For You” tab and the ability to create a shared iCloud photo album. They might not be very attractive but they do seem to be on point. What do you think of these changes?
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