iOS 8 and the “Recently Deleted” Photo Folder

While browsing photos on my iPhone 5S this morning, I stumbled into a folder I have never seen, named “Recently Deleted”.

Since most of my phone’s memory is full of photos, I was concerned that I was reaching the storage limits of my iPhone, causing the phone to automatically delete photos, without my consent. This would not be a big deal, as I use Dropbox’s camera upload feature to nab any photo I take on my phone, however all of the photos in this folder were recent.

After some reading, I learned that folder simply used to allows you restore photos which you intentionally deleted. Phew.

It seems that while life happens, I have stopped keeping track of what features are included in these software updates.