Have you checked your photo album in iOS 8? There is a new “Recently Deleted” folder that keeps all the photos. Let’s quickly explain you how it works: open the iOS camera, click a selfie or any photo right now, and delete it. Guess what happens?
In iOS 8, that photo is not permanently deleted. It goes right into your “Recently Deleted” album. To get rid of it, you have delete the deleted photo again. But do we even need this option?
Apple, Can You Please Disable Recently Deleted Album?
The real problem is that we cannot hide or disable “Recently Deleted” album from our iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch. Apple considers this new option as a “feature” — feature we have no control over.
Even several users on Twitter are surprised (and annoyed) with this new addition. Here’s what they think:
Sure, this new “Recently Deleted” folder can be helpful in many ways, like recovering accidentally deleted photos. However, majority of us erase photos because we don’t want them on our devices anymore.
One logical solution to this problem is to…
- Add Option To Autodelete Photos:
Messages app has an autodelete option where text messages are deleted after a certain period of time. Give us similar options in the next iOS 8 update — like delete photos “instantly” or “in 30 minutes” or “in 6 hours” — from the iOS 8 Photos app.
Of course, another solution is to completely remove the album in the next update. Or give us the option to do so.
Will Apple listen to its customers? Can they “delete” the “Recently Deleted” album? Let’s hope so.