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iPhone privacy at stake? New update accidentally lays bare glaring glitch

You won’t believe what the new iOS update has done

By Web Desk
May 17, 2024
Your deleted photos aren’t safe: New iOS update reveals the glitch. — Unsplash
Your deleted photos aren’t safe: New iOS update reveals the glitch. — Unsplash

If you are an Apple user, you may be witnessing your deleted photos back again as some Apple users reported that the latest iOS update is bringing back their deleted photos, including NSFW content.

Some iPhone users complained that the update brought back photos they deleted years ago.

Writing in a post to the r/ios subreddit on Tuesday, a user expressed shock that he found photos from 2021 in his mobile phone gallery. He said that he thought these photos had been permanently deleted.  

"I went to send a picture and saw that the latest pictures were nsfw material we'd made years ago," the user exclaimed.

"Same here. I have four pics from 2010 that keep reappearing as the latest pics uploaded to iCloud. I have deleted them repeatedly," said another user, contributing to the post.

The issue of deleted photos coming back to the gallery was highlighted by another user who said, "A photo I took two years ago has suddenly reappeared at the top of my photos app. I regularly delete photos from my photo library to export them to my PC, which makes this even stranger."

Responding to the subreddit, users expressed concerns regarding their privacy. "Apple is a privacy advocate," a user said while commenting in reply to the first Reddit post. He expressed scepticism about Apple’s privacy policy, saying that if deleted photos are not being deleted after so many years, "how can we trust it?"

Apple released the iOS 17.5 update recently. The update is about Lock Screen, "bug fixes," and security updates.

Apple has not responded to a request for comment.