How to View And Delete iPhone 7 Photo Cache?

The iPhone photo cache is a group of cache files which are found in photo library. They are located in a folder named “iPod photo cache”. It is important to note that when you sync photos to your iPhone 7, iTunes will create this folder, which is then used to store your cache files.

Also, note that iTunes uses “iPod” as a legacy name for the folder even if the cache in question is for iPhone, iPad or iPod device. These photos will continue to stay in the cache folder even after you have deleted them from your iPhone 7, taking up considerable space in your device. Deleting the photo cache is an excellent way to free up some space from your iPhone 7.

How to View iPhone 7 Photo Caches

The following are steps that are required to view iPhone 7 photo caches:

Step 1: Connect iPhone to the computer using USB cable. Note that if you selected Wi-Fi for syncing iTunes, you’ll be required to connect iPhone 7 to power instead.
Step 2: Open iTunes app on your computer.
Step 3: Select your iPhone in the “devices” area.
Step 5: View “Sync photos from” which contains the folders and sub folders by clicking on “Photos” tab.
Step 6: Go through each folder on your computer.
Step 5: Find the “iPod Photo Cache” folder in the open window.
Step 7: Then double click on the folder, when it opens, view the content.
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Free Way to Delete iPhone 7 Photo Caches on PC and Mac

There is always a time where your phone space will be clogged with app caches. Remember that as long as you regularly sync your photos with your PC or Mac, iTunes will always create an iPod photo cache folder which will serve as a backup for all synced images on your device. This means that you will have to delete these photo caches to free up space on your device and speed up your device.

There are some easier ways to clean your iPhone 7 cache. The most recommended is the iMyFone Umate Pro or iMyFone Umate Pro for Mac - professional iPhone cleaner. What's more. the function of "photo cache cleanup" is totally free. To use it, all you just need is to download the free app and it does its job by providing a one click solution for IOS users.

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iMyFone Umate is the world’s no. 1 iPhone cleaner to free up space for your iOS devices which helps to clean up all junk files including cookies, caches, temporary files etc. Using iMyFone Umate Free to clear iPhone 7 photo caches is very simple. Just follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: First download and install the iMyFone Umate software on your PC/Mac and open the application.

Step 2: Connect iPhone to your computer. Note that the latest version of iTunes must be installed on your computer.

Step 3: Click on “Quick Scan” to know storage space of your iPhone.

Step 4: Once the scan is over, you’ll have a detailed list of junk in your iPhone 7. In this list, select the “Clean” button next to Junk Files.

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Step 5: You’ll now have a list of all the different types of junk in your iPhone 7. From this list tick the box next to Photo Caches and then click on “Clean”

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This is just it. iMyFone Umate cleans your device within minutes and ensure your device is restored to a better state.


The photos that you directly delete from your device can actually be recovered with the help of many different tools that are easily available online. Make sure that you use iMyFone Umate Pro for permanently erasing all the deleted personal photos to make sure that they can never be recovered, so they won't leak to privacy leakage.

Mostly by clearing up junk files and temporary files, you can get several GB storage back, this depend on how many unnecessary files have you stored on your iPhone. However, if you still want to get more iPhone storage back or do more for privacy protection, you should try other more powerful functions of Umate Pro.

  • Clean 30+ hidden junk files with a click
  • Clear temporary files to improve iPhone 7 performance
  • Photo manager -Export/Compress/Mass delete iPhone photos
  • Auto detect and selectively delete/export large files over 5MB
  • App manager - one click to mass remove unwanted Apps
  • Data eraser - permanently erase iOS data, 100% unrecoverable
    -Erase private messages, call history, voice memos, notes, safari history, WhatsApp/WeChat messages & attachments etc.
    -Erase previously deleted files and data to make them unrecoverable
    -Erase private fragments for third-party Apps, like Snapchat, WhatsApp, Skype, Youtube, Kik etc.

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