Why does my iOS device say I have more photos than I can find?

First, check the Recently Deleted album in Photos, which is a new feature after iOS 8.1. If it’s empty you may have run into a strange bug, where deleted photos don’t actually get removed. To check for this follow these rather strange instructions:
Go to Settings/General/Date & Time
Disable Set Automatically
Tap on the current date/time and roll it back about 2 years
Tap Launch the Photos app and go to the Recently Deleted album (even if it says there are 0 photos)
Is it full of photos? If so, delete them
Go back to Settings/General/Date & Time and turn Set Automatically back on


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