How To Delete Duplicate Photos On iPhone In iOS 16
In iOS 16 you can finally delete duplicate photos on iPhone natively. This new feature is able to automatically detect duplicate images in the Photos app, group them in a distinct album and allow you to individually or group merge them.
How To Delete Duplicate Photos On iPhone
Find Duplicate Images
Merge Duplicate Photos
Fact: When you select all Duplicates, there’s also the option to Delete them. This will remove all instances, without keeping one. When merging you will only delete the duplicates, triplicates while a single variation is saved.
How To Merge Duplicate Videos on iPhone
iOS 16 automatically lists both duplicate photos and videos filtered by creation date.
If you want to merge only the cloned videos you can proceed as follows:
- Tap the three-dots icon in the top-right corner.
- Select the Filter Option.
- Go back and tap Select -> Select All and merge duplicate videos!
Tip: If you merge duplicate photos and. videos you will free up iPhone storage space without sacrificing any data!
Important: Merged photos and videos remain available for 30 days in the Recently Deleted album and you can recover them if the Duplicates feature glitched out and deleted photos that weren’t actually duplicates.
Have you managed to get rid of duplicate photos on iPhone, iPad or Mac? Do you like this new iOS 16 feature? Merge duplicates not working? Use the comments and share your feedback.
Related: Did you know that you can lock photos on iPhone, natively in iOS 16? Unlocking them is done with Face ID, Touch ID or Passcode. Here is how to!
Encountering problems with merging Duplicate Photos. Jeff A. reported the following via email:
“On trying to merge duplicate photos in the photos app I select all duplicates and then click on merge. A message pops up that says “Unable to merge duplicates. Duplicate photos cannot be merged at this time.”
Anyone else having the same problem?
Yes on Mac.
Thanks for confirming. Is this happening in macOS 13.0.1?