iOS 16, Apple’s most recent iPhone software update, was released on Monday. If you’re like me and have duplicate photos cluttering up your Photos app, Apple’s new software update can help you organize your shots and clean up your library.
A new feature called “duplicate detection” by Apple helps to aggregate all of your repetitive shots. It’s only available on iOS 16, which you can get if you have an iPhone 8 or later.
This new feature can assist you in freeing up unused storage space. Here’s how to get rid of duplicate photos in iOS 16.
- On your iPhone, launch the Photos app.
- At the bottom of your screen, tap Albums.
- Scroll down to the Utilities section in Albums.
- Select Duplicates from the Utilities menu.
- Duplicate matches will be displayed, along with the option to Merge.
- To delete duplicate photos, select Merge.
- Select in the top right corner to select multiple photos at once to go through your duplicates faster. Select All to merge all of the duplicate photos detected by iOS 16.