December 3, 2023

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Apple’s latest iPhone software update, iOS 16, was released on Monday. If you’re like me and you tend to clutter your Photos app with duplicate pictures, Apple’s new software update can help you organize your shots and clean up your library.

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A new feature Apple is calling “duplicate detectionHelps aggregate all your repetitive shots. It’s only available on iOS 16, which you can download as long as you have an iPhone 8 or newer.

Using this new feature you can free up wasted storage space. Here’s how to remove duplicate photos with iOS 16.

To Delete Duplicate Photos on iOS 16

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Albums at the bottom of your screen.
  3. In the album, scroll down to the section titled Utilities.
  4. Under the Utilities section, select Duplicate.
  5. You will see the option to match and merge duplicates.
  6. Tap on Merge to remove duplicate photos.
  7. To quickly go through your duplicates, select Select in the upper right corner to select multiple photos at once. You can also select Select All to merge all the duplicate photos in iOS 16.