How to Remove Duplicate Photos on iOS 17?

For efficient storage management, you must keep useless and unwanted images at an appropriate distance. Otherwise, the huge pile of unnecessary photos will soon take up a lot of precious storage space on your iPhone. Deleting or removing unwanted shots on an iPhone used to be quite a difficult task.

But now, this situation has changed for the betterment of an individual, thanks to a feature added in a recent iOS update. With the native duplicate photo cleaner, you can now easily remove duplicate photos on an iPhone in iOS 17 with utmost ease. Meanwhile, this guide will show you how this new add-on works. 

How to find duplicate photos within the Apple Photos app?  

With iOS 17, Apple has now added a new folder named Duplicate Folder, where the users will be able to find all their duplicate pictures that have been automatically stored. 

Therefore, users don’t have to put a great effort to scroll down and search for duplicate images. As per your preference, it also allows you to choose whether you want to select and delete particular photos or want to remove the entire stored duplicate photos in one go.  

How to remove duplicate photos in an iPhone in iOS 17?

With the addition of the Duplicate folder under the Utilities section with iOS 17, users can now seamlessly remove their duplicate photos from their iPhones. So, to get rid of these photos, you can follow the quick steps mentioned below, helping you to remove all the duplicate photos in no time.

  • Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  • Tap on the Albums tab located at the bottom of the screen.
  • Here, you need to scroll down to the Utilities section.
  • Now select Duplicates.
  • Then click on the Select option at the top right corner.
  • Finally, select each photo that you no longer need and then press the Trash button at the bottom of the screen. 
  • Alternatively, if you want, you can even merge all your duplicate photos. To do so, follow all the steps mentioned above, then choose the photos that you would like to merge, and finally tap on the Merge option at the bottom. 
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