There are some iOS options that we can consider as one of those that while you don’t try them, they are not particularly attractive either, but once you have executed them, you see that you were very wrong and that they are highly functional. This happens with the issue of duplicate photos on your iPhone.
It is something that has never happened to everyone, either because we have done it on purpose or without intention, but the truth is that we can have several duplicate photos or that are practically the same, which are occupying storage without any sense.
The facet offered by the app of Photos is to merge all those that are duplicated so that they stop appearing to be the same or practically the same, in addition to being able to delete them if we are not interested in the fusion being done.
Let’s see how these two very interesting functions can be carried out so that we do not have lost and equal photos due to the iPhone.
If we have a device with little storage we will appreciate it, but if we have one with a lot of space too, since we will stop entering Photos to see that we have many that are similar
Why merge photos that are the same?
It has happened to all of us to launch a burst of photos on some occasion and then choose the one that best fits and send it to whoever we want or simply choosing one of them as the one we want to keep. But the rest of the snapshots that have been launched, unless we have deleted them, are going to stay there, occupying storage without meaning.
If we have repeated this fact on numerous occasions, the number of identical photographs is going to be really largesomething that in the long run can even be a problem, because nobody wants our iPhone to put that “iPhone storage full” thing on us.
How to merge duplicate photos
Merging the photos that are duplicated on the iPhone is very simple
There’s a separate folder for them in your Photos app. So, follow these steps to merge all duplicates at once:
We open the application Photos and we played on albums. Let’s go down and touch on duplicates within utilities. All duplicates appear side by side, along with their respective dates and sizes. To merge all duplicates, click on Select in the upper right corner. Then we give in Select all in the upper left corner of your screen. Now, we click on Fuse (X) at the bottom. In the X you will be able to the number of duplicates that will be merged. At that moment we give Merge X copies o Merge X exact copies according to the message we receive. Once this is done, the Photos app will keep a copy of the duplicates with the highest quality and relevant data in your library. The others will move to recently deleted.
Merge only a few duplicates
On the other hand, we can choose those photographs that we want to merge.
This is very good, since we will be the ones who choose the ones we want to incorporate in this faculty.
The steps we must follow are very simple:
We touch the button Fuse next to the set of duplicates you want to merge. we select Merge X copies o Merge X exact copies according to the message.
Something to keep in mind is that the message received after starting to merge duplicates may vary. This depends on the type of duplicates we have in your Photos app.
So that you know how the iPhone treats the different types, tell you that the system defines exact copies as the same photos with different metadata, while duplicates that are not exact (even if they appear to be), having different resolutions or opposite file formats, in addition of other small differences.
Why doesn’t the Duplicates folder show up?
If the duplicates folder does not appear, has a first explanation. You may have been with the phone for a short time and have not yet found any photo of this type.
If you have been using your mobile for a long time, once you have taken pictures, the system takes a few hours to scan to conclude that they are duplicates, so that folder will not appear at first.
The next day you should already have it, since he has had plenty of time to compare one with the others. If this is not the case, make sure you have iOS 16 or later installed and restart the iPhone Just in case there’s been some sort of problem.
If you continue the same, it is best to contact the technical service to solve your problem.
As you have been able to read, it is very easy to merge and delete those photos that are duplicated on our iPhone.
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