Having several duplicate photos is common in iOS devices especially if you just bought a new device and use the same Apple ID you used with your previous devices.
It is for that reason that duplicates are created when you sync your new device with your iCloud account. As we all know, photos will be downloaded to your new device and it is almost inevitable to have duplicates.
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But don’t worry though, it’s actually pretty easy to manage duplicate photos on your new iPhone 14 Pro. Here’s what you should do:
- Go back to the Home Screen and then tap Photos.
In most cases, the Photos app icon can be found on the first page.
- Once the Photos app is open, make sure that the Albums tab at the bottom of the screen is selected.
This will show you the overview of available albums in your device.
- Swipe up to find Duplicates.
You have to scroll all the way down to be able to find it.
- Tap Duplicates.
This will show you all the photos with duplicates in your iPhone, and as you notice for each of the photos, there is a button to the right that says Merge.
- Tap the Merge button to the right of the photo to merge the duplicates with the original one.
This will remove the duplicates and leave you with that one copy of the photos.
- To merge them all at once, tap Select at the top-right corner.
This will allow you to select individual photos.
- You can then tap Select All at the top-left corner.
This will select all duplicated photos.
- Finally, tap Merge at the bottom of the screen.
That should merge all the duplicates with the respective original copies of the photo.
- You may also just tap Delete to remove the photos and their duplicates.
The will remain in the Recently Deleted album for 30 days before they get deleted permanently.
- Photos app
- Apple iPhone 14 Pro
And that is pretty much how you delete or merge the duplicate photos with the original copies.
We hope this guide can help you.