People are just realizing that every iPhone has a game-changing photo app hack

People are just realizing that every iPhone has a game-changing photo app hack

YOU can unnecessarily waste storage space on your iPhone.

Needless to say, iPhone storage is extremely valuable – so it’s important to avoid wasting it.

You can quickly clean up duplicate photos - saving space on your iPhone


You can quickly clean up duplicate photos – saving space on your iPhoneCredit: Apple / The Sun

A top tip is to use Apple’s Photos app feature to remove duplicate photos.

This will automatically detect duplicate images and give you the option to remove them.

It is a new feature that was only made available in iOS 16.

So first go to Settings > General > Software Update and make sure you are using the latest iOS version.

It is very likely that you have a bunch of duplicate photos in your camera roll.

But tracking them manually will take some time, so let your iPhone do it for you.

To find them, first open the Apple Photos app.

Then go to Albums at the bottom, then scroll down until you see Duplicates at the bottom.

This is a special folder that allows you to review all duplicate media.

You can review each one and tap Merge to remove any duplicate photos or videos.

It is also possible to bulk merge by pressing Select at the top, then Select All, then Merge.

Unsupported iPhones

Unfortunately, it is possible that you may not be able to upgrade to iOS 16 and access this feature.

If you can upgrade to iOS 16, you’re good to go, but anyone with a very old iPhone model will be missing out.

Here is a list of all iOS 16 supported devices:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone Xs
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)
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Not being able to get the latest iOS means you lose access to the most up-to-date security fixes.

These are important updates that plug holes used by hackers to gain access to your systems.

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So using a very old iPhone that cannot be updated can put you at risk.

If you can’t update to iOS 16, consider upgrading your iPhone sooner rather than later.

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