How to delete duplicate photos on iPhone

By Nilakshi Pathak

Though iPhone is trying hard to give its users an ample amount of space in their device, the truth is that most of the time, we run out of space. Sometimes, we don’t even realize the things that are eating up space on our iOS device. Most often, we end up deleting apps just to make some space. But you need to know that many other things consume space in your iOS. Keeping duplicate photos on your iOS device also eats a lot of storage on your iOS phone.

How to delete duplicate photos on iPhone


Though you always have the options of deleting duplicate photos manually, that is a tedious task. Instead of taking the things in your hand, you can simply go for an app that can do the thing for you. The most popular app to delete duplicate photos on iPhone is the Dr. Cleaner. This app can be downloaded for free on your iOS device.

Dr. Cleaner will automatically scan the gallery of your phone, and then it will identify the duplicate photos. After identifying the duplicate pictures, the app will present with the list, and then you are free to choose the photos that you want to delete from your phone. By having this app, you can quickly identify the duplicate photos without going through the scanning process manually.

How to delete duplicate photos on iPhone?

Now that you know that Dr. Cleaner will do the entire thing for you let me give you a quick guide to using the app. The very first thing that you need to do is to download and install Dr. Cleaner on your iOS device. After you are done with this, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Launch the Dr. Cleaner app and then tap on the 'Photos’ tab.

Step 2: Tap on the 'Start’ tab which is red in color.


Step 3: If you are launching the app for the first time, you will have to grant access to the app for going through the photos. If you have used the app before, you can directly skip to the next step.

Step 4: The additional photos which are identified by the app will be shown you in thumbnails. You can scan it superficially or can open the image manually to make sure that everything is sorted out.

Step 5: Tap on the circle icon to select the photos that you want to delete and then tap on 'Clean’ tab.

Dr. Cleaner will now delete the selected photos and will make space available on your device. Also, you will be notified of the amount of space which is cleared by the app.

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Dr. Cleaner is an amazing app when it comes to identifying duplicate photos. However, please remember that you double check that you are deleting the duplicate photos only. You, of course, don’t want to lose any photo accidentally. You can also go for manual cleaning of the cache of your phone from time to time to free more space on your device.

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