We explore quick and free methods for deleting duplicate photos on your iPhone and freeing up valuable storage space

With the storage allocations on smartphones growing larger every year, cloud storage decreasing in price and services such as Google Photos becoming more and more intelligent and convenient, there’s a growing temptation to take masses of photos and simply keep them.

Going through your photo library and pruning out the less impressive shots is a pain (and becomes more of a pain the longer you leave it) and software is getting better at finding the best ones (or the shots of particular people, locations or objects) for you. And who knows, maybe you’ll want that weird shot of your husband eating a sweet some time in the future.

But with all those photos floating around, and with copies of them building up on multiple synced devices and online services, it’s easy to end up with duplicates. And having two or more copies of the same photo really is a waste of storage: there’s no difference and hence no reason at all to keep them both, and there are software solutions out there that can remove the duplicates quickly and easily.

In this article we explain how to delete duplicate photos on your iPhone. (For more general advice on clearing out unnecessary junk, see more)

The manual method

Before we get on to the clever methods, let’s quickly go back over the way you delete photos manually. Open the Photos app and find the images you wish to remove: tap the Photos icon at the bottom left to see all photos in chronological order, or Albums to narrow your search that way.

Tap a photo, then tap the dustbin icon at the bottom right (or top right in landscape orientation), then confirm. A quicker alternative method is to tap Select at the top right of the Camera Roll or album screen, then tap all the images you want to delete, tap the dustbin icon, then confirm.

Another way is using Clean Master app

Master Cleaner app is a super and smart cleaner helps you find and delete similar photos, large videos, merge duplicate contacts, backup contacts.

Photos Cleaner: Super Fast & Smart, find and delete similar, duplicate photos

Videos Cleaner: Scan for large files, easy to remove multiple large files

Contacts Cleaner: remove contacts and merge duplicate contacts

– Duplicate contacts remover

– Clean contacts that have no phone number or email

– Manage your contacts quickly

– Easy to delete multiple contacts

– Group duplicate contacts by name, phone, email

– Contacts backup and restore

– Merge contacts