Apple’s big upcoming software update is largely expected to launch alongside the iPhone 14 sometime in mid-September, but developers and keen fans can already get their hands on the software via Apple’s beta program.
The software update was revealed to cheers at Apple’s reveal at WWDC 2022 in June, with big changes including a hugely customisable lock screen, the ability to edit and unsend text messages and a new on-device dictation system, but there are plenty of smaller features and tweaks that Apple didn’t mention on the day.
It concerns the Photos app, and more specifically, duplicate photos and videos. Whether we’ve saved an image on WhatsApp not realising it has already been added to the Photos app or double-screenshotted a particularly juicy conversation, we’ve all got duplicates in our photo library and they take up valuable space, both on-device and in iCloud.
The best way to deal with duplicates is to find and delete them – and there are plenty of apps on the App Store and Mac that’ll help in this regard. However, with iOS 16, you don’t need any additional app or tech – just head to the Photos app.
If you’re running the iOS 16 beta ahead of launch and want to keep your photo library in check, here’s how to find and merge duplicate videos on iPhone in iOS 16.
How to find duplicate photos and videos in iOS 16
Time to complete: 2 minutes
Tools required: An iPhone running iOS 16
Make sure you’re running the iOS 16 beta
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The first step, if we’ve not made it obvious until this point, is to make sure you’re running the iOS 16 beta.