[3 Ways] How to Remove Duplicate Photos on iPhone Automatically

There may be many duplicate or similar photos on your iPhone, this article will give you 3 ways to remove duplicate photos on iPhone automatically.


By Dylan / Updated on June 7, 2023

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Why automatically delete duplicate photos on iPhone ?

Many times, we like to take a lot of photos and videos to record our life and prefer to sync photos between iPhone and computer or other iOS devices for backup or editing. However, it may create a lot of duplicate photos because some of the same photos are synced to iPhone multiple times.

Besides, when taking photos, you may tap shutter multiple times to get the perfect moment. Then you will get many duplicate and similar images. These pictures usually take up a lot of space on our iPhone that may cause iPhone storage to be full. To make some room for more new items, you may need to delete duplicate photos.

Manually selecting and deleting duplicate photos/videos on iPhone is a tedious job. Luckily, in this article, we will show you 3 ways to remove duplicate photos on iPhone automatically.

How to remove duplicate photos on iPhone automatically in 3 ways

Method 1. Remove duplicate iPhone photos with Siri Shortcut

Siri Shortcut is one of the main features in iOS 12 and later iOS version. It allows you to automate many items on iPhone/iPad. You need to go to Settings and turn off iCloud Photos to use this shortcut, then follow the steps below to see how it works.

Step 1. Open Shortcuts, click the shortcut created before, if not, you can click the”+”icon in the upper right corner to add it.

Step 2. Find the app you want to delete duplicate photos from, and tap Delete to finish. The Shortcuts app needs your permission to delete any photos from your iPhone, so if prompted, allow it.

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Note: By default, shortcuts only detect duplicates in your camera roll, such as photos or videos that you download and sync twice, and photos taken at the same place or time are not considered duplicates. To get rid of all duplicate photos on iPhone, the method 3 may be a better solution for you.

Method 2. Delete duplicate iPhone photos using Gemini Photos

There is an app in the AppStore called Gemini Photos that can detect similar photos very accurately and help you clear duplicate photos on iPhone. You don't even need to disable iCloud Photos. So, you can download from the App Store to try to delete duplicate iPhone photos, please follow the steps below.

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Step 1. Run the Gemini app on your iPhone and let it scan your Photos library including screenshots, selfies, bursts, panoramas, animations and even videos. (It is a paid app, but allows you to try it for free for three days.)

Step 2. When it is done, tap the Duplicates or Similar folder to delete duplicated images on iPhone as needed. The deleted photos will be moved to the Recently Deleted album in the Photos app.

Method 3. Best app to delete duplicate photos on iPhone

Compared with Siri Shortcut and Gemini Photos, FoneTool, a professional photo de-duplication tool, can better automatically scan and remove duplicate photos on iPhone. It is one of the best apps to delete duplicate pictures or screenshots on your iPhone/iPad.

FoneTool has some key features:
 Easy-to-use software: You can easily delete duplicate photos with a simple and intuitive interface.
② Scan all duplicate photos: It can scan duplicate photos not only in camera roll but also in any folder on your iPhone.
 Transfer photos to computer before removing: If you don't want to delete some similar or duplicate photos now, it provides additional options to save them on your computer.
④ Wide compatibility: FoneTool is perfectly compatible with all iPhone/iPad models.

Now click the download button below to learn how to delete duplicate photos on iPhone.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable, launch FoneTool, and click Toobox Photo Deduplication.

click photo deduplication

Step 2. Then, click Scan iOS Device on the next screen.

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Step 3. Here you can set a filter date range based on when the photo was taken, click Start Scanning.

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Step 4. All duplicate and similar photos will be listed in groups in the left pane. Select the photos you want to remove, and click Delete.

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That’s how to remove duplicate photos on iPhone automatically. You can try the above three methods to erase the duplicate and redundant photos/images. Actually FoneTool is more suitable for you than the other two methods. Not only is it good at moving duplicate photos, but it also supports backing up iPhone photos to a computer or external drive.