Your smartphone is probably full of photos. Photos that you take yourself or photos that you received from people you often interact with. There is a very good chance that there are images or pictures in between that you have duplicated. Maybe because you take a lot of selfies, or because someone pressed the photo button a little too often. iOS 16 comes with the solution.
At WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference, much attention will be paid to iOS 16. This is the latest version of the iOS operating system, which will be available to anyone with a modern iPhone later this year. The upgrade tackles a lot of things, including managing your photos on your smartphone.
iOS 16 tackles photo management
Many people take pictures with their iPhone very often. Often to capture a beautiful moment or a funny pose of a cute dog. Sometimes you need several shots to make sure something or someone looks good on it. But what do you do with those extra photos?
Chances are you’ll leave it alone. Because you are not going to remove them piece by piece; that could be a day job. That’s why Apple now presents a new option for managing your photos on iOS 16 and macOS Ventura. That system can easily delete copies of photos.
Machine learning on the device
That happens through machine learning on the device. The systems will track the photos for you and then ask you if you want to remove the duplicate images. As a result, you don’t have to do that yourself, while you still get access to more space on your iPhone. Even here the little bits can help.
We still have some questions about the new iOS 16 feature. Do the photos have to be identical or can they contain minor variations? Does this also apply to gifs and other images? And does the system also see the same photos when the dimensions are different? Let’s hope the answer to all those questions is yes.
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