Does iCloud Recognize Duplicate Photos

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One of the most common questions is, “Does iCloud recognize duplicate photos?”. The answer to this question is more complex than you may think. To understand why we need first to understand how iCloud works. In this blog post, we will explore how iCloud works and whether or not it recognizes duplicate photos. We will also provide some tips on how to manage your photos in iCloud so that you can avoid duplicates. Read on to learn more!

Does iCloud recognize duplicate photos?

If you have duplicate photos in your iCloud Photo Library, it will recognize them and store them accordingly. This way, you can save space on your device by only having one copy of each photo.

How to delete duplicate photos in iCloud

If you have duplicate photos in your iCloud, you can delete them so that you only have one copy of each image. To do this:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and go to the Albums tab.
  2. Tap on the album that contains the duplicate photos.
  3. Tap Select in the top right corner and tap on each duplicate photo you want to delete.
  4. Once you’ve selected all duplicate photos, tap Delete in the bottom right corner.


So, does iCloud recognize duplicate photos? In short, yes. iCloud is designed to identify and manage duplicates to save space on your device. However, there are a few caveats to keep in mind:

  1. If you have an iPhone or iPad with limited storage, it’s worth considering whether you need to keep all of your photos in iCloud.
  2. If you have a lot of duplicate photos, it might take time for iCloud to process them all.
  3. If you delete a photo from iCloud, it will also be deleted from any associated devices.

Also Read: How to Change iCloud Email.

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Miles Morgan is a Boston-based author with a particular interest in technology and its potential to change the world. He has been writing since he was a child and his work has been published in various magazines and newspapers.

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