If you always find yourself running out of storage space on your Android smartphone, deleting some images and videos is the quickest way of freeing up the memory on your device. Some Android smartphones suggest users take multiple images at once so they can select the best shot out of the lot. The problem with this is that the remaining redundant shots end up occupying a lot of space on your device. Multiple images received through WhatsApp also add to this problem. Luckily, the fix is easier than you think, and won’t require spending too much time browsing through the gallery. In this article, we bring you the top 3 ways to remove duplicate images on your Android smartphone.
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Remove Duplicate Images from Settings
Step 1: Go to Settings and select ‘Battery and device care’.
Step 2: Select Storage.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap on ‘Duplicate Files’. This is where you will find all the duplicate files on your phone, including images.
Step 4: Manually select the duplicate images and delete them.
Use Files by Google
Google’s Files app is one of the more popular file managers around. While it is a native fixture on phones running stock Android, other OS skins do not usually come with this app. You can easily download it from the Google Play Store and use it to delete any duplicate files on your phone. Here’s how.
Step 1: Download and install Files by Google from the Play Store.
Step 2: Launch the app and give it the necessary permissions to function on your phone.
Step 3: Tap on the ‘Clean’ tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: If your phone has any duplicate images, this is where you will be prompted to delete them.
Step 5: Select the duplicate images and delete them from your device.
Use a third-party app
If you’re looking for a specialised duplicate files remover app for your phone, there are plenty of options awaiting you on the Google Play Store. Apps like Duplicates Cleaner, Duplicate File Remover, Duplicate Files Fixer, and Remo Duplicate File Remover are well-equipped to scan and remove all duplicate files on your phone including images, audio, documents, videos, and more. All you need to do is install the app on your phone and give it permission to access files on your device. Select the option to clear duplicate files and you will free up a lot of space from your phone’s memory.
There are the top 3 ways to remove duplicate images on your Android smartphone. Removing duplicates will free up much-needed space on your phone, and as a result, boost its speed and performance. It also helps in keeping your photo gallery neat and organised. While removing duplicate images, it is a good idea to manually go through the photos and keep the best shot while deleting the rest.
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