For me, one of the best features of iOS 16 is the ability to detect and remove duplicate photos. This saves a lot of time and having to use third-party applications that not everyone dares to use. Many have started wanting to try this novelty, but more than one have appeared no indication. There are reasons for this.
Before detecting, it is necessary to analyze
Apple has published a new support document on its official website in which it clarifies how this new function works, resolving the doubts of all those who seek it and cannot find it. The text is short but direct: you need to let the phone work before you can delete these duplicates automatically.
Duplicate photos appear on their own, automatically in an album tagged for this purpose. But they don’t do it right away: you have to let the iPhone reindex the entire photo library
This job consumes a fair amount of battery, so the iPhone it only does this when charging and with the screen locked
Also note that If you have no duplicates, the duplicates album will not appear. never, regardless of the duration of the indexing. Therefore, if you have waited several days and you do not see anything, it is very likely that in your photo library you do not have duplicate photos.