It’s very easy to save multiple copies of photos or videos on your iPhone. The downside is they take up a lot of space which may force you to replace your phone with a larger capacity or delete the doubles. If you have upgraded the operating system on your iPhone, it is now very easy to delete them safely. In Photos > Albums, you should see a new Duplicates album under Utilities. Apple scans through all of your photos and shows you any photo or video you’ve saved more than once in that album. From there, you can either delete any duplicates, or simply press Merge, which will keep the photo with the highest quality (and relevant data) and then move the others to the trash.
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There is much confusion as to what OneDrive is. A few years back, Microsoft set OneDrive as the default for where any Microsoft Office document (Excel, Word, etc…) was to be saved. If you haven’t changed that setting or paid attention whenever you save a file, that is where all of your documents are stored. OneDrive is cloud space that Microsoft offers you. OneDrive’s basic free account gives you 5GB. If you decide that you like storing your files off of your computer, check here for plans and pricing.
What are the benefits of using OneDrive? All your files, from Office docs to photos—even files others have shared with you—are always on your OneDrive. And you can store and access your work or school files from any device via a web browser, mobile app, or PC and Mac with robust sync options. This includes your personal files and files co-workers, or classmates have shared with you in Office 365 from Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. By default, your OneDrive files are accessible only to you until you choose to share them. When you’re ready, you can set file permissions for individuals and groups and control how they access files via OneDrive, Teams, or Outlook. You can even securely share files with people who don’t have a Microsoft account using email verification to prove their identity. So you can share files with external colleagues for review or ask a friend to help edit your paper without risking the need to send it via email and worry about security or version control. You can also apply access controls and expiration dates to whatever you share.