I have a problem that plagued my iPhone 6S+ and followed me to the newest model (iPhone XS).
There are about 5 JPG files I downloaded from websites (memes). And, no matter what I do, they show up as “new” photos when I import photos (Each-and-EVERY-time). … These five photos now have imported so many times that they are about 140 imported photos in my photos app on my mac, etc. … So MANY duplicates.
I grabbed them long ago and can’t find them to delete the originals (I thought I did once) … still can’t seem to root out the originals.
I think I have all my photos backed up via cloud and dropbox, how can I delete all the photos on my phone without deleting the ones in the cloud?
I’ve gotta kill these five memes without smashing my phone – a very expensive solution!!
I’ve thought about an iPhone version of nuke-and-pave; but we have a work-app that I’d need to talk w/ our admins. about re-installing. Trying to avoid that (only because they are hard to reach).