How Many Videos and Photos Are on Your iPhone and Apple Computer?

Updated: Mar 10

If you're reading this, you're not alone; we all have too many videos and photos. We use things like external hard drives, Dropbox accounts, and thumb drives to contain the chaos. We need to plug in a drive, or open a cloud service, just to see a photo. Moreover, given the size of our libraries, images load slowly; search is slow; it’s just slow. It’s all annoying, almost laughable.


The thing is, we all love reminiscing, looking back at our memories and reliving our past, but to do so, we need to bring the number of videos and photos on our iPhones and computers down, way down; otherwise, slideshows and montages will never be good enough. They'll cycle through unimportant, unmoving images. That's why we felt compelled to build Backstory, the easiest way to organize images.


To Find How Many Images are on Your iPhone

  1. Open the Photos App

  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap “Library”

  3. Scroll to the very bottom

  4. There you’ll see the number, and no, it’s not good


A screenshot of the iPhone photos app, showing the user's library of images, displayed as a grid. At the bottom is the total number: 1,970 Photos, 325 Videos.
1,970 Photos, 325 Videos. Yikes!

To Find How Many Images are on Your Apple (Mac) Computer

  1. Open the Photos application

  2. In the top left, click “Photos”

  3. Scroll to the very bottom

  4. There you’ll see the number of photos and videos, and again, it’s not good


A screenshot of the Apple Photos app on desktop showing the user's library of images. At the bottom is the total number: 25,361 Photos, 1,856 Videos.	149
25,361 Photos, 1,856 Videos. Yikes x2!


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