Weird filenames Whatsapp pictures Apple photo app

estut Posts 1 Registration date Thursday January 12, 2023 Status Member Last seen January 12, 2023 - Updated on Jan 13, 2023 at 04:20 AM
thomas32_9996 Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday October 25, 2022 Status Member Last seen January 30, 2023 - Jan 26, 2023 at 05:55 AM

Hi there. When uploading pictures, which were send via WhatsApp, to the iPhone Photo-app, the filenames change to long weird names, f.e. 6f83d298-4e6e-4b8e-ba10-b52b73b89610.jpg

How to prevent this? On a Android phone this doesn't happen. Thanks in advance.

More information: iPhone 11, iOS16.2

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thomas32_9996 Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday October 25, 2022 Status Member Last seen January 30, 2023 2
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 at 05:58 AM

Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent this from happening when uploading pictures from WhatsApp to the iPhone Photo app.

The long, weird filenames are generated by the iPhone's operating system and are unique for each file. This helps to ensure that no two files have the same name.

If you want to keep the original filenames, you can save the pictures to your computer instead of the iPhone Photo app.

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