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[Solution] Photos Disappeared from iPhone 5/6/7/8/X/XS/XR

Many Apple users report that their photos disappeared from iPhone after updating to the latest iOS 12 or iOS 11. Lots of meaningful iPhone photos are disappeared randomly. Some people even find iPhone photos disappeared from Camera Roll entirely.

This post aims to explain the reasons why your photos disappeared from iPhone, and effective solutions to get them back. If you are facing the same situation, follow steps below to fix the issue that photos disappeared from iPhone after iOS 12/11 update and other causes.

Photos Disappeared from iPhone

Part 1: Main Reasons That Cause Photos Disappeared from iPhone

To start with, it is important to figure out the reason why iPhone photos disappeared suddenly. As a result, you can avoid similar problems of missing photos on iPhone next time. Just take a look at those common reasons below.

  • • Update to iOS 12/11 or restore from an unknown backup with an unstable system.
  • • Low storage space due to heavy apps, various photo, videos, documents and other iPhone files.
  • • Someone delete your iPhone photos or you hide them without being noticed.
  • • Sign into a different iCloud account or you have disabled iCloud Photo Sync.
  • • Make other changes to the Camera Roll settings.

With above reasons explained, it will be easier to get back photos diapered from iPhone XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/SE/6s/6/5s without data loss.

Part 2: Force Restart iPhone Device to Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone

The moment your iPhone photos disappeared, just try following steps to recover missing ones with ease.

It is a rough but useful solution to fix iPhone photos disappeared problem. You can reboot your Apple device and run Photos app again to see whether those missing photos come back.

Press and hold "Power" button until the slider appears. Slide it off and then keep holding "Power" button until you see the Apple logo. For people who want to recover photos disappeared from iPhone X by rebooting, you need to hold and press Side button and Volume button together, drag the slider off and then hold the Side button to restart iPhone X.

Force Restart iPhone

Force restart can be a mighty solution to fix common issues like iPhone notes disappeared, messages missing, etc. apart from disappeared photos.

Part 3: Check the Recently Deleted Album to fix iPhone photos disappeared

"How can I find back photos missing from iPhone Camera Roll?"

Check Recently Deleted Album

It is also possible that you accidently delete iPhone photos. So you had better check the Recently Deleted folder. Open "Photos" app to choose "Albums", then hit "Recently Deleted" to see photos disappeared from iPhone. Later, tap "Select" and tick certain pictures. You need to hit "Recover" and then confirm to restore missing iPhone photos.

Part 4: Turn on iCloud Photo Library to Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone

"I just found photos disappeared from iPhone iCloud …"

When you turn on iCloud Photo Library, you can access the entire library in iCloud automatically. However, it does not work if you have disabled "iCloud Photo Sync" or "My Photo Stream".

Turn on iCloud Photo Library

So open "Settings" app on iPhone first. Choose your name and tap "iCloud", hit "Photos" and then turn on "iCloud Photo Library". After that, you can see Camera Roll photos and other iPhone pictures in "All Photos" album.

Part 5: Restore Disappeared Photos from iTunes Backup

"My iPhone photos keep restoring without knowing why …"

If you have backed up iPhone photos with iTunes before, then you can to get back disappeared photos from iPhone by restoring. Plug in iPhone to Mac or PC using a USB cable. Trust this computer and choose your iPhone icon after being detected. Then locate the Summary menu to tap "Restore Backup" to restore iPhone disappeared photos with iTunes.

Restore Disappeared Photos from iTunes backup

You may also want to know: How to recover iPhone photos after restore, even without backup.

Part 6: Recover DisappearediPhone Photos with iOS System Recovery Tool

"My iPhone photo album disappeared, which contains thousands of photos over past few years! How can I retrieve photos disappeared from iPhone 7?"

If you have not deleted iPhone photos manually, then system errors should be the main cause. It is because there is something wrong with your iOS system that make your iPhone photos disappeared.

However, things seem to be harder to be solved. During this time, you can turn to Apeaksoft iOS System Recovery for help. It is a professional but easy-to-use iPhone system recovery program to help you get your disabled iPhone to normal, including find back the missing photos caused by system problems.. Thus, you can fix iPhone system errors within few clicks.

iOS System Recovery

  • Fix iPhone stuck in DFU mode, recovery mode, headphone mode and other abnormal situations back to the normal state.
  • Support iOS 12/11 and the latest iPhone XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s, iPad and iPod models.
  • Recover disabled iOS device in Recovery mode or DFU mode.
  • Repair disabled iPhone/iPad/iPod without erasing or damaging current data.
  • Repair iOS system on Mac or PC without data loss.
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Step 1. Run iOS System Recovery software

Download and install iPhone system repair tool. Tap "iOS System Recovery" to fix photos disappeared from iPhone after update, restore and other causes safely.

Run iOS System Recovery

Step 2. Connect iPhone to PC

Use a lightning USB cable to connect iPhone to your Windows PC or Mac. Read items below of what changes will happen to your iPhone after restoring missing iPhone photos. Hit "Start" if you agree with.

Connect iPhone to PC

Step 3. Enter into DFU mode

You need to put your iPhone into DFU mode with the step-by-step guide. For iPhone 6s and earlier common Apple users, you can hold and press "Home" and "Power" buttons for about 10 seconds, then release Power to enter into DFU mode to be detected.

Enter into DFU mode

Step 4. Check detected iPhone information

After your iPhone is detected by iOS System Recovery, check its information below including device category, device type, device model and iOS version to update. Correct the wrong items if necessary.

Check iPhone Information

Step 5. Recover photos disappeared from iPhone

Press "Repair" button to download firmware and repair iOS system. There is a progress bar displaying, with which you can know how much time you may wait. This powerful iOS system fixing software enables you to fix various issues like iPhone stuck on Apple logo, Facetime not connecting and so on.

Fix iOS System

After fixing, back to the iPhone Data Recovery interface. You are allowed to restore data from iPhone, iTunes backup or iCloud backup. Choose "Recover from iOS Device", and you can see various iOS files are listed in categories. You can find any popular data type on the left control like contacts, messages, pictures, songs, videos, and more.

Choose iPhone Photos

Just click specific photos folder on the left, and you can check detailed information on the right window. Select the disappeared iPhone photos and click Recover button to get them back easily.

By using iOS System Recovery, you can fix other iOS system problems and recover disappeared files without hassle. Well, there is a new way you can use, back up important iOS data regularly in one click by using Apeaksoft iOS Data Backup & Restore.

As a result, next time your photos disappeared from iPhone, you can recover disappeared or deleted iPhone photos in one click as well.

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