How to Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 (Plus) with 4 Methods

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November 08, 2017

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With the 12MP wide-angle and telephoto camera(s) on iPhone X/8 (Plus), you can take as many lovely pictures as you like, to record every wonderful moment of your life.

However, unluckily, recently some iPhone 8/10 users have emailed us complaining about their photos missing from their iPhones. For any photo lover, this is unbearable. But how did this happen? Why photos disappeared from iPhone X/8 (Plus)? The Reasons could be these examples in the following, collected from user’s feedback:

  1. iOS upgrading. Many users have encounter iOS data disappearing after iOS 11/10 upgrading, not just photos, also including contacts, messages, notes, and more.
  2. iPhone X/8 (Plus) Jailbreak.
  3. Some others deleted photos without your knowing.
  4. Restoring from an unknown backup.
  5. You have hidden your photos on iPhone 8/X.

So base on these reasons why photos disappeared from iPhone 8/X, here list four practical methods to fix this issue, and help your get them back easily.

Solution 1. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 on Device DirectlySolution 2. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone with iTunes BackupSolution 3. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone with iCloud BackupSolution 4. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone without Backup

How to Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 (Plus)

Solution 1. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 on Device Directly

In some specific situations, you can only set your iPhone X/8, and find those missing photos. But these methods don’t work all the time. If none of them works for you, please move to the other three methods to fix issue of photos disappeared from iPhone 8/X.

1.Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 by Restarting iDevice

Simple method  always goes firstly. Sometimes photos are missing temporarily, and after you restart your iPhone 8/X, they will show again.

2.Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 by Logging in Correct iCloud ID

You must know that if you have enabled iCloud Photos Library and My Photo Stream before, Camera Roll will be renamed All Photos, and all photos will be saved in this album.

However, if you log in the wrong iCloud account, photos disappeared from your iPhone 8/X would be inevitable. So make sure iCloud account right.

If iCloud Photos Library and My Photo Stream are disabled, photos will also be missing. Make sure both turning on in iCloud.

3.Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Recently Deleted Album

If you, or others have mistakenly deleted your photos on iPhone 8/X, normally those deleted ones will be saved in Recently Deleted album for 30 days. So under such situation, you can go there to get them back. If there aren’t the photos you want, or they were deleted  more than 30 days ago, you need jump to Solution 4 for the opportunity to recover them

Fix iPhone 8/X Photos Disappeared by Recently Deleted Album

Fix iPhone 8/X Photos Disappeared by Recently Deleted Album

4.Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 by Unhiding Photos

In iPhone photo app, there is a  icon when you open a picture. Tapping this icon, you can access the option to hide the picture in the Hidden album. This can also be a reason why your photos disappeared from iPhone X/8.

The solution is quite easy. Go to Hidden album > Choose one hidden photo > Tap  > Click Unhide, and it would be displayed again.

If you have tried these four methods above, but your missing photos are still not found, you need to keep reading the following three methods, to find the answer.

Solution 2. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone 8/X to iTunes, you can restore your iPhone 8/X from the iTunes backup to find the missing pictures, as long as the backup contains what you want. But the question is that iTunes does not support backup files previewing. You can not check if the backup contains those disappearing photos. Even though you remember that those photos must be in the backup, you have to get them back, at the cost of erasing all existing data on iPhone X/8. Honestly, iTunes restoring is not a wise choice.

Fortunately, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you get back photos from iTunes backups, but without such annoying questions. It enables you to preview any single item in iTunes backup. You can also choose any single item, a piece of contact, message, or a picture, or more, to recover easily and quickly. There is no need for the whole backup restoring, totally unlike iTunes. Most importantly, there will be no any data missing, erasing, and leaking. 100% security for your data. So why not give it trial now, before heading to how to find the missing iPhone 8/X pictures in iTunes backup?

Step 1. Run it on your computer (PC/Mac) > Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. If you plan to recover photos directly to Photo app, you need connect your iPhone 8/X to it. > Click right arrow.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iTunes Backup - Step 1

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Select one iTunes backup > Click the Right Arrow button to continue > On the popping-up page, choose Only Scan Backup if you just want to view the data in iTunes backup, and click Compare if you want to find the missing data. Here we take Only Scan Backup as an example.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iTunes Backup - Step 2

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Then it will display another screen for you to choose what kind of data to scan. So check Photos, and click on OK button.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iTunes Backup - Step 3

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iTunes Backup – Step 3

Step 4. After scanning, all photos will be displayed. Choose the photos which have disappeared from your iPhone X/8 > Click To iDevice button, you can restore selected photos back to iPhone Photo app directly. You can also save missing photos to computer by clicking the To Computer tab.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iTunes Backup - Step 4

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iTunes Backup – Step 4

Solution 3. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone 8/X to iCloud, you also have the chance to get back lost pictures. You can get them back by resetting your device firstly, and then restoring it from iCloud. However, just like iTunes restoring, iCloud does not give users the permission to viewing iCloud backup contents, so you may be not sure of whether the missing photos were saved in the backup.

Even though you remember which iCloud backup has what you want, you still need reset all contents and settings on your iPhone X/8 firstly. While if the backup does not include some other important data on your device right now, restoring will lead to other data missing, and irretrievable. The losses outweight the gains.

Getting rid of these shortcomings, you need PhoneRescue for iOS to help you. PhoneRescue for iOS supports preview all kinds of data in iCloud backup. And you can selectively choose exact data type(s), or single item(s) to recover from iCloud backup, without any existing data erasing on iPhone 8/X. Download it now, and check how to use it for iCloud photos recovering.

Step 1. Run it on your PC/Mac > Choose Recover from iCloud. If you want to recover missing photos from iCloud to your iPhone 8/X Photo app directly, please connect your device to it with USB > Click right arrow.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup - Step 1

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Log in your iCloud account > Choose iCloud backup.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup - Step 2

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Select one backup > Click Download menu > Click on the Right Arrow button, tap Only Scan Backup if you want to view contents in iCloud Backup. Click on Compare if you want to know the differences between data in iCloud backup and iPhone 8/X, at the page.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup - Step 3

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup – Step 3

Step 4. Check Photos, Photo Videos and Thumbnails > Click OK.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup - Step 4

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup – Step 4

Step 5. Here you can view all photos in iCloud backup > Select the disappeared photos, tap To Computer button to store disappeared photos to computer, or To Device to recover these photos to Photos app directly.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup - Step 5

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 with iCloud Backup – Step 5

Solution 4. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 without Backup

If above common methods didn’t work for you, and you didn’t backup your iPhone 8/X to iTunes and iCloud, here is the last choice to fix photos disappeared from iPhone X/8.

Technically, all lost, or deleted files on iPhone 8/X are not really gone forever immediately. They will still saved on device memory invisibly. However as long as they are still there, and not been overwritten bu other data, we can find and get them back. How?

Completing this job must get help from some powerful iOS data recovery tools. PhoneRescue for iOS is just the best one you need. It can selectively scan data types within 1 minute, based on the amount of your data, and find the ones you want, as long as they are not overwritten. For photos, you can directly recover them to your iPhone 8/X Photo app directly. If PhoneRescue for iOS didn’t get you what you want, you can ask for a full refund within 60 days. Why not give it trial now?

Step 1. Run it on your computer > Connect your iPhone 8/X to it > Choose Recover from iOS Device > Click right arrow.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 without Backup - Step 1

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 without Backup – Step 1

Step 2. Then it would pop up a screen to choose what kind of data to scan. So check Photos, Photo Videos, Thumbnails > Click OK.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 without Backup - Step 2

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 without Backup – Step 2

Step 3. All photos on your device would be displayed. Select the missing photos, click the To Computer or To iDevice button (To iDevice button can help you recover disappeared photos directly back to iPhone and To Computer button will help you export missing photos to computer).

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 without Backup - Step 3

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone X/8 without Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

These are all methods to fix photos disappeared from iPhone X/8. If you have any other practical ways for this issue, please share them in the comments below, to help more people.

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