How to Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared Issues

This post aims at telling you how to fix iPhone camera app disappeared issues. Do keep reading if you are encountering this annoying iPhone camera app missing issues.

By Lydia Smith | Posted: Jan. 02, 2018, Last Updated: Jan. 08, 2018
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It is been almost three months since Apple launched new iOS. Now, many of you might have already upgraded to the latest iOS 11. It is always good to try new things, but each iOS upgrade leads to problems.

A handful of iPhone users find that iPhone camera app disappeared after updating to the latest iOS 11. It is a small problem but quite annoying. Follow the steps below, you can easily fix iPhone camera app missing issues.

How to Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared Issues

Here are three methods in total to fix iPhone camera app disappeared issues. Please try them one by one.

Method 1. Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared Issues by Checking Camera Restrictions

The restrictions could prevent the camera icon from appearing on the home screen and being accessed from other applications, thus checking camera restrictions is the first step to fix iPhone camera app disappeared issues.

Step 1. Go to Settings > General > Restrictions.

Step 2. Enter the password needed to access restrictions. Toggle the switch of Camera until it appears to be green. Go back to the main screen and see if you have fixed the iPhone camera app disappeared issue.

Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared by Checking Restrictions

Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared by Checking Restrictions

Method 2. Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared Issues by Resetting the Screen Icon Layout

Sometimes you might have mistakenly moved the camera app into folders, that is why you can’t find the Camera app icon. Under this circumstance, resetting the screen icon layout is of great help.

Step 1. Go to Settings > General.

Step 2. Scroll down to Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout.

Method 3. Fix iPhone Camera App Disappeared Issues by Restoring iDevice

If neither methods work for you, then the last resort is restoring iDevice. Please don’t worry about any data loss, we had one post showing you how to restore iPhone iPad without losing any data.

Bonus Tip: How to Recover Lost Photos on iPhone

With above methods, you should be able to fix iPhone camera app disappeared issues. However, after getting back missing iPhone camera app, some users complain that photos are disappeared from iPhone. Just in case you are having the same problem, here we will also show you how to recover lost photos on iPhone.

If you have made iTunes/iCloud backups, you can just restore iDevice from iTunes/iCloud backup, but, as is known to all, after restoring iDevice from previous iTunes/iCloud backup, all existing data on iDevice would be erased. What’s worse, majority people don’t have any backups at all!

Don’t worry, PhoneRescue for iOS is there to help. PhoneRescue for iOS is developed by an Apple certificated developer serving iOS users to recover lost data. Through many years of development, PhoneRescue for iOS is equipped with three recovery modes, they are Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup and Recover from iCloud.

Recover from iOS Device
When data are mistakenly deleted from iPhone, they are not gone until the iDevice is massively operated, like downloading apps, reboot. That’s why PhoneRescue for iOS can help you get back lost data on Device directly. Through deep scan, it can help you find the missing data and recover them to your iDevice.

Recover from iTunes Backup/iCloud

As mentioned above, getting back lost data by restoring iDevice from iTunes backup/iCloud may cause you further data loss. To avoid this tragedy, do give a try on PhoneRescue for iOS. It allows you to preview the data in iTunes/iCloud backup and selectively restore the data to iDevice. This process is totally safe and it does no harm to the data on iDevice.

PhoneRescue for iOS Overview

PhoneRescue for iOS Overview

To know the detailed steps to recover lost photos, please refer to:

How to Recover Lost Photos on iPhone with/without Any Backup >

The Bottom Line

With the three methods above, you can surely fix iPhone camera app disappeared issues. Are those methods helpful? Please do leave comments below. By the way, if you lost some data accidentally, please do remember to give PhoneRescue for iOS a try! It can easily retrieve missing photos. Any questions about PhoneRescue for iOS or this post, please email our customer service, they will reply as quick as possible.

Lydia Smith

Member of iMobie team, has a mania for Apple products and reading. Like to fix all kinds of Apple-related issues.

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