How to Fix Issues of Photos Disappeared from iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X

Summary

iPhone photos disappeared accidentally? Don’t worry, just read this post, you will know why photos disappeared from iPhone and how to get missing photos back. Supports iPhone 6/6s/7 and even the latest iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

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Oct. 20, 2017

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Question: “Hundreds of pictures suddenly disappeared from camera roll on my iPhone 6s. Anybody encountered the same problem? Why did my photos disappeared on my iPhone and how to get back these missing photos? Any help is appreciated. ”

An Email from One iPhone User

iPhone photos disappeared issues are so common to occur that a lot of iPhone users have emailed us complaining their iPhone photos disappeared from Camera Roll. Actually, it is not only photos from Camera Roll might disappear, sometimes users might find iPhone deleted all photos.

Since many people are having questions like “why did my photos disappeared on my iPhone”, “how to fix photos disappeared from iPhone”, here in this post, we will show you why iPhone photos disappeared and how to get back missing photos. Please note that these methods works for all models of iPhone, including iPhone 6/6s/7 and even the latest iPhone 8 (Plus)/X.

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Why Did My Photos Disappeared on My iPhone

There are many reasons for iPhone photos missing, below are four most likely reasons.

1. Updating to iOS 11/10 or restoring from an unknown backup,

2. Someone deleted your photos without being noticed,

3. You have logged in a different iCloud account or iCloud Photo Sync is disabled.

4. You have hide your photos.

How to Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone Issues

We have talked about why photos disappeared from iPhone in the previous part and you now may have figured out the reason. Please follow the solutions below and fix iPhone photos disappear issues.

Solution 1. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Restarting iDevice
Solution 2. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Logging in Another iCloud Account
Solution 3. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Enabling iCloud Photos
Solution 4. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Checking Recently Deleted Album
Solution 5. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Checking Hide Photos
Solution 6. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Restoring iPhone from iTunes Backup
Solution 7. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup
Solution 8. Recovering Disappeared Photos without Any Backups


Solution 1. Fix Photo Disappeared from iPhone by Restarting iDevice

You are suggested to reboot your iPhone. After you restarting your device, run Photos app and see whether photos come back on your iPhone. This is probably one of the most simple solutions to fix photos disappeared issues.

Solution 2. Fix Photo Disappeared from iPhone by Logging in Another iCloud Account

If your iCloud photos disappeared from iPhone, the most likely reason is you have logged in a wrong iCloud account. Go to Settings and you can see your name and email address, if you are logging in the wrong iCloud account, signing out and logging in the right iCloud account will work to get back your missing photos.

Solution 3. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Enabling iCloud Photos

iCloud photos would disappear from iPhone if iCloud Photo Sync or My Photo Stream is disabled. So you should make sure that you have enable this features.

To turn on My Photo Stream or iCloud Photo Library: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, then enable iCloud Photo Library or My Photo Stream. Notice that you should connect your device to Wi-Fi. If you turn on iCloud Photo Library, “My Photo Stream” album will disappear and all pictures on My Photo Stream will be transferred to “All Photos” album together with all Camera Roll pictures (Of course, the Camera Roll album will be replaced by All Photos).

Fix iPhone Pictures Disappeared by Enabling iCloud Photos

Fix iPhone Pictures Disappeared by Enabling iCloud Photos


Solution 4. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Recently Deleted Album

Since iOS 8, there is one built-in album named “Recently Deleted” in Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. This album will store the photos you recently deleted for 30 days before they are permanently deleted. So check whether there are some missing photos on “Recently Deleted” folder.

Fix iPhone Pictures Disappeared by Recently Deleted Album

Fix iPhone Pictures Disappeared by Recently Deleted Album


Solution 5. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Unhiding Photos

If you have hidden some photos on your iPhone, they will only be available in your Hidden album, Here is how to unhide your photos.

Open Photos app and go to Albums tab. Tap Unhide Ablum. Select missing photos , click on icon and then tap Unhide.

Solution 6. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Restoring iPhone from iTunes Backup

If you have created backups with iTunes, then you have a big chance to get back disappeared pictures by restoring an iDevice from iTunes backup. However, you know, while restoring, you will never know what is in the backup. Many people have tried to restore their devices from iTunes backup, only to find they had chosen a wrong backup. That’s why you will need the help of an iTunes backup extractor like PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery. Here is what it can do for you.

  1. PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery could help you scan and view the data in iTunes backup for free. That’s too say, with PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery, you can totally avoid incidents like choosing the wrong backup.
  2. PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery can also help you recover disappeared photos from iTunes backup. As is known to all, all existing data on iDevices would be erased after restoring from iTunes backup. That’s no longer the case if you have PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery. You can restore disappeared photos to iPhone Photos App directly without erasing any exiting data on iPhone or save disappeared photos on computer as you wish.
  3. PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery is developed by iMobie team, an Apple certificated developer. You could have our guarantee that it does no harm to your devices and situations like data loss or information leakage would never occur.

In the following, we will show you detailed steps to extract disappeared photos from previous backup with PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue on your computer, install and run it. Please make sure there are any previous backups on your PC/Mac.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone to computer if you want to recover missing photos directly to iPhone. Select Recover from iTunes Backup, click the Right Arrow tab to continue.

Get Back Missing Photos from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Get Back Missing Photos from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3. Select one backup and then click the Right Arrow button to continue. Choose Only Scan Backup if you just want to view the data in iTunes backup, click Compare if you want to find the missing data.

Get Back Missing Photos from iTunes Backup - Step 3

Get Back Missing Photos from iTunes Backup – Step 3

Step 4. Scroll down to Media Data and select Photos, Photo Videos and Thumbnails, click OK.

Get Back Missing Photos from iTunes Backup - Step 4

Get Back Missing Photos from iTunes Backup – Step 4

Step 5. Select photos you want to recover. Click To iDevice button, you can restore selected photos back to iPhone. You can also save missing photos to computer by clicking the To Computer tab.

Get Back Missing Photos from iTunes Backup – Step 5

Get Back Missing Photos from iTunes Backup – Step 5


Even though it is free to use PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery to scan and view data in iTunes backup, only registered version of PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery can be used to extract disappeared photos from iTunes backup. Frankly, nearly all date recovery tool require users to pay, however, iMobie team provides you 60-Day Money Back Guarantee. If PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery fails to recover your disappeared photos, you can apply for refund within 60 days since the purchase day.


Solution 7. Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone by Restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup

An iCloud backup could lead you a helping hand to fix photos disappeared from iPhone. With a previous iCloud backup, you can get back missing photos by restoring iPhone from iCloud backup. However, before getting started, please note that all existing data would be gone. Besides, data in iCloud backup are not viewable, thus many users may also encounter issues like choosing the wrong iCloud backup.

Under this circumstance, we also suggest users to view data in iCloud backup with PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery for free to avoid incidents like choosing the wrong iCloud backup. Here are more reasons why you need the help of PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery.

  1. PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery can help you selectively recover data from iCloud. That’s to say, you don’t really have risk to get all existing iPhone data replaced by the data from iCloud backup just in order to recover several disappeared photos. All data on your devices are safe.
  2. PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery is safe to operate. What you need to do to recover disappeared photos from an iCloud backup with PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery is waiting for the software to scan and display the data in iCloud, then select the missing data. Confirm to recover.
  3. PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery is developed by iMobie team, an Apple certificated developer. It is now also McAfee and Norton secured. We could guarantee you PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery does no harm to your devices and situations like information leakage or further data loss would never occur.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery on your computer and then launch it. Please make sure you have any previous iCloud backups.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone to computer, select Recover from iCloud, click the Right Arrow button.

Get Back Missing Photos from iCloud Backup - Step 2

Get Back Missing Photos from iCloud Backup – Step 2

Step 3. After logging in your iCloud account, all contents on iCloud would be displayed. Click iCloud Backup. You can also download photos in iCloud Photo Library to computer.

Get Back Missing Photos from iCloud Backup - Step 3

Get Back Missing Photos from iCloud Backup – Step 3

Step 4. Select one backup and download. Click on the Right Arrow button again, 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.

Get Back Missing Photos from iCloud Backup - Step 4

Get Back Missing Photos from iCloud Backup – Step 4

Step 5. Check the box of Photos, Photo Videos and Thumbnails. Don’t forget to click OK.

Get Back Missing Photos from iCloud Backup - Step 5

Get Back Missing Photos from iCloud Backup – Step 5

Step 6. Here you can view all photos in iCloud backup. Select the disappeared photos, tap either recover tabs. To Computer button can help you store disappeared photos to computer. To Device tab can help you recover these photos to Photos app on your iPhone.

Get Back Missing Photos from iCloud Backup - Step 6

Get Back Missing Photos from iCloud Backup – Step 6

 

Solution 8. Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone without Any Backups

What I am going to talk about here is not known by everyone. If you delete some photos from an iPhone, deleted photos are not removed from your device immediately and they would not be permanently gone until your iPhone is massively operated, like downloading apps. Under this circumstance, it is possible to get back missing photos from iPhone that are not overwritten with the help of some trustworthy software like PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery. Besides extracting missing photos from iTunes/iCloud backup, PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery could also help you scan iPhone and get back disappeared photos that are not overwritten. Why not download PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery now and let it free scan your iPhone and see if all photos are there. If these missing photos are still not overwritten, this excellent data recovery could help you get disappeared photos back.

1. PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery is developed by Apple certificated developer and it is also Norton and McAfee secured. We guarantee that PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery does no harm to your device.

2. It is free to use PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery to scan iDevice, but only registered version can be used to recover data. However, basically all recovery software require users to pay. iMobie is a responsible and trustworthy developer, 60-Day Money Back Guarantee is provided to all users. If PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery failed to recover your missing photos, you can apply for a refund within 60 days since the purchase day.

Step 1. Download and install PhoneRescue – iOS data recovery to your PC/Mac > Launch it.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer > Select Recover from iOS Device > Click button.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone - Step 2

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone – Step 2

Step 3. Select Photos, Photo Videos, Thumbnails > Click OK.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone - Step 3

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone – Step 3

Step 4. 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 messages directly back to iPhone and To Computer button will help you export missing photos to computer.

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone – Step 4

Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone – Step 4

The Bottom Line

The above tips are some basic ones that you can have a try if your photos disappeared from iPhone. Any better ideas? Be free to post them on the comment section.

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