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It is annoying that iPhone photos disappeared from the camera roll. But it is quite a common issue that many Apple users may encounter. To help you out, we dig out the iron truth about why the camera roll is missing from iPhone and how to fix the resolve the photos not showing up on iPhone cameral roll issue.
Part 1. Why Did My Camera Roll Disappear?
Part 2. What to Do when Camera Roll Photos Disappeared?
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There are many causes for the camera roll missing from iPhone, such as:
Generally, the Recently Deleted album store the deleted photos and videos for up to 30 days. If the iPhone photos disappeared from the camera roll, you could check the Recently Deleted folder to see whether you have mistakenly removed them.
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You should also check whether you use the same Apple ID to sign into iCloud. When logging in with an incorrect Apple ID, the photos may disappear from the camera roll.
Suppose you don't turn on the iCloud Photo Library feature on your iPhone. In that case, you cannot access all photos with the same Apple ID across all Apple devices. Thus, open Settings on your iPhone > tap your name > select iCloud > Photos > enable iCloud Photo Library.
Then, the All Photo album will replace the Camera Roll album after enabling the iCloud Photo Library.
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As mentioned above, one reason for the camera roll missing from iPhone is that you may have hidden your photos. You can check the hidden folder to see if the desired photos are there.
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Restarting the iPhone fixes many system glitches, like the iPhone photos disappearing from the camera roll. So, you can reboot the device to check whether it resolves the problem or not.
In rare cases, a failed communication with Apple servers may also cause the camera roll to be missing from iPhone. Hence, you can change the date and time settings from Set Automatically to Time Zone and select the correct location on your iPhone.
Suppose you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes previously. In that case, you can restore the disappeared photos from the iTunes backup to your iPhone. There are two ways to restore the disappeared photos from iTunes backup.
Option 1: Using iTunes
The restoring process will overwrite the existing iPhone data.
Option 2: Without iTunes
Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery allows you to get back the missing camera roll photos from the iTunes backup to a computer without running iTunes and connecting your iPhone. Besides, you can also preview and check the desired photos to restore. It is user-friendly and causes no data loss.
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Assume you have enabled iCloud Photos on your iPhone. You can restore the disappeared photos from the iCloud website without data loss. Here's how.
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Assume you don't back up your iPhone photos to iCloud or iTunes, and all the above methods cannot get the disappeared camera roll photos back. You can recover the missing images from your iPhone directly with the help of iPhone Photo Recovery. It is a powerful tool that supports recovering iOS data without backup under many common scenarios.
The highlights of iPhone Photo Recovery:
* Recover missing photos directly from camera roll, photo stream, photo library, and apps.
* Restore photos from iCloud and iTunes backup.
* Apply to different data loss situations: Accidental deletion, system crashes, iOS update failure, jailbreak failure, water damage, screen smashes, no backup, locked/stolen/lost iPhone, get stuck in DFU mode/Apple logo, etc.
* View all photos and selective recovery.
* Compatible with iPhone 14/SE (3rd/2nd/1st generation)/13 Pro Max/13 Pro/13/13 mini/12 Pro Max/12 Pro/12/12 mini/11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6, etc.
To get back missing camera roll photos without backup:
1. Install and run the software on your computer and click the Recover from iOS Device mode on the left window. Next, plug your iPhone into the computer via USB and click Start Scan to scan the iPhone data.
2. After scanning, it will display the iPhone files on the interface. Tap Camera Roll on the left side and preview all the pictures. Later, check the desired photos and tap Recover below to recover them to your computer.
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You can follow our instructions one by one to troubleshoot the "iPhone photos disappeared from camera roll" issue. Or you can restore them from an iTunes or iCloud backup if there is one. I will highly recommend Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery to restore missing camera roll photos from iTunes. It won't cause data loss and allows you to view and check the wanted images to restore.
Also, you can use iPhone Photo Recovery to recover the disappeared camera roll photos from your iPhone to your computer for further use. It works with various data loss scenarios and is easy to handle.
We hope this tutorial will help you get back the missing photos. If you have anything to tell us, please leave a comment below.
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