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iPhone Photos Disappear Suddenly, How Can I Get Them Back?

2018-04-10 18:11:05/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Recovery Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Nowadays, more and more people are fond of using iPhone to take and store photos so that iPhone becomes an important tool for us. So it is really a panic when you find that the photos that you have stored in iPhone are disappeared. In this case, do you know the reason of this issue and what can you do to get these previous pictures back? This article can tell you.

Before getting the disappeared photos back, you'd better know the reason why they disappear suddenly so that you can avoid this problem next time. The followings are several main causes of the issue, you can take a look.

- Low storage space unable iPhone to show up the photos.

- Mistaken settings of your Camera Roll like turning off Photo Stream would cause the error.

- An unstable system may occur after the iOS update and it would result in the iPhone photos error.

After knowing the reasons, you can solve the problem more effectively. At the same time, you could pay attention to these details at ordinary times to avoid this kind of issue.

Part 1. The powerful Tool to Get Disappeared Photos Back

Part 2. More Tips about iPhone Disappeared Photos Recovery

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Part 1. The powerful Tool to Get Disappeared Photos Back

To recover the disappeared photos on iPhone, you can choose MobiKin Doctor for iOS to help you. This is a professional tool to help you restore deleted, lost or formatted data from iDevice. It allows you to retrieve the disappeared photos on iPhone within several simple clicks, which can save you time and simplify the process. With it, you can:

- Getting data back in three different modes: recover data from iDevice directly or restore data from iTunes and iCloud backup easily.

- The types that you can retrieve from iPhone are more than 10, including photos, SMS, contacts, call history, safari, notes and so on.

- Compatible with all generations of iDevice like iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s, iPad Air, iPad 2, iPod touch, iPod nano, etc.

- Backup iOS data on local computer.

Its operation could be straightforward. You can go with the steps below to get back your photos.

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Step 1. Connect your device to computer

At first, you need to launch the installed program on your computer and select “Recover from iOS Device” mode. After that, you can use an USB cable to connect your phone to computer and this tool will detect the connected device automatically.


1. If your iPhone runs on iOS 7 or higher, you need to tab "Trust" on your iPhone for scanning your iPhone data successfully.

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2. For iPhone 4/3GS, you need do more 3 steps before continuing this photos recovery process.

- Click the "Start" button of your iPhone.

- Hold down the "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time for exact 10 seconds.

- Release Power button and keep holding Home button.

Step 2. Preview and find your lost data

After the detection, all the files on your iPhone, including the deleted data, will be listed in categories. Here you can tap on the "Camera Roll", "Photo Stream" or "Photo Library" folder in the left panel to locate and preview its detailed contents.

Step 3. Begin to recover

Now you should choose the photo files that you want to restore and hit "Recover" button to get back the deleted images.

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Part 2. More Tips about iPhone Disappeared Photos Recovery

Except using a third-party tool to get your lost iPhone photos back, you also can learn some small tips to find out them. In some specific situations, these tips could be effectual. Besides, you could avoid this kind of error next time after learning and employ these tips. For using these means, you just need to check and turn on some settings on your phone.

1. Reboot your iPhone

If you have updated the iOS version recently or your device has run for a long time, this is the basic tip worthy of a try. It is simple and common, but it is able to solve many kinds of errors.

To restart your iPhone, you could press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the slider appear, then swipe it to turn off your device. After a few seconds, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button again until you see the Apple logo.

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2. Check the Recently Deleted Album

It is probable that you delete the photos accidently but don't worry, you can find them back. You can click on the Photos app on screen and then choose Albums option under this folder and you will see "Recently Deleted" album. Just open it and if you see the missing photos here, you can remove it back into your All Photos album. In order to remove it back to other album, you could tap Select and then choose the photos you want, and tap on Recover to move it back to normal album.

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3. Enable iCloud Photo Library

If the photos that disappear from your iPhone come from Mac computer with the sync feature, you ought to check if you have turned on iCloud Photo Library feature. You could navigate to Settings and then tap on Apple ID/your name. Next select iCloud option and click on Photos. Then you will the iCloud Photo Library, just turn it on and go to Photos setting to see whether the wanted photo presented in the file or not.

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4. Retrieve photos from iTunes backups

The majority of people would backup their desired photos to iTunes in case of data lost. This could be helpful at this moment for the reason that you can get your missed photos back via iTunes.

In this situation, you could link your iPhone to computer on which has installed the latest iTunes. In the process, you will be asked to trust the computer on the phone, just click "Trust" so that iTunes can detect your iPhone. After the successful detection, you could select "Restore Backup" and a list of backups will appear. Then you can elect the photos you want and hit "Restore" to get back the disappeared photos.

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See also:

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5. Check Apple ID

It is possible that the Apple account you have signed in is different from the one that you have stored the photos in. Hence, it is recommended that you could check the Apple ID. Just go to Settings and at the top of Settings menu you will see the option- Sign in to (Your Device) and tap it. Then you could inspect your Apple account is correct or not.

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