iPhone Not Saving Photos to Camera Roll in iOS 11? Fixed Here!

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Cedric Grantham Posted on Oct 24, 2017 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Users have reported various kinds of problems occurred in their iPhones after updating to iOS 11, such as flashlight not working, notification, alarm or screen recording won't work well in iOS 11. Just recently, we have collected a new and weird issue which never expected to happen in on iPhone 6/6S/7/7 Plus or even the latest iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, that is iPhone not saving photos to camera roll in iOS 11. The matter details are after taking a couple of pictures, none of the photos are saved to the camera roll, however strangely, the photos are still visible through the review mode in the actual camera app. How to fix this problem effectively? Read on to get comprehensive answers.

Quick fixes to iPhone not saving photos to camera roll in iOS 11

After updating to iOS 11, iPhone not saving photos to camera roll may appear all of a sudden. In order to check all the possibilities, try following methods one-by-one until setting the issue.

Method 1: Check your iPhone storage

If there is not enough space for new files, iPhone not saving photos to camera roll will definitely appear. You can try to free up space on iPhone by deleting useless apps, delete photos, music, notes, videos, and messages.

Go to "Settings" > "General" > "iPhone Storage". Free up space according to particular needs.

Method 2: Force restart your iPhone in iOS 11

If the iPhone not saving photos to camera roll caused by app stuck or software crash, you can fix it by restarting your iPhone.

  • For iPhone 6 and former devices: press and hold the Home button and the power button together until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • For iPhone 7/7 Plus: press the Home button and the Volume down button together until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
  • For iPhone 8/8 Plus/X: Apple has changed the way to force restart iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. First press and quickly release the Volume Up button, then press and quickly release the Volume Down button and finally press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

Method 3: Send the photos via iMessage and restart your iPhone

This is the most useful way to fix iPhone photos not saving to camera roll in iOS 11 and find the photos that were not saved previously likely. Follow the tips below to make it.

Step 1: Restart your iPhone by powering off and opening it again.

Step 2: Go to the Home screen and open the "Camera".

Step 3: Choose "Photo" mode and take a picture.

Step 4: Tap on the thumbnail in the lower left corner to view the photo captured just now.

Step 5: Tap on the share button in the lower left corner. Tap on Message to send the picture to one of your contacts via iMessage.

send the photos via iMessage

Method 4: Restore your iPhone

If all the above methods cannot fix the iPhone not saving photos in iOS 11, the final way you can try is to factory reset and restore your iPhone. As restoring iPhone will absolutely cause data erasing and loss, you must make an iPhone backup to the computer. And then, restore your iPhone with the backup.

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