Photos Not Showing Up on iPhone X/iPhone 8? Fixes Here!

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Myra Posted on Feb 07, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

Applies To: iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 in iOS 11

Have taken photos with your iPhone camera but didn't find the pictures in the Photos App on your device? Photos not showing up on your iPhone after restore? iCloud photos not showing up on new iPhone? No matter what kind of situation you are in, you can find the corresponding solutions in this article. The fixes to the "photos not showing up on iPhone" vary according to the causes. Read this article to get the details and apply the tips on your device according to your needs.

Photos Not Showing Up on iPhone? Fixes Here!

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Part 1: Fixes to Photos Not Showing Up on iPhone

Are your newly taken photos not showing up on iPhone Camera Roll? There are two effective tips to help you out.

Tip 1: Restart iPhone

Restarting your iPhone is just the first steps of this tip. After that, you need to :

Step 1: Take a photo with your iPhone.

Step 2: Click the thumbnail of the newly taken photo in Camera App to view the photo.

Step 3: Tap on the Share button to send this photo to other via iMessage.

Step 4: Restart your iPhone again and then check the photo in Photos App on your device.

Tip 2: Update to the latest version of iOS

It's highly likely that the photos not appearing in Camera Roll is caused by the bugs in the iOS operating system. Don't hesitate to update to the latest version of iOS is there is a new update available. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for new update. This tip is also helpful in solving the "FaceTime live photos not saving" issue in iOS 11.

Part 2: Solutions to Photos Not Showing Up on iPhone after restore

Tip 1: Perform a restart on iPhone

This is one of the commonest solutions to iPhone/iPad problems. In iOS 11, there are two ways to restart iPhone.

Method 1: On iPhone 8/8 Plus and earlier, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until a slider appears, drag the slider to turn off your iPhone completely and then hold and press the same button to turn your device on. On iPhone X, press and hold Sleep/Wake button and Volume Up (or Volume Down) button instead.

Method 2: Go to Settings > General > Shut Down and move the slider to turn off your iPhone/iPad completely. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button to turn on your iPhone/iPad in iOS 11.

Tip 2: Turn on iCloud Photo Library

Photos not showing up on your iPhone after restoring your device from iCloud backup? What you need to know here is that if you turn on iCloud Photo Library when you back up your iPhone to iCloud, the photos will not be included in the iCloud backup. If you want to keep the photos on your restored iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos and switch on iCloud Photo Library and then connect your iPhone to a stable Wi-Fi network connection and wait for iCloud photos to be downloaded to your iPhone.

While if you haven't turned on iCloud Photo Library, your photos may be included in the iCloud Backup. When you restore your iPhone from iCloud, keep your iPhone connected to the Wi-Fi network and patiently wait for the photos (always in large size) to be downloaded to your iPhone.

Part 3: Fixes to iCloud Photos Not Showing Up on New iPhone

Have synced the photos on your previous iPhone to iCloud and now want to sync the photos to your new iPhone but only to find it doesn't work as you expect? If iCloud photos are not showing up on your new iPhone, here are the tips you can try.

Tip 1: Check iCloud settings

To download iCloud photos to your iPhone, you need to turn on iCloud Photo Library first. Follow the steps below to check the settings.

Step 1: Open Settings App on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on [your name] > iCloud > Photos.

Step 3: Toggle on iCloud Photo Library.

Step 4: Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network and wait for photos to be downloaded from iCloud to your iPhone.  (You can also download iCloud photos to PC if you need.)

Tip 2: Check the Apple ID on iPhone

Make sure the Apple ID you signed in to your new iPhone with is the same as the one you used on your previous iPhone. If you are using the correct Apple ID, sign out of iCloud and then sign back in.

Tip 3: Check the network connection

A stable Wi-Fi network connection is required when you sync iCloud photos to your iPhone. If your iPhone is under a poor network connection, connect to another network available instead. While if Wi-Fi is not working on your iPhone in iOS 11, you can learn how to fix it from the solutions provided in the related article.