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[Real Fixes] Photos Disappeared from iPhone After Update

Brithny updated on Jan 20, 2022 to iPhone Data Recovery |How-to Articles


Photos disappeared from iPhone 6/7/8/X/XS/XR after the update? If this is your case, you can check this guide to find several useful solutions to restore missing iPhone photos after iOS 13/12/11/10 update.

"Hi, I have updated to iOS 11.3 on my 64GB iPhone 6s without any issues. But since doing so, my photos disappeared from my iPhone all of a sudden! Is there any way for me to solve this problem and get my missing photos back?

If you are one of those who have found your photos missing after iOS 12/13 updates, then you can follow the tips listed in this guide to fix this issue. To help you read and understand this guide better, we divide it into two parts: Part 1 outlines some feasible solutions to fix "photos disappeared from iPhone after update" issue, and Part 2 introduce a direct way to recover deleted photos. If you don't want to waste time trying the solutions one by one, you can directly navigate to Part 2 to get your missing photos back.

Part 1. How Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone After iOS 13/12/11 Update
Part 2. Recover Missing Photos with EaseUS MobiSaver

Part 1. How to Fix Photos Disappeared from iPhone After iOS 13/12/11 Update

If you are also stuck on this error, don’t panic and read this guide with deep attention. 

Solution 1. Restart Your iPhone/iPad

When you are faced with this kind of situation, the very first thing you need to do is restart your phone. By restarting your iPhone, all the active and unidentified error programs on the device will be closed. So, this can be the first solution you can try when meeting iPhone errors. The steps will vary depending on your iPhone models.

For iPhone 8 and earlier: Press and hold the Side (or Top) button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn off iPhone > Press and hold the Side (or Top) button again until you see the Apple logo.

For iPhone X: Press and hold the Side button and either of the Volume Up/Down buttons > Release them until the Power slider appears > Drag it to confirm your choice > Once the phone is turned off, press the Side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.How to Restart iPhone

Solution 2. Check the Recently Deleted Folder

You may have accidentally deleted the images so just to be sure, go to Photos > Albums > Recently Deleted. 

If you find them there, move them back to the "All Photos" folder. You do this by selecting the images and then clicking "Recover". Confirm that you want to recover the photos after that.

Check recently deleted folder

Solution 3. Check iCloud Photos Settings

Make sure that iCloud Photos Library is enabled on your iPhone correctly.

Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Tap Photos > Ensure the iCloud Photo Library is turned on.

Enable iCloud Photo Library

Solution 4. Log Out and Log In iCloud Account

If you find that your iCloud photos lost after iOS 11 update, go to have a check whether you have logged in your iCloud account. If you have logged in, then you can log out and then log in again to have a try.

Log out and log in iCloud account

Solution 5. Enable your cellular data

If you want to access your iCloud photos via cellular data, then you'll need to check the cellular settings by going to iCloud Photo settings > Tap on "Cellular Data"> Make sure that the cellular data option is turned on.

Solution 6. Manage iCloud storage

Lack of iCloud storage is another factor that may result in this issue. To solve this issue, you can go to your phone's iCloud Store > Tap on "Manage Storage." Then, you can check how much free space is left. 

Manage Storage on iCloud

Part 2. Recover Missing Photos with EaseUS MobiSaver

EaseUS MobiSaver is the world's first iPhone photo recovery software that can recover all lost information like photos, songs, videos, calendar schedules, notes and even more from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS, iPad 2/1, the New iPad and iPod touch. This iPhone photo recovery software provides easy and quick data recovery solutions to recover lost files from iPhone. 

Method 1. Recover Photo Directly from iPhone

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer

Connected your iOS device to the computer and run EaseUS MobiSaver, choose your iPhone X/8/7/6 in "Recover from iOS Device" mode and click "Scan" to make the software scan the device to find all the data on the phone.

recover photos from iPhone device directly

Step 2. Preview and pick out photos you want

Choose the "Photos & Videos" category on the left to find all the media data including the lost and existing files on the iPhone.

Scan the photos you want and recover

Step 3. Recover the lost iPhone photos after iOS update

Finally, mark those files you want and click "Recover" to export these photos. You need to specify a folder to save the recovered photos on your computer first.

recover the missing photos after iOS update

Method 2. Recover photos from iTunes Backup file

If you have iTunes backup files for your iPhone, you can try another data recovery mode of EaseUS MobiSaver "Recover from iTunes Backup". It's quite easy.

Choose the iTunes backup file for your iPhone in "Recover from iTunes Backup" mode and click the "Scan" button to continue. The following operation is the same as "Recover from iOS Device". The only difference is that the software will scan the backup files instead of the iOS device.

recover lost photos from iTunes backup

Method 3. Recover photos from iCloud

Step 1. Choose Recover from iCloud Backup, and then sign in with your Apple ID.

recover lost photos after iOS 11 or 12 update from iCloud

Step 2. Select the right iCloud backup you want to extract, click Scan to download it to your computer and search lost data.

Step 3. After the scan, you can choose the right file types and click the specific item to preview the detailed information. And then choose the data and files you want to restore. Finally, click the Recover button to save them to your computer.


Now, you have known all feasible solutions to fix "photos disappeared from iPhone after iOS 13/12/11 update." Apart from the methods mentioned above, there are many other solutions. However, it's a waste of time to try them one by one to see if they work. Therefore, we advise you to use EaseUS MobiSaver to get the job done.

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