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Top 4 Ways to Fix Photos Missing after iOS 12 Update

After I upgraded to iOS 12, all of my photo albums disappeared. I’ve synced a few times. The photos show as being synced, but the albums never show up so the photos aren’t accessible. This is on both my iPhone X and my iPad Pro. Anyone else have this happen?

Did your photos disappeared from iPhone after iOS 12 update? Well, you don’t have to worry much about this issue as many of the users are also going through this issue and they are able to solve their problem using some fixes which has been shown in this article. Basically, I will show your 4 ways to fix photos not showing up on iPhone after the iOS 12 update.

Way 1: Check Recent Deleted Folder

“Recently Deleted” folder is a separate folder in iPhone that keeps your deleted photos of last 30 days. Normally if you have deleted the picture then you can simply go to this folder and recover it back. The same things might have happened to all your photos of album when you update to iOS 12. So, you better check your recent deleted folder and if you found all your photos there, just recover it. 

Steps on how to recover iPhone photos disappeared after iOS 12 update:

1. First unlock you Phone >> Go to Photos.

2.Tap on Albums >> Tap on Recently Deleted folder.

3. If there are photos, select the photos and then tap on recover option.

recently deleted photos

Way 2: Enable iCloud Photos Settings

We all are aware about the fact that enabling iCloud Photo Library syncs all the photos to iCloud across all the device log-in with same iCloud account. But if there is problem with the iCloud sync then you might think all the photos got disappear only after the iOS 12 update. Let’s get your photos back.

Steps on how to recover photos lost after iOS 12 update:

1. Open settings of your iPhone >> iCloud >> Photos >> Confirm that iCloud Photos Library is turned on.

2. You can even turn it off and after few second again turn it on to ensure that it is working fine.

enable icloud photo library

You can even log out and again log in to iCloud account to make sure that there is not any problem with iCloud account and syncing.

1. Just go to settings of your iPhone >> tap on iTunes & App Store.

2. Tap on Apple ID >> Tap on Sign Out.

sign out icloud account

3. Now again sign in to iCloud account entering your Apple ID and Password.

Way 3: Force Restart iOS 12 Devices

There are plenty of time when the simple solution like restarting the Phone can fix many issue of your phone. If you are getting any kind of issue on your iPhone and even tried many of the methods to solve the issue but couldn’t fix the issue then you better try to force restart your iPhone. Who knows if it fixes your issue? Similarly, if photos disappeared after iOS 12 update then try force restart your iPhone.

For iPhone 6 and older models:

  • 1. Press and hold sleep/wake or power button and home button of your iPhone for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus:

  • 1. Press and hold sleep/wake and volume down button for at least 10 seconds until you see Apple logo.
force restart iphones

For iPhone 8 and iPhone X:

  • 1. Press Volume up and down button along with Power button for few seconds until you don’t see Apple logo.
  • 2. You iPhone will now reboot and see if this fixes you issue or not.

Way 4: Recover Lost Photo after iOS 12 Update

The one method that works perfectly fine to get back your missing photos after iOS 12 update is using Tenorshare UltData.  This tool is so perfect that you can actually recover all the data directly from iOS devices, iTunes and iCloud backup. You can get back you lost data selectively and even safely which is also compatible with latest iOS 12 . It supports more than 20 files types like WhatsApp, SMS, contacts, photos, videos etc.

Let’s see how to recover lost photos after iOS 12 update using UltData.

Note: Make sure to download and install UltData on your computer.

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1. First connect your iPhone to computer using USB cable and open UltData on your computer.

connect iphone and  unlock with passcode

2. UltData will automatically detect your iPhone if it is trusted but if it doesn’t detect then unlock your iPhone and then check your window which will show you a pop-up message asking you to Trust the computer. Click on Trust option.

trust the computer  using ultdata

3. You will enter into the app. The default option will be selected as “Recover from iOS Device”. You can even choose “Recover from iTunes Backup Files” or “Recover from iCloud Backup File”.

4. Click on “Start Scan” option to begin the process.

click on start scan  button

5. Next enter passcode to complete the process.

recover photo using  ultdata

Finally you have recovered all the missing photos after iOS 12 update.

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In this article it has shown how to fix photos lost after iOS 12 update and how to recover the photos. Though 4 ways has been shown to fix the issue but UltData works the best and recovers the photos just in few minutes with only some clicks. You can even preview the content before recovering them. So, why to choose any other methods when you get everything in one tool. Try UltData and share your experience with us.

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iOS 12 Follow @Jenefey Aaron