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Top 4 Ways to Fix Photos Missing after iOS 13/12 Update

"After I upgraded to iOS 13/12, 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 13/12 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 13/12 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 13/12 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 13/12 update. Let's get your photos back.

Steps on how to recover photos lost after iOS 13/12 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 13/12 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 13/12 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/XR/XS:

  • 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: Photos Missing After iOS 13 Update, How to Get Them Back

The one method that works perfectly fine to get back your missing photos after iOS 13/12 update is using Tenorshare UltData.  This tool is so perfect that you can actually recover all the data directly from iTunes and iCloud backup. You can get back you lost data selectively and even safely which is also compatible with latest iOS 13/12 . It supports more than 30+ files types like WhatsApp, SMS, contacts, photos, videos etc.

Let's see how to recover missing photos after iOS 13/12 update using UltData.

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

1. Choose the feature "Recover from iTunes Backup File", DO NOT connect your iPhone to computer or Mac, then Tenrosahre UltData will detect teh backup files in your PC, just choose the one you wanto to recover.

choose iTunes Backup files

2. Now clcik the button "Start Scan" to scan the backup files including photos, wait some minutes till the scan process is complete.

start scan and preview the photos

3. After the process is finished, tap the item "Photos" in left and you will find the missing photos in your backup back. And click button "Recover" to recover them to your PC.

Another way to find the missing photos aftrer updating to iOS 13 is using the feature "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" of UltData, the steps is very simple. But as iPhone has Two-factor authentication,The chances of data being retrieved are small, but you also can try it.

Step 1, Install UltData in your computer or Mac, then choose the feature "Recover from iCloud Backup Files", and log in your iCloud account.

log in icloud

Step 2, Then choose the iCLoud backup in your account to restore. And hit the button "Next" to choose the file type.

log in icloud choose file type

Step 3, In this process UltData will downlaod the bakcup files, the time depends on the backup files' size. When the download process is complete, you can choose the missing photos you want.

log in icloud

Finally you have recovered all the missing photos after iOS 13 update.

In this article it has shown how to fix photos lost after iOS 13/12 update and how to recover the photos. Though 4 ways has been shown to fix the issue but Tenorshare 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.

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

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