Camera Roll not saving pictures?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by DP1035, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. DP1035 macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    Am I the only one having issues not seeing new pictures after taking them ? Went through every option and setting and nothing is working. Try to download a picture from safari it won't save, take a new picture and it doesn't show up in camera roll. What's going on here ? iPhone 4S on Verizon here freshly upgrade to ios 6... Help!!
  2. DP1035 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    No response any where even online. Maybe an isolated issue ?
  3. jspring0033 macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2011

    I am having the same problem trying to save a picture from facebook to my camera roll. It acts like it saved but when I go to the camera roll there is no picture.

    When taking pictures though it does save to my camera roll. I guess the problem is similar in nature.
  4. DP1035 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    Same thing but mine is every photo option. Facebook , safari, and the camera itself. It shows it in the small preview box but when I click the small preview photo, it goes to the last photo and not the newly taken photo. Every new photo is not shown. Might do a full reset and try :-/
  5. DP1035 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    Tried about 4 different things found online none worked the ****ing sucks
  6. P50 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    You are not alone.
    Updated to iOS 6 yesterday, all seemed well until I tried to take a picture today. Having exact same issues, photos from camera or anywhere else not saving to camera. But my small preview doesn't even work, sometimes it shows the photo just taken but quickly changes back to last picture before iOS 6 update. Can delete older pics. Video recorder does not even start recording. Have done 1 restore today and it did not help. My iPhone 4 has never been jailbroken. Please let me know if you find a solution.
  7. ggranger2280 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Got the fix!!

    I too was about to throw my iPhone 4s against the wall when it stopped saving pics from Facebook to the Camera Roll. After about 2 hours of playing around I found the answer:

    Settings -> Restrictions -> Scroll down to Photos and turn Facebook to On.

    Presto it will work!

  8. P50 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    That might work for people having issues only with saving Facebook photos, however I can not save to the camera roll from anywhere.
  9. Sean006 macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2008
    this worked thank you
  10. P50 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    Just did these steps on my iPhone 4

    Restored to "New iPhone" with iOS 6
    Camera saves to camera roll
    save web images from safari/facebook to camera roll

    Restored to "Backup" with iOS 6
    Camera does not save to camera roll
    Does not save web images from safari/facebook to camera roll

    Restored to "Backup" with iOS 5.1.1
    Backup could not be restored as the 5.1.1 firmware was too old for the iOS 6 backup.
    Previous backup was July which is too far back for me.

    Restored to "Backup" with iOS 6 via DFU Mode
    Still having camera roll issues.

    Next step, try get iPhone 5 tomorrow, see what happens, any problems, will take into to Apple and they will have to fix it.
  11. aperry macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2008
    I'm having the same issue. There better be a fix soon.


    Actually I tested again and now it's working. However three or four pictures from this morning are still missing, so I definitely had the problem earlier today.

    The only significant related things that I've done today were a couple of reboots and I also played around with the "shared photo stream" feature. I also played around a ton with the mapping app and updated about 40 apps. Not sure if one of these random things could have fixed it?
  12. DP1035 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    No solutions worked. My phone is not jail broken either. I've read it's an error during backup something went corrupt. A big middle finger to you apple. Never had a catastrophic issue like this with my droid that's for sure. Had to delete everything full reset. Saved photos to my laptop via USB, then backed up contacts through the Verizon transfer, upon restore I started as new phone not backup. Camera works fine. During contact restore it doubled everything up so I just spent about all day fixing that issue. Seriously pissed apple lost my faith.
  13. P50 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012

    Got my new iPhone 5 yesterday...
    however the back up was corrupt so the problem from my iPhone 4 was now on my iPhone 5!

    The fix...
    All my back up's have always been done in iTunes
    This is what I did -
    backed up iPhone in iTunes
    from iTunes, I un-synced all music/videos
    from iPhone I deleted all apps that I did not need the app data for
    I was left with about 13 apps (e.g. whatsapp) that I wanted to keep data for
    from iPhone went to settings and turned on the iCloud, created an online back up
    the first back up can take a hours (6 hours for 3gb for me)
    restored iPhone in iTunes to new
    restored iPhone from iCloud back up
    all my photos, contacts, settings & app data for selected apps was back
    camera roll working again! nothing is doubled up
    can take pics, vids and save pics into camera roll

    turned iCloud off
    backed up to iTunes
    restored music/vids and apps

    Another fix idea -
    in iTunes delete ALL backup's
    create a new backup
    restore iPhone to new
    restore from backup
    ...might work?
  14. SONiC5 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2012
    I upgraded to iOS 6 earlier and I lost all the nice pictures I took afterwards. My camera roll restored and deleted everything taken after the update. Luckily this has been my only issue with iOS 6.
  15. dawnsparis macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Brand new Iphone 5 named album in camera roll and pics gone

    Ok just got my phone - complete newbie to Apple - took pics on Halloween - everything in camera roll - perfect - it asks do you want to make an album - I named it Halloween 2012 - all pics disappeared and no camera roll - now the camera roll suddenly shows pictures downloaded earlier on Halloween from my old Sprint phone - any ideas? Is my phone broken? or am I just Apple stupid? :confused:
  16. jbdesign macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2013
    I had this same issue with the ffffound app where I couldn't save images to my camera roll. This solved the problem for me:
    Settings>Privacy>Photos>Check 'on' for any app that you would like to allow to save photos to your camera roll (for example, the ffffound app)
    This is the website where I found this solution:
  17. Selenater16 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2014
    All I did was turn off my phone and it worked I can save pictures now
  18. Caddisbug macrumors newbie


    Nov 21, 2015
    Grand Rapids, MI USA

    I am having the same problem... Across safari, Facebook, even camera. Took a photo in messages app from Apple and it never saved and didn't send. The iOS is buggy. This photo thing is a major problem for me as I constantly do screen shots for work to remember something I see in an article, etc. I hope they fix it soon.
  19. JesJoyGray23, Apr 22, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 22, 2016

    JesJoyGray23 macrumors newbie


    Apr 22, 2016
    I turned my ipod touch off and then turned it back on. I was then able to take a picture and upload it to facebook. Also I found the pictures I had taken before turning off and turning on my ipod touch were now in my camera roll. Let me know if you do that and it works.
  20. Barbatos macrumors newbie


    May 5, 2016
    I did the exact same thing and it worked perfectly. Thanks!
  21. lailluma macrumors newbie


    May 26, 2016
    I have the same problem :(
    --- Post Merged, May 26, 2016 ---
    I have the same problem :(
    yes it did work thnk you so mch dear !

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