How to Fix Videos Disappeared from iPhone?


Losing some of the videos on your device can be as a result of very many circumstances. You can accidentally delete some of your videos or they can be lost due to a software malfunction or damaged hardware. But sometimes for reasons beyond your control or for reasons you may not be aware of, your videos can simply vanish from your device; one moment you are aware that they are there and the next they are not. You don’t know what has happened since all other aspects of your device seem to be working just fine.

Whatever the reason you have lost some of your videos, trying to get them back can seem like a nightmare proposition especially if you don’t have a backup of the missing videos. In this article, we are going to share with several steps to take when your videos simply disappear from the device.

Option #1: Reset All Settings on iPhone

There are some settings that you may not be aware of that could be causing the problem. Resetting your settings is a good way to eliminate these settings and get the device working normally again which may fix the problem. Here’s how to do it;

Step 1: Go to Settings > General

Step 2: Scroll down to tap on “Reset.”

Step 3: Tap on “Reset All Settings” and confirm the action when prompted.

iPhone reset all settings
iPhone reset all settings

Option #2: Check Your Recently Deleted Folder

When you accidentally delete photos and videos, they often end up in the “Recently Deleted” folder from which you can recover them. To check, follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Go to Photos > Albums > Recently Deleted

Step 2: If you see your missing video, tap on it and then tap “Recover”

Step 3: Confirm that you want to recover the video.

Recover photos from recently deleted
Recover photos from recently deleted

Option #3: Make Sure that iCloud Photos is Turned On

If you are trying to access the videos on a different device, you may not be able to see it if iCloud Photos is turned off. Here’s how to turn it on;

Step 1: Go to Settings > {Your Name} > iCloud

Step 2: Tap on “Photos” and then turn on “iCloud Photos.”

iCloud photo library
iCloud photo library

Option #4: Sign in with the Same Apple ID

Also, if you are trying to locate the video on a different device, you can only see it if you are signed in with the same Apple ID on both devices. You can check if you are signed in on the same Apple ID in the settings on your device.

Sign out apple id
Sign out apple id

Option #5: Verify If You Hide the Videos

It is also possible that the reason why you can’t see your videos is because they are in the Hidden album. Here’s how to unhide them;

Step 1: Open the Photos App and then go to “Albums” tab

Step 2: tap on “Hidden” which can be found under “Other Albums.”

Step 3: Select the video you would like to unhide and then click on download icon and choose “Unhide.”

Unhide photos iOS 12
Unhide photos iOS 12

Scenario 2: Video App Disappeared from the iPhone

Sometimes it is not a single video that is missing on the device but the entire video app. If a video app is missing on your iPhone, you may want to try the following;

Option #1: Verify if the “Video” App Has been Moved into a New Folder

The first thing you should do is check all folders to ensure you did not accidentally move the “Video” app to a different folder. If the app is in a different folder, it may be the reason why you are can’t see it. It is also worth noting that the “Video” app was replaced by the TV app, so check if you have that.

Make folder
Make folder

Option #2: Search for the Video App

If you are unable to find it, you may also want to search for it. Tap on “Search” and look for “Video” and then download the most suitable app for your needs.

Find missing app with spotlight search
Find missing app with spotlight search

If you lost data after you updated to a new iPhone, you can always use Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery to get the data back from the old iPhone or backup.

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