Fix An Iphone That Won’T Save Pictures

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Sometimes when using the iPhone to take a picture, the picture will not save. Operating the camera seems perfectly normal, but when you go to the Camera Roll you see only a blank square where the picture should be. This error is not particular to any certain version of the iPhone OS, and running updates, resetting the phone, even a hard reset, will not solve the problem. Here’s what you have to do.

Instructions General > Reset > Erase All Content And Settings. It will give you a warning. Hit “Erase iPhone.”

The iPhone will now show you an Apple logo and a progress bar. Once it’s finished it will tell you that the iPhone has been activated. You now have a completely blank iPhone.

4. Reconnect the iPhone to iTunes. It will ask you if you want to restore your software. Click the button to Restore. When it is finished it will restart the phone and ask if you want to restore a backup. DO NOT restore the backup and disconnect the iPhone from the computer.

Note: If you did restore the backup, the problem will not be fixed and you’ll have to start all of the steps over.

5. Try to take a picture and then check the Camera Roll. You should see the picture, and not a blank square anymore.

6. Reconnect the iPhone to the computer. Still, DO NOT restore the backup yet. Open iPhoto and import the photo choosing “Keep Originals.” Do not delete the photo.

7. Now you can restore your iPhone backup. All of the personal information that was previously deleted should be restored and you should be able to take pictures normally again.