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Edit missing from Camera Roll

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Ali Soltani Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 1, 2013 9:09 AM

The edit button (or function) disappeared from my iPhone 5 (fully updated) from Camera Roll.  That is, when showing "Camera Roll" on top, I see "Albums" on the left, but "Edit" on the right is gone!  The phone is not locked and fully updated.  Any clues?

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.3
  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,300 points)
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    May 1, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to Ali Soltani)

    Close out of the camera roll, double tap the home button and completely close out of the app.

     

    Then do a reset, hold down the home/sleep button together until you see the apple logo and then release, then wait for the phone to boot back up.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    May 1, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to Ali Soltani)

    I'm not sure if the setting is applicable, but go into Settings/General/Restrictions to see if you enabled a restriction to your Photos.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    May 1, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to Ali Soltani)

    As a next step I'd try restoring the iPhone.  You did a reset, but restore goes a little deeper and might resolve this.  There are three types of restore, all done while connected to iTunes:

     

    1- Restore from backup:  This does not erase the device, it simply reloads your backup file, and I think it may reload iOS.  This is the least invasive.

     

    2- Restore, then load your last backup:  This erases the device, reloads iOS, then reloads your backup.  This is more time consuming since all your apps and media have to be re-loaded.  You shouldn't lose any data, but make sure you perform a backup to your computer (not iCloud) first.

     

    3- Restore without a backup:  This erases the device, reloads iOS, and you have to re-do everything -- re-load all the apps you want on your iPhone, re-load all your media, re-do all your settings, accounts, etc.  Basically starting from scratch.  This is the most invasive and you'll lose whatever is in your Camera Roll, Messages, etc.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    May 1, 2013 4:33 PM (in response to Ali Soltani)

    For #2 (restore, then load last backup) you don't get prompted to load your backup until the restore operation is complete.  You'll be given a choice to set the iPhone up under the same device name (your backup date will be shown) or set it up as a new iPhone (i.e. no backup).  When you restore and then load a backup you do not lose anything except your security passcode, but of course that's simple to re-do.


    The key to a successful reload of a backup is (a) make sure your contacts are saved somewhere like iCloud, Yahoo, GMail, or Outlook because contacts are not completely included in the iOS backup, and (b) make sure you have a current backup on your computer since iCloud doesn't backup everything.

     

    I've restored numerous times and have never lost anything from reloading a backup.

  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    May 1, 2013 8:43 PM (in response to Ali Soltani)

    Sorry, that if very strange and I've never come across that.  Have you ever done and iOS update on this specific computer?  Do you have anti-virus software enabled? (you can temporarily disable it during restore/iOS re-load)

  • BeverlyiPhone Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2013 12:05 AM (in response to Ali Soltani)

    It's an iCloud issue most likely (sounds crazy, but it's what mine was). Had you updated any iCloud settings recently? Go turn iCloud on for your photos and your edit button will reappear.

     

    Also works if the edit button is missing from your Contacts.

     

    Hope that helps!

  • 1brunette Calculating status...
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    Jul 12, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to Ali Soltani)

    This happens to me all the time. Go inside your Camera Roll. Look at the bottom left corner. Click on the "arrow facing right w/square around it" button. This should give you the same options the "edit" button provides.

  • Cravit8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 22, 2014 9:02 AM (in response to 1brunette)

    Wow, thank you! FIXED.

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