Allow Photos access is missing in iPhone : Fix

The apps on your iPhone doesn’t get immediate access to your Photos by default. In case if you have noticed the absence of the “Allow Photos” access tab in the app settings, these fixes will be helpful. If you can’t allow/disallow photos permission, the app won’t work properly, and you can’t share any images stored on your phone using the app.


Fix 1 – Try to access the photos from app

If you have revoked the permission from the problematic app, try accessing the camera or uploading the images from your phone.

Step 1 – Just open the problematic app on your phone.

Step 2 – After opening the app, just go ahead and use the Camera module there.

(Like, if you are on Facebook, tap the “Images” icon in the New Post section. This will open up the camera module in the app.)


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Step 3 – Tap the “Enable” in the Enable Photos Access module.


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When you do this, you will be asked to allow the app access to the photos on your phone.

Step 4 – Either choose the “Allow Full Access” or you can just use the “Limit Access…” to permit the app access to the photos.


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After providing the access to the images on your phone, open the Settings and open the app settings there. Check whether the ‘Allow Photos’ feature is present or not.


Fix 2 – Delete the app and reinstall it

One of the easier way of retrieving that ‘Allow Photos’ preference is to delete the app and reinstall the same.

Step 1 – At first, locate the app icon on your Home Screen.

Step 2 – Next, hold the application in there and use the “Remove app“.


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Step 3 – Later, tap “Delete app” to delete the app from your phone.


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After removing the app from your phone, you can just download the app on your phone.

The next time you launch the application, you will get the prompt to allow the photos access to the application. Permit that and the ‘Allow Photos’ settings will re-appear in the Settings page as well.


Fix 3 – Disable the Content & Privacy restrictions

The Content & Privacy restrictions can block the app permission to the stored images on the device.

Step 1 – At first, go to the Settings panel.

Step 2 – Open the “Screen Time” settings.


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Step 3 – You will find the “Content & Privacy Restrictions” module if you scroll downwards.


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Step 4 – Switch the “Content & Privacy Restrictions” permission to “Off” mode.


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Go back to the main Settings page and open the app settings, later. You will find the ‘Allow Photos’ option as well.

Step 5 – If you have to use the Content & Privacy restrictions option, return to the Content & Privacy Restrictions page.

Step 6 – In there, open the “Photos” module.


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Step 7 – In the Photos panel, you will see the enabled apps in there. Open the app to change its settings.


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Step 8 – Set it to “Full Access” mode.




This should fix the issue of disappearance of the Allow Photos option on your phone.


Fix 5 – Reset the iPhone settings

The last resort is always open for you-reset all the settings on your iPhone.

Step 1 – In the Settings of your phone, go this way –

General > Transfer or reset iPhone


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Step 2 – Next, touch the “Reset” option on the next page.


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Step 3 – Use the “Reset All Settings” function to reset all of your iPhone settings.


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The resetting process won’t initiate unless you verify it using your Apple passkey. Your phone will be restarted, which is completely normal and when it does reboots, everything will be normal.

Check if this works.