Video Option Disappeared From iPhone Camera In iOS 16? Fix?

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Posted in Errors and Issues by Mary on December 1, 2022

Video disappeared from iPhone Camera iOS 16

Video option disappeared from iPhone Camera app after iOS 16 update? You’re only seeing Time-Lapse, Photo, Portrait and Pano modes? Video missing, gone and won’t show up after restart either? You’re not alone!

Video Disappeared From iPhone Camera?

This issue has been reported by Nico (iOS 16.1.2):

“Video recording options missing from Camera after this update. Anyone else experiencing the same?”

We couldn’t replicate this problem but have found a similar complaint on Reddit:

“No video mode since update to 16.1.2 on 13 Pro even after restart.”

Are you also missing video mode in the stock Camera app? Confirm it in the comments please. Don’t hesitate to provide any useful details that could help us pinpoint the cause of this issue and report it to Apple.

Workaround For Video Missing From iPhone Camera

Until we find a fix for this problem you can use the following trick:
video missing from camera workaround

  • Open Camera app and select the Photo mode.
  • Touch & hold the shutter button and your iPhone will begin recording.
  • Release the shutter when you want to stop recording.

    Tip: If you want to record a video without blocking your finger on the shutter, swipe-right to lock the video recording mode. Tap the red square when you want to stop, or hit the white shutter button to snap a photo while recording!
    workaround for video mode disappeared

How To Fix Video Gone From iPhone Camera

Here are some of the troubleshooting options that might work:

1. Restart iPhone

Although it’s not been confirmed a reboot can always work miracles. It should be your first attempt to fix this issue, of course after force quitting and re-opening the Camera app.

Tip: You can apply the force restart combo described here.

2. Check Camera Settings

This issue has been reported in previous iOS versions too and the following settings have fixed it:

  • Open Settings and scroll for Camera.
  • Tap on Preserve Settings.
  • Make sure that Camera Mode, Creative Controls and Live Photo are enabled.

3. Clean Install iOS

Last but not least, we recommend you to reinstall the current iOS 16 version using a computer (Mac or Windows) and the Finder / iTunes software.

Clean install is a universal fix that can flush errors and glitches sneaking through the over-the-air software updates.

Tip: A step-by-step guide for reinstalling iOS 16 on iPhone is available here.

Have you managed to fix video mode missing from iPhone camera in iOS 16? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments.

Related: For more iOS 16.1.2 issues and their available workarounds please check our detailed review available here.

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