Video Option Disappeared From iPhone Camera In iOS 16? Fix?
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:
- 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!
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.
I just noticed that I no longer have video on my iPhone 13 after installing the newest update. I’ve checked my settings and tried everything except the reinstall.
Not happy at all about this.!
Sorry to hear this. If you don’t want to go for a reinstall, wait until the next update. iOS 16.2.1 should be released soon.
I had same problem, but it turn that when you have a phone call,the camera work in this way. I tried to make a video in a middle of a phone call,and I did not see the Video sub-section.After ended the call,the “video” appear again!
I was missing my video too just noticed about 20 mins ago tried one of the hacks mentioned here now I have video again.
Glad you managed to fix it!
I just bought an iphone 14 pro and there is no time-lapse option. When I started the migration of my old phone into this one, the system looked for the latest ios (16.3.1.) I do not think reinstalling something that was installed yesterday will solve this. Has anybody experience it ?