One of the key features of most modern smartphones is the camera. Even people who don’t consider themselves to be photographers tend to appreciate having a relatively decent digital camera in their pockets. So you can probably imagine how irritating it might be if photos just stopped showing up, which is a known issue with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Even though the picture has been saved on the Google Pixel memory, it can’t be found in the phone’s gallery.
If you have recently started to have issues with pictures disappearing at random on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL, below we’ll explain a couple different ways you might be able to fix the missing pictures on your smartphone. There could be several reasons why your picture or video doesn’t appear or has disappeared in the picture gallery on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL. Below we’ll recommend two solutions to solve the issue when you can’t find a picture on the Android Gallery for the Pixel or Pixel XL.
Restart Google Pixel or Pixel XL
The quickest and fastest way that you can solve the issue with missing pictures or videos on the Pixel or Pixel XL is to restart your smartphone. The media scanner automatically starts to search for new images on every reboot, thus allowing for that missing image to show up again in the gallery app once the Pixel or Pixel XL has been reset. You’ve probably rebooted your phone tons of times already, but for a complete guide on how to reboot your Google Pixel or Pixel XL, follow this guide here .
Install alternative Gallery app on Google Pixel or Pixel XL
If restarting and rebooting your Pixel or Pixel XL didn’t work, then try to install QuickPic on your Google Pixel or Pixel XL from the Google Play Store. Then open the app and check if it can find the picture on the memory storage of your smartphone. If so, then the error is still located in the smartphone’s gallery. After installing the app, if you still can’t find the missing picture in the gallery app then it’s recommended to wipe the cache on the Pixel or Pixel XL. If you aren’t sure how to do that, you can follow this guide here .
If neither of these methods work, then it’s probably time to throw in the towel and take your phone to a professional.