iOS 15 bug is deleting photos saved from iMessage chats after an iCloud backup

iOS 15 bug is discovered which is deleting photos saved from iMessage threads after users delete the chats. Affected users highlighted the issue on Twitter and other social media platforms that when they back up the iCloud photos library, the saved images are no longer there.

This is the second iCloud-back-up related issue on the latest update; earlier Apple confirmed that widgets’ settings are reverted to default when owners of iPhone 13 models perform an iCloud backup.

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The iMessage photos deleting bug is even discovered on iOS 15.1 beta 2

MacRumors has tested the issue and confirms that the problem not only exists on iOS 15 but it is also not resolved in the iOS 15.1 beta 2. Until Apple releases a fix, users will have to disable the iCloud Backup feature to keep the images saved from iMessage on the Photos Library.

This is a concern because most users keep the ‌iCloud‌ Backup feature enabled and it’s something that happens automatically. If you’re someone who regularly deletes message threads, if there’s a photo that you want to keep, you won’t be able to keep it with ‌iCloud‌ Backup turned on. We tested this bug on an iPhone running iOS 15.1 beta 2 and had our photo deleted after deleting the Messages thread and performing an ‌iCloud‌ Backup, so the issue has not been addressed in the current beta as of yet.

Other bugs on iOS 15 are causing an intermittent touch issue on iPhones which affects the screen’s touch sensitivity which does not respond even after several taps, an ‘iPhone storage full’ error when the smartphone has free storage space, AirPod Pro owners can not disable the Active Noise Cancellation feature via Siri, and iPhone 13 users can not use ‘unlock iPhone with Apple watch’ feature.

Are you experiencing issues with your iPhones running on the iOS 15 update? Let us know in the comments section.

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