Google Nexus 5X and 6P Start Randomly Deleting Pictures

Nexus 5X and 6P owners have been receiving only bad news ever since Google launched its Pixel lineup. The Android parent announced that it’s going to discontinue the Nexus 5X and 6P lineup and put all of its focus on its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Google’s Nexus devices used to be the first ones that received its latest software updates but things have changed now. If it looks like it couldn’t get worse, it does.

Pictures Starts Randomly Disappearing

Recently, Nexus 5X and 6P owners have been complaining about the fact that their photos started randomly disappearing. What’s interesting is that the thumbnails remain in the bottom corner of the camera interface even though they are nowhere to be found.

The worst thing about this issue is that it happens randomly and Nexus 5X and 6P owners never know when this is going to happen so that they can snap two pictures. On the bright side, tech savvy Android fans managed to find different fixes for this issue and we’re going to present them right now.

Disable HDR

Every user that was affected by this issue was reportedly taking pictures with the HDR mode enabled. What many might now know is that the HDR Mode runs in the background and it uses extra amounts of CPU power therefore affecting the smartphone’s performances. With that being said, we advise Nexus 5X and 6P owners to disable this mode before snapping any pictures.

Date and Time

As weird as it might sound, this camera issue seems to be related to the device’s date and time settings. Affected users are reporting that their system date was changed to a much older date such as 1980. In addition, the location of the saved pictures is also showing wrong information. This is why Nexus 5X and 6P owner should make sure that their system date and time is correct.

Clear Cache

Apps usually start malfunctioning when their cache is full and this might be what causes Nexus 5X and 6P to randomly delete pictures. Readers should know that they need to boot their smartphone into fastboot mode in order to be able to clear the smartphone’s cache and Dalvik cache partitions.

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