The Halide camera app adds a new feature just to help deal with an iOS bug

Halide Iphone
Halide Iphone (Image credit: Halide)

What you need to know

  • A new Halide update has added a feature that will help ensure people don't lose photos.
  • Halide's developer says an iOS bug sometimes causes photos not to be saved.
  • The new update will now keep photos in-app, ready to be saved later.

Halide has a new update in the App Store that includes a number of changes with the most notable being one designed to help ensure an iOS bug doesn't mean people lose their photos.

According to Halide's version 2.7.1 App Store release notes, a new Image Rescue update has been made to ensure that people can save their photos. That's to help deal with an iOS bug that apparently stops the app from saving snaps as they are taken. And while Apple has "mostly fixed the problem," it hasn't done it to Halide's satisfaction.

Still, we don't like the idea of any of our users losing photos, whether or not it's our bug. So we've updated our "Image Rescue" feature to deal with the problem. When iOS refuses to save photos, Halide will store a copy within the app, so you can just keep snapping. Of course we'll show you a notification that something is up, but you're welcome to ignore the problem until later.When you're ready to get your photos out of Halide, just open our photo reviewer. You'll notice a big banner at the top explaining that we saved your photos. Tap on it, and we'll show you the photos we saved. From there, you can either try to save them again (because sometimes this iOS bug fixes itself) or you can tap the action button in the upper right to share them off your phone some other way, such as AirDropping them to your Mac.

The new Halide update also includes a new option to apply batch actions to photos, too.

Just tap the "Select" button in the upper right, and then tap the photos you want to act on to select them. You can tap the Trash icon to delete them, or the Action button for... other actions. Like sending them to another app.

The new update is available to everyone who already has the app and you can update via the App Store update mechanism. Everyone else can download it afresh now. Halide is one of the best iPhone camera apps around and should definitely be checked out!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.