iOS Version: 11.3

My iPhone won’t allow me to give any apps camera, microphone, or library access.

I’ve gone to their individual settings for the apps and there’s no options. If I go to Camera in privacy, I don't see the options.

Furthermore, I notice all of my contacts are gone. None have any names nor can I give them any. If I try going to the Phone app, the tab for contacts has disappeared too!

In the Calendar, the option to add dates is grayed out and all the dates of the automatic holidays and such are gone too.

I’ve had the phone for just over a year and it only just started doing this.

I’ve made sure that I don’t have restrictions on, I’ve reset locations and permissions, and I’ve reinstalled apps. I really don’t know what else to do.

How else might I try to resolve this?

  • is the iPhone jailbroken? Are you using iCloud to backup your data? Are you signed in to iCloud with the correct user ID and password? If so, when you go to icloud.com do you see all your contacts and calendars? Please edit your question to include your iOS version. – fsb May 23 '18 at 12:28
  • No it isn’t jailbroken, and I’m not using iCloud so I can’t check. But I just checked the actual contacts app and my contacts are there with their numbers and names, but I don’t have that tab in my phone app, and my text messages are just phone numbers still. – Jack May 23 '18 at 12:42
  • Usually, issues like this don't just start happening for no reason so something caused this. Honestly, I have no idea what the issue is and hopefully someone else here does. If you don't have a backup of your contact/calendar you might have not get it back if you have to reinstall. – fsb May 23 '18 at 13:01
  • That’s why I think it’s strange; I don’t do anything dodgy, so I assumed it to be a bug. But, I don’t know, maybe I’ve accidentally clicked on an ad, not thought anything of it, and somehow gotten something malicious there. – Jack May 23 '18 at 15:05
  • Thank you for your time and help, though. :) – Jack May 23 '18 at 15:05

Sometimes a simple reboot, or even a forced reboot may work. If not, try going to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Location and Privacy and see if this fixes the problem.

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  • It’s been through many reboots and force reboots; I’ve had this problem for months now as I originally asked on the official Apple forums and got no response. I have tried resetting location and privacy to no avail, but it can’t hurt to try again so I’ll give it another shot. Thank you :) – Jack May 23 '18 at 15:14
  • Sadly, it didn’t do anything. Thank you though – Jack May 23 '18 at 16:02
  • it is working if do reset. but, apple will reject application if not ask permissions . Then , How to do the same – Vineesh TP Dec 12 '18 at 15:21

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