When you start the app, Lightroom for mobile begins performing some housekeeping tasks in the background. During the process, it displays the following alert message:
'Lightroom detected a corrupted database. Please save your photos through iTunes File Sharing. After that, you need to reinstall Lightroom from the App Store. We apologise for the inconvenience.'
To avoid losing your Lightroom mobile photos, you can recover your files through iTunes File Sharing. Follow the workaround steps mentioned below.
Once you have recovered your Lightroom mobile photos, you can now re-install the Lightroom for mobile app from the App Store.
- If you use Lightroom for mobile without signing in, you can copy the recovered photos to your mobile device and then import these photos into Lightroom for mobile (iOS). To know how to import photos from the device Gallery, see Import and Organize | Work with Lightroom for mobile (iOS).
- If you are a paid Creative Cloud member or a free trial user, you can use Lightroom CC on your desktop to resync photos with the Lightroom for mobile app. For details, see Sync Lightroom across desktop and mobile platforms.