Four Methods to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone

Summary

How to recover deleted photos from iPhone? This article introduces to you 4 easy methods to recover deleted photos from iPhone XS/XR/X/8/7/SE/6/5/4 directly, or from iTunes/iCloud backup.

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We all have stored many precious photos in iPhone Camera Roll. It could be a disaster if these photos are mistakenly deleted. But this situation happens to many users. If you are facing the same situation, calm down, 4 simple methods are provided here to help you recover deleted photos from iPhone.

Recover Deleted Photos & Pictures

iTunes and iCloud have offered you methods to recover deleted photos, as long as you have made a backup carried these files. For people who didn't back up iPhone, you can still recover deleted photos from iPhone relying on the method in this post.

Part 1: How to recover deleted photos on iPhone (within 30 Days)

After you delete some pictures, they will first be moved to recently deleted folder. This feature was brought since iOS 8. It will keep the deleted pictures in your iPhone for 30 days in case you want to undeleted them later.

In that case, you should first check the recently deleted folder as long as you notice the photo loss. Now you can take the following guide to recover deleted pictures from iPhone.

Step 1. Turn on your iPhone and open Photos app. Tap "Albums" and then choose the "Recently Deleted" folder.

Step 2. Check and choose the pictures you want to recover. Then tap "Recover" to get them back. In this way, the deleted photos will be retrieved to the original picture folder.

Recover Deleted Photos on iPhone from Recently Deleted Folder

Part 2. How to recover deleted photos from iPhone without backup

Here we would like to recommend you the powerful iPhone Data Recovery, which offers you easy and useful solutions to selectively recover deleted photos from iPhone with or without backup.

iPhone Data Recovery

  • Support recovering most types of iOS content, including photos, videos, text messages, call history, contacts, notes, etc;
  • Rescue deleted iOS data from accidental deletion, jailbreak, iOS upgrade or any other situation;
  • Three methods to preview and selectively recover deleted photos from iPhone with or without backup;
  • Compatible with iPhone XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6, iPad, iPod touch that is running iOS 12/11/10/9/8/7.
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Step 1. Download and install iPhone Data Recovery

Download iPhone/iPad Data Recovery software on your computer or Mac, install and launch it.

Getting Started

Step 2. Connect iPhone

Choose "Recover from iOS Device" on the main interface, and then connect iPhone to computer with an USB cable. Wait for seconds, and this program will detect your device automatically.

Recover from iOS Device

Step 3. Scan iPhone data

Click "Start Scan" button to scan all data on your iPhone. After the scanning process is over, all files (including deleted ones) will be classified as different categories, listing in the left panel.

Preview Photos

Note: If your iPhone runs on iOS 7 or higher, then you need to tab "Trust" on your iPhone for scanning your iPhone data successfully. It also enables you to recover iPhone photos after restore, even without backup.

Step 4. Select and recover deleted photos

Click Cameral Roll, Photos Stream, Photo Library on the left panel, and you'll find all photos listed on the right as thumbnail. Preview and choose any photo you want to recover, then click Recover button. The deleted photos on iPhone will be recovered and saved in local disc.

Recover Photo

After you recover deleted iPhone photos to PC or Mac, you can use an iOS transfer tool to transfer photo to iPhone again.

Part 3. How to recover deleted photos on iPhone via iTunes backup

If you have synced iPhone to iTunes regularly, you can easily recover deleted photos from iTunes backup file. iPhone Data Recovery tool gives you option to check iTunes files and recover deleted iPhone photos selectively. Here we will show you how to reach it.

Step 1. Download and install iPhone Data Recovery

Free download, install and run iPhone Photo Recovery software on computer.

Step 2. Select and scan iTunes backup file

Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File, and select the right iTunes backup from the list of iTunes backups. Then click Start Scan button to scan all data (photos, music, notes, contacts, call history, etc.) on the selected iTunes backup.

Choose iTunes

Step 3. Select and recover deleted photos from iPhone

After scanning iTunes backup, you could view all files in details. Click "Cameral Roll", "Photos Stream", or "Photo Library" on the left panel to preview photos on your backup. Check any photo you want to recover, then click Recover button to get the photos back on your computer.

Recover Photos from iTunes

Part 4: How to recover deleted photos on iPhone via iCloud backup

iCloud automatically backs up the most important data on your iOS device using iOS 5 or later, so you can recover the accidentally-deleted photos, notes, contacts and other files from iPhone by restoring from iCloud if you have an available backup file.

Step 1. Download and install iPhone Data Recovery

Free download, install and run iPhone Photo Recovery software on computer.

Step 2. Sign in to iCloud

Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File, and you'll be asked to sign in to your iCloud account in order to get access to iCloud backup files.

Login iCloud

Note: iPhone Data Recovery will not record your account information.

Step 3. Select file type

Select the type of file you want to recover. Here you need to choose "Cameral Roll", "Photos Stream", "Photo Library" and "App Photos". Click Next button to scan the content in your iCloud backup.

Select iPhone Data from iCloud

Step 4. Select and recover deleted photos

After scanning, you will see a list of data file category on the left. Preview and select the deleted pictures you want to recover. Then click Recover to recover photos on local files.

Recover iCloud Photos

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In this article, we have mainly showed you four methods to recover deleted photos from iPhone XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4S/4. Still have questions about how to recover deleted photos from iPhone? Feel free to leave your comments down below.

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