How to Recover Recently Deleted Photos on iPhone

Want to recover recently deleted photos but don't know how?

After looking through picture library or other photo folders, you will be disappointed that the photos you want are really gone. How to find your photos of memory back?

Recover Recently Deleted Photos

Some people hold the opinion that deleted photo recovery is hard to achieve. Those recently deleted photos are unable to be recovered. Actually, you can easily recover deleted or lost pictures, especially the recently deleted photos. All you need is the good photo recovery software.

Part 1: Recover recently deleted photos from 'Recently Deleted' folder

If you just delete photos several minutes ago, then it is easy to recover recently deleted photos on iPhone. Even if you have emptied the trash bin long time ago, there is still good photo recovery program you can refer to.

The simplest way to restore recently deleted photos is to open your Recently Deleted Folder. Firstly, you need to open Photos app on your iPhone. Then click "Albums" and "Recently Deleted" album where you can easily find your photos deleted within 30 days. Preview and choose the deleted photos you want to recover. Tap "Select" option on the top right corner. Click "Recover" button to recover recently deleted photos in Photo. It easy to find and get recently deleted photos back to iPhone, right?

Recover Photos

However, you can only recover the photo you deleted within 30 days. If you want to recover more dated deleted photos, you need to turn to the second part. Check this post if you want to restore recently deleted apps.

Part 2: How to recover photos from iPhone (Deleted from 'Recently Deleted')

What if you just empty the "Recently Deleted" folder with nothing left? Is there any good method to recover photos deleted permanently from "Recently Deleted"? Well, iPhone Data Recovery can help you recover lost data from iPhone safely and professionally.

iPad Data Recovery

  • Selectively recover the deleted or lost iOS data on Windows PC or Mac.
  • Recover recently deleted photos from iPhone/iPad/iPod without backup.
  • Support any popular iOS data type like photos, contacts, messages, videos, music, etc.
  • Extract and restore iPhone/iPad/iPod files like recently deleted pictures from iTunes backup.
  • Download, preview and recover various iOS data from iCloud backup.
  • Fully compatible with iOS 17/16 and iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7, etc., iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Safe, clean and easy to use interface.
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You can use iTunes or iCloud backup files to recover recently deleted photos from iPhone with ease. Moreover, the data recovery for iPhone fully supports iOS 13/14/15/16/17. In another word, you can recover recently deleted photos from iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7, etc., iPad Pro, iPad Air/mini and iPod touch.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer

Launch iPhone Data Recovery, and connect iPhone to computer with USB cable. Follow the detail guide to enter your iPhone into scanning mode.

Connect iPhone to Computer

Step 2. Choose file type to recover

Select "Camera Roll", "Photo Stream" and other categories. You can see all photos displayed on the right pane. Preview and tick the delete photos to recover.

Choose File Type to Recover

Step 3. Recover deleted photos without backup

Hit "Recover" button. Choose the destination folder and set the output video format. Now you can recover recently deleted photos from iPhone.

Recover Deleted Photos without Backup

Well, you can use iOS Data Recovery software to recover other deleted files from iPhone easily. It allows you to recover deleted messages, music, videos, and more with ease. It does not matter if you do not have backup files prepared.

Part 3: How to recover recently deleted photos from iTunes backup

As you can see from above, this iOS data recovering software enables you to restore deleted or lost photos from iTunes backup. So if you have a suitable iTunes backup which carries the lost image files. You can take the following guide to get relecently deleted photos back.

Step 1. Run iPhone Data Recovery on your computer. At this time, you need to click "Recover from iTunes Backup File".

Run iPhone Data Recovery

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to it with USB cable. Select the second recovery mode, Recover from iTunes Backup. Then click the "Next" button on the bottom right corner.

Step 3. Choose the suitable iTunes backup from the list, and the click "Next" button to scan all iOS files in this iTunes backup. It will take a while to complete the whole process.

Recover Recently Deleted Photos from iTunes Backup

Step 4. After scanning, you are allowed to check all the existing and deleted photos on the right preview window. Choose the deleted images you want to recover, and then click "Recover" button to get them back.

Part 4: How to restore recently deleted photos from iCloud backup

iPhone Data Recovery also enables you to recover recently deleted photos from iCloud backup. This part will show you detailed steps.

Step 1.First step will be same, you need to download, install and run this deleted pictures recovering software on your computer. This time, you need to click on "Recover from iCloud Backup File" option.

Recover from iCloud Backup File

Step 2. Sign in your Apple account. After that, you can see all iCloud backups are listed in the interface. Find suitable one that you want to recover, and then click "Download" to save this iCloud backup on computer. Click "Next" to move to the next operation.


Step 4. Any popular iOS data can be recovered. After scanning, you can choose on the left side to preview details on the right. Check the ones which you want to recover and then click the "Recover" button.


iPhone Data Recovery will start to recover recently deleted pictures from iCloud backup to your computer. Actually, if you want to restore other iOS data like videos, songs, contacts, messages and more, you can also rely on this method.


As these methods mentioned above, recovering recently deleted photos is not a hot potato as you think. No matter which digital device you operate, you can get deleted photos back. It will be better if you back up important photos and other files to cloud storage space. All in all, you can recover recently deleted photos from iPhone, Android or Mac devices with ease. Hope this article is easy for you to operate without any hassle and relive your past memories joyfully.

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