Losing your precious memories forever sounds catastrophic, but it happens time to time among iPhone owners. Some erase photos all by accident, while others take the wrong measures on photos that are little significant to keep at present. Please don't worry! It is not the end of the world. There are really helpful ways for you to recover deleted, erased, wiped photos and data from iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s, iPad and iPod.
In this tutorial, we will tell you everything about iPhone photo recovery, and all the possible ways to recover deleted photos from iPhone. No matter whether you have made an iTunes or iCloud backup in advance, no matter what device you are working with, you can get a chance to retrieve deleted photos on iPhone.
How To Recover Deleted Photos From iPhone via iPhone’s Recently Deleted Feature
Before retrieving deleted photos from iPhone via Recently Deleted feature, there are several things you need to know firstly:
1. Recently Deleted only helps you recover those what are deleted by you, but are not deleted permanently from your iPhone. In other words, this is limited to that you delete those photos from Camera Roll, and didn’t delete them from Recently Deleted album.
2. Recently Deleted only keeps deleted photos for 30 days, once it gets the deadline, they will be removed from Recently Deleted album automatically. So your photos were deleted from iPhone 30 days ago, they have been already deleted permanently.
3. This feature only applies you deleted a single or a small number of photos from iPhone by accident. If you get the entire Camera Roll lost or disappeared by restoring iDevice, iCloud syncing or iOS update, they are not included
To recover deleted photos or pictures from iPhone via Recently Deleted feature, you just need to perform the following steps on your iPhone:
Step 1: Go to Photos App > Tap on Albums > Scroll down to find Recently Deleted album.
Step 2: Open Recently Deleted album > Preview the recently deleted photos and check if there are the photos you want to recover.
Step 3: Click Select > Select the photos you want to recover > Tap on Recover in bottom right corner.
After checking the Recently Deleted album, if you fail to recover deleted photos from iPhone. Keep on reading this tutorial and try other ways to retrieve deleted iPhone photos.
How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone with iCloud Backup
You can recover deleted iPhone photos by restoring your iDevice with iTunes/iCloud backup, during this process, all the current data on your iPhone will be erased, and replaced by the content in backup. This means the recently taken photos, newly received text messages and other contents are not included in backup will be erased, and can’t be recovered any more.
Procedure to follow to recover Deleted Photos from iphone using icloud backup:
Step 1: Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup" from the main window and then click "Start" to begin.
Step 2: Choose the typeof file you want to recover (in this case "Photo").
Step 3: Sign in to your iCloud account to allow the program to access the iCloud backup files on your account.
Step 4: Select the iCloud backup file that contains the missing photos and then click "Next."
Step 5: Wait for the scanning process to be completed (it shouldn't take too long) and then preview the results to select the deleted photos. Click "Recover" to save the recovered photos to your computer.
How To Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone With iTunes
iTunes will back up your data every time you sync your iPhone with it. As long as you sync your iPhone with iTunes regularly, there is a large chance that you can recover the deleted photos on your iPhone from your iTunes last backup file. Check out the instructions below.
Step 1: Connect your iOS device with the computer which you have synced your data on;
Step 2: Run your iTunes. Click the iPhone icon, and choose "Restore Backup" from the Summary tab. You need pick an iTunes backup if you have more than one backup and then confirm it by clicking "Restore".
Step 3: iTunes will start to restore the backup back to your iPhone. A few minutes later, you can check your iPhone to find the photos you deleted.
Fully Restore iCloud Backup to Find Deleted Photos From iPhone
If you have turned on iCloud Backup function from Settings > iCloud > iCloud Backup, then your iPhone can be backed up to iCloud auomatically when your iPhone is plugged in, locked and connected with Wi-Fi. Probably you deleted photos are in iCloud backup and you can restore them as below.
Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset on your iPhone, then choose "Erase All Content and Settings."
Step 2: From the apps Apps & Data interface, choose "Restore from iCloud Backup", then login your iCloud account.
Step 3: Select a iCloud backup which includes the deleted iPhone photos from available backups in iCloud.
Step 4: Follow the prompts to set up your iPhone as a new device.