Photos Disappeared from iPhone? How to Recover Deleted iPhone Photos

Last Updated on June 16, 2020 by Jason Ben

Has it ever happened to you that your photos disappeared from iPhone suddenly? The answer to this question might be “yes”. To your delight, in this paper, we will show you the quick and effective way to recover deleted iPhone Photos. Before that, it is much better for you to know the reasons why iPhone photos disappeared suddenly so as to avoid this problem next time. The main causes of this problem are listed as follows:

  1. The photos are deleted accidentally
  2. Photos on your iPhone are hidden
  3. iOS update would make the system unstable and may give rise to the iPhone photos disappeared error
  4. Incorrect Apple ID

Above, we just mention a few reasons of the issue. Next, we will instruct you in how to restore iPhone photos. There are two solutions in getting back your disappeared photos. To begin with, we will show you the basic solution without using any data recovery tools. Then, it is highly recommended that you should use iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac to recover the disappeared photos. Let’s move on!


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1 How to Restore iPhone Photos without third-party Data Recovery Tools

To Check the Recently Deleted Folder

There are chances that you may delete your photos by accident; thus, please check the Recently Deleted folder first. You need to open the photos on the phone and go to Albums and press Recently Deleted. Skim through the photos and select the photos that you would like to retrieve and then tap the Recover.

Turn on iCloud Photo Library

The iCloud Photo Library automatically syncs all the data across your iOS device, which makes it possible for you to back up your photos on your device. You need to open Settings on iPhone, tap iCloud and choose Photos and then turn on iCloud Photo Library.

Sign in with the same Apple ID

Make sure that you always use the same iCloud Account or Apple ID.

2 How to Restore your Disappeared Photos with iPhone Data Recovery

Get your missing Photos back directly from the iPhone

Step 1 Download the program and then install it on your computer. Launch the program, and you can notice the Recover from iOS device tab on the left list; then click it. On the next screen, you also need to click the Start button.

And then go on. Under the title of Photo & Video, choose Photo. Next, you ought to click Next.

Step 2 Connect your device to the computer with a USB cable and then select the Scan button. After that, the program will automatically scan your iPhone.

Step 3 When the scanning process is finished, you can start to select the disappeared photos you want to restore and then click the Recover. After that, you can choose a location to store those photos.

Extract Photos from iTunes Backup files

If you have already backed up your photos on iTunes before, you can run the iMyFone D-Back Program to extract the photos from the backup.

Step 1 Launch the program first, and on the screen, click the Recover from iTunes Backup on the left column. After that, click the Start button. Next, choose Photo and then click Next to continue the process.

Step 2 Find out the backup file that stores the photos you want to recover and then tap the Scan button.

Step 3 Once the scanning process is finished, please choose the photos that you want to recover and then click Recover to extract the photos.

Recover Photos from iCloud Backup Files

If you have already backed up your photos on iCloud before, you can run the iMyFone D-Back Program to extract the photos from the backup.

Step 1 Launch the program first, and on the screen, click the Recover from iCloud Backup on the left column. After that, click the Start button. Next, choose Photo.

Step 2 Sign in your iCloud account. And then find out the backup file that may contain the missing photos you want to restore. After that, click the Next button.

Step 3 Then, the program will start to scan the backup file you have selected before. Once the scanning process is finished, please choose the photos that you want to recover and then click Recover to extract the photos.


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