How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone (2017 Total Summary)

Dec 11th, 2017 by Ian McEwan

Newly released iPhone X has stunning new features, with its TrueDepth Camera , portrait mode selfies become a reality! You may use iPhone to keep gorgeous landscapes during your gap year, you may use it to record the happy moments with your friends and family, or to capture the very first step of your child. Photos in your phone reflect every aspect of life, it is so important. However these precious memory can be lost through accidental deletion or other reasons that are out of your control, such as a system crash, iOS software update, or data lost after jailbreaking, etc.

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So what should we do when our photos are erased accidentally? Do we have the technology to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone? If you are looking for a solution to it once for all, you can follow the suggestion below.

How Can You Recover Deleted Photos on iPhone? Here is:
3 Solutions of Recovering Deleted Photos from iPhone X/8/7/6/6s/5s/5


Once the deleted data is overwritten, there will be no way to get them back. Thus it’s highly recommended that try NOT to use your iPhone before you getting these files back.

Method 1: Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone

Part 1: If Users with iOS 9 or higher version needs to recover photos deleted in less than 30 days, via Recently Deleted Album in iPhone.

Apple added a new feature since iOS 9-Recently Deleted Album, which will store your deleted photos for 30 days. If you are running with iOS 9 or higher version, you can retrieve them back through Recently Deleted feature. Please go through below few tips before you do so.

  1. This feature only applies to iPhone with iOS 9 or higher version.
  2. Recently Deleted only helps you to recover those deleted from Camera Roll, instead of permanently deleted from your iPhone.
  3. Recently Deleted only keeps deleted photos for 30 days, it will be automatically removed from Recently Deleted album once it gets deadline.
  4. If your situation is not mentioned above, you can go to Part 2 for solutions.

So where can we find the Recently Deleted album and how do we restore deleted photos? You just need to follow steps below:

  • Step 1: Go to “Photos” and tap “Albums” at the right bottom of your screen, and Scroll your screen down to find “Recently Deleted album”.
  • Step 2: Open “Recently Deleted album”, you will find all deleted photos with a 30day-countdown. Preview the recently deleted photos and check if there are photos you want to recover.
  • Step 3: Click Select at the upper right corner of your screen, and check the photo you want to recover, then tap “Recover” at bottom right corner.

Part 2: If Users with all iOS versions, via dr.fone data recovery software, which is no deletion date limited

dr.fone Toolkit - More than the best photo recovery software

dr.fone is the most recommended iOS data recovery software in the geek circle, which is intuitive, safe and reliable. With dr.fone you can preview photos and other iPhone data before recovery, choose those you need or simply select all file if you want to retrieve. And it’s 100% safe and secure, only you have access to your account.

  • Step 1: download and install dr.fone.
  • Step 2: Run dr.fone and connect your iPhone to the computer. Select “trust this computer” to proceed.

    dr.fone Interface
  • Step 3: With your iPhone connected to the PC, you will find all data is categorized into several types. Please select Photo and click “Start Scan” to carry on the process.
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  • Step 4: When the scan completed, you can preview every item in Camera Roll, Photo Stream and App Photos. Then simply select the photo you want to retrieve and click “Recover to computer”.
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Then you can have your photos back in no time.

Method 2: Recover Deleted Photos from iTunes Backup

If you want to retrieve photos that are deleted more than 30 days and have an iTunes backup, dr.fone will be a great help just by following a few simple steps.

  • Step 1: Run dr.fone and connect your iPhone to the computer. Select “trust this computer” to proceed.

  • Step 2: With your iPhone connected to the PC, you will find all data is categorized into several types. Please select Photo and click “Start Scan” to carry on the process.
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  • Step 3: Click the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” on the left column, the software will detect all iTunes backup files existing in your computer. All you need to do is select the backup file you need and click “Start Scan”. It will take less than 2 minutes to complete the scan process.
  • Recover from iTunes Backup
  • Step 4: Once the scan process completed, you will see all the photos in details, including deleted ones. Then you can get a preview and choose the one you want to recover by clicking “Recover to Computer”.
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Method 3: Recover Deleted Photos from iCloud Backup

What do we do if you find your iPhone photos are lost and have no iTunes backup? dr.fone will extract photos from iCloud backup as long as you have enabled “iCloud backup” in your iPhone before data lost.

  • Step 1: Run dr.fone and Click the “Recover from iCloud backup file” from the left bottom and sign in your iCloud ID.
  • Sign in iCloud
  • Step 2: After log in to iCloud, you will be able to see all the backup files in your iCloud, select the one that might contain your lost iPhone photos and click “Download”. The software will automatically scan the data in the backup file once the download completed.
  • Choose iCloud File to Download
  • Step 3: All your data in the iCloud backup file will be sorted and listed as below screenshot. Please check “Camera Roll” or “App photos” and select the photos you need, and complete the process by clicking “Recover to Computer”.
  • drfone-recovery

It’s highly recommended that back up iPhone photos in time to avoid unnecessary troubles. If you are in the situation mentioned above, you may retrieve deleted iPhone photos successfully by following this guide.

Also , if you want to learn more about how to back up iPhone data, just turn to How to Backup iPhone without iTunes

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