Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone in 2021

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben

How to recover deleted photos from iPhone?

Help! I just deleted my photos on iPhone by accident. is there anybody could help tell to restore the camera roll? Those pics are very important for me. Well then you gonna look into this article.

As a matter of fact, there are two methods for you to recover those deleted photos from iPhone device. The first one, you can use a third-party iOS Recovery Software to directly scan and get back the pictures from iPhone. The other one, if you’ve synced your iPhone with iTunes before, you could regain your deleted pictures by extracting your iTunes backup file.

2 solutions to recover photos from iPhone

First, find a professional photo recovery tool for iPhone: dr.fone toolkit for iOS, A data recovery program lets you recover deleted photos for your iPhone, and works perfectly with iPhone 4, 4S, iPad 1 & 2, iPod Touch 4 and their previous versions. Besides photos, it also can help to find back your previous SMS, Contacts, Notes and Calendar, etc.

Download and install iPhone Photo Recovery below before recovering

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At the same time, there is also a thing you should pay attention: Set your iPhone into the flight mode and don’t use it until you find back those photos, and don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes, avoiding iTunes backup being updated.

Solution 1: How to directly scan and recover pictures from iPhone
Solution 2: How to scan and extract iTunes backup to recover iPhone photos

Two ways are available for you to recover deleted pictures from iPhone: Directly scan and recover photos from your iPhone device, or scan and extract your iTunes backup file to get photos back. Next, let’s check detailed steps below.

Solution 1: Directly recover deleted photos from iPhone

Step 1: Select the device to scan

Take iPhone 4 for example. Download iPhone Data Recovery (for iPhone 4) and install it on your computer, and then connect your iPhone with your computer, then you’ll get the main interface as follow.

Step 2: Enter the DFU mode and scan your iPhone 4

Before you perform recovery, you ought to enter the DFU mode of your iPhone. Follow the steps here:

  1. Hold your iPhone and click “Start”;
  2. Press “Home” and “Power” button at the same time when you click “Start”,and hold for 10 seconds. The program will count it for you;
  3. After 10 seconds passing, release “Power” and keep pressing “Home” for another 10 seconds.

When you’re told that you’ve successfully entered the DFU mode, the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data as follow.

Step 3: Preview and recover deleted iPhone photos

After the scan, you can preview all found data in categories. To preview your photos, you can choose Camera Roll or Photo Stream. Photos found here are not only those deleted, but also includes those still on your iPhone. If you only want to get those deleted pictures, you can refine the result by sliding the button in the red area on the interface below, to only display deleted items. Mark those you want and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.

Solution 2: Recover photos from iPhonefrom iTunes backup

Step 1: Choose iTunes backup and scan it

When launching the program on your computer, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup File” option on the top, then you’ll get the interface below. Choose the iTunes backup of your iPhone, if there are more than one, choose the latest one, and click “Start Scan”.

Step 2: Recover deleted iPhone pictures

After the scan, all files in the backup file are displayed for you in well-organized categories. No matter the photo from your camera roll or those you transferred from somewhere else, you can preview them one by one. Then check those you want and click the “Recover” button to save them on your computer.