“How can I recover deleted photos from iPhone? I accidentally deleted all honeymoon pictures on my iPhone 5. Is there some sort of recycle bin feature?”
Well, iOS does not have a trash or recycle bin to store deleted files. When pictures are deleted, they are immediately removed from the iPhone. Currently, more and more people use iPhone as the primary camera to take photos. Many of them have been troubled with the same problem and asked for help to recover deleted photos from iPhone. Don’t worry. There are still ways to recover deleted photos from iPhone. Just read on this article and find out the solution.
More Reasons Caused Photo Loss on iPhone
- Tap the wrong button and deleted all photos on iPhone by mistake.
- iPhone was broken or water damaged by liquid like milk, juice, etc.
- Reset your iPhone to factory settings without backup.
- iPhone was infected by virus or malware.
- iPhone stuck in recovery mode.
- Failed jailbreak or iOS upgrade.
- iPhone was lost or stolen.
There are 2 solutions for you to recover your photos from iPhone
Firstly, get a professional photo recovery for iPhone: iPhone Data Recovery
Download the free trial version below to check your deleted photos before you recover them.
At the same time, you should pay attention: Plesae remember to set your iPhone into the flight mode and don't use it until you find those photos, and don't sync your iPhone with iTunes, avoiding iTunes backup being updated.
There are two ways for you to recover lost photos from your iPhone: Directly scan and recover photos from your iPhone, 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: Run the program and connect your iPhone
iPhone Data Recovery allows you to directly scan and recover photos from iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. For iPhone 6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4s, you need to follow the 2nd solution.
Run the program on your computer and connect your iPhone (eg. iPhone 4) to the computer. You'll see the main window as follows.
Step 2: Enter the device's scanning mode and scan it
Before you perform recovery, you ought to enter the system of your iPhone. According to the following steps:
1. Hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
2. Press the "Home" and "Power" buttons at the same time when you click "Start", then hold them for exactly 10 seconds.
3. After 10 seconds, you can release the "Power" button and keep pressing the "Home" button for another 15 seconds.
When you're told that you've successfully entered the system, the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data on it as follows.
Step 3: Preview and recover deleted iPhone photos
When the scan is finished, you can preview all found data in categories. To preview your photos, you can choose Photo Stream or Camera Roll . Not only those deleted, but also includes those Photo Stream still on your iPhone. If you only want to get those deleted photos back, you can refine the result by sliding the button in the red area on the interface below, to only display deleted items. Then mark those photos you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.
As you can see, the data you find there contains deleted and existing items. If you only want deleted photos, you can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display the deleted items.
Note: If you want to import recovered photos back to your iPhone, you can use iPhone/iPad/iPod Manager or iPhone/iPad/iPod Manager for Mac, which allows you to do it in a few seconds.
Solution 2: Recover photos for iPhone 6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS from 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
When the scan is finished, 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.
The data extracted from the backup file contains those existing in the backup, and those deleted from your iPhone before you made the backup. You can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display the deleted items.
Note: If you want to import recovered photos back to your iPhone, you can use iPhone/iPad/iPod Transfer, which allows you to do it in a few seconds.
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