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How to recover deleted photos from iPhone?

People now are using photos to record their daily lives. iPhone become the first choice to use. Apple provides users the best picture quality on their iPhone compare with other mobile phones. iPhone photos is so important to users, but people will always delete iPhone photos by mistake. Sometimes they just mis-delete the entire album. This is really a disaster to them. All their work and memories are gone. Don’t be panic. In this article, we will show you all the possible ways to recover deleted photos from iPhone 6s plus/6s/6 plus/6/5/5s/5c/4s/4/3gs.

Part 1. How to recover deleted photos from iPhone without backup files

If you do not have any backup file from iTunes or iCloud, you can only recover photos from your iPhone. You need iPhone Data Recovery software to help you to do this. It can help you to recover deleted photos from iPhone, and also notes, contacts, call history, text messages, etc. from iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone

Download, install and run the iPhone Data Recovery software. Connect your iPhone to your computer via UBS cable. The software will detect your iPhone and load the information of your iPhone in the main interface. You can see your iPhone’s version, name here.

connect iPhone to computer

Step 2. Find deleted photos

Click “Scan” button to start find your deleted photos from your iPhone. It will list all the data the software find in the next interface. You can easily go to the “photos” section. Then you can use the filter to only show the deleted photos. Before recovering deleted photos from iPhone, you can preview it by double clicking the small pictures.

preview photo

Step 3. Recover deleted photos from iPhone

Check the photos you would like to recover, click “Recover” button. Soon you will get all your deleted photos back to your computer.

If you are running iOS 8 or above version on your iOS devices (iPhone/iPad), you can easily recover your deleted photos/videos from the “Recently Deleted” Album. Lear more about how to recover deleted photos from iOS 8.

Part 2. Retrieve deleted iPhone photos from iTunes backup files

If you have synced your iPhone with iTunes before you delete the photos, you can certainly find your deleted photos from iTunes backup file. When you sync your iPhone with your iTunes, it will make an iTunes backup file for you.

Download the iTunes recovery software

Step 1. Choose iTunes backup files

After you launch the software, choose the second option “Recover from iTunes Backup File”. You will see all the iTunes backup files on your computer. Choose the latest one from your iPhone.

iTunes backup file list

Step 2. Find the deleted photos from iPhone iTunes backup file

Click “Scan” button to scan the backup files. All the data from the iTunes backup file will be listed on the next interface. You can go to the photos section and all the existing and deleted photos from the iTunes backup files will be listed here. Just choose the deleted photos you want to recover and click “Recover” button to recover deleted iPhone photos from iTunes backup files.

recover photos from iTunes

Part 3. How to recover deleted iPhone photos from iCloud backup

If you enable the iCloud service from Apple and you can also recover your deleted iPhone photos from iCloud backup. Here you need iPhone Data Recovery software. It can help you to recover deleted photos from iCloud backup easily.

Step 1. Log into your iCloud account

Choose the last option from the software “Recover from iCloud Backup”. You need to log into your iCloud account here. Don’t worry! The software will not keep any of your personal data from your iCloud account. The only reason to do this is the software need your permission to download the iCloud backup.

log in iCloud

Step 2. Download and scan your iCloud backup file

After log in to your iCloud account, the software will list many backup files in your account. You need to choose the right one to download and then scan the backup file.

iCloud backup list

Step 3. Recover deleted iPhone photos

All the data contained in the iCloud backup file will be listed in the next interface. All you need to do is to go to photos section and check all photos. Then recover the photos easily.

recover photos from iTunes

Part 4. How to recover deleted iPhone photos by restore iPhone from iTunes/iCloud backup file

This is a free way to recover your deleted iPhone photos. However, if you restore your iPhone with iTunes/iCloud backup file, your iPhone will return to the same as the backup file, including firmwire, apps and any other data on your iPhone. So be careful when you do this. Because you may lose new data after you restore your iPhone. So if you just backup your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud and then you deleted photos from your iPhone, you can use this way to recover.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone

Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. iTunes will pop-up automatically and you can find your iPhone from the interface of iTunes.

Apple iTunes

Step 2. Choose restore iPhone

You can find a section called “Backup” and find the option “Manually Backup and Restore ”. Click “Restore Backup”, then your iTunes will allow you to choose the backup files recovering from.

restore iPhone with iTunes

That’s all for recovering deleted photos from iPhone. From this article, I think you can learn how to solve the problem easily with iPhone Data Recovery and iTunes/iCloud. The iPhone data recover will help you recover deleted photos from iPhone without changing other data. So I recommend you to choose it. However, if you do not have budget for the software, you can also choose the free way to do that.