It does not matter how you lose photos on your iPhone. You may have just accidentally deleted them, or the photos may have gotten deleted due to a software issue, and so on. But now you want to recover them. There are many ways of how to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone. Read on to learn them.
The smartest way to avoid a situation like this is to sign up for iCloud and keep a backup of all your data. Sometimes you may accidentally delete your photos, or have to reset your iPhone which causes all your data including photos to get erased. A software update can cause your photos to disappear too. In whatever way your photos may have been permanently deleted from your iPhone, there are certain tricks to recover them. So let us learn the various ways how to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone.
The first method is to make use of an iCloud backup. You should already have signed up for iCloud for this method to work. iCloud Photos should be enabled on your iPhone too. You need to use a computer for this method.
Follow these steps:
Alternatively, you can factory reset your iPhone and restore it to the previous backup. The photos which you deleted after the last backup will now appear again in your Photos app.
You can also use iTunes to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone. This is a good option if you use iTunes to backup your iPhone data. You have to restore your iPhone with the backup on iTunes. This will override the data on your iPhone and restore the backup you have selected. Ensure that you do not have any newly clicked photos that you want to retain as those will be deleted. You need to use a computer for this method too.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Plug your iPhone to your computer.
- Open iTunes on your computer.
- Click on the iPhone icon on the upper left corner that represents your device.
- Click on “Restore iPhone” on the adjacent window.
Using a third-party app
You can also use a third-party app like MobiMover to restore only selected photos to your iPhone without having to reset it. You can do this via iCloud or iTunes.
Install the app on your computer and go to Settings > Restore from iTunes > Scan. From the deleted items, select the ones you want to restore and click “Recover.”
Alternatively, go to Settings > Restore from iCloud, and log in with your Apple ID and password. Follow the same steps as above and recover your deleted items.
Using the Recently Deleted folder
You can find your deleted photos in the Recently Deleted folder in your iPhone for a period of 30 days from deletion. Open the Photos app, and go to “Albums.” Find the “Recently Deleted” folder under it and tap on it. Select the photos you want to restore and tap “Recover.”