iPhone has a feature to keep the deleted photos into a folder named "Recently Deleted" for 30 days. To some extent, this feature truly helps people to recover those mistakenly deleted pictures. But to some who want to delete the pictures permanently, this can also cause some troubles. No matter you are wondering how to get to recently deleted photos or just permanently delete the photos from there, you will get a complete guide here.

Where is 鈥淩ecently Deleted鈥 Folder?

If your iPhone is running in iOS 9 or later, when you delete photos from Camera Roll then these deleted items will be moved to the photo album named 鈥淩ecently Deleted鈥. These recently deleted photos & videos will be automatically stored in this album for 30 days before they are deleted permanently.

Where is recently deleted on iPhone?

  1. Launch the Photo app from the Home screen.
  2. Tap "Albums" at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll down till you find the "Recently Deleted Album".
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How to Locate Recently Deleted Folder

How Can I Recover My Recently Deleted Photos Folder on My iPhone?

Method 1: Recover from the Photos app on iPhone

As we have mentioned above, you can find the recently deleted folder in "Photos" app. And it's pretty easy to recover the deleted photos and videos from the "Recently Deleted" folder by tapping the Recover button just like the picture shows below.

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Recover Recently Deleted Photos Via "Photos" App

Method 2: Recover deleted photos via iCloud

Those deleted photos and vidoes can be also recovered via iCloud. Here are the steps to follow.

  1. Go to https://www.icloud.com. And then log in with your username and password.
  2. Then select the "Photos" option.
  3. Click the album called "Recently Deleted".
  4. Select the photo you want to recover and click the "Recover" button to get them back.
recover recently deleted photos via iCloud
Recover Recently Deleted Photos Via iCloud

Method 3: Recover deleted photos from iTunes Backup

Actually, you can also recover deleted photos on your iPhone from an iTunes backup. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Then connect your iPhone to your computer.
  3. Select the Restore Backup option.
  4. Choose the backup you want to restore.
  5. Click the "Restore" button.
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Recover Recently Deleted Photos from iTunes Backup

How Can I Permanently Delete Deleted Photos on iPhone Recently Deleted Folder?

If you want to permanently delete the photos from recently deleted folder, you can try to use third-party tools to get rid of unwanted files on your iPhone.

How do I get rid of recently deleted albums on iPhone?

iMyFone Umate Pro iPhone Data Eraser is our recommendation as such a third-party tool. It has many features useful for iOS device data removing. No matter you want to delete private data or cleanup your device for space free up. For the said issue, Umate Pro can remove the recently deleted photos at once. Besides these deleted pictures, all the invisible photos folder attached with private information can be deleted. Now, let鈥檚 conclude the advantages of it:

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  • Umate Pro can erase the attached private data of the photos.
  • 1-click cleanup unnecessary files on your device.
  • It can erase the photos permanently with 0% recovery rate.
  • It can completely erase the hidden files and free up more space for you.
  • It can reset you device with only few clicks to protect your data security if you have the need.
  • With the wide compatibility for all iOS device and versions (including the latest iOS 14).

Steps to delete recently deleted files on iPhone

Step 1: Launch the program and connect your iPhone to it.

Step 2: Select the mode 鈥淓rase Deleted Files鈥 that applies to your needs and click the Scan button.

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Select "Erase Deleted Files"

Step 3: Now all the previously deleted files on your device will be shown to you. You just need to click the Erase Now button then you can get all the files to be erased permanently.

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Choose Deleted Photos on iPhone and Remove


For this topic, if you want to delete the photos on Recently Deletd album without any issue, then Umate Pro is your best choice absolutely. Because it's the one stop solution for iPhone data erasing, and the operation is super easy with just one click.