Free iPhone Photo Recovery Tool (Safe & Quick)

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Mobile phones have become an integral part of everyone’s lives these days. They are used for communicating with others, taking pictures and videos and storing lots of information.

In case your iPhone is lost stolen, damaged, infected by the virus or gets formatting error, all the data including your photos would be gone if you don’t create a backup.

But it is a thing of the past now because even if you lose your photos accidentally or manually, you can still recover them using free iPhone photo recovery tool.

Normally, you can recover the deleted photos from the Recently Deleted album of your iPhone. But the folder will only contain those photos that are deleted in the last 30 days. Photos deleted before that can only be recovered with an advanced data recovery tool.

What You Should Know before iPhone Photo Recovery

In iPhone, the data is stored in the SQL database. When you delete something from your phone, it changes from “Allocated” to “Unallocated” data. Only the data’s identification tag changes when it is deleted. But when you continue to use your iPhone and save any new data, it will overwrite the previous data, which is in the “Unallocated” state.

So, if you want to recover lost data, you should make sure that you don't use it anymore, because when you take new pictures or continue to use your devce, the new data will replace the deleted data and there will be little to no chance of recovering them.

Part 1: Free iPhone Photo Recovery Tool

For now in the market, there is no totally free iPhone photo recovery tool. Luckily there are some tools with free trial version you can use before purchasing.

iMyFone D-Back is simple but powerful software for recovering the lost or deleted data from the iPhone. It supports all the iPhone running on any iOS versions. It comes with 4 modes for data recovery and can easily recover the data no matter how you lost it.

  • It allows you to recover the lost photos of iPhones even if there is no backup available.
  • It allows you to select only what you need to recover.
  • It allows you to view your iTunes and iCloud backup content.
  • It allows you to recover data without restoring.
  • It allows you to recover data without losing data.

Option 1: Free iPhone Photo Recovery without Backup (fully or selectively)

Step 1.Launch D-Back on your computer and select “Recover from iOS Device”. Press Start.

Recover from iOS Device Tab

Step 2.Connect your device to computer using USB cable. Click “Next” when your device is detected.

connect your device

Step 3. Select “Photo” under “Photo & Video” from the list of options and click “Scan”.

select data types

Step 4.All the photos will be displayed once the scan finishes. You can recover all the pictures or you can select the pictures needed to recover. Click “Recover”. Select the folder where you want to store them and wait for the process to get over.

Preview File from iOS Tab

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Option 2: How to Recover Photos from iTunes Backup (fully or selectively)

Using iMyFone D-Back, you can also recover the lost photos from iTunes backup efficiently.

Step 1. Open iMyFone D-Back and select “Recover from iTunes Backup”. Click Start.

Recover from iTunes

Step 2.All iTunes backups will be displayed. Choose the most relevant one and click “Next”.

Select iTunes Backup

Step 3.Select “Photo” under “Photo & Video” from the list of options and click “Scan”.

select file types

Step 4.All the photos will be displayed once the scan finishes. You can either recover all the pictures or selected ones from the iTunes backup. Click “Recover”. Create a new folder or select an existing folder where you want to store the recovered photos and wait for the process to get over. All the photos will be recovered within minutes.

Preview File from iTunes Tab

Windows version    Mac version

Option 3: How to Recover Photos from iCloud Backup (fully or selectively)

This free iPhone photo recovery tool also allows you to recover the photos from an iCloud backup in simple steps given below.

Step 1.Launch iMyFone D-Back and select “Recover from iCloud Backup”. Click Start.

Recover from iCloud

Step 2.Sign in to your iCloud account using the Apple ID password.

Fill in your iCloud account

Step 3.All iCloud backups will be displayed. Choose the most relevant one and click “Next” at the bottom.

Select iCloud Backup

Step 4.Select “Photo” under “Photo & Video” from various file types displayed and click “Scan”.

Select the files you wish to recover

Step 5.All your iPhone photos will be displayed once the scan is finished. You can either recover all the pictures or select the ones you need to recover from iCloud backup. Click “Recover”. Once it is finished, all your photos will be recovered using free photo recovery for iPhone software.

Preview File from iCloud Tab

Windows version    Mac version

Part 2: iPhone Photo Recovery Free from iTunes/iCloud

Apple allows you to restore your device’s data using iTunes and iCloud backups. These are the official methods provided by Apple to safeguard the data of the iPhone and iPad users. Please note that these two ways will cause data loss of your current data.

Option 1: Restore iPhone Photos from iTunes Backup for Free

1. Open iTunes on your computer.

2. Connect your iPhone using the USB cable to the computer. Enter password if prompted.

3. Your device will appear in iTunes on successful connection. Select your iPhone.

4. Choose “Restore Backup” under Backups. Update your iPhone if you get a message saying the software is very old.

5. Select the latest backup and click Restore. After the Restore finishes, all the data including photos will be restored.

restore iPhone from iTunes backup to recover photos

Option 2: Restore iPhone Photos from iCloud Backup for Free

1. Open Settings and go to “Apps & Data” on your device. Tap on “Restore from iCloud Backup”.

2. Sign into your iCloud account with Apple ID and password. Make sure the Wi-Fi network is stable.

3. Select the most relevant backup after checking its date and time. The process will begin as soon as you select the backup. The entire data of your iPhone, including photos and other information will get restored once the process gets completed.

restore deleted iphone photos by restoring icloud backup

Reviews of the Above Two Parts

While you can restore the phone from official iTunes and iCloud backups, you need to create a backup of all your data in advance.

To use iCloud, your device must be connected to the Wi-Fi network and the free storage is only about 5GB.

Using the free iPhone photo recovery tool, you can recover the lost photos even if you have not created a backup. You can also select the photos you need to recover without data loss instead of recovering the entire backup. Moreover, more than 18 data types are supported; including contacts, messages, WhatsApp, videos, Safari history, notes and etc. 

Windows version    Mac version

Conclusion

You can compare all the above methods carefully and then choose the appropriate one for recovering the photos. If you have any questions regarding the free photo recovery for iPhone software, you can leave your comments below.