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Hi there, is there a way to recover the deleted Whatsapp Photos on iPhone? Actually, my neice was playing with my iPhone and after a while when I took my phone back, I found she might have unintentionally or accidentally deleted some chats which I have with my friends and family. Can anyone tell me how to recover deleted photos from WhatsApp iPhone? I really need the deleted WhatsApp photos which are all about my family and even my grandmother who has passed away. Waiting for a helpful response. Thanks!

WhatsApp messaging app is one of the most downloaded apps across the globe today. iPhone users have embraced this app and use it to send messages, photos, videos and other media files to friends and relatives. At one point for various reasons, you may lose some important WhatsApp photos accidentally. This is bad, but it is even worse if you don't know how to retrieve them. Fret not, in this article we will show you how to recover deleted photos from WhatsApp on iPhone without or from backup.

Can You Recover WhatsApp Deleted Photos on iPhone without Backup?

Well, the answer to the question is quite simple. "YES, it can be recovered". If you cease your iPhone from any usage immediately after a data loss scenario and bring a data recovery tool in action to recover your lost data, chances are that you may be able to recover almost all your data. If in case you continue using your device after experiencing data loss, chances to recover data in such a case are highly diminished. Why? Well to understand this, let's get to know how can the deleted data be recovered.

Basically, all your data saved on your iPhone is stored using SQLite database. Now, if you delete any of your data like photos, videos, messages or any other data – be it intentionally or unintentionally – it is not removed or erased immediately from your iPhone. Instead, the space consumed by that data is marked as "Free" or "Available". That means your data is still within your iPhone but in the hidden state. Here comes the data recovery tool handy. The data recovery tool finds out the hidden data and makes it visible again. That's to say, if you continue the use of your iPhone, the new data gets stored onto the hidden data's storage location. Hence, the hidden data gets overwritten which also diminishes the chances of its recovery to a huge extent.

2 Restore Deleted WhatsApp Photos Using iTunes

If you have backed up your iPhone using iTunes before, you can just restore your iPhone from the backup. The steps of recovering deleted WhatsApp photos using iTunes are quite simple. Being one of the standard data backup & restore tools, iTunes is powerful enough that not only can back up the existing data on your device but also backs up the deleted data on your device too.

However, restoring deleted WhatsApp photos using iTunes requires a previous backup which contains the deleted content, that means, if you had not backed up before, you have to find other ways to get back those deleted WhatsApp photos. iMyFone D-Back, a powerful and professional iOS Data recovery tool that enables the users to access and preview both the existing as well as the deleted data files with no backup or in iCloud or iTunes backup.

Restore WhatsApp Photos using iTunes

3 Recover WhatsApp Photos on iPhone via D-Back

If you are caught off guard without a backup in iTunes or iCloud, you can still scan your iPhone and recover the deleted WhatsApp photos. A tool that can powerfully do this for you is iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery. This tool recovers WhatsApp data, including photos, videos, WhatsApp messages and audios, lost on your iOS device. Before we look at how to use this software, we have highlighted its key features.

iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery (compatible with iOS 13/12/11)

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Key Features:

  • Easily recover deleted WhatsApp photos with 3 steps.
  • Besides, it can recover 18+ data types like text messages, videos, voice memos, WhatsApp audios, contacts, notes and more from iPhone if you accidentally deleted them.
  • It offers free trial version that you can use to preview data before recovery.
  • Deeply scans your device for the deleted WhatsApp photos, features high success rate of recovery.
  • Recognized by Cult of Mac, iMyFone D-Back is reliable and has helped millions of iOS users to retrieve data.
  • Supports iPhone (iPhone 8 and iPhone X included), iPad and iPod touch running iOS 12/11/10/9/8/7, even the latest iOS 13.

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A. How to Recover Deleted Photos from WhatsApp iPhone without Backup via D-Back

When you have downloaded the software to your computer, you can follow these easy steps to retrieve deleted WhatsApp images on iPhone.

Step 1. Choose "Recover from iOS Device" Mode

Run iMyFone D-Back and select "Recover from iOS Device" tab on the home window. After that click on "Start" and select the file types you want to get back. Here you choose WhatsApp. Next you will have to connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.

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Step 2. Scan Data on Your Computer

When your iPhone is detected, click "Scan" and iMyFone D-Back will start to scan your iPhone. It will take a while, which depends on the storage of your iPhone.

 Scan Files

Step 3. Preview and Recover WhatsApp Photos

After scanning has competed you will see the selected file types being displayed. Go to WhatsApp Attachments and view what has been found. Also, check the App Photos to confirm whether there is any photo you may want to recover. Next, mark on the photos and click on Recover. The photos will be stored on the folder you create on your computer.

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B. Selectively Restore Photos from iCloud via iMyFone D-Back

Step 1. Choose "Recover from iCloud" Tab

Open the software and click on "Recover from iCloud Backup".

Recover from iCloud Backup

What follows is to select file types and then log in to your iCloud account. On the iCloud account, select the appropriate backup file and click on "Next" button.

log in to your iCloud account

Step 2. Preview and Recover Photos

Once the backup file has been downloaded and displayed, you can now go through the photos and other files. Mark on the WhatsApp photos you wish to recover and click on "Recover" button.  The files will be recovered on the specified folder on your PC/Mac.

Preview and Restore photos

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C. Selectively Recover Deleted WhatsApp Photos from iTunes Backup

You can also use iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery to selectively extract deleted WhatsApp pictures from your iTunes backup that you newly made.

Step 1. Select Recovery Mode

Launch the software and choose "Recover from iTunes Backup". Next choose the file types you wish to restore and click "Next".

Select Recovery Mode

Step 2. Scan iTunes Backup

After that a window appears with backup files. Click on the suitable file and click on "Scan" button.

Scan Files

Step 3. Preview and Recover WhatsApp Photos

Now go through the photos found. Check on WhatsApp attachments, App Photos and Photos to see the files you want to restore. Check on each photo and click on "Recover." The WhatsApp photos then will be saved on where you define on your computer.

Preview and Recover WhatsApp Photos

The Free Trial version of iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery is available to download now. Give it a try!

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4 Bonus Tip: The Alternative to Restore WhatsApp from iTunes/iCloud Backup

There's another choice to restore WhatsApp photos instead of using iTunes or iCloud - iMyFone iTransor. It can deeply scan your device for the deleted WhatsApp photos, and then to retrieve them without uninstalling WhatsApp.

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