Summary: This is a brief article which covers all best methods on how to recover permanently deleted videos from iPhone.

Accidentally deleted important videos on your iPhone and lost them for good? Or lost your videos for iOS update/jailbreak/device crash? We heard such type of news from hundreds of people every day. In such case, you can first check your Deleted Album to see if the deleted videos are there. If your videos are permanently gone from iPhone, then you can try other methods listed in this post to recover them.

Option 1: Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from iPhone with D-Back

Though a permanently deleted video is recoverable, it can be an annoyance while there's no backup file available. The deleted videos are retained in your iPhone and keep invisible before getting replaced by new data. Thus, a professional data recovery software is requisite to extract them. iMyFone D-Back is a dependable iPhone data recovery tool allows you to retrieve permanently deleted videos from iPhone. Without technical skills required, you can get your lost data back with a few simple steps. Besides, you can choose to show only the deleted videos after the scan so that you can clearly view them.

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Key Features:

  • It's capable of recovering the permanently deleted videos directly from iPhone or from iTunes backup.
  • It only charges for the recovery - free to scan and preview the deleted videos.
  • It supports almost all iOS devices including the latest iPhone 12 and all iOS versions including iOS 14.
  • Recognized by Cult of Mac, iMyFone D-Back has been proved a good data recovery tool by millions of users in 150+ countries.

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1 Directly Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from iPhone with D-Back

Step 1. Launch D-Back Program

After downloading the data recovery tool on your PC, launch it then select "Recover from iOS Device" mode. Click on "Start".

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Step 2. Connect and Scan Your Device

The program will detect your device if it's connected to the computer. Select the type of files you want to retrieve, then click "Scan".

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Step 3. Preview and Recover Your Deleted Files

When the scan is completed, all files will be organized and shown in respective folders. You can choose "show only the deleted files" and click to preview them. Once you've selected what you want, hit "Recover" to get them back immediately.

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To retrieve lost data, you must stop using the device after the data is lost as new data written to the device overwrites lost data and makes it unrecoverable.

2 Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from iTunes Backup via D-Back

Since restoring iPhone from iTunes backup may cause data overwritten, it's better to use D-Back to retrieve permanently deleted videos from iTune backup.

Step 1. Select "Recover from iTunes Backup" mode from the first screen.

Step 2. Choose the iTunes backup that you want to recover data from, then click "Next".

Step 3. Select the file types you need and click on "Scan". It takes a while, please wait patiently.

Step 4. When the search results were shown on the interface, you can browse them according to your needs or select "only show the deleted files". After selecting these you need, click "Recover" to begin.

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If you choose an encrypted iTunes backup, you need to enter the password for iTunes encryption.

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How to Recover Permanently Deleted iPhone Videos without Backup

Option 2: Restore Permanently Deleted Videos from iCloud Backup without Computer

Before recovering deleted videos from iCloud backup, you have to reset your iPhone first, here's how to reset your iPhone:

  • Make a backup of your device.
  • Open Settings app, tap the General tab.
  • Choose Reset, then Erase all Contents and Settings.
  • Choose Erase Now and enter your passcode. Tap on Erase iPhone to confirm.

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So, how do I recover permanently deleted videos from iCloud? Then follow the on-screen instructions to restore iCloud backup file and get back your deleted videos.

Step 1. Turn on your iPhone. You should see a Hello screen.

Step 2. Follow the on-screen steps until you get Apps and Data screen, at that point tap Restore from iCloud Backup.

Step 3. Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and pick a backup. Take a look at the date and size of each and pick the most important. After that, the data transfer begins.

Step 4. Whenever asked, sign in to your Apple ID account to reestablish your applications and buys. Similarly, if your iTunes or App Store content is from different Apple IDs than you have to sign in from each account.

Step 5. Remain connected and sit tight for a progress bar to show up and finish. Sometimes this procedure takes more time due to backup size and network speed.

Step 6. Now you can finish your setup and can use your device. It will continue to restore all the other content in the background. And all your deleted videos will then get back to your iPhone.

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  • If you don't have a recent backup of your videos, your recently stored videos might be overwritten after restoring.
  • All the data in the backup file will be restored to your iPhone except for the videos.

Option 3: Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from iTunes Backup

You can also restore your device from iTunes backup and get back the deleted videos. How do I recover permanently deleted videos from iTunes? Follow the steps below.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC. Open iTunes on your computer (or Finder on Mac).

Step 2. Double click the iPhone icon when it appears in the window.

Step 3. Select Restore Backup and choose a relevant backup.

Step 4. Click Restore and wait until the whole backup file restored. Please note that you have to keep your device connected before the whole process completed.

Since all the data will be restored to your iPhone, the current data on your iPhone may get overwritten. In this case, it would be better to choose to recover deleted videos from iPhone with D-Back.

Option 4. Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from iPhone

Can I recover permanently deleted files from iPhone? Here is the answer:

Yes. It is possible to recover permanently deleted iPhone videos and other files from iCloud and iTunes backups. You can also engage a third-party tool to restore your files. You’ll need to download, install and launch the app to the computer before you connect your iPhone to the computer and start the recovery process.

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Bottom Line

Losing or mistakenly deleting videos on the iPhone always deranges us. Fortunately, with these best data recovery methods listed in this guide, you'll be able to recover permanently deleted videos from iPhone in minutes. Each method is suitable for dissimilar situation. Option 1 is easy and simple, option 2 is free but requires a prior backup. Pick any one of them per your needs.