How to Recover Recently Deleted Photos from iPhone

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iPhone is known to have one of the best cameras in a smartphone. There are lots of modes to take some breathtaking shots with an iPhone. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there are chances that your photos may get deleted from your device. You might lose your data because of situations like bricked iPhone, accidental deletion, virus attack, formatting error, etc. So, it is important to create a backup of the entire data of your iPhone.

But once you lose photos from your iPhone, you may quickly search-“how to recover deleted photos iPhone” on the internet, because you will get worried if you cannot actually get all your photos back after they get deleted.

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Is It Possible to Recover Recently Deleted Photos from iPhone?

Apple allows you to create a backup of your device using iTunes and iCloud so that you can easily recover the deleted photos, but they have some disadvantages which we will discuss in the following parts.  Even if you have no backup of your data, it is still possible to recover the photos using advanced data recovery tool.

All the data including photo in an iPhone is stored in the SQLite database so when something gets deleted in the device, the slot changes from “Allocated to Unallocated”. The actual data is still present in the device. When you continue using your device, the new data that you create will overwrite the data in the “Unallocated” slot.

So, if you need to recover the lost photos, you should immediately stop using your phone because new data will replace the deleted ones. Please note that iTunes and iCloud do not allow you to access the SQLite database, so in this situation you need rely on the third-party software.

Way 1: Find Deleted Photos from Recently Deleted Album

When you accidentally or manually delete the photos of your iPhone, you can easily recover them from the “Recently Deleted Album” of your device. Photos that are deleted up to 30 days ago get stored in that album and are recoverable. Follow the steps below if you are thinking how to recover recently deleted photos from recently deleted folder.

  1. Go to Photos App -> Albums -> Recently Deleted Album.
  2. Preview the photos that appear in the album. Select the ones that you want to recover and tap Recover. Then the selected photos will be restored back to the Photos app.

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Way 2: What if Cannot Find Recently Deleted iPhone Photos?

The photos that are deleted more than 30 days ago automatically get deleted from the Recently Deleted Album. However, they are present in the “Unallocated state” in your device and can be recovered only by using an advanced data recovery tool. So according to the limitation of iTunes and iCloud, you should use software to recover recently deleted photos from iPhone without/from backup.

If you are seeking answers for how to recover recently deleted photos iPhone, then iMyFone D-Back is a powerful and efficient data recovery tool that can conveniently recover the recently lost iPhone photos you need.

  • It has been recommended by CNETtechradarPCWorld9TO5Mac and other professional websites.
  • D-Back applies advanced technology to search for the deleted notes in the SQLite database in the most thorough way, which makes it the best notes recovery tool with the highest recovery rate in the market.
  • It supports to recover recently deleted photos without backup.
  • It supports to view the photos within iPhone backups which cannot be done with iTunes and iCloud. Viewing all the content of iTunes or iCloud backups before recovering or restoring means you will not restore a wrong backup with unneeded data.
  • Extract and recover photos you need from iTunes or iCloud without having to restore the whole backup.
  • It is easy for non-tech users to handle with clear instructions and interface.
  • It supports other 18 file types from iPhone such as call logs, contacts, messages, voice memo, notes and etc.
  • It is compatible with all iOS devices and iOS versions.

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1. Recover Recently Deleted Photos iPhone without Backup

This section is the most useful way if you do not have any backups before.

Step 1.Open D-Back on your personal computer and click on “Recover from iOS Device”. Click “Start”. Connect the iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. The program will automatically detect your device. Click “Next”.

connect your device

Step 2.Select “Photo” under “Photo & Video” from various options shown and click “Scan”.

select data types

Step 3.All photos will appear once the scan is completed. Select the photos you need to recover and Click “Recover”.You will be asked to choose a folder to save the photos. Select or create a new folder. All the photos will be recovered once the process is over.

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2. Recover Recently Deleted Photos from iTunes Backup with no Data Loss

iTunes only works when you have made an available iTunes backup before. That means if you never use iTunes to make a backup, you cannot restore via official iTunes. In addition, you cannot restore a corrupted iTunes backup either.

Official iTunes doesn't allow you to view its content, so it's easy to choose a wrong backup does not contain the photos you need.

Luckily iMyFone D-Back can avoid both cons when you want to view and check whether an iTunes backup includes the needed photos. You can simply use it to extract them from the backup.

Step 1.Open iMyFone D-Back software and select “Recover from iTunes Backup”. Click Start. All iTunes backups will be shown in the next screen. Choose the most relevant backup and click “Next”.

Select iTunes Backup

Step 2.Select “Photo” under “Photo & Video” from various options shown and click “Scan”. 

select file types

Step 3.All the photos will appear once the scan is completed. Select the photos that you need to recover and Click “Recover”. All the photos will be recovered once the process is over.

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3. Recover Recently Deleted Photos from iCloud Backup with no Data Loss

Some users may choose this way to back up notes and other data. Before recovering or restoring with iCloud backup, you need confirm that you have backed up your photos successfully with iCloud before, because the internet stability always affects its success.

On the other hand, you must erase your device first before restoring which means you will lose all your current data on your iDevice. Well D-Back allows you to view your iCloud contents before recovering or restoring.

Step 1.Open iMyFone D-Back software and select “Recover from iCloud Backup”. Click Start. Sign in to your iCloud account using Apple ID and password.

Fill in your iCloud account

Step 2.All iCloud backups will be shown in the next screen. Choose the most relevant backup and click “Next”.

Select iCloud Backup

Step 3.Select “Photo” under “Photo & Video” from various options shown and click “Scan”.

Select the files you wish to recover

Step 4.All the photos will appear once the scan is completed. Select the photos that you need to recover and Click “Recover”. You will be asked to choose a folder to save them on your computer.

Preview File from iCloud Tab

Way 3. iTunes Restore to Recover Recently Deleted Photos

If you have accidentally deleted photos from your iPhone, you can recover by restoring the official iTunes backup with data loss.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer.

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

Step 3. On successfully connection, your Apple device will appear in iTunes. Select your iPhone.

Step 4. Choose “Restore Backup” under Backups.

Step 5. Select the latest backup after checking its data and time and click Restore.

Step 6. The entire data from the backup will get restored and replace the existing data of your device.

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Way 4. iCloud Restore to Recover Recently Deleted Photos

If you have accidentally deleted the photos from your iPhone, you can recover by restoring the official iCloud backup with data loss.

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

Step 2. Sign in to the iCloud account with Apple ID and password. Make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 3. Select the most appropriate iCloud backup. The restoring process will begin as soon as you select the backup.

Step 4. Sign in to your Apple account again to restore the apps and purchases, if any.

Step 5. The entire data of your iPhone, including photos will get restored after the process is completed.

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Reviews of the Above Methods

via "Recently Deleted" Folder via D-Back via iTunes Restore via iCloud Restore
Success rate Low High Medium Medium
Recover recently deleted photos without backup Yes Yes No No
Recover photos from iTunes backup No Preview before recovery Restore without viewing No
Recover photos from iCloud backup No Preview before recovery No Restore without viewing
Recovery Options Selectively or fully Selectively or fully Fully restore only Fully restore only
Computer Connection No Yes Yes No
Difficulty Easy Easy Complex Complex

You can recover the photos from the Recently Deleted Album if you have deleted them up to 30 days ago. But if they are deleted more than 30 days ago, you cannot recover the photos normally.

iMyFone D-Back allows you to restore the photos using 4 modes no matter how and when you lost the data. But if you do not have a backup, you have to make sure that you don't use your phone after the photos get deleted.

If you have a backup of the entire data, you can restore the iTunes and iCloud backup very easily but all your previous data will be lost from your device.

Here is a feedback from one user who has tried the third-party software. If you still wonder its fucntion, juts try the free trial version.

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If you are looking for steps on how to recover recently deleted photos, you can check all the methods given above. Check the reviews of all the methods to recover the deleted photos and choose the one that you trust and feel convenient to recover. You can leave your comments below if you have any questions regarding the recovery procedure.