Photo Recovery after Factory Reset on iPhone

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You may encounter some issues in your iPhone and you decided to factory reset it to fix the software issues.

The software is restored to manufacturer’s settings and you will lose the entire data including photos after the factory reset.

Now, you might be thinking about the photo recovery after factory reset of your device. Regardless of what type of data you lost you can easily solve this issue by reading this article.

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Q 1. What Factory Reset Does to Your iPhone Photos?

A factory reset completely formats your iPhone hard drive. The iPhone will be as new as when you first bought it and there will be no photos, apps, emails, contacts and other data.

The manufacturers already keep a snapshot of iOS with all the default settings and apps. So, when you reset the device, the device will revert to the snapshot state.

Q 2. Where Do the Photos Go after Factory Reset?

When you perform a factory reset on your device, your entire device’s data including photos, videos, messages, emails and contacts will get deleted from the internal hard disk. But, it is not a total wipe as the imprint of the data still exists on the physical disk, even if you cannot directly access it.

Q 3. Can I Recover iPhone Photos after Factory Reset?

Yes, it is possible to recover the iPhone photos after factory reset using advanced data recovery software. The tools can locate recoverable data by accessing the SQLite database of the iPhone. However, data recovery is probabilistic. So we suggest you try the trial version first.

Photo Recovery after Factory Reset on iPhone without Backup

Even if you don’t have a backup of your iPhone data, you can easily recover the data using advanced data recovery software.

It is a professional tool for recovering the lost or deleted data of iPhone. Whether you lost data because of formatting error, bricked phone, corrupt software or damaged phone, D-Back can securely recover the data within a few minutes. The process of photo recovery after factory reset has become simple with iMyFone D-Back software.

  • It has been recommended by CNETtechradarPCWorld9TO5Mac and other professional websites.
  • D-Back applies advanced technology to search for the deleted photo in the SQLite database in the most thorough way, which makes it the best photo recovery tool with the highest recovery rate in the market.
  • It supports to recover deleted photo without backup; extract and recover photo you need from iTunes or iCloud without having to restore the whole backup.
  • It is compatible with all iOS devices and iOS versions.

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Windows version    Mac version

Step 1.Open D-Back on your computer and click on “Recover from iOS Device”. Click “Start” ad connect your iPhone to the computer. Then click “Next” when D-Back automatically detects your device.

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

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Step 3.The photos that you lost after factory reset will be shown when the scan gets completed. Select the photos that you want to recover and click “Recover”. After the recovery process, all the photos will be recovered t your computer.

Preview File from iOS Tab

Photo Recovery after Factory Reset with iTunes Backup

If you have an iTunes backup of your device, you can recover the photos from the iTunes backups. Here are the options for you.

Via Official iTunes Restore

You can restore the official iTunes backup to recover the photos. Please note that this will overwrite all the current data on your device.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone.

Step 2: Complete all the steps displayed and choose your iPhone to restore the backup.

Step 3: Choose “Restore Backup” for restoring the backup to your iPhone.

Step 4: Check date and time and choose the most relevant backup.

Step 5: After you click on Restore, the system will begin the data recovery process. When the process gets over, the backup with the entire data will get restored to your iPhone.

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Via D-Back

You can also use the D-Back software to recover the lost photos.

Step 1: Open D-Back on your computer and click on “Recover from iTunes Backup”. Click “Start”. The available iTunes backups will be shown. Choose the most relevant one and click “Next”.

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

Step 3: The photos that you lost after factory reset will be shown when the scan gets completed. Select the photos that you want to recover and click “Recover”. Create a new or select the existing folder to store the recovered photos.

Preview File from iTunes Tab

Pros & Cons of the Two Methods

When you restore the iTunes backup officially, the entire data in the device gets replaced with the restored data. But when you use D-Back to recover the data, only the selected data will be restored and there will be no data loss at all.

via D-Back via iTunes
Success rate High Medium

When to choose the solution

No Backup;

Unable to recover from iTunes or iCloud backup;

don't want to restore device from backup

Photos were backed up to computer via iTunes

Photo recovery without backup Yes No
Photo recovery from iTunes backup Preview before recovery Restore without viewing
Recovery Options Selectively or fully Fully restore only
Difficulty Easy Complex

Photo Recovery after Factory Reset with iCloud Backup

You can also use iCloud to back up your device’s data. It allows you to restore the entire data in case of lost or deleted data.

Via Official iCloud Restore

The iCloud restore can be done from the iPhone itself. Before restoring, you need to erase all the data and settings of your device.

Step 1: Go to Settings and from “Apps and Data” screen, choose “Restore from iCloud backup”.

Step 2: Sign in with your Apple ID and password.

Step 3: Check the date and time and choose the most recent backup. The transfer process will begin immediately.

Step 4: If asked, enter your Apple ID and password again to restore the apps and purchases. Once the recovery process is over, the data including the photos will be restored.

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Via D-Back

If you don’t want to restore the entire backup, you can use D-Back software for photo recovery after restore.

Step 1: Run D-Back on your computer and click on “Recover from iCloud Backup”. Click “Start”.

Step 2: Sign in with Apple ID and password. The available iCloud backups will be shown. Choose the most relevant one and click “Next”.

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

Step 4: The photos that you lost after factory reset will be shown on the screen. Preview and select the photos that you want to recover and click “Recover”.

Preview File from iCloud Tab

Pros & Cons of the Two Methods

Using the official iCloud backup method, you have to erase all the contents of your iPhone. But when you use D-Back, you can choose the data you need to recover, without deleting the old data.

via D-Back via iCloud
Success rate High Medium

When to choose the solution

No Backup;

Unable to recover from iCloud or iTunes backup;

don't want to restore device from backup

Photos were backed up to iCloud

Photo recovery without backup Yes No
Photo recovery from iCloud backup Preview before recovery Restore without viewing
Recovery Options Selectively or fully Fully restore only
Difficulty Easy Complex

Users' Review

D-Back from iMyFone is one of the most sophisticated tools for iPhone data recovery. This is the reason why it is used and trusted by millions of iOS users around the world.

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Conclusion

If you are looking for various ways for photo recovery after factory reset of your iPhone, you can check out the methods given in this guide. Choose any of the methods given above according to your requirements. You can leave your comments below to let us know which one works for you.