Question
“How can I recover my photos from the Vault app in my iPhone and transfer them to my comouter? I accidentally deleted them! And there's no backup! Is there any chance to get them back? Pls help!”

Photo vault app is virtual safe widely used to protects users' privacy. It allows people to set password to lock the photos and videos on their device so that nobody will have access to the data without authorization.

During the process of using, however, a common problem arises - accidentally deleting photos locked or hidden in this app. Consequently, "How can I recover deleted photos from photo vault app on iPhone?" is a question asked by many iPhone users. And here in this article, we'll offer several effective ways.

If you have tried, you would understand that recovering deleted photos from photo vault app takes some efforts. However, it's still possible and the methods in this article will definitely suffice to help you make it. All these methods are super easy for even novice users, among which a professional tool is highlighted.

You can consider using the free trial to see if it serves your purpose. Now, let’s go through the methods and find out which one is the best for you.

Part 1: Photo Vault Recovery on iPhone 12/11/X/8/7/6/5

We'll use iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery software to perform photo vault app recovery here. It is regarded as the most reliable and effective way. First, let’s take a look at the main features of this tool.

  • Four different data recovery modes are provided to meet different needs.
  • Capable of recovering photos both without backup (directly from iOS device) and with backup (from iTunes/iCloud backup).
  • Recover photos from photo vault app without restoring so no data loss will occur.
  • Supports to selectively or fully recover the photos that you exactly need from photo vault app.
  • Enables you to have a complete preview before starting the whole data recovery progress.
  • Compatible with nearly all iOS devices including iPhone 12 and all iOS versions including iOS 14.

Option 1. Recover Deleted Photos From Photo Vault App Without Backup

Step 1.As the first step, you should download and install iMyFone iPhone Data Recovery software on the computer.

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Launch the program. Start from "Recover from iOS Device" and click on "Start".

iMyFone D Back for iOS Recover from iOS Device Tab

Step 2.Connect your iPhone to the computer. Click "Next" once the device is detected.

iMyFone D Back for iOS connect your device

Step 3.Since you are trying to recover deleted photos, select the photos accordingly. Then click on the "Scan" option for the program to search the deleted data from the device.

iMyFone D Back for iOS select data types

Step 4.Once the scan is finished, the program will display all the data recoverable and you can now have a preview. After deciding what to recover, click on the "Recover" option.

iMyFone D Back recover

Tips

iMyFone D-Back provides free trial, through which you can preview and see whether the data you want can be scaned and recovered. Anyway, you can download and try it first!

Apple official offers two options for iOS device users to rely on for lost files recovery - iTunes backup and iCloud backup.

If you have backed up your iPhone regularly, then there is a great possibility that you can find your deleted data in the backup files. However, one obvious limitation is that you cannot access and preview the data concerned before restoring the backups via iTunes or iCloud. This is why you need a professionally designed tool when dealing with your valuable data. With D-Back, you can view both the existing data and deleted data stored in your iTunes and iCloud backup easily.

Option 2. Perform Photo Vault Recovery From iTunes Backup

Now, let’s see how to do a Private Photo Vault recovery from iTunes backup by using iMyFone D-Back.

Step 1.Hit on the "Start" button located in the “Recover from iTunes Backup” tab.

iMyFone D Back for iOS Recover from iTunes

Step 2.Select the iTunes backup you need to recover and click "Next". You have to enter the password if you have encrypted the backup earlier.

iMyFone D Back for iOS Select iTunes Backup

Step 3.Choose "Photos" as the data type here and click "Scan". Then you need to wait until the scanning is completed.

iMyFone D Back for iOS select file types

Step 4.After the scanning is done, you'll be able to preview the recoverable data. All the scanning results will be displayed for you to select what you exactly need to get back. Go for the "Recover" option afterwards to complete the process.

iMyFone D Back recover

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Option 3. Perform Photo Vault Recovery From iCloud Backup

The steps to recover deleted photos from Private Photo Vault on iPhone are similar and really easy.

Step 1.Click the "Start" button at the "Recover from iCloud Backup" tab.

iMyFone D Back for iOS Recover from iCloud

Step 2.Use your credentials and log into the iCloud account. Choose to recover from iCloud Backup and click "Scan".

iMyFone D Back for iOS log in to icloud account

iMyFone D Back for iOS recover from icloud backup

Step 3.Select an iCloud backup that contains the lost photos you want to recover and click "Next". Then select "Photos" from the given categories and hit the button "Scan".

iMyFone D Back for iOS scanning

iMyFone D Back for iOS select photo to scan

iMyFone D Back for iOS scanning

Step 4.Now, preview and select the photos to recover and click "Recover" and iMyFone D-Back will do the rest.

iMyFone D Back for iOS choose to recover photos

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Comparison Between the 3 Options

D-Back
iTunes
iCloud
Selectively recover photos
yes
Fully recover photos
yes
yes
yes
Recover without backups
yes
Recover from iTunes backup
yes
yes
Recover from iCloud backup
yes
yes
Recover photos without restoring
yes
Will not affect current data
yes
View all iTunes backup content
yes
View all iCloud backup content
yes
No storage limitation
yes
yes

only 5GB free storage

Note

  • iMyFone D-Back doesn’t overwrite the existing data; while restoring iTunes or iCloud will erase all your current data.
  • iMyFone D-Back allows you to view iTunes and iCloud backup content while iTunes and iCloud do not.
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    Part 2: Tips & Tricks for Photo Vault App on iPhone

    1 How can I recover my password of photo vault app?

    Users can definitely recover or reset password of photo vault app. The specific steps vary from app to app. Some photo vault apps, Private Photo Vault for example, allows users to recover passcode using the e-mail address created before, in case they forgot or lost the original password.

    2 I need to reset my iPhone, so how can I restore my photos?

    You can restore the photos through the last backup you created. Either iTunes or iCloud will suffice to help as long as you have corresponding backup files.

    3 Is the photo vault app safe? Can photo vault be hacked?

    The ultimate goal of photo vault app is to protect users' privacy, so usually such apps put much emphasis on security and take powerful and intensive measures to protect photos from casual access. One of the most popular one, Private Photo Vault, uses AES 256 bit encryption to encrypt your data. It allows you to import photos into it and lock them with passwords. If someone tries to break-in, this app will secretly take a snapshot of him using the front facing camera and his GPS location will be recorded. What's more, you can provide a decoy password to show a completely different set of pictures when dealing with a nosy person.

    Conclusion

    Recovering deleted photos from photo vault app on iPhone is possible and iMyFone D-Back makes it a lot easier. Providing several different recovery modes, this excellent tool serves to meet different needs in different situations and therefore greatly increases the success rate. We strongly recommend you to get the free trial first to see whether the data you want can be recovered. On the othet hand, of course, the securest method to minimize the potential risk of data loss is to create backups of your iOS devices on a regular basis.

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