It is not an isolated incident. You upgrade to the new version of iOS only to find out that hundreds of the images on your camera roll have disappeared. You may panic a little but it is worth noting that this happens a lot and more importantly there is something you can do to get your missing photos back.
As a matter of fact, this article will show you how to get your missing photos back. Just sit back, relax and get all the answers.
Part 1: What Apple Says You Should Do
The following are just some of the things that Apple rightly advises you should do when you discover some or all of the photos on your Camera roll are missing.
1 Check the Recently Deleted Folder
You may have accidentally deleted the images so it is worth doing, just to be sure.
Go to Photos > Albums > Recently Deleted and if you find them there, move them back to the “All Photos” folder. You do this by selecting the images and then clicking “Recover.” Confirm that you want to recover the photos.
2 Make Sure iCloud Phot Library is Turned On
If you took the image with another device and can’t see it on your iPhone, you may just need to turn on iCloud Photo Library.
To do this go to Settings> iCloud> Photos and then turn on “iCloud Photo Library.”
3 Sign In with the Same Apple ID
It is also very likely that you are not seeing the photos because you are not signed in with the same Apple ID on all your devices. You can check how you are signed in, in settings.
Part 2: Try an iPhone Data Recovery Tool to Get Your Photos Back
If none of the above suggestions by Apple apply to you; you didn’t accidentally delete your photos or forget to sign in with your Apple ID, you may have really lost them. In this case a data recovery program is probably the only solution if you want to get your data back. But you shouldn’t use just any data recovery program. You should only use iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Mac for the following reasons;
- You can use it to recover data regardless of how you lost the data in the first place. You can even recover data from a damaged or broken device or a software operation gone wrong.
- 4 recovery modes are provided: recover from iOS device, recover from iTunes backup, recover from iCloud backup and smart recovery.
- Aside from photos, you can recover 22+ types of data including contacts, messages, videos, voice memos, notes, WhatsApp messages and many more.
- It is compatible with different iOS devices and iOS versions including iOS 10.3.
How to Use iMyFone D-Back to Recover Your Missing Photos
The program allows you to use one of three data recovery modes. You can recover the photos directly from the device, if you don’t have a backup of the photos. If you have a backup of the photos on either iCloud or iTunes and you don’t want to restore the whole backup, you can use D-Back to extract the photos from either backup. Here’s how to do it in each case.
1 Recover Photos Directly from the iPhone
Step 1: After downloading and installing the program to your computer, select the “Recover from iOS device” tab from the main window and then click “Start.” In the resultant window, select “Photo” under “Photo & Video” and click “Next.”
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and then click “Scan.”
Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, select the missing photos and then click on “Recover.”
2 Recover Photos from iTunes Backup files
Follow these simple steps to recover the photos from an iTunes backup file.
Step 1: From the main menu, select “Recover from iTunes Backup” and then click “Start” to begin. In the next window, choose “Photo” and then click “Next” to continue.
Step 2: Choose the iTunes backup file that contains the photos you want to recover and then click “Scan.”
Step 3: When the scan is complete, select the photos you want to recover from the results displayed and then click “Recover.”
3 Recover Photos from iCloud Backup Files
You can also recover data from your iCloud backup in the following simple steps.
Step 1: From the main menu, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” and then click “Start.” Choose “photo” as the type of data you want to recover.
Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account. The program will then display all the iCloud Backup files on your account. Select the one that likely has the missing photos and then click “Next.”
Step 3: The program will begin scanning the backup file for the photos. Once the scanning process is done, select the missing photos from the results page and then click “Recover” to get the back.