Losing data of any kind on your device can be devastating especially when the data lost was so new that you didn’t have a backup on iCloud or iTunes. Losing memorable photos on your Camera Roll can be particularly problematic. If you have lost some of the photos on your Camera Roll, there are certain things you can try to get them back. This article will highlight two effective ways to get your photos back on your device.
What to Do if You Have a Backup
If you are one of the lucky few who have a backup of the photos, then your job will be fairly easy. Here’s what you should do.
Step 1. Begin by erasing the device. To do this go to Settings > General > Erase All Contents and Settings. Do this only if you are certain you have a backup as it will mean the loss of all the data on your device.
Step 2. This action should lead you to the set-up screen. Follow the instructions to set up your device as new and then choose whether you want to restore the device from an iTunes backup or an iCloud backup.
Once the device is restored, the photos should be back on your device.
What to Do if you Don’t Have a Backup or Don't Want to Restore iPhone
You may be panicking a little bit if you didn’t have a backup of your photos or you simply don't want to restore your iPhone, because it will erase all your content and settings on your iPhone. But there is a solution for you too, only you have to use a third-party data recovery program to get your photos back. The best data recovery tool for the job is iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac and the following are the reasons why you should choose this particular tool over others.
- It is useful in the recovery of up to 22 different types of data including photos, videos, messages, contacts, call logs, WhatsApp messages, Viber messages and more with high recovery rate.
- Its preview function makes selective data recovery very easy.
- It can also be used to extract data from an iTunes or iCloud Backup file.
- It is very easy to use, with a clean user interface.
Here’s how to use iMyfone D-Back to get your photos back. Please note that this method will only work if the missing data hasn’t been overwritten. To prevent overwriting the data, refrain from using the device as soon as you discover data is missing.
How to Recover Deleted Photos from Camera Roll using iMyFone D-Back
Download and install the program on your computer and then follow these very simple steps to recover your photos.
Step 1. Launch iMyfone D-Back and choose recovery mode
From the main window, select “Recover from iOS device.” Click “Start” to begin. In the next window, select the type of data you want to recover. Choose “Photos” and then click “Next” to continue.
Step 2. Connect your iDevice to computer
Connect the iOS device to the computer using a USB cable and then click “Scan” as soon as the program recognizes the device.
Step 3. Preview and recover deleted photos from Camera Roll
Once the scanning process is complete, all the photos on the device will be listed in the next window. Select the ones you lost and then click “Recover.” The preview function will help you quickly identify the ones you need. Select a location to save them and you’re done.