When reading various forums and blogs about technology, I often come across the stories when people lose data from their devices and they are sure that the lost photos should be in the last iCloud backup. But they don’t know how to recover them from iCloud. Has it ever happened to you? Have you ever searched in panic for the ways how to restore the photos or other documents from your iCloud after they were deleted by mistake? Words can’t describe those feelings which you might have experienced that time. This article will help to recover deleted photos from iCloud with or without reset.
1. Recover Your Photos from iCloud Recently Deleted Albums
A habit of making a backup copy of your documents on iCloud will save you from the most unexpected and stressful situations connected with the lost data. It will take you only several seconds every time you connect your iDevice to the computer. You may do that once a month and you will be able to restore the information from the latest backup. Having done it, you will never worry about losing your precious photos and other documents. In case you need to recover the data from iCloud,
Step 1: you will have to connect your iPhone or other iDevices to the computer, go to iCloud.com and enter your login and password. Make sure you remember them. If you don’t trust your memory, put them down on the piece of paper and keep in some secret place.
Step 2: Choose “Photos” section and click on the button “Albums” at the top. You will see all the photos and videos which are available to be restored. Choose the ones you need and click on the “Recover” button. After that, you will have all your photos restored from the deleted in your iPhone.
You should keep in mind that the photos which were taken after the last backup creation and deleted afterwards will not be recovered. So, it’s better to have an iCloud account and be able to restore the data you need. Pay attention that, iCloud can keep only the photos which were deleted not longer than 1 month ago and it can keep maximum 1000 deleted photos.
2. iCloud Backup is Your Savior
Another way to recover your photos is to use iCloud backup. In order to be able to use it, you have to create a backup of the data, saved on your iPhone, every time you connect to the PC.
Step 1: When you delete some precious photos, you will have to go to the Settings section in your iPhone, choose General/Software Update in order to update your iOS to the latest iOS 11.
Step 2: Then go to Settings/ General/ Reset and choose “Erase all content and settings”.
Step 3: Then go to Apps & Data and click on Restore from iCloud backup. You will be asked to log-in to iCloud. Choose the latest backup available and press Reset.
There is a substantial disadvantage of this method, as you will lose all the information which was saved after the date of the last backup. In such a case you have to weight which information is more important for you. In order to have your backup always up to date, try to connect your iPhone to the PC every 2-3 days and make a backup.
3. How to Selectively Recover Deleted Photos from iCloud
You may use not only iCloud, but also various software such as iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iPhone data recovery for Mac. This program is user-friendly and it will take you several minutes to preview and selectively recover your photos from iCloud Backup/iTunes Backup/iOS device.
iMyFone D-Back provides several working modes: smart recovery, recovery from iOS device, iTunes backup and iCloud backup. The first option is the most universal as it previews searching in all the possible places. All the others are specific. You may need to download and install this software onto you windows or mac computer firstly. BTW, it works for iOS 12 and the latest iPhone Xs/Xr/Xs Max.
Step by Step to recover deleted pictures from iCloud
Step 1: Launch the program on your computer, choose Recover from iCloud Backup and choose photos as the file type which you want to recover.
Step 2: sign in to your iCloud account and choose the iCloud backup that contains the deleted photos you want. The programm will start to download the files and it will take some time to download it from cloud.
Step 3: After that you will see all the photos and video available and classified according to the place they were saved in. Choose the photos that you want and press Recover.
Three simple steps and your precious photos are back on you iPhone by using iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iPhone data recovery for Mac. Download and install the software now to recover deleted pics from iCloud!