How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone 7(Plus)/6s(Plus)/6(Plus)

The iPhone has become one of the most popular phones for photography, used to record just about every aspect of the user’s life. But the photos can be lost through accidental deletion or other reason out of your control such as a software update that didn’t quite go as planned.

If you have lost some of the photos on your iPhone, this article will show three ways to recover deleted photos on iPhone 7(Plus)/6s(Plus)/6(Plus).

Note

Before we do, there are two things you should do right away to maximize the chances that you will recover the photos. First, stop using the iPhone right away. This will ensure that you don’t overwrite the photos you are trying to recover. But we have to warn you that photos that have been deleted via a factory reset are very hard to recover.

1 Check Your “Recently Deleted” to Find the Pictures

Sometimes, we delete pictures without thinking for we just don't like to keep so many pictures in our iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus. So your first step should be to check the “Recently Deleted” album to confirm whether the deleted pictures are there. This method works for those iPhone 6 users who don't clean their “Recently Deleted” album often.

Go to Photos > Recently Deleted, tap on the picture you need, then click “Recover” in the lower right corner to get it back to other albums. Or you can select multiple pictures to recover by clicking “Select”, then tap on more than one picture, then click “Recover” and the selected ones are back.

 Check Your “Recently Deleted” to Find Pictures

But I think lots of people are used to clea their “Recently Deleted” album. So try the other methods to recover deleted photos on iPhone 6.


2 Retrieve Deleted iPhone Photos without/from Backup

If you haven't made backup before and need to find a way to recover deleted photos without backup, a professional iPhone data recovery tool will be needed in this situation.  iMyFone D-Back iOS data recovery for Win or iMyFone D-Back iOS data recovery for Mac is an powerful recovery tool for recovering deleted data from iPhone 7/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus. Check the main features of this tool:

imyfone d-back iphone data recovery

iMyFone iPhone Data Recovery Tool (iOS 10 Supported)

  • It can recover deleted photos regardless of the reason they were lost including accidental deletion, jailbreak or iOS upgrade.
  • Supports recovering deleted photos, vidoes, text messages, contacts, voice memos, notes, messages from Kik/WhatsApp/WeChat app etc.
  • Preview and selectively recover deleted photos on iPhone 6 or iPhone backup without changing present iPhone settings.
  • Compatible with iPhone 7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/4s/4 running iOS 10/9/8/7.

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Download the program and run it on your computer and then follow these simple steps to recover deleted pictures from the iPhone using 3 recovery modes of iMyFone D-Back.

01 Recover Photos Directly from iPhone

Step 1: From the main window, select “Recover from iOS device. Click “Start” to continue.”

Choose Recovery Mode

Step 2: Connect the iPhone to the computer and then click “Scan.”

choose how you lost files

Step 3: Click “Scan” to search your iPhone for your deleted pictures.

scan from ios

Step 4: When scanning is over, enable the button “Only show the deleted”. Preview the pictures and select the ones you need. Then tap recover. The photos will be saved to the folder you have chosen as the storage path.

preview the messages

02 Recover Photos from iPhone via iTunes Backup

Step 1: From the main window, select “Recover from iTunes Backup” and click “Start” to continue.

recover phtos from itunes backup

Step 2: In the next window, select “Photos” as the file type to recover and click “Next” to continue.

select file types

Step 3: All the iTunes backup files available on that computer will be listed in the next window. Select the one that contains the missing photos and click “Scan.”

select a revelant iTunes backup

Step 4: Preview the results and choose the photos you want to recover and then click “Recover.”

choose photos from iTunes backup

03 Recover Photos from iPhone via iCloud Backup

Step 1: Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” from the main window and then click “Start” to begin.

recover photos from iCloud backup

Step 2: Choose the type of file you want to recover (in this case photos).

Choose the type of file

Step 3: Sign in to your iCloud account to allow the program to access the iCloud backup files on your account.

Sign in to your iCloud account

Step 4: Select the iCloud backup file that contains the missing photos and then click “Next.”

Select the iCloud backup file

Step 5: Wait for the scanning process to be completed (it shouldn’t take too long) and then preview the results to select the deleted photos. Click “Recover” to save the recovered photos to your computer.

choose the deleted photos from iCloud backup

You can take advantage of the trial version for both Windows and Mac and see if you can find your missing photos. Give it a try today!

Windows version Mac version


3 Restore Deleted Photos from iTunes

iTunes will back up your data every time you synchronize your iPhone with it. So as long as you synchronize your iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus with iTunes regularly, there is a strong chance that you can recover deleted photos on iPhone 6 from your iTunes' last backup files. Check out the instructions below.

Step 1: Connect your iOS device with the PC that you have synchronized your data on it;

Step 2: Run your iTunes. Go to File > Devices > Restore from Back up;

Step 3: Device will recover all the deleted pictures, and a few minutes later, you can check your iPhone to find the photos you need.

 Restore Deleted Photos from iTunes

This is a great method to get your photos back even if you can’t selectively recover data. Besides, this method could also overwrite the existing data on your device. Therefore, be sure to back up your device before doing this. If you want to selectively recover data from either iTunes or iCloud backup files, iMyFone D-Back can help.

And if you have any other good idea for recovering deleted photos from iPhone 6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus, please write a comment under this writing for sharing and we will appreciate that.

  • TheZombieChimp

    My mum’s iPod_Nano_Gen3 has just given up the ghost and she’s worried that she’ll lose the photo’s on there. Some of them are of people no longer around, so we must save them. Can you help?

    • Thanks for your question. We are sorry to say that iMyfone D-Back doesn’t support recovery from iPod Nano at present. We will pass along your comment to our development team. Thanks a lot for your suggestion and sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Jack

    thank you for your useful tips. i downloaded imyfone dback and it detected my accidentally deleted messages! gorgeous!

    • admin

      We are glad that the article is helpful for you, Jack. And yes iMyfone D-Back offers free trial version for users to confirm whether their data can be found. Thank you for your comment!

    • Thanks a lot for your comment. Glad to hear that your deleted messages are found! Wish you have a nice day!

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