Compared to other mobiles, iPhone is much stronger to take high-quality videos to record our colorful life of family, friends or ourselves. However, the experience of accidentally deleting videos on iPhone really sucks. Taking it by large, it annoys iPhone users all around the world, which can possibly eat our heart out. While, to be honest, you do need to think about how to recover deleted videos from iPhone right away, but not to fall into frustration all the time. Below are 4 methods for your reference on this topic.
1 Check Your “Recently Deleted” Album on iPhone
iPhone running iOS 8 or newer versions owns a photo recovery feature, which allows you to undelete videos, assuming it hasn’t expired or been deleted permanently already.
Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone and tap "Albums".
Step 2: Find and tap on“Recently Deleted” Album in the list.
Step 3: Try to find your deleted video in this folder. If it's still there, open the video to view whether it is normal, then click “Recover” button to recover it.
2 Recover iPhone Deleted Videos without Backup
Haven't found the needed videos in “Recently Deleted”folder and haven't made any backup before? Don't worry, you still get the chance to recover the deleted videos without backup by using a third-party program: iMyFone D-Back iOS data recovery for Win or iMyFone D-Back iOS Data Recovery for Mac, which enables you to recover deleted videos without backup or extract deleted videos from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively. Check more features of this tool:
- Supports to recover deleted/lost videos, photos, contacts, messages, WhatsApp/Kik/WeChat/Viber messages and more files from iDevice;
- Allows you to preview and selectively extract data from iTunes or iCloud backup files;
- Compatible with various iOS devices, such as iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5C, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPod touch running iOS 11/10/9/8/7;
- Add a new function - "Fix iOS System" which allows to fix several common errors on iOS devices, such as iPhone stuck on Apple logo/black screen/white screen.
- In trial version, you are able to preview and check your the found videos to confirm whether your deleted videos could be recovered.
- Please stop using your iPhone from the moment you delete the videos by accident to avoid overwriting data.
Step 1: Select the Lost File Type and Loss Situation
Launch the program after downloading it from iMyFone official site. Then, please select video directly. Continuously, choose how you lost your videos: deleted or lost by accident for later smart scan and recovery.
Note: iMyFone D-Back will only scan the files you’ve chosen instead of all file types which will save your valuable time.
Step 2: Scan Deleted Videos from iPhone
Wondering where to find your deleted videos on earth? iPhone? iTunes backup? or iCloud backup? iMyFone D-Back will automatically choose to scan from your iOS device, iTunes backups or iCloud backups according to the file types and how you lost them. Thus, you don’t need to be puzzled at all. Generally, under this circumstance, the program will smartly start scanning data from your iPhone. Don't forget to connect your iPhone to the computer.
Step 3: Preview and Recover Lost iPhone Videos
While scan is accomplished, the searched videos will be clearly stated on the window. You can preview all the videos including the existing and the deleted; or only browse the deleted items by clicking "Show only the deleted ones ". Choose the ones that you want to recover, and then click "Recover". At this time, the program will ask you to choose a location to store the recovered videos. Last, after finishing the above easy process, your deleted videos will be successfully retrieved.
Congratulations! Your videos have been successfully restored.
Want to recover other files? iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Windows or iPhone data recovery for Mac (compatible with iOS 11) currently enables you to get data back from your iOS devices including text message, photo, video, call history, note, WhatsApp history, calendar, contact and bookmark. Free download now and have a try.
3 Retrieve iPhone Deleted Videos from iTunes Backup
3.1 Fully Restore Your iPhone from A Relevant iTunes Backup
Step 1: To retrieve deleted videos from iTunes backup, you need to connect your iPhone to computer.
Step 2: After the device is detected, select the icon of iPhone. Then select Restore Backup...
Step 3: Choose the relevant iTunes backup file to restore from and wait for the recovery process.
Restoring your iPhone from an iTunes backup is not recommended, because your iPhone will restore to the time it was backed up. The new data you created on you iPhone in between will be overwritten. Following we will introduce how you can retrieve videos from iTunes backup selectively without erasing your data on iPhone using iMyFone D-Back.
3.2 Selectively Retrieve Videos from iTunes Backup
Step 1: Choose recover from iTunes backup from the left sidebar and select file type.
Step 2: D-Back will detect all the available iTunes backups on your computer. Choose the relevant backup that may contain the deleted videos.
Step 3: It will take some minutes for D-Back to find out all the video files in the iTunes backup. Once the scanning is complete, preview and recover the videos you wish to recover.
4 Restore iPhone Deleted Videos from iCloud Backup
Before using this method, please make sure you have uploaded the deleted videos to iCloud for backing up. If you have added more videos since last sync, then these videos will be lost since the backups will cover the videos in your iPhone.
Check the instructions made by Apple: How to restore your iOS device from iCloud.