How to Retrieve Deleted Photos on 7/SE/6s/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4

“I was venturing to clear up some space on my iPhone. For this process, I began deleting stock photos that were old. However, during this event, I accidentally deleted the recent photos that I should not have. Is there a possibility to get back the deleted images?”

People love to take photos. However, they face problems such as mentioned above from time to time. Losing or accidentally deleting the photos from the iPhone is sure to drive you crazy, especially when you do not have any backup of the pictures.

Recovering deleted photos is only possible when you have a backup in advance. There is a chance that iTunes or iCloud will have the deleted photos. However, if you wish to retrieve the photos from these backups, you are naturally bound to restore all the data on the phone. Or you are searching for a way to recover deleted photos without backup? It is here that the question how to retrieve deleted photos from iPhone backup or without backup arises. The answer to this question is by using iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery win or iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Mac software. You can easily recover the deleted photos in three steps. What make it the leading recovery tool are the advanced characteristics, which are:


iMyfone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery

  • Supports over 22 file formats such as photos, contacts, videos, voice memos, notes etc, making it easy for you to recover any file;
  • 4 different recovery options, Smart recovery, recover from iOS device, recover from iTunes backup and recover from iCloud backup;
  • Gives you the preview of the recoverable images;
  • Supports almost the entire family of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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If you accidentally deleted your contacts as well, click here to know how to recover the deleted contacts from iPhone.

1 Retrieve Deleted iPhone Photos without Backup

Step 1: Choose Recovery Mode

Download iMyfone D-Back from the website and follow the on-screen instructions to install it successfully. Upon completion, launch the software by double-clicking the icon from the desktop. From the main window, select “Recover from iOS Device” tab. You will have to choose this option if you do not have a backup. Then, click the “Start” button to proceed.

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Once you have selected the necessary option, the software will ask you to choose the file type that you wish to retrieve. From the following window, select “Photos” as you are looking to recover the deleted images

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Step 2: Connect iPhone to Your Computer

Connect the device to the computer to allow the software to detect the device. Click on the “Scan” button to proceed with scanning.

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Step 3: Preview and Retrieve Deleted iPhone Photos

After the scan is complete, the recoverable pictures available from the device is available in the interface. You can check all the files by choosing the appropriate tab, or review only the lost images by selecting “show only the deleted files” option. The step remains the same even if you are recovering using iTunes backup or iCloud backup. You can then select the needed images and then click on the “Recover” button at the bottom right corner.

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As the last option, a small pop-up window will open up asking you to select the preferred destination folder where iMyfone D-Back will store all the recoverable images. Allow the application to complete the process. The time needed is subject to the number of files available for recovery.

2 Retrieve Deleted iPhone Photos from iTunes Backup

Step 1: Choose Recovery Mode

If you have a backup in the iTunes and want to retrieve photos from iTunes backup without restoring iPhone, you can then choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” tab from the main window.

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Step 2: Scan iTunes Backup for Deleted Photos

If you are proceeding with the iTunes backup, the application will display the available backup files. You will then have to choose the appropriate backup from which you wish to recover. Continue the process by clicking on the “Scan” button.

choose the appropriate itunes backup

Step 3: Preview and Retrieve Photos from Backup File

Wait for the scanning process and choose your deleted photos in the preview windows.

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3 Retrieve Deleted iPhone Photos from iCloud Backup

Step 1: Choose Recovery Mode

If you have the backup stored in your iCloud account, you can select “Recover from iCloud Backup” tab in the main window.

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Step 2: Enter iCloud Login Details

Enter your login details so that the application will search for available backup files.

Enter icloud login details

Step 3: Choose the Appropriate iCloud File

You can then choose the appropriate file and click on the “Next” button to allow the software to download the backup files.

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Step 4: Retrieve Deleted Pictures from iCloud Backup

You can preview and choose the deleted photos from iCloud backup files once the scan is finished. Follow the on-screen instruction to finish the process.

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Congratulations! You have successfully retrieved your deleted images from iPhone. Why not download iMyfone D-Back or iMyfone D-Back for Mac and have a try now?

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  • Annie

    how about iphone 5C?

    • Hi Annie, iMyfone D-Back supports all the iPhone models mentioned in the article, iPhone 5c, and all the iPad/iPod Touch.So don’t worry, you can just download the free trial version to have a try before purchase whether your iPhone 5c can be detected.

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