Like something on your iPhone or iPad and just capture the contents of your screen with the help of Screenshot feature. You don't have to save the entire file or webpage content if you want to refer to it in future.
Taking screenshots on your iPhone is very simple. You just have to press the Power button along with the Volume Up button. The screenshot images are saved in the Screenshots folder in the Photos app. But there are chances of screenshots getting deleted or lost accidentally. If those images are not found even in the Recently Deleted Album, you need to use a professional third-party tool for recovering the screenshots.
- Part 1. iPhone/iPad Screenshots Recovery without Backup
- Part 2. Recover Screenshots from iTunes Backup
- Part 3. Recover Screenshots from iCloud Backup
Part 1. iPhone/iPad Screenshots Recovery without Backup
Now iPhone or iPad screenshots recovery is possible even if there is no backup available. iMyFone D-Back is the most powerful tool for recovering the lost screenshots of iPhone and iPad. It supports even the latest iPhone models and is compatible with all iOS versions. Because it is developed with advanced technology, the chances of data recovery are more.
- It can recover data without backup
- You can recover data selectively or fully
- You can view all contents of iTunes/iCloud backups
- It will not affect or overwrite current data on your device
- Avoid all the disadvantages of iTunes and iCloud like cannot view backup content and cannot selectively recover what you need
Follow the steps given below for recovering screenshots using iMyFone D-Back without any backup.
Step 1: Open D-Back software on your computer and click on "Recover from iOS Device". Click "Start". Then Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer using a USB cable. Click "Next" when the software automatically detects your device.
Step 2: All the file types will be displayed on the screen. Select "Photo" and click "Scan".
Step 3: All the photos that can be recovered will be shown when the scan gets completed. Select the screenshots that you want to recover and click "Recover". Create a new folder or choose an existing one to store the recovered screenshots.
iMyFone D-Back is a reliable tool for recovering the lost data of your iPhone and iPad. It is trusted by millions of professional websites and users across the world.
Part 2. Recover Screenshots from iTunes Backup
Apple allows you to back up the iPhone or iPad data safely using iTunes. You can restore the whole iTunes backup when you factory reset your device or when you lose the data accidentally.
However, when you use official iTunes backup for recovering the data including screenshots, you will lose the previous data on your device. You cannot view your iTunes backup before restoring, which will be annoying.
Luckily, iMyFone D-Back recovers the screenshots without losing the current data. You can also view the screenshots in your iTunes backup before recovering to decide whether it is the backup you need or not.
Option 1. View and Recover Screenshots You Need from iTunes Backup
Use iMyFone D-Back and recover the screenshots from iTunes backup. Follow the steps given below.
Step 1: Open D-Back software on your computer and click on "Recover from iTunes Backup". Click "Start". All the iTunes backups on your computer will be shown. See the date and time and select the appropriate backup for screenshots recovery. Click Next.
Step 2: Select "Photo" under "Photo & Video" from various options shown and click "Scan".
Step 3: All the recoverable photos will be shown. Select the screenshots that you want to recover and click "Recover".
Option 2. Restore a Complete iTunes Backup
You can also recover screenshots by restoring the entire iTunes backup to your device. The steps for restoring the backup are given below.
Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone using the USB cable.
Step 2: Enter password if asked. Tap on "Trust this Computer" on your device when asked.
Step 3: Your Apple device will appear in iTunes. Select your iPhone.
Step 4: Choose "Restore Backup" under Backups option.
Step 5: Choose the appropriate backup after checking its date and time.
Step 6: Now click Restore. Enter the passcode if asked for the encrypted backup. After the restoring process is completed, all the contents of your iPhone including screenshots will be restored.
Part 3. Recover Screenshots from iCloud Backup
If you have made an iCloud backup, you can also recover lost screenshots from it. For an iCloud backup, your device should be connected to a stable Wi-Fi network.
However, before you restore the iCloud backup, you need to erase all the contents of your device. So you will lose the previous data upon iCloud backup restore.
With iMyFone D-Back tool, you can view the screenshots within the iCloud backup before recovering. You also don't have to restore all content and you can select the ones you need only.
Option 1. View and Recover Screenshots You Need from iCloud Backup
If you want to use iMyFone D-Back and recover the screenshots from iCloud backup. Just follow the steps given below and the screenshots will be recovered.
Step 1: Open D-Back software on your computer and click on "Recover from iCloud Backup". Click "Start". Sign in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID and password.
Step 2: All the iCloud backups on your computer will be shown. See the date and time and select the appropriate backup for screenshots recovery. Click Next.
Step 3: Select "Photo" under "Photo & Video" from various options shown and click "Scan".
Step 4: All the photos that can be recovered will be shown when the scan gets completed. You can also see the deleted screenshots. Select the screenshots that you want to recover and click "Recover". Choose a folder to store the recovered screenshots.
Option 2. Restore a Full iCloud Backup
If you want to recover screenshots from iPhone, you can also do it by restoring iCloud backup. Please note that you need to erase your content and settings first.
Step 1: Turn on your iPhone or iPad. You will see some instructions.
Step 2: Choose Country, set-up Wi-Fi connection and set up Touch ID.
Step 3: After completing all these things, you will be in the Apps & Data screen.
Step 4: Tap on "Restore from iCloud Backup".
Step 5: Sign in to the iCloud account using Apple ID and password. Ensure your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Step 6: Select the most appropriate backup after checking its date and time. The transfer will begin immediately.
Step 7: Sign in to your Apple account again for restoring the apps and purchases, if any. After the process is completed, all the data of your device including screenshots will be restored.
Screenshots recovery is now possible either by restoring the iTunes and iCloud backups or by using a professional tool known as iMyFone D-Back. We have given all the steps, as well as the pros and cons clearly in this guide. Choose the method you prefer. In case, you have any doubts, you can ask via the comments section below.