How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone

How do you recover deleted photos from iPhone?

Can anyone tell me how to recover deleted camera roll? I just lost my photos on the iPhone. Those pictures are very important for me. Can any please help me in this? Thanks, Sunny

In fact, there are two ways for you to recover your deleted photos from iPhone. First, you can use a third-party tool to directly scan and recover pictures from your iPhone. Second, if you’ve synced your iPhone with iTunes, you also can regain your deleted pictures by extracting your iTunes backup file.

2 solutions to recover photos from iPhone

First, get a professional photo recovery for iPhone: Wondershare Dr.Fone (Win) or Wondershare Dr.Fone (Mac).

Download the free trial version below to check your deleted photos before you recover them

Meanwhile, there is also a thing you should pay attention: Set your iPhone into the flight mode and don’t use it until you find those photos, and don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes, avoiding iTunes backup being updated.

There are two ways for you to recover deleted pictures from your iPhone: Directly scan and recover photos from your iPhone, or scan and extract your iTunes backup file to get photos back. Next, let’s check detailed steps below.

This is a guide based on the Windows version of Dr.Fone. If you are a Mac user, you can also read the guide of Wondershare Dr.Fone (Mac) here: Wondershare Dr.Fone (Mac) User Guide.

Solution 1: Directly recover deleted photos from iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4/3GS

Step 1: Select the device to scan

Take iPhone 4 for example. Download Wondershare Dr.Fone (for iPhone 4) and install it on your computer, and then connect your iPhone with your computer, then you’ll get the main interface as follow.

Note: If you’re using iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S, it’s a little different here. There will be only  a “Start” button on the window below, and you only need to click it, wait for a while (scanning), and then you can preview recoverable data.

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Step 2:Enter your iPhone’s system and scan it

Before you perform recovery, you ought to enter the system of your iPhone. Follow the steps here:

  1. Hold your iPhone and click “Start”.
  2. Press “Home” and “Power” button at the same time when you click “Start”,and hold for 10 seconds. The program will count it for you.
  3. After 10 seconds passing, release “Power” and keep pressing “Home” for another 10 seconds.

When you’re told that you’ve successfully entered the system, the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data as follow.

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Step 3:Preview and recover deleted iPhone photos

After the scan, you can preview all found data in categories. To preview your photos, you can choose Camera Roll or Photo Stream. Photos found here are not only those deleted, but also includes those still on your iPhone. If you only want to get those deleted pictures, you can refine the result by sliding the button in the red area on the interface below, to only display deleted items. Mark those you want and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.

recover photos from iphone

Note: If you want to import recovered photos back to your iPhone, you can use Wondershare MobileGo for iOS or Wondershare MobileGo for iOS (Mac), which allows you to do it in a few seconds.

Solution 2: Recover photos from iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/ 5/4S/4/3GS from iTunes backup

Step 1:Choose iTunes backup and scan it

When launching the program on your computer, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup File” option on the top, then you’ll get the interface below. Choose the iTunes backup of your iPhone, if there are more than one, choose the latest one, and click “Start Scan”.

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Step 2:Recover deleted iPhone pictures

After the scan, all files in the backup file are displayed for you in well-organized categories. No matter the photo from your camera roll or those you transferred from somewhere else, you can preview them one by one. Then check those you want and click the “Recover” button to save them on your computer.

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