3 Ways to Retrieve Deleted Photos on iPhone 6/5S/4S/4/3GS

By Andre Cooper on July 5, 2015 17:15:00 PM.

You may use iPhone to record the growth of your cute baby or shoot the happy moments with your friends or family. You may also use your iPhone to keep beautiful landscapes in your long journey. If the photos are important to you, it's highly recommended to back up them in time.

Usually, there are 5 methods to back up iPhone photos:
1. Copying photos from iPhone directly using Windows Explorer on PC;
2. Importing photos with Preview or Image Capture on Mac;
3. Backing up with iCloud;
4. Using the iTunes backup features;
5. By means of a piece of third-party iPhone backup software.

If you accidentally delete photos by mistake, or if you have lost or broken your iPhone and all the data on the iPhone are lost. It would be very important that you want to recover all your data including photos, messages, contacts, notes, videos, etc.

First, download and have a try the professional iPhone Photo Recovery Software:
iPhone Data Recovery (Win) or iPhone Data Recovery (Mac).

There are 3 solutions for you to recover your photos from iPhone

Please Note: Plesae don't use your iPhone until you find those photos, and don't sync your iPhone with iTunes, avoiding iTunes backup being updated.

Solution 1: Directly recover deleted photos from iPhone 4/3GS

Step 1Run the iPhone Photo Recovery and connect your iPhone

iPhone Data Recovery allows you to directly scan and recover photos from iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. For iPhone 6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4s, you need to follow the 2nd solution or 3rd solution.

Recover photo from iPhone

Step 2 Enter the device's scanning mode and scan it

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

1. Hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
2. Hold "Home" and "Power" buttons at the same time when you click "Start", then hold them for exactly 10 seconds.
3. After 10 seconds, you can release the "Power" button and keep pressing the "Home" button for another 15 seconds.

When you're told that you've successfully entered the system, the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data on it as follows.

Scanning iPhone to recover deleted photos

Step 3 Preview and recover deleted iPhone photos

When the scan is finished, you can preview all found data in categories. To preview your photos, you can choose Photo Stream or Camera Roll . Not only those deleted, but also includes those Photo Stream still on your iPhone. If you only want to get those deleted photos back, you can refine the result by sliding the button in the red area on the interface below, to only display deleted items. Then mark those photos you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

Recover lost photo from iPhone

As you can see, the data you find there contains deleted and existing items. If you only want deleted photos, you can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display the deleted items.

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

Step 1Choose iTunes backup and scan it

When launching the program on your computer, choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option on the left. 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".

Recover iPhone Photo from iTunes Backup

Step 2 Recover deleted iPhone pictures

Then all the files on your iPhone, including the deleted ones, will be displayed. 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.

Recover iPhone photo from iTunes backup

The data extracted from the backup file contains those existing in the backup, and those deleted from your iPhone before you made the backup. You can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display the deleted items.

Solution 3: Recover photos for iPhone 6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS from iCloud Backup

Step 1Install the program and sign your private iCloud account

First of all, run the program and switch to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" option, and input your Apple ID and password to allow the software to access your iCloud backup and retrieve information of backup files.

Recover iPhone Photo from iCloud Backup

Step 2 Download and export your iCloud backup

After entering the program, you are provided the backup files of your iCloud backup account automatically. Select the one that may contain your lost iPhone photos by clicking "Download" button. The backup file will be downloaded and the software will automatically scan the data in the backup after the download.

Download iCloud backup to recover iPhone photo

Step 3 Preview and restore photos from iCloud

You can take a preview of the data you get after the scanning, such as contacts, photos, messages, notes, videos, etc. You can choose any data that you'd like to restore by ticking it.

Preview iCloud backup before photo recovery

The data extracted from the backup file contains those existing in the backup, and those deleted from your iPhone before you made the backup. You can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display the deleted items.

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