iPhone users adore its camera. Capturing priced memories using its compelling features is one of the biggest attraction of the iOS device. However, like any other phone, the digital photos may get lost from iPhone too.
And the situation can be devastating if the lost photos include your precious memories — of a vacation, wedding, your child's first birthday or a friend's party, which you wanted to keep with you for a lifetime.
Helping you out in such a situation, here we bring the methods to recoup your memories back into your iPhone.
Why are your photos lost from iPhone?
There could be many possible reasons for the loss of photos from iPhone. Some common reasons are listed below:
Different situations call for distinct methods to restore lost photos from iPhone.
Since with iCloud and iTunes, Apple ensures a backup for the iPhone photos, if available, get back the lost iPhone photos from there.
Wherein in absence of backup, an iPhone photo recovery software is the best way to get back the deleted or missing photos on your iPhone and iPad. An efficient iPhone recovery software, works regardless of the reason of the photo loss.
Other methods such as photo recovery from 'Recently Deleted' folder or turning on iCloud Photos can also work in specific situations.
These methods can be applied on all iPhone models including iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6S Plus, 6S, 6 Plus, 6, 5S, 5c, 5, 4S and 4.
The 'Recently Deleted' folder on iPhone keeps all the deleted photos for 30 days. Beyond this duration, the photos are automatically deleted from iPhone and this time permanently.
You can find the deleted photos from Camera Roll, Photo Stream, WhatsApp, SnapChat or Instagram etc., in this folder.
Check the 'Recently Deleted' folder on your iPhone. Find the required photos and move them back to your album.
Steps to restore photos from 'Recently Deleted' on iPhone:
In case of absence of photos backup, download and install Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone on your Mac or PC. Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone works with all the iPhone models including iPhone 6, 7, 8, X, XS, and XR. It supports iOS 12.
Situations when you should use Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone:
Step-by-step: Recover deleted photos from iPhone
Do you maintain iCloud backup of your photos? Then bring back the deleted photos on your iPhone via iCloud. iCloud photos recovery is possible in situations of accidently or permanently deleted photos from iPhone. You can also recover photos lost after your iPhone is set on factory reset, damaged, or stolen.
Steps to restore photos from iCloud on iPhone:
This method of iCloud photo recovery protects your existing iPhone data. It also allows you to select and recover only the lost photos from iCloud instead of complete backup data.
Follow the below steps to restore only the lost/deleted photos from iCloud:
For those of you who maintain iTunes backup, it is the easiest way to retrieve the deleted photos of iPhone. iTunes backup also helps to restore photos lost due to deletion or after factory reset.
Steps to restore photos from iTunes backup:
All your lost and deleted photos will be restored on your iPhone.
Use Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone to protect your current data on iPhone. The software allows you to select and recover only the lost photos from iTunes. With this method, you can prevent unnecessary data recovery on your iOS device.
Follow the below steps to recover only the lost/deleted photos via iTunes:
Sometimes you could see the photos on iPhone but not on your synced iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac. To view these missing iPhone pictures on the synced iOS devices turn on iCloud Photos.
iCloud Photos stores the photos in iCloud. It ensures you can view them on your synced devices. If you can't find a photo on your synced iPad, iPhone, or Mac etc., enable iCloud Photos under Settings of the iOS device.
Steps to turn on iCloud Photos on iPhone/iPad/ iPod Touch
To turn on iCloud Photos on Mac
Next, connect to Wi-Fi and wait for some time until your photos appear again on the synced devices.
Tip: When you turn on iCloud Photos, photos upload to iCloud but they are not duplicated in your iCloud backup. So make backup of your photo library. You can download your photos from iCloud.com to your PC/Mac and store them as a separate library or store them on a separate drive.
|Review: iPhone Photo Recovery Methods|
|Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone||Recover from iCloud||Recover from iTunes||Recently Deleted folder||Enable iCloud Photos|
|Photo Recovery in absence of backup||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Effect on iPhone's existing photos & other data after recovery||Existing data remains in iPhone||Deletes the existing iPhone data||Deletes the existing iPhone data||Existing data remains in iPhone||Existing data remains in iPhone|
|Select Photo and restore||Yes||No||No||Yes||Not applicable|
|Preview photos before recovery||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Recovery options||Recovers from iPhone, iPad, iCloud & iTunes||Recovers from iCloud only||Recovers from iTunes only||Recover from iPhone & iPad (within 30 days of photo deletion)||Recover on iPhone synced devices|
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