How to Recover Deleted Photos, Videos & Music Files from iPhone

Summary: Learn how to recover deleted photos, videos and music files from iPhone using the best recovery software —Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone.

There are zillions of tutorials one can find on how to take incredible photos with the A10 fusion chipped smartphone; however, few know how to recover deleted photos from iPhone. As a coin has two sides, through this post, we will explore the other untouched, unexplored side.

iPhone has been the epitome of perfection ever since it entered the smartphone realm. With stellar features and functionality, iPhone has become the highest selling property. There are some hidden iPhone camera features that users can utilize and take amazing photos and videos which leave a lasting impression.

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Recovering deleted photos from iPhone is a straightforward process and do not involve much complexity, provided the right steps are implemented in the right manner.

Without much ado, you can recover deleted iPhone photos or videos with these simple steps. Let’s delve into it in detail.

Solution 1:

Apple has made it easy to recover deleted iPhone photos. Here’s what you need to follow:

  1. Go to the Albums and access your photos.
  2. Scroll down and select ‘Recently Deleted’ folder.
  3. In this folder, you will find all the photos that have been deleted.
  4. Simply tap the photo you want to recover and press “Recover.”
  5. To permanently delete a photo, press “Delete”.

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Figure 1 represents how to recover photos from Recently Deleted folder

**Important: In the ‘Recently Deleted’ folder, you’ll find photos, video & music files that have been deleted within the last 30 days only. To recover them before that period, either you have to restore from iTunes or iCloud backups or use iPhone photo recovery software.

Solution 2:

iCloud Photo Library to Your Rescue:

You can recover iPhone photos or videos through iCloud Photo Library. iCloud Photo Library securely stores your photos and videos on iCloud. It automatically saves all your photos and videos in iCloud so that you can access the library from any device.

Follow these steps to turn on the iCloud Photo Library:

  1. Go to settings < [your name] < iCloud < Photos, then turn on iCloud Photo Library (iOS 10.3 or later).
  2. In iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings < iCloud < Photos.

**Important: Ensure that you’re signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID as on all of your devices. Things can be complicated as iCloud Photo Library is synced with your different Apple devices which means there could be multiple copies and if a photo, video or music file is deleted from a device, it will not be available on the other devices as well. Deletion sync across all the devices.

Solution 3:

iTunes Backup is there to recover all your photos.

  1. Click File menu, select Devices < Restore from Backup.


  1. Open the iOS device’s Summary tab. There are two ways to access this:
  2. Click the device button in the upper right corner.
  3. In iTunes tab, click the View menu and select Show Sidebar. Select your iOS device in iTunes under Devices.
  4. Click the Restore Backup button.

Solution 4:

Use Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone:

iPhone Data Recovery Software by Stellar is an ideal tool to recover lost data from your Apple devices. Utilizing its advanced algorithm, you can scan and recover data (photos, videos, calendar, notes, messages, call history, etc.) from your device. Furthermore, you can recover data from iCloud and iTunes backup as well.

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  1. Connect your iPhone to your system and launch “Stellar Data Recovery for iPhone” software.
  2. Select “Recover from iPhone” and the software will scan your device for the contents.
  3. Click on any file to see its preview.
  4. Finally, click “Save” to save the recovered file to the preferred location.

The Final Word

Apple reflects perfection in its design and innovation; therefore, it constantly thrives to provide its consumers with the best platform. One such feature is that iOS can back up your photos on cloud services automatically so that you have access to them at any given time.

Moreover, there are iTunes backup, iCloud backup options available along with iPhone Data Recovery Software as well; but, it is advisable to backup your iPhone photos or videos timely and manually to avoid unnecessary issues.

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