How to Find Deleted Videos on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever accidentally deleted a precious video from your iPhone and thought it was gone forever? Don’t worry, there are ways to recover deleted videos on your iPhone. In this tutorial, we will show you how to find deleted videos on your iPhone using some simple methods.

Method 1: Check Recently Deleted Album

If you have recently deleted a video from your iPhone, there’s a good chance that it is still in the “Recently Deleted” album. Follow these steps to check:

  • Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Tap on the “Albums” tab at the bottom of the screen.
  • Step 3: Scroll down and look for the “Recently Deleted” album.
  • Step 4: Tap on the album to open it.
  • Step 5: You will see all the photos and videos that have been recently deleted. Locate the video you want to recover.
  • Step 6: Tap on the video and then tap on the “Recover” button at the bottom right corner of the screen.

If your video is still available in the “Recently Deleted” album, following these steps will help you retrieve it easily. However, if it’s not there, don’t worry – there are more methods to try!

Method 2: Use iTunes or Finder Backup

If you regularly back up your iPhone using iTunes or Finder on Macs running macOS Catalina or later, there’s a chance that your deleted videos are stored in one of your previous backups. Follow these steps to check:

  • Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Step 2: Open iTunes or Finder on your computer.
  • Step 3: Select your iPhone when it appears in iTunes or Finder.
  • Step 4: Click on the “Restore Backup” button.
  • Step 5: Choose the backup that you believe contains the deleted videos and proceed with the restore process.

This method will restore your entire iPhone from the backup, so make sure to create a new backup before proceeding, as you don’t want to lose any new data since your last backup.

Method 3: Use a Third-Party Data Recovery Tool

If the previous methods didn’t help you find your deleted videos, you can try using a third-party data recovery tool. These tools specialize in recovering deleted files from iPhones and can sometimes retrieve videos that other methods couldn’t. Here are some popular options:

  • iMobie PhoneRescue: A comprehensive data recovery tool that supports video recovery on iPhones. It offers a free trial version to check if your deleted videos can be recovered before purchasing.
  • iMyFone D-Back: Another reliable data recovery tool that can recover various types of data, including videos, from iPhones. It also provides a free trial version for evaluation.

Note that while third-party data recovery tools can be effective, they are not guaranteed to retrieve all deleted videos. The success of recovery depends on various factors such as the length of time since deletion and whether the storage space has been overwritten.


Accidentally deleting videos from your iPhone can be a stressful experience, but with the methods mentioned in this tutorial, you have a good chance of finding and recovering your deleted videos. Remember to check the “Recently Deleted” album first, utilize your iTunes or Finder backups, and if necessary, explore third-party data recovery tools. Good luck!

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