How to Recover Deleted Pictures From iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever accidentally deleted precious pictures from your iPhone? Don’t panic!

With the right steps, you can easily recover those deleted pictures and bring back those cherished memories. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of recovering deleted pictures from your iPhone using different methods.

Method 1: Recover Deleted Pictures from Recently Deleted Album

If you have recently deleted pictures from your iPhone, they might still be recoverable from the “Recently Deleted” album. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Navigate to the Albums tab at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and find the Recently Deleted album.
  4. Tap on it to open.
  5. You will see a collection of pictures that were recently deleted. Tap on the picture you want to recover.
  6. In the picture view, tap on the “Recover” button at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  7. The picture will be restored to its original album in your Photos app.

Method 2: Restore Deleted Pictures From iCloud Backup

If you regularly backup your iPhone using iCloud, there’s a good chance that your deleted pictures are still available in one of your backups. Follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone, go to Settings.
  2. Tap on your name at the top of the Settings menu.
  3. Select iCloud.
  4. Tap on iCloud Backup.
  5. Make sure that iCloud Backup is turned on.
  6. Tap Back Up Now to create a new backup of your iPhone. This step is crucial to ensure that you have the latest backup available.
  7. Once the backup is complete, go back to the main Settings menu and select General.
  8. Scroll down and tap on Erase All Content and Settings.
  9. Your iPhone will restart and display the setup screen.

    Follow the on-screen instructions until you reach the “Apps & Data” screen.

  10. Select “Restore from iCloud Backup”.
  11. Sign in to your iCloud account using your Apple ID.
  12. Select the most recent backup that contains your deleted pictures.
  13. Your iPhone will start restoring from the selected backup. Wait for the process to complete.

Method 3: Retrieve Deleted Pictures Using Third-Party Software

If the above methods didn’t work, or if you don’t have an iCloud backup, you can try using third-party software specifically designed for data recovery on iPhones. One popular option is Dr.Fone – Data Recovery ( Follow these steps:

  1. Download and install Dr.Fone – Data Recovery on your computer.
  2. Launch the program and connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
  3. Select the “Recover from iOS Device” option in Dr.Fone’s main interface.
    • Note: You may need to trust the computer on your iPhone to establish a successful connection.

  4. Click on the “Start Scan” button to initiate the scanning process.
  5. Once the scan is complete, you will see a list of recoverable files, including deleted pictures. Preview and select the pictures you want to recover.
  6. Click on the “Recover to Computer” button to save the selected pictures to your computer.

With these methods, you have a good chance of recovering your deleted pictures from your iPhone. Remember to regularly backup your iPhone using iCloud or other trusted backup solutions to prevent data loss in the future. Good luck!

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