How to See Deleted Pictures on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

If you have accidentally deleted pictures from your iPhone, don’t panic! There are several methods you can try to recover those precious memories. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to see deleted pictures on your iPhone.

Method 1: Check the “Recently Deleted” Folder

If you recently deleted the pictures, there’s a good chance they might still be in the “Recently Deleted” folder on your iPhone. This folder acts as a temporary storage for deleted photos before they are permanently removed.

To check the “Recently Deleted” folder:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the “Albums” tab at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and select the “Recently Deleted” album.

Once you’re in the “Recently Deleted” album, you’ll find all the photos that were deleted within a specific time period. To recover any picture:

  1. Select the photo you want to restore.
  2. Tap on the “Recover” button located at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. The photo will be restored to its original location in your Photos app.

Method 2: Restore from iCloud Backup

If your photos are not in the “Recently Deleted” folder or if you have permanently deleted them from there as well, you can try restoring them from an iCloud backup. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone and tap on your name at the top of the screen.
  2. Select “iCloud” and then tap on “Manage Storage”.
  3. Tap on “Backups” to see a list of your iCloud backups.
  4. Look for a backup that was created before you deleted the photos.
  5. Tap on the backup to see more details.
  6. Scroll down and select “Photos”.
  7. Toggle on the “Photos” option to enable photo restoration from this backup.
  8. Tap on “Restore” and wait for the process to complete.

Note: Restoring from an iCloud backup will replace all the data on your iPhone with the data from the selected backup. Make sure you have a recent backup to avoid losing any important information.

Method 3: Use a Third-Party Data Recovery Tool

If the above methods didn’t help, you can resort to using third-party data recovery tools specifically designed for iPhones. These tools can scan your device or iCloud backups to recover deleted photos. Some popular options include Dr.Fone, PhoneRescue, and iMobie PhoneRescue.

To use a third-party data recovery tool:

  1. Install and launch the data recovery tool on your computer.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.
  3. Follow the instructions provided by the software to initiate a scan of your device or iCloud backup.
  4. Select the deleted photos you want to recover and proceed with the recovery process.

Note: Third-party data recovery tools often come with a price tag or limited functionality in their free versions. Be sure to research and choose a reliable tool that suits your needs before making any purchases or providing sensitive information.

In Conclusion

Losing precious photos can be heart-wrenching, but with the right methods and tools, there’s a good chance you can recover them. Start by checking the “Recently Deleted” folder, restore from an iCloud backup, and if necessary, use a reputable third-party data recovery tool. Remember to regularly back up your iPhone to avoid future data loss.

With these steps, you’ll have a better chance of seeing and recovering your deleted pictures on your iPhone.

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