A false manipulation? Have you deleted photos from your iPhone? Do not panic! Local backups, whether made with iTunes or the Finder, are complete since they keep all of your data, content, and settings.
However, this does create some problems. Already, you cannot choose the location of the backup, although you can find it to copy it. Then you can’t choose what to back up or choose what to restore.
It’s all or nothing! You will still see that there is a native solution offered by Apple, but also another, to recover only the photos from your iPhone.
Method 1: Recover Photos from Recently Deleted Album on iPhone
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can recover photos that you accidentally deleted… if it’s been less than 30 days. But in 30 days, you have plenty of time to realize it.
For that, you can say thank you to iPhone smart albums:
- Open the Photos app on the iDevice where you deleted the photos,
- Select Albums, in the menu at the bottom of the screen,
- Then select Recently Deleted, at the bottom of the Other section,
From there, you have several solutions:
- If there is only one photo, open it and tap Recover,
- Otherwise, press Select. at the top right,
- Without checking anything, you can Recover All or Delete All (this time it will be final),
- Check one or more photos to Delete or Recover select it.
However, if it’s been more than 30 days or you accidentally delete a photo permanently, you can only rely on a recent backup of your iPhone.
Method 2: Recover Deleted Photos on iPhone via iTunes
a) Restore an old iTunes backup
We’re not going to tell you the opposite, but an iTunes / Finder backup is still the best way to avoid losing your data!
To recover photos, you can restore a backup from your computer. Before that, you will need to turn off Find My iPhone :
- On your iPhone, go to Settings > your name> Locate > Find My iPhone,
- Deactivate Find my iPhone and confirm by identifying yourself,
- Connect your iPhone to your PC,
- Open iTunes or Finder (depending on your operating system) on your computer,
- In the Summary tab, for iTunes, or General, for Finder, click Restore iPhone,
- Choose the one of your choice (check the date) and validate with Restore,
- Follow the instructions.
Do not unplug your iPhone until the restore is complete.
b) Use UltData to recover photos from iTunes backup
UltData will be able to recover photos from your iTunes or Finder backup.
- Download, install, give the necessary permissions, and open Tenorshare UltData – iOS on your computer,
- Connect your iPhone to your PC,
- Click on Recover data from backup,
- Follow the instructions to authorize UltData to read your backup,
- If you have not restarted UltData click on the home icon, at the bottom left,
- Click on Recover data from backup again,
- Select a backup and click Next,
- Enter the password to Decrypt the backup,
Note: if you don’t have this step, your backup is not encrypted. By encrypting the backup, you save more sensitive data: password, Wi-Fi settings, web and call history, data from the Health app. Encrypted or not, the backup does not save Face ID and Touch ID data.
- Wait while the data is analyzed,
- In Photos on the right, check the photos to recover or check Photos to select all,
- Click on Recover,
- Finalize with OK.
If you have iCloud backup exclusively, you will be able to click Recover iCloud Data and sign in with your Apple IDs.
Method 3: Recover iPhone Photos without Backup
If you don’t have any backup, there is also a solution for you: Tenorshare Ultdata – iOS. Indeed, before data is really and completely deleted from a device, it takes time (to put it simply, you have to have written and rewritten several times in this location). Take a computer and your iPhone:
- Open Ultdata on your PC,
- Connect your iPhone to your computer,
- Click on Recover from iOS devices,
- If no iPhone is detected, unlock it,
- If necessary, you will have to Trust your computer from your iPhone to allow UltData to communicate with your iDevice,
- Check only the data you want to recover,
- Click on Analyze,
- Enter the password to decrypt the backup,
- After waiting for the scan, check the photos (or other data) you want to recover,
- Click to Get Selected.
Ultdata can also recover other types of data
During its steps, you must have seen that photos are not the only data Tenorshare Ultdata – iOS can recover.
Indeed, you can recover many system data such as text messages and voice memos, photos and videos, contacts, notes, reminders and attachments, Safari bookmarks, calendar, messages, call history … Some Third-party application data is also recoverable.