How to Recover Deleted Photos & Pictures on iPhone

iphone taking a photo

Use recovery software to recover photos

Slick selfies, holiday photos, party pics and wedding snaps. We all have the most perfect, frame-worthy moments sitting in our iPhone Camera Roll. And it’s just as easy to delete them as it is to take them!

So what do we do when finger fumbles and touch screen errors occur? What do we do when and our picture-perfect memories are accidentally deleted?

To get deleted iPhone photos back, the first place to check should be your ‘Recently Deleted’ folder. Your deleted photos may still be here:

Open Photos app > Recently Deleted

If you can’t find your photos there, try one of the methods below to get your priceless memories back.

Software Compatible With:

iOS 6 - 10, up to iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPad, iPod Touch

Try Enigma Recovery for FREE

Recover deleted Text Messages, iMessages, WhatsApp messages, Photos and more.

Your photos are too important!

Some people view the iPhone as an advanced mobile phone, others view it as a fantastically versatile camera! As smartphones have progressed over the last few years, we’ve seen a lot let people whipping out a Nikon, a cannon or a passonic to take snapshots to capture special moments.

If you think about it, our Camera rolls are essentially our own personal photo albums. That’s why it’s so painful when we accidentally delete photos from our iPhones.

recover iphone photos

So what do we do when our photo memories are erased? Is there a way to recover deleted iPhone photos? It all depends on where they have been deleted from, and when they were deleted. Deleted iPhone photos and videos can be found in your Recently Deleted folder. They can be extracted and saved to your computer through the tutorial below.

How to Recover Existing Photos From Your iPhone

After your photos have been deleted from your Recently Deleted folder, there is another way you can recover them. If you backed up your phone to.

You Will Need:

  1. Your iPhone
  2. Your iPhone USB cable
  3. The Enigma Recovery software (download links above)

Follow these steps

Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery

open enigma recovery

Open the software and select a device to recover from (iOS).

Step 2 – Connect iPhone

connet iphone to recover photos

Now connect your iPhone to the computer, using your USB cable.

Step 3 – Trust Computer

Trust your computer on iphone

Follow the instructions that appear to ‘Trust’ the computer with your device.

Step 4 – Scan device

start scan on iPhone

Select the data type you are looking for (or Select all). Then click ‘Start scan’.

Step 5 – Scan Report

iphone scan report of messages

After the scan, the software will let you know how many existing and deleted files have been found. Click a data type to view your recovered items.

Step 6 – See deleted photos

See deleted iPhone photos

The main screen will now display your photos. Deleted photos can now be exported to your computer.

Step 7 – Export photos

Export photos to desktop

Select the photos you wish to save click “Export” and choose “Export selected data”. Or to save all photos, select ‘Export’ and ‘Export current tab’.

That’s it!

We hope you’ve had success retrieving your data. If you have any questions, please contact our support team here. We’re always happy to help!

How to Recover Photos From iTunes Backup File

How to Recover Photos From Your iCloud Backup

How to Transfer Existing Photos to Your Mac or PC

Try Enigma Recovery for FREE

Recover deleted Text Messages, iMessages, WhatsApp messages, Photos and more.

Related articles