How to Recover Deleted Photos & Pictures on iPhone

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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:

iPhone 7/6/5/4/SE, iPad, iPod Touch, iOS 6 - 10

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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.

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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 Photos From iTunes Backup File

It can be a cause for great concern and worry when you accidentally delete photos from your iPhone. Photo memories are irreplaceable. Fortunately, if you regularly backup your phone it is possible to extract photos from an iPhone backup file. Keep reading to find out more!

Once you have taken a photo using your iPhone photos can be uploaded directly from your iPhone to your computer, saved to an iCloud photo stream, sent via messaging applications to a friend, or even printed and framed. With the range of storage options available for different iPhones, it is also possible to store photos in an iPhone backup file.

Each time you sync your iPhone with iTunes you create an iTunes backup file, which is essentially a ‘snapshot’ of your device at the time of syncing it with iTunes. It is possible to do a complete device restore to the point of your last backup to recover deleted iPhone photos, but you will lose any data you have since added to your iPhone. To recover photos without performing a full device restore you can extract them from an iPhone backup, if you created a backup prior to deleting the photos.

Follow this simple process to recover photos from an iPhone backup file.

You Will Need:

  1. The Enigma Recovery software (click one of the download links above, please ensure that you download the correct version for your operating system)
  2. An iTunes backup file, created before photos were deleted from your device

Follow these steps

Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery

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

Step 2 – Recover from iTunes backup

Step 2 - Recover from iTunes backup

Now select the option to ‘Recover from iTunes backup’ on the left.

Step 3 – Select backup file

Step 3 - Select backup file

Click the backup file you would like to recover from then click ‘Next’.

Step 4 – Scan file

Step 4 - Scan file

Now select to scan any data types you would like to extract, and hit ‘Start scan’.

Step 5 – Scan report

Step 5 - Scan report

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

Step 6 – See deleted photos

Step 6 - 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

Step 7 - Export photos

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!

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