How to Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone

Lost or deleted iPhone videos? Find out how to recover deleted videos with/without a backup

iPhone videos can capture the most precious memories. Baby’s first steps, epic holidays, concerts and fun times with friends. If you’ve deleted videos from your iPhone by accident or purposefully in an attempt to free up space, there are two ways you can get them back. Read on to see how you can recover deleted iPhone videos.

As long as you are running iOS 6 or higher, these tutorials will be compatible with a range of iPhone devices, including:

  • iPhone 4/ 4s
  • iPhone 5 / 5s / 5c
  • iPhone 6 / 6 plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7 / 7 plus
  • iPhone 8 / 8 plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS / XS Max

Deleted iPhone items like text messages, iMessages, notes and contacts are still saved to the internal database of the device until they are overwritten by new data. These data types can be recovered straight from the device by using iPhone data recovery software. Enigma Recovery is a powerful recovery system that can recover lost and deleted iPhone files from iPhone backup files and iPhone Recently Deleted folders.

Method 1: Recover Deleted Videos on iPhone Without a Backup

When a video is deleted on an iPhone, it is sent to the ‘Recently Deleted’ album in your Photos app. This helpful album stores all of your deleted videos and photos for 30 days from the point of deletion. If you have just deleted a video accidentally, we recommend you try this method first as this is the quickest and easiest way to recover your deleted videos. If you have permanently deleted videos from the Recently Deleted album, or 30 days have passed since you deleted the videos you are trying to recover, there are two alternative methods that you can try.

To find deleted videos without a backup, follow this process:

  1. Tap on the Photos app on your iPhone > Albums > Recently Deleted (if you’re using iOS 12, this will be in the section labelled ‘Other Albums’)

  2. In the Recently Deleted album, preview the videos displayed, checking to see if the videos you need are still available

  3. Tap Select > Select the videos that you want to recover > Tap Recover

  4. Your videos will be restored back to your main album

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Method 2: Recover Deleted iPhone Videos through iTunes Backup

Creating a back up of your phone via iTunes is a very useful measure to protect the important data on your iPhone. When you back up to iTunes, your videos will automatically be included in the backup. This means that if you have an iTunes backup file from before you deleted the videos you need, you can use Enigma Recovery software to recover them. Follow this simple process:

Step 1 – Download Enigma Recovery software

Grab your laptop or computer and download the Enigma Recovery free trial from this website. The free trial will allow you to view the thumbnails of your retrieved iPhone videos.

Download and open Enigma Recovery

Step 2 – Select ‘Recover from my iTunes’ option

Open the software and select the option ‘Recover from my iTunes’. This will allow you to extract files saved to your iTunes backup file.

Recover from iTunes backup

Step 3 – Select backup file

The software will display all backup files found to be created on your Mac or PC through iTunes. Select the one you would like to extract data from. Use the date created to help you decide.

select backup file

Step 4 – Scan for videos

Now select the data types you would like to scan your iTunes backup for. The scan time will depend upon how many data types you select, and how much data is in your backup file. When you are happy with your selection, proceed to start the scan.

scan for videos

Step 5 – View iPhone videos

Once the scan has finished, you will be able to view all retrieved files from your iPhone backup. Click over to the video tab to see the videos that have been retrieved. You will be able to view thumbnails only in the trial version. Unlock the full version of Enigma Recovery to save and watch your videos.

see recovered iphone videos

Step 6 – Save iPhone videos

You can save all retrieved videos in the location of your choice by using the export option: ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Export to desktop’ > Select location in ‘Browse’ > ‘Export’.

export recovered iphone videos

Extract Deleted Videos from Recently Deleted Folder

Download the iPhone data recovery program by clicking on any download button on this website. Install and launch the software as soon as you are able to.

Step 1 – Download Enigma Recovery

Download the iPhone data recovery program by clicking on any download button on this website. Install and launch the software as soon as you are able to.

Download enigma recovery software

Step 2 – Connect iPhone to computer

Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer or laptop. You may need to enable the ‘Trust’ option that pops up on your phone to proceed.

connect iphone to computer

Step 3 – Select Videos

Select the data type(s) you would like to retrieve from the iPhone (in this case, videos) and start the scan. The scan time will depend upon how much data you have on your phone. The software will copy videos from the ‘Recently deleted’ folder to your computer.

Select video datatype

Step 4 – View videos

Once the scan has finished, you will be able to view thumbnails from the videos extracted by the software. If you are using the full, unlocked version of the software you will be able to save and watch your videos.

connect iphone to computer

Step 5 – Save videos

Once the scan has finished, you will be able to view thumbnails from the videos extracted by the software. If you are using the full, unlocked version of the software you will be able to save and watch your videos. To save videos to your computer or laptop, use the export option: ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Export to desktop’ > Select location ‘Browse’ > ‘Export’.

Save and export videos

FAQs

What iOS versions is Enigma Recovery compatible with?

Our software is compatible with iOS versions 6 – 12, and all iPhone models from iPhone 4 – XR/XS. You can find out more about our compatibility requirements here.

How can I backup my iPhone videos?

This is a great question – we recommend that you create regular backups of your important data, including videos. You can backup your iPhone using iTunes or iCloud. To backup and easily manage your videos, we recommend you use Enigma Recovery software to retrieve videos from your phone and save them on your computer.

Can I recover deleted photos from my iPhone?

Photos and videos recovery requests often go hand in hand for our users. It is possible to recover deleted photos from your iPhone using Enigma Recovery. Find out more here.

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About

Sarah McGregor joined the Enigma Recovery Team in June 2014. As Digital and Content Marketing Executive she writes help blogs and ‘How to’ articles for the website. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys connecting with our customers through social media and email.

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