It’s happened to the best of us – an accidental tap on the wrong button or our devices failing during an update – and all of a sudden you have lost very important data. Of all of the functionality offered by the iPod Touch, losing or accidentally deleting videos is one of the most upsetting, as they are often irreplaceable captures of a moment, and may be the only copy in existence.
As luck would have it, there are some options available if you have deleted important videos from your iPod Touch. Firstly, you should check the ‘Recently Deleted’ folder on your iPod Touch. Added by default to all devices on iOS 8 or higher, and available to older devices which can upgrade to iOS 8 or higher, the ‘Recently Deleted’ folder is a great quick fix for those of us who instantly realise that we have deleted the wrong video and need to recover it.
Looking through the ‘Recently Deleted’ folder, you can find videos which have been deleted in the last 30 days. You can also use Enigma Recovery software to find and view these deleted videos.
If however, you have realised too late that a precious video is gone, or a device malfunction has wiped all of the data on your iPod Touch, there are other options for recovery, using either an iCloud or iTunes backup file and Enigma Recovery software.
You Will Need:
- iPod Touch
- Enigma Recovery software (the free or full version)
- A Mac or Windows computer
Step 1 – Open Enigma Recovery
Open the software and select a device to recover from (iOS).
Step 2 – Connect iPod
Now connect your iPod to the computer, using your USB cable.
Step 3 – Trust Computer
Follow the instructions that appear to ‘Trust’ the computer with your device.
Step 4 – Scan device
Select the data type you are looking for (or Select all). Then click ‘Start scan’.
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 your recovered items.
Step 6 – View deleted Videos
After the scan, you will see a scan report telling you how much data has been retrieved. Click the ‘Videos’ tab to view your videos.
Step 7 – Export and save Videos
To save all videos click Export > Export current tab > Export.
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!