Want to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone 5/5s/6/6s/SE/7? This guide will show you 4 ways to retrieve deleted photos from iPhone (iOS 10 covered).
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You may have experienced these tiresome and tough situations that mistaken deletion from iPhone, mis-operations on your iPhone, iPhone iOS updates failure (iOS 10 included) and so on. After these, do you want to an effective method to retrieve deleted/missing photos from your iPhone?
iOS 10 was released at September in 2016, and Apple has announced several new updates to iOS 10(iOS 10.2/10.3/10.3.1…etc.). Apple’s iOS 10.3 release includes Find My AirPods, a new APFS file system, CarPlay improvements, and much more. For accidently lost photos in iOS 10.3 update, you can retrieve them by reading this guide.
Restoring from iTunes or iCloud backup (suppose the backup includes photos you deleted from iPhone) is a common option to get back the deleted/lost photos from iPhone. The point is that seems impossible to scan or preview the deleted photos you want to recover in the backup. Except for this method, we will introduce you 4 ways to get back deleted photos from iPhone 4s/5/5s/5c/6/6s/SE/7.
To retrieve deleted photos from iOS 10, the first option to go is checking the Recently Deleted album on your iPhone. The album keeps your deleted iPhone photos in recent 30 days as long as you don’t remove them from this album.
Step 1. Open Photos on your iPhone’s Home screen.
Step 2. Tap on Albums tab in the bottom right corner of the menu.
Step 3. Scroll to find the Recently Deleted album. You will see photos you deleted from iPhone.
Step 4. Tap on Select option and choose photos you want to recover from iPhone, and tap on Recover to undelete them.
If you’ve turned on iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, photos will be synced to iCloud.com. When you deleted photos from your iPhone, generally, it will reflect to iCloud photos. But there is still possibility that your deleted iPhone photos are still in iCloud.com. You can spend 5 minutes to login icloud.com to check if the deleted iPhone photos are here.
Step 1. Open a web browser and navigate to icloud.com
Step 2. Type in your Apple ID and password you used on your iPhone.
Step 3. Click on Photos option.
Step 4. Check if the deleted iPhone photos are stored in iCloud. If you find them, click the Download button to save to computer.
For those who didn’t make backups for iPhone or who can’t make sure that the deleted pictures are concluded in the backup, Primo iPhone Data Recovery is strongly recommended. With it you can retrieve deleted photos from iPhone directly without backup, or recover them from iTunes or iCloud backup selectively without restoring.
Step 1. Download and install Primo iPhone Data Recovery to your computer and connect to your iPhone. Choose Recover from iOS device and click Next to start scan.
Step 2. Preview and select the photos you want to restore and click Recover button to retrieve them.
After retrieving the deleted photos directly from your iPhone, you can use iTunes to sync with your iPhone. However, if so, the existing data, including photos on your iPhone will be erased completely. In this case, you can check the following guides to fix this trouble.
If you have made a backup your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud before deleting, it is quite simple for Primo iPhone Data Recovery to restore your deleted photos from your backup without any hassle.
Step 1. Download and install Primo iPhone Data Recovery to your computer and choose Recover from iTunes Backup > click Next to continue. You can also choose Recover from iCloud mode.
Step 2. Select the backup of your device from the list and click Next button.
Step 3. Preview and select the photos you want to restore and click Recover button to retrieve them.
Similar with retrieving deleted photos from iTunes Backup, you can also get back your photos from iCloud Backup. After that, you can successfully import the recovered photos to your iPhone directly by reading the following guides:
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Yuri A young but experienced iPhone Pro Tip editor at @PrimoSync, also a hiking lover for couple years. Enthused by sharing daily tips on all Apple related topics.