How do I recover an unsaved video on my iPhone?

Answered by Edward Huber

To recover an unsaved video on your iPhone, you can try the following methods:

1. Check the Recently Deleted album: When you delete a video from your iPhone, it is usually moved to the Recently Deleted album instead of being permanently deleted. To access this album, open the Photos app and tap on the Albums tab at the bottom. Scroll down to find the Recently Deleted album and tap on it. Here, you will find any videos that were deleted within the past 30 days. Select the video you want to recover and tap on the Recover button to restore it to your iPhone.

2. Use a data recovery software: If you have already emptied the Recently Deleted album or the video was deleted more than 30 days ago, you can try using third-party data recovery software. There are several options available, such as Dr.Fone, iMobie PhoneRescue, or Enigma Recovery. These programs can help you scan your iPhone for deleted videos and recover them. However, keep in mind that these software options may have limitations and may not guarantee 100% success.

3. Restore from an iTunes or iCloud backup: If you regularly back up your iPhone using iTunes or iCloud, there’s a chance that the unsaved video may be included in one of your backups. To restore from an iTunes backup, connect your iPhone to your computer, open iTunes, and select your device. Click on the Restore Backup option and choose the most recent backup that may contain the video. Keep in mind that this will replace the current content on your iPhone with the backup.

If you prefer to restore from an iCloud backup, go to Settings on your iPhone, tap on your name, and select iCloud. Scroll down and tap on iCloud Backup. If the feature is enabled, you will see the date and time of the latest backup. Erase all content and settings on your iPhone by going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your iPhone, and during the setup process, choose the option to restore from an iCloud backup. Select the backup that may contain the video and wait for the restoration process to complete.

It’s important to note that these methods may not always guarantee the recovery of unsaved videos. It’s always recommended to regularly back up your iPhone to avoid such data loss situations. Additionally, if the video was not backed up or saved anywhere, it may not be possible to recover it.