Is there a way to recover permanently deleted photos on iPhone?

Answered by Cody Janus

There is a way to recover permanently deleted photos on an iPhone, but it is important to note that the success of the recovery process can vary depending on several factors. Here are a few methods you can try:

Method 1: Recently Deleted Folder
1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the “Albums” tab at the bottom of the screen.
3. Scroll down and tap on “Recently Deleted.”
4. You will see a collection of photos that have been recently deleted. Tap on “Select” at the top right corner of the screen.
5. Choose the photos you want to recover by tapping on them, or tap on “Recover All” to restore all the deleted photos.
6. After selecting the desired photos, tap on “Recover” at the bottom right corner.
7. The recovered photos will be restored to their original location in the Photos app.

Method 2: iCloud Photo Library
1. If you have enabled iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, your photos may be stored in the cloud even after being deleted from your device.
2. Go to the Photos app and tap on the “Albums” tab.
3. Scroll down and tap on “Recently Deleted.”
4. Follow steps 4-7 from Method 1 to recover the deleted photos.

Method 3: iTunes or Finder Backup
1. If you regularly back up your iPhone using iTunes (on Windows) or Finder (on macOS), you may be able to restore the photos from a previous backup.
2. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes (or Finder).
3. Select your iPhone when it appears in iTunes (or Finder).
4. Choose the “Restore Backup” option and select the most recent backup that includes the deleted photos.
5. Keep in mind that restoring a backup will replace all the data on your iPhone with the data from the backup, so any changes made since the backup will be lost.

Method 4: Third-Party Data Recovery Software
1. If the above methods do not work or you do not have a backup, you can try using third-party data recovery software specifically designed for iOS devices.
2. These software tools can scan your iPhone and attempt to recover deleted photos and other data.
3. Some popular options include Dr.Fone, iMobie PhoneRescue, and Enigma Recovery.
4. Download and install the software on your computer, connect your iPhone, and follow the instructions provided by the software to recover your deleted photos.

It is important to note that the success of photo recovery depends on several factors, such as the length of time since the photos were deleted, whether they have been overwritten by new data, and the effectiveness of the recovery method used. Therefore, it is recommended to act quickly and avoid using your iPhone extensively after realizing that photos have been permanently deleted.

Remember to regularly back up your iPhone using iCloud or iTunes/Finder to prevent permanent data loss. Additionally, consider enabling features like iCloud Photo Library or Google Photos’ backup to automatically back up your photos in the cloud, providing an extra layer of protection.