“By accident, all the pictures on my iPhone 5 are deleted by my little son. The pictures are most about his 10-year-old birthday party, and are precious to us. Can I recover/retrieve deleted pictures from my iPhone? How can I recover deleted iPhone pictures?”—Sarah

Well, I do not think you hear such questions for the first time. It is just quite common for people to delete pictures from iPhone. Fortunately, there are ways to restore deleted pictures from iPhone. Here, I want to advise a workable tool—iPhone Data Recovery to you.

This iPhone Data Recovery provides three ways to recover deleted pictures for iPhone users: Recover lost pictures from iPhone directly (4/3GS), restore lost iPhone pictures from iTunes backup (all iPhone models), and extract photos from iCloud backup (all iPhone models). This article will mainly walk you through the first two methods.

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The paragraphs below includes the following two parts:

  • Part 1. Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone without Backup
  • Part 2. Restore iPhone Pictures from iTunes Backup

How to Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone 4/3GS Directly

Currently, this iPhone Data Recovery supports scan iPhone 4 and 3GS directly for the lost pictures. Now, download the program and follow the steps below to recover lost iPhone pictures.

Step 1. Connect your device to the software

After installing and running this iPhone picture recovery on your computer, select the first recovery mode”Recover from iOS Device”. And then, connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable. Soon the software will detect and connect your device automatically.

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Step 2. Scan your  device

Next, following the steps required in the Windows below to enter the scanning mode. To recover deleted pictures from iPhone 4 and 3GS, a plugin is needed. Just download it as per the instruction. After entering the scanning mode, the iPhone picture recovery will scan your device automatically.

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Step 3. Preview and recover deleted iPhone pictures

Finally, after the scanning is over, you can see all files found on your iPhone are organized in the left panel. Now, you can go to the photo folders to preview the photos inside, and mark the ones you need, click Recover button to save the pictures to your computer.

Tip: As this iPhone data recovery is more than an iPhone picture recovery, it can also recover other data like text messages, contacts, videos, etc., you can also recover them along with the deleted pictures.

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How to Restore Deleted iPhone Pictures with iTunes Backup

For iPhone 4S, iPhone 5/5S/5C, this iPhone data recovery cannot directly recover pictures from the device. But if you made backup before, you can use it to extract the photos from the backup files. Here is how.

Step 1. Choose the recovery mode

Firstly, download and install the iPhone data recovery to your computer, run it. Then, the main interface will appear. Select the second mode “Recover from iTunes Backup File”.  You will see all the backups on your computer will be listed them.


Step 2. Scan the backup for the pictures

Next, select where the pictures you want are located to scan. Since all data in the backup will be scanned, this process may take a while.

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted iPhone pictures

After the scan finishes, all files scanned will be organized in the folders in the left side. Go to the photo folders to find the pictures. You can preview them before recovery. At last, hit Recover button to save the photos to your computer.


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