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How to Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone

September 22, 2013 / Posted by Amanda on Data Recovery/Backup

“I deleted my pictures taken with my iPhone 4 camera accidentally and now I badly need them back. How can I recover deleted pictures from iPhone? Is there a recycle bin or equivalent on the iPhone so that I can recover them?”

The iPhone picture loss is very common nowadays. What disturbs us is that there is no Trash bin on iPhone to recover deleted pictures from. Your options are:

1.      Recover deleted pictures by extracting iTunes backup

If you accidently delete photos on your iPhone, backup in iTunes may be a helpful thing for you. That should at least bring back all the pictures you had up until the time that backup took place.

2.      Recover deleted pictures directly from iPhone

When selecting “Delete photos” in iPhone Camera Roll, a big red “Delete Photo” button is provided along with Cancel, selecting “Delete Photos” means deleted. But you may not know is that as long as no new data written into the iPhone, the data deleted still exist on your iPhone but they become invisible. To prevent new data overwriting lost data, you’d better not continue operating your iPhone again once you deleted the data on your iPhone by accident.

With this idea, there are chances for you to recover deleted pictures from iPhone unhurriedly. What you need is only the powerful iPhone picture recovery software, say Leawo iOS Data Recovery.

Here are tutorials for you to recover deleted iPhone pictures by referring to the step-by-step guides below. Note that you should download the trial version of the iPhone picture recovery software first.

How to recover deleted pictures from iPhone

Step 1 Connect your iPhone 5c to the computer
After downloading and installing the iPhone picture recovery program, run it on the computer, and connect your iPhone to the PC with a USB cable.

Step 2 Start to scan your iPhone 
Once your device has been detected by the iPhone picture recovery program, you’ll see a “Start” interface, just click “Start” to scan your iPhone.

Scan iPhone

Step 3 Preview and choose pictures on iPhone
After scanning, you’ll have a preview of all the files on your iPhone shown on the left column, click them to preview and tick the pictures you want to recover after preview.

Preview iPhone pictures

Step 4 Recover deleted pictures from iPhone
After preview and selecting files, click the yellow “Recover” button on the right corner, then choose saving location on the pop-up window. Then click “Go” to start to recover deleted pictures from iPhone.

Save iPhone pictures