How to Recover Photos from iPod Touch

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What do you do when you suddenly discover that some of the photos on your iPod Touch are missing? For most people this a panic moment that quickly turns into sadness especially when the pictures in question are of sentimental value. If you have recently lost some of the photos on your device, worry not. This article will provide you with a solution that will help.

Part 1: Can you Recover Deleted Photos from iPod Touch

Under certain circumstances the deleted photos can be recovered. This is despite the fact that your iPod doesn't come with a recycle bin. If you had a backup of the photos, you can recover them if you restore from the iTunes or iCloud backup. If you don't have a backup of the photos, as long as you don't overwrite them, you can recover them using a good data recovery tool.

In order to avoid overwriting the photos, stop using the device as soon as you discover that the photos are missing. In fact you should refrain from using the device until you can recover the photos.

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Photos from your iPod

Like we mentioned before, you can recover your deleted photos in one of three ways. Let's look at all three of them.

1.Recover from iTunes

In order to recover your lost photos via iTunes, you must have included them in a recent iTunes backup. If you had, then all you have to do is restore the backup and your photos will be recovered. Here's how to do it.

Step 1: Launch iTunes on your computer and then connect the iPod using USB cables. Select the iPod when it appears.

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Step 2: Select "Restore Backup in iTunes" and then select the most relevant backup. Click "Restore" and wait for the process to finish.

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Keep the device connected to the computer after it restarts and wait for it to sync with your computer.

2.Recover using iCloud

You can also choose to recover the photos by restoring from an iCloud backup. Again this is only possible if you had backed up the device via iCloud. Here's how to do it.

Step 1: To restore from an iCloud backup, you first of all need to erase all the data on you device. To do this go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents. You may need to enter your passcode to complete the process.

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Step 2: Once all the data has been erased, your device will go back to the Set up Screen. Follow the on-screen prompts until you get to the Apps & Data Screen and then tap "Restore from iCloud Backup."

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Step 3: You may be requested to sign in with your Apple ID. Wait for the backup to complete and your lost photos should be restored on your device.

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3. Using a Data Recovery Tool

The best data recovery tool to use in this situation is Dr.Fone - iPhone Data Recovery. This program, provides you with three easy ways to recover data from your iOS device. Some of the features that make it the best include;

  • • It can be used to recover all types of data including photos, contacts, videos, messages, call logs, notes and many more.
  • • It is compatible with all iOS device models.
  • • It can be used to recover data lost under any and all circumstances including data that has been accidentally deleted, from a lost or stolen device and from a device that is unresponsive among many others.
  • • It is very easy to use and will save a lot of time.
  • • You don't have to erase all data from your device to recover the lost data.

How to use Dr.Fone to recover data from your iPod Touch

You can use one of the following ways to recover the photos from your iPod.

1). Recover from the iPod Touch

Step 1: Download and install Dr.Fone on your computer. Launch the program and then connect the iPod Touch using USB cables. The program will detect the device and open "Recover from iOS Device."

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Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to allow the program to begin scanning your iPod for lost data.

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Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, you should see all the data on your iPod Touch displayed in the next window. Select the types of files you would like to recover and then click on "Recover to Device" or "Recover to Computer."

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2). Recover from your iTunes Backup files

If you regularly backed up your iPod Touch via iTunes you can recover data from the iTunes backup files. Here's how.

Step 1: Launch the program on your computer and select "Recover from iTunes Backup File." All of the iTunes backup files on the computer will be displayed in the next window.

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Step 2: Select the iTunes backup file that contains the data you want to recover and click "Start Scan." Once the scan is complete, select the lost photos and choose either "Recover to Device" or "Recover to Computer."

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3). Recover from your iCloud Backup Files

You can also recover the photos from your iCloud backup files. To do that, follow these very simple steps.

Step 1: Launch Dr Fone on your computer and then select "Recover from iCloud Data Files." Enter your Apple ID and password to log in to your iCloud account.

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Step 2: You should see all the iCloud backup files. Select the one that contains the lost photos and then click "download."

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Step 3: In the popup window, select the types of files (in this case, photos) you would like to download and then click "Start Scan" to continue.

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Step 4: Once the scan is complete, preview the data and then select the missing photos. Choose to "Recover to Computer" or "Recover to Device."

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Dr.Fone is by far the easiest and most convenient way to get your deleted photos back. It is definitely worth try.

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