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3 Ways to Restore Deleted Photos from iPhone

Selena Lee

Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Backup & Restore Data • Proven solutions

Did you accidently delete your favorite photograph from iPhone? If yes, then you will be happy to know that now you can restore the deleted photos from your iPhone quickly and easily! There are a number of ways in which you can easily recover your lost photos from iPhone. In this article, we'll see 3 super easy ways in which you can quickly restore deleted photos from iPhone:

Solution 1: Restore iPhone photos from iTunes backup

Data loss is one of the biggest issues being faced by people now days which is why it is highly advised to always maintain a backup file. If you have an iTunes backup file, then you can easily use this method to restore the deleted photos from your iPhone.

Preconditions of using this way:

The most important thing you need for this solution is an iTunes backup file. You can only follow this step if you already have an iTunes backup file created beforehand.

Steps for recovering photos from iTunes backup file:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer

To connect your iPhone to the computer, You can choose to use cables or get it connected wirelessly.

restore iphone photo-Connect your iPhone to computer

Step 2: Launch iTunes on computer

Once you have connected your iPhone to the computer, the next step is to launch iTunes. Double click to run it, and your iPhone will be automatically detected by iTunes.

restore iphone photo-Launch iTunes on computer

Step 3: Restore from backup

Once your iPhone is connected to the computer, the next step is to start restoring your image files from the backup. Right click on the "Device" and then choose the "restore from backup" option.

restore iphone photo-Restore from backup

Alternatively, you can also choose the "Summary" tab from the "Devices" section and then choose the option of "Restore backup".

restore iphone photo-Restore backup

Step 4: Choose the desired backup file

Once you click on the "Restore backup" button, you need to choose an appropriate iTunes backup file and proceed further. Click on the "Restore" button to automatically start the backup process.

restore iphone photo-Choose the desired backup file


  • There is no sync mechanism in iTunes backup files so it cannot sync with your iPhone automatically.
  • For creating a backup and retrieving it back, you should have your own computer and devices.
  • Solution 2: Restore iPhone photos from iCloud backup

    iCloud is yet another way of restoring your deleted photos back to your iPhone. You can automatically create iCloud backups quickly and it can be your savior in case of data loss.

    Preconditions of using this way:

  • For restoring your photos with iCloud backup, you need to have an iCloud backup file for the relevant iPhone.
  • Your device must be updated to the latest version of OS available.
  • Steps for recovering photos from iCloud backup file:

    Please follow the steps below if you want to recover your photos from iCloud backup file:

    Step 1: Update your iOS device

    To restore the backup from iCloud, you must update your iPhone to the latest version of OS available. Go to settings -> general -> software update. You can skip this step if your device is already running at the latest update.

    restore iphone photo-Update your iOS device

    Step 2: Reset all the settings

    Go to settings -> general -> reset and then click on the "erase all content and settings" to reset your device.

    restore iphone photo-Reset all the settings

    Step 3: Backup from iCloud

    Go to setup assistance and click on "Set up your device". Then select "restore from a backup" and sign in to your iCloud account.

    restore iphone photo-Backup from iCloud

    Step 4: Choose your backup and restore

    Once you are signed in into your iCloud account, you can now choose your own backup file from the list of backup files available.

    restore iphone photo-Choose your backup and restore


  • A Wi-Fi connection is needed.
  • Only photos purchased from iTunes store is available in iCloud backup.
  • Only 5GB of storage is provided for iCloud backup.
  • Solution 3: Restore iPhone Photos without Backup

    People with a backup file are assured of getting back their files quickly but what if you haven't created a backup file of your iPhone and lost your photos? If you think that you will not be able to restore your photos back, then to your amazement, you still can! Now you can restore your iPhone photos without backup file using Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (iOS)! Know the limitation with Dr.Fone before you start. If you want to recover other media files like music, video, etc from iphone 5 and later iphone version, the recovering rate will be higher after you backup to iTunes.

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    If you want to restore your deleted photos using Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (iOS), please follow the steps below:

    Step 1: Launch the software and connect your iPhone to computer

    The very first step is to launch Dr.Fone, select ‘Recover’ feature and then connect your iPhone to computer using USB data cable.

    restore deleted photos from iphone-connect iPhone

    Step 2: Scan your device

    Data is restored by thoroughly scanning your device. To start scanning your device, click on the "Start Scan" button and find your deleted photo.

    restore deleted photos from iphone-scan data

    Step 3: Preview and restore

    Dr.Fone gives its users the unique ability to preview your data before retrieving. So you can preview the photo and restore it.

    restore deleted photos from iphone-Preview and restore

    Apart from scanning and restoring data from iOS device, Dr.Fone gives its users a number of other facilities which include:

  • You can also restore your data from iTunes backup file using Dr.Fone.
  • You can also restore your data from iCloud backup file using Dr.Fone.
  • Apart from photos, you can restore a number of other file formats like contacts, messages, safari bookmarks and voice memos.
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