Undoing the Damage
Sometimes we tend to accidentally delete data from our devices and retrieving it becomes a nightmare. Hours of Googling for ways and apps that could help us get the data back rarely proves fruitful.
With the web filled with information and opinions, along with our desperate attempts to recover the data, any improper action may damage the records where the photos were previously stored. This makes it impossible to retrieve later even with the correct procedure. You can find hundreds of data recovery applications and software that claim to recover any kind of deleted data. Unfortunately, only some select applications are actually effective in recovering the intended files.
If you have accidentally deleted important photos and videos from you iOS device, the OS itself provides a safe procedure to retrieve them without much hassle. You can also use some popular third-party applications that can help you retrieve what the OS cannot. Let’s explore how you can recover accidentally deleted photos from iPhone, iPad or any other iOS device.
Recover Deleted Photos on iOS
Follow the below-mentioned steps to safely recover any deleted media from your iOS device.
- Open the Photos App
- Go to the Albums sections
- Then select the album named Recently Deleted
- Select the photo you want to recover and tap on Recover(in the bottom panel for navigation)
- In the pop-up that appears, select Recover Photos.
The above process works for devices that have upgraded to iOS 8. For devices that haven’t upgraded, there is no procedure to recover photos and videos. You have to install third-party software’s or even have to jailbreak your iPhone to allow access to software.
You can always browse through your backup options to check their sync status. If you have deleted the photos before they were backed up, only third-party solutions can help recover the data. Moreover, iOS cannot recover the photos if you had deleted them more than 30 days ago.
How to Recover Multiple Deleted Photos
If you have accidentally deleted an entire album or a bunch of photos then the process is nearly the same. Follow the steps outlined below to recover multiple photos from your iOS device
- Open the Photos app
- Go to the Albums section like above
- Then select the Recently Deleted Album
- Now select all those photos that you want to recover
- If you want to recover all the photos, tap on Recover all in the bottom navigation
- Now select the Recover option from the popup menu that appears
Third Party Apps and Software for Photo Recovery
The iPhone internal memory is not easily accessible to users without jailbreaking the device. Even though there are dozens of applications that can easily recover deleted data, handheld devices restrict access to the internal memory to maintain security and accidental damage to existing data. Here are some popular applications that can help you recover your data by jailbreaking your device.
It’s a popular Open source alternative to commercial applications that recover data from devices. It is mainly used to recover data from internal and external hard disks and USB storage devices. If your iPhone is jailbroken, it would show up as an external storage device on your computer and detected by the program to recover any deleted data. The program is a command line tool therefore people who are more comfortable with interface oriented applications would like to opt for other alternatives
If your iPhone is jailbroken, it would show up as an external storage device on your computer and detected by the program to recover any deleted data. The program is a command line tool therefore people who are more comfortable with interface oriented applications would like to opt for other alternatives
This tool uses the built-in auto backup system of iTunes to recover any lost or deleted files including images, videos, contacts, call history, saved messages and even game saves. Once you download and run the iPhone Backup extractor, it provides you with available data that you can choose to recover. The selected files are extracted and saved
Once you download and run the iPhone Backup extractor, it provides you with available data that you can choose to recover. The selected files are extracted and saved at your specified location. The best part about the tool is it’s simple to use and comes at no cost.
One of the most popular applications for data recovery also helps you recover from your external storage devices. It comes from the same company that created the CCleaner (popular among windows users). It provides a seamless interface with guided selection for the type of data you want to recover.
Before Jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, it is always a better to browse through your iCloud and other backup services to check for the deleted files. Most services backup all available data on your devices to their servers allowing easy access in case of accidental or intentional data loss. If you fail to get any of the data, you can browse through your mail and other social applications to download the photos that may be available
If you fail to get any of the data, you can browse through your mail and other social applications to download the photos that may be available on your social accounts. If you have deleted photos from all applications, the only way to recover them is through third-party applications.