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How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone Without/With Backup

by  Joan J. Mims  |  Wednesday December-19 2018  16:35:50

I have a few photos the I need for an upcoming courtcase that were on my iPhone XS at one time about 7 months ago and I NEED to recover deleted photos from iPhone, I sent them in text as well.... someone please help!

Apple users love to take photos with their iPhone device as the photos taken with which is of high resoultion. It’s not surprising that they may save thousands of photos from last year to this year. It is these photos that carry with much precious memories. If you found yourself in a bad situation of losing or deleting some photos by accident, you would get frustrated and anxious. A certain action in which you have unconsciously may have irreversible consequences. Then here comes a question: can you recover deleted photos on iPhone? Luckily, deleting photos on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPad is irreparable as long as you are in time. Here you are in the right place, this tutorial could be valuable a lot for you to learn how to recover deleted photos from iPhone!

1. How to Recover Deleted Photos on iPhone via Recent Deleted Folder

Considering that users can easily delete photos by taping the wrong option, Apple company thought enough of it and add a feature that deleted photos will be saved in Recently Deleted Folder in Photos App, so that users have enough time to recover them and save them to the Canera Roll.  

2. Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone Without backup

To keep existing data safe on your iPhone, it is highly recommended to recover deleted photos from iPhone with Free iPhone Recovery, an application to access and view deleted and existing photos and other data on the device and save them to your computer or to your device. With the program, you can have choices to restore deleted photos without reset your iPhone to factory settings.

The main features of this Free iOS Data Recovery: 

  • It is powerful enough to recover more than 20 types of data, including photos, videos, messages, WhatsApp messages, WeChat data, notes, viber data, kik, contacts, voice memos, safari history, etc. 
  • It supplies 3 recovery modes to help users improve success rate of recovery: Directly recover from iOS device, recover from iTunes backup and recover from iCloud backup. 
  • You can preview the deleted photos and other data with the trial version for free.
  • It supports to recover iPhone data whether they are lost due to device crashed, stolen, jailbreak, upgrade or factory settings, etc.
  • It gets recognized by authorized media sites, such as PC Advisor , PC World.
  • It is compatible with the latest iOS devices and iOS 12/12.1. 

How to recover iPhone photos without backup: 

Step 1. To start recovering photos, you need to download and run the program on your computer, then choose the recovery mode of Recover from iOS device. 


Step 2. Connect the iPhone to computer, click Next button and all the data types will be displayed. To shorten the scanning process, you can choose only Photos or other data types you want and click OK to scan.

Step 3. After the process, the data files that you select will be display in category and in detail. You can preview them to find out the lost photos, then tap on To Computer or To Device button to manually save them on your computer or on device. 

3. Selectively Recover Photos from iPhone With Backup

If you are not in the situation as above and contacted Apple support for help, they will ask whether you have synced your iPhone with iTunes or iCloud once in a while. Actually, there is a great opportunity to restore with iTunes/iCloud backup. Some users also complain that they don’t manually back up their device with iTunes/iCloud, don’t worry, iCloud will automatically back up when this iPhone is plugged in, locked, and connected to Wifi. 

This way is simple but not convenient, the current content and settings on your iPhone will be erased, and you cannot selectively recover a specific data from iTunes/iCloud backup. So you can keep reading to learn a better way to recover from iCloud backup. 

Preview and Selectively Recover Old Photos on iPhone from iCloud

This method is totally different from the official way to restore from iCloud backup. You can preview the backup data in advance before restoring and do not need to reset your device to factory settings. 

Step 1. Run this iPhone Data Recovery and select the recovery mode of Recover from iCloud Backup File, Enter your Apple ID and password to sign into the iCloud account.  

Step 2. Then select a right iCloud backup that you want, choose Photos from the data types and click OK to scan the files from iCloud backup. 

Step 3. After the scanning has completed, the data that you selected will be listed in the program for you to preview. After checking and verifying that nothing is wrong, you can choose the data that you want them back and click on the Recover button on the right bottom corner to save the selected data on PC or to device. 

4. How to Recover Photos from iPhone via iCloud Photo Library

This method will be available if you have enabled iCloud Photo Library. You can access and restore photos from iCloud on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This approach requires you to connect your device to a stable Wi-Fi network. Let’s check.

Step 1. Find Settings tab on your iPhone, click it then select iCloud. Ensure that you have already signned in the iCloud account.

Step 2. Click 'Photos' to turn off iCloud Photo Library, then turn it on.

Step 3. After that, the original photos and videos will be restored and uploaded to your device.

After reading the guides mentioned in this post, you can choose the most suitable method to try. It is advisable to back up your iPhone data in advance if you choose the second method, as you have to erase all content and settings from Settings to factory reset your iPhone, which will lead to more serious data loss.