How To Easily Recover Deleted Pictures On Your iPhone Or iPad
It isn’t a great feeling to lose a ton of important data, preferably pictures from your iPhone or iPad right? Well, it isn’t an easy job to recover all the photos that you might have deleted accidentally. However, you can still try a few possible ways to recuperate the photos which you want back badly.
Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone and iPad Using iTunes
If your iPhone is synced with iTunes every once in a while, then it is very possible that the last back by iTunes may still contain some of those special pictures which you want to recover. However, regular backup gives you a strong chance of reviving all the photos.
To try to restore from the latest backup you need to follow the below steps:
- Connect your iPhone to the computer and open iTunes
- From iTunes 11, allow the sidebar through View -> Show Sidebar
- Then right-click on your device and press ‘Restore from backup…’
Pick the most recent backup and proceed.
After the restoration is completed, your Camera Roll is likely to have the photos you’re looking for. But note if you have clicked pictures after the last backup, and if these pictures have been deleted, there’s no chance of retrieving them from iTunes backup.
Recover Deleted Photos from Photo Stream / iCloud
Fairly a lot of configurable options make Photo Stream a doable alternative for a backup in addition to a good place to share your photos. If you had activated Photo stream, all the pictures that you had clicked are sent to your iCloud photo stream. The photo stream works as an online storage area where most of your photos subsist (not planned as a backup, but can be used as one).
If you have enabled Photo Stream in iCloud (on your iOS device: Settings- iCloud -Photos – Switch ON ‘My Photo Stream’), there’s a high chance that the photos you want to restore are already there.
When everything else fails, trying third-party software is the only option. These softwares mostly tag on a simple pattern:
- Put your iPhone in DFU mode and hook it up to your computer
- Open the software, which identifies your device and then go into the file system
- Deleted photos are frequently deep within the file system and will be overwritten after sometime. In case you are looking for photos right after they were deleted, probability of finding them through the third-party software is high.
Hence, in order to revive your pictures in case they have been deleted mistakenly or during a format of your iPhone or iPad, it is suggested that you take weekly backups. Try using iCloud and enable Photo Stream and make sure that the photos you click can be retrieved in case you lose them.
Picture courtesy – osxdaily.com, macworld.co.uk and iphone-ipad-recovery.com
by techtalks @TechTalks February 22, 2016 5:17 AM UTC