November 29, 2023
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How to Recover Deleted Photos from Your iPhone in 3 steps

Recovering deleted photos from an iPhone is possible. If you’re looking for a solution, don’t fear! There are plenty of ways to recover your lost pictures. This guide will walk you through the steps to take if you need to recover some lost photos on your iPhone and get them back up and running.

It’s never a good feeling when your iPhone says that you don’t have enough storage space to take a photo. Why? Because you are about to delete the old photos of your kids and photos with friends in order to make room for more photos…but wait! You just remembered those pictures from last week that you tried to delete but couldn’t because they were on your phone. Now all of those memories are gone forever, or are they?

Don’t panic! You don’t need to go out and buy a new phone to get those photos back. Recovering deleted photos from your iPhone is surprisingly very easy.

This guide will walk you through the steps to take if you need to recover some lost photos on your iPhone and get them back up and running.

Why deleted photos are saved to your iPhone

When you delete a photo, it is not actually deleted. Your iPhone saves the photos to your phone’s temporary storage called the Recycle Bin. We don’t know why, but it does and there is a way to recover them.

The good news here is that your photos are quickly moved from the Recycle Bin to your device’s long-term storage. This means that you can usually recover photos that were deleted within a few days of deletion.

How to recover deleted photos from iPhone

Did you ever try to delete a photo from your iPhone and then realize that it couldn’t be deleted? This is because the photo was in the camera roll and could not be removed until you had transferred it to your computer. If this has happened to you, don’t worry. Just follow these steps:

*Plug your phone into your computer and open iTunes. The iPhone will automatically sync with iTunes and show up on the screen as an option.

*Select the Photos tab on top of the screen and scroll down to find Camera Roll. You should see all of the photos that you have taken with your phone synced onto your iPad automatically or manually uploaded to iCloud or another cloud storage system

*Choose the photos you want to recover by clicking on them one-by-one

*Right-click when you’ve selected them all. Select “Export” from the menu options

*After they export, they should be saved to a location on your computer where you can find them!

What you need to get started to Recover Deleted Photos

You will need a Mac or PC, the iOS device you want to recover the pictures from, and a USB cable to connect it.

In order to recover your photos, you will need to first plug your device into your computer.

Once plugged in, open iTunes and select the phone icon on the top left-hand side of the screen. This is where you will see all of the photos that are currently on your phone.

There should be an option that says “Transfer Purchases”. Click this button and wait for it to transfer all of your purchases onto your computer.

Step one

Connect your iPhone to your computer

The first step to recovering deleted photos is plugging your iPhone in and opening up iTunes. iTunes will show the amount of storage space you have left on your phone, and it should show that those old photos are still on your device!

To recover a photo, click on the File tab and select “photos.” You can then click on each photo individually and drag it over to the side where it says “on my phone.” Your computer will now make copies of those photos as they are saved to your hard drive.

Step two

When you plug your phone in to charge it, go to the Photos app and navigate to the camera roll.

Tap on any photos that you want to recover and then tap on “Share” at the bottom of the screen.

You will be given a list of apps that can open those photos, such as Mail or Messages. Choose whichever one you prefer, but make sure to save the photo first!

Step three

The third step is to open iExplorer on your computer. Once you have opened the program, click on “sqlite3.exe” and a window will pop up. Type in your username and password and hit enter to start the process.

The next screen will show you all of your files including photos. Choose the ones that you need to recover and then hit “select.” It will then ask you where you want them saved, so be sure to choose a location that is easily accessible like your desktop.

That’s it for this step!


Recovering deleted photos from your iPhone is easier than you might think. There are a few ways to go about it, and this post will show you the quickest and easiest way to get the job done.

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