Photos are one of the most important data stored on our digital devices, including Android phones, iPhone, tablets, digital cameras, PC, laptops, and more. Losing significant pictures can be very painful.

But don't fret. We are going to show you how to recover deleted photos using a variety of methods. You will need different photo recovery apps depending on the device that contains the lost photos.

How to Recover Deleted Photos on Android in 3 Ways

You can use several different methods to recover deleted images on an Android device. Learn how to recover deleted pictures from Android internal storage or from an SD card inside your android device.

1. Recover Deleted Photos from Android SD Card with Free SD Card Recovery Software

If your Android phone has an SD card, you can recover deleted photos from the SD card on Android with photos recovery software. Just take out the SD card and connect it to your computer. Then, run the best SD card recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to restore SD card data. This free data recovery software makes deleted photos recovery easy.

EaseUS Deleted Photo Recovery Software

  • Undelete all popular image file formats: JPG/JPEG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, GIF, PSD, BMP, CRW, AVG, SWF, DNG, etc.
  • Repair JPEG/JPG files automatically during data recovery.
  • Restore the deleted pictures with their original file name, creation date, and file path on all SD cards and USB flash drives.
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EaseUS data recovery software can recover permanently deleted photos, videos, audio, and documents within a few clicks.

Note: you can only recover 2GB of data for free. If you want to restore more data, upgrade to EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional.

Step 1. Choose the location and start scanning

Hover on the SD card, camera, or hard drive partition where you deleted/lost pictures, then click "Scan".

select a location and scan for lost pictures

Step 2. Select the pictures you want to recover

Once the scanning completes, select "Pictures" in the left panel. If you want to locate the lost photos, click "Lost" on the top list. Then, you can find photos according to the devices, types, and dates.

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Step 3. Recover lost photos

After the preview, click "Recover" and choose another location to save the desired pictures.

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2. Recover Deleted Photos from Android Internal Storage

Nowadays, most Android phones use internal storage to save files. The images are automatically displayed in the Android gallery. To recover permanently deleted photos from Gallery on an Android phone, we recommend an Android data recovery tool.

EaseUS MobiSaver for Android is dedicated to recovering lost contact, SMS, photo, video, audio, or document from Android Phones. It has two versions: Android data recovery software used on a PC or laptop and Android data recovery app installed on an Android phone for most data loss issues.

Note: To bring back deleted pictures through Android data recovery software, you need to root your phone before starting the process.

Steps to retrieve deleted photos from Android phone using PC/laptop with data recovery software

Download EaseUS Android data recovery software to restore deleted photos from your phone using a PC or laptop.

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to the computer. Install and run EaseUS MobilSaver for Android.

Step 2. Scan Android phone to find deleted photos from Gallery or Photo Library.

Step 3. Preview and recover lost photos on an Android phone.

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Steps to recover deleted photos with EaseUS Android data recovery app

If you don't like to recover deleted photos from your phone using a PC, you can download the EaseUS Android data recovery app from Google Play to undelete photos.

Step 1. Launch the app on your phone and start scanning lost photos and videos by tapping the "START SCAN" button.

Step 2. Deleted photos and videos now appear on the screen.

Step 3. Tap on settings. You can set preferences to let the software scan and display certain file sizes, file formats, etc.

Step 4. After the scan, select displayed files and tap on "Recover." Tap on the eye icon. All the recovered photos and videos are kept there.

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3. Recover Deleted Pictures from Cloud

Most cloud drives and photo apps offer to back up your photos in the background. If you've got this turned on, then you can get them back with simple steps. Here is an example of recovering photos directly from the Google Photo app. (You can also restore photo from OneDrive and Dropbox if you have turned on the photo sync service)

Requirements: This procedure will only work if it has been less than 60 days since you sent the image to the Trash.

Step 1. Open the Google Photos app on your Android device.

Step 2. At the top left, tap "Menu" > "Trash".

Step 3. Touch and hold the photo you want to recover.

Step 4. Tap Restore at the bottom of the screen to get back the deleted picture.

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How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone/iPad

You can simply restore deleted photos from the Recently Deleted folder if the deleted images are still kept within 30 days. If the pictures are is no longer in the Recently Deleted folder and are permanently lost, recover iPhone photos with professional iPhone data recovery software.

1. Restore Deleted Photos from Recently Deleted Folder Without Software

Here are the steps for recently deleted photo recovery on iPhone. You can use this way to recover iPhone deleted photos that have not been permanently deleted within 30 days.

Step 1. Open "Photos," and tap on "Albums" to locate the folder "Recently Deleted."

Step 2. Open it and search for the photos that you want to recover. Select the images and tap "Recover."

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2. Recover Permanently Deleted Photos with iPhone Deleted Photo Recovery Software

To get back deleted photos from your iPhone or iPad, you can download and use EaseUS iOS data recovery software on your Windows computer or Mac. To recover deleted photos from the iCloud/iTunes backup, you need to use the Apple ID and password.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Your PC

Launch EaseUS MobiSaver, choose "Recover from iOS Device" on the left, and click "Start".

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Step 2. Scan for Lost iPhone Photos

EaseUS MobiSaver will automatically scan iPhone 13/12/11/X/XR/XS/8/7/6/5/4, and find present pictures and even some lost photos for you.

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Step 3. Preview and Restore Photos

Tick the "Photos" on the left. You can clearly see the photos in your phone and select the ones you need to recover. Choose "Recover to PC" or "Recover to Device" to start recovering photos.

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3. Recover Deleted Pictures from iTunes

If you have a backup on your iTunes or iCloud, you can restore lost photos from your cloud backup. Here are the steps to retrieve photos from iTunes.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. In iTunes, click on your device icon in the upper left corner.

Step 3. Select "Restore Backup..." on the right panel.

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How to Recover Deleted Photos from Windows PC for Free

Now, we will cover three ways to restore deleted photos on Windows PC or laptop. Among all the methods, using professional data recovery software to retrieve deleted photos is the most effective.

1. Restore Photos from Recycle Bin (Low Chance)

The Recycle Bin can temporarily store recently deleted photos. Files remain in the Recycle Bin until the Recycle Bin is emptied. Follow these steps for recently deleted photo recovery.

Step 1. Open the Recycle Bin by right-clicking its icon.

Step 2. Select "Open" from the menu to view deleted files.

Step 3. Right-click on a selected photo and choose "Restore" to recover the image to its original location.

restore deleted Windows images from recycle bin

2. Recover Permanently Deleted Photos with Photos Recovery Software (Most Effective)

Applying photos recovery software is the most efficient method to recover deleted pictures on Windows. We highly recommend you try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, which has been serving in the market for over a decade.

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It demystifies the sophisticated data recovery technology to three simple clicks for customers to use. Besides the ease of use, this free data recovery software is as versatile as the following displays.

  • Recover lost or deleted files, documents, photos, audio, music, and emails effectively.
  • Recover files from formatted hard drive, emptied recycle bin, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorders.
  • Support data recovery for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, and system crash under different situations.
  • Support pre-recovery preview and repair corrupted videos, photos, and documents during recovery

To recover permanently deleted photos on Windows 10, follow this video:

3. Recover Lost Photos from the Previous Version (Low Chance)

If you have set up File History to back up photos, you can restore photos in this way. Here are the steps for Windows 10/8.1/8 users:

Step 1. Open the Start menu. Type restore files and hit "Enter."

Step 2. Look for the folder where your deleted files were stored.

Step 3. Select the "Restore" button in the middle to undelete Windows 10 files to their original location.

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How to Restore Deleted Photos on Mac for Free

If you want to restore lost photos from your MacBook, Mac Pro, or Mac Mini, you can free download this Mac photo recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Free. This Mac photo recovery software can rescue your missing pictures when they are no longer in the Trash or if you have neglected to make a backup copy.

To recover permanently deleted photos on Mac, follow these steps:

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Note: You can create a backup by clicking the "Disk Backup" on the left first. When the disk is damaged or the photos on the disk are accidentally lost, you can get the photos back from the backup image.

Step 1. Scan for lost photos

Select the location where your valuable photos were lost and click the "Search for lost files" button.

select a location where you lost photos and click Search for lost files

Step 2. Select wanted photos

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will immediately start a scan on your selected disk volume. Meanwhile, the scanning results will be presented in the left pane. By Path and Type, you can quickly filter the photos you've lost earlier.

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Step 3. Recover lost photos

Select the target photos and click the "Recover" button to get them back at once.

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Deleted Photo Recovery Conclusion

A frequent deletion, let it be on purpose or by accident, would lead to unpleasant data loss situations. For example, on a Windows computer, you used the shift + delete hotkeys to cross out files, so they bypassed the recycle bin and went for good. Or, you empty Recycle Bin regularly, and that wipes out all the recent useless files.

Similarly, Android phones and Apple iOS devices won't escape from the mentioned manners of putting treasured pictures at the edge of a dangerous reef. On top of that, you must engage yourself in learning the most effective ways of deleted photo recovery from all popular platforms to stay intact with the non-copyable reminiscence.

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How to Recover Deleted Photos FAQs

There are some hot topics about deleted photo recovery. Let's see and solve them one by one.

1. How to recover deleted photos from Camera SD cards

If you are troubled by a photo loss in camera devices, you definitely need sd card recovery software for help. EaseUS data recovery software can recover deleted photos from SD cards no matter where they are lost due to clearing storage, deletion, photo transferring, device error, etc.

  1. 1. Connect your device to the PC or Mac and run EaseUS sd card recovery software.
  2. 2. Let EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard scan your device and wait for a while
  3. 3. You can find all deleted photos after scanning and use Preview to find what you have lost.
  4. 4. Save them to a safe location instead of the camera device.

2. How do I recover permanently deleted photos on Windows 10?

To recover permanently deleted photos on Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Choose the location and start scanning.
  2. 2. Wait until the scanning completes, then select the deleted photos you want to recover.
  3. 3. Click Recover and choose a location on another hard drive to save the photos.

3. Can a photo deleted from the gallery be recovered?

If your deleted Gallery photos were saved on the mobile's SD card, you can use EaseUS SD card recovery software to restore deleted photos on the Android SD card.

If the lost pictures were stored in Android's internal memory, use the EaseUS Android data recovery app to recover deleted photos from Android Gallery App.

4. Can you recover permanently deleted photos from iCloud?

When you enable iCloud to back up your iPhone photos, your images will be automatically uploaded to your iCloud account. If you delete photos from your iPhone, they'll also be deleted from your iCloud. So, you can't recover permanently deleted photos from iCloud.

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