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How to Recover Permanently Deleted Photos on iPhone 11/12

Updated by Brithny on Jul 20, 2023
Written by Jean
 | Home > iPhone Data Recovery


Photos could be permanently deleted from your iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 due to reasons like freeing up device space. However, it happens that you find yourself need to recover these items after you remove them from your device. If you do, read this guide and learn how to recover permanently deleted photos from your iPhone with ease.

Whether you are using an iPhone 11/12 or an earlier iPhone 8, you can apply solutions in this guide to recover your deleted photos.

Apple does provide a remedy for you to recover photos that are deleted and later need to be recovered - the Recently Deleted folder. However, the Recently Deleted folder could only help to recover photos that are deleted within forty days. That means if you have permanently deleted photos by emptying the folder or have removed pictures for more than forty days, you have no chance to retrieve deleted photos from Recently Deleted.

Then how can you recover permanently deleted photos from your iPhone 11 or iPhone 12? Read on to get the answers.

Recover Permanently Deleted Photos on iPhone Without a Backup

When you don't have an iTunes or iCloud backup available, the only way out is to apply an iPhone data recovery tool, like EaseUS MobiSaver.

It could scan for lost or deleted iPhone data from your iPhone and then you can select the items you want to recover. Even if you have a backup available, this iPhone recovery software tool could work as an iPhone backup extractor to selectively recover photos from the backup. By doing so, you don't need to reset your device as you have to do while restoring your iPhone using iTunes or iCloud.

To recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone 11 or later:

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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As you can see, other than photos, this tool could also help to recover deleted videos, contacts, messages, WhatsApp data, and more from your iPhone. For example, it could be easy to recover deleted text messages on iPhone or retrieve lost contacts on your iPad with EaseUS MobiSaver.

Recover Permanently Deleted Photos from iPhone 11 via Backup

Photo recovery could be done successfully when you have an iTunes or iCloud backup available. The only issue to use iTunes or iCloud to get permanently deleted photos back is that both solutions will replace the existing data and settings on your iPhone with the content in the backup. That means potential data loss.

Thus, if you don't want to cause further data loss or just want to retrieve deleted photos, using an iPhone data recovery software tool instead.

To recover permanently deleted photos on iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 from an iTunes or iCloud backup, refer to Apple's official guide on how to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup.

The Bottom Line

The easiest way to recover deleted photos from your iPhone 11/12 could be restoring photos from the Recently Deleted folder. However, this solution will fail to work when the pictures are removed permanently. That's when you need a professional iPhone recovery tool or an iTunes/iCloud backup to help.

Thus, when you want to restore permanently deleted items from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, don't hesitate to apply one of the methods above to have a try.

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