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How to Recover Permanently Deleted Photos on iPhone 11/12

Jean updated on Apr 27, 2021 to iPhone Data Recovery |How-to Articles


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.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Photos on iPhone 11/12 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. Launch EaseUS MobiSaver. Among the three recovery options, choose "Recover from iCloud" > Enter your Apple ID and password.

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Step 2. Then, it will start to scan your device. After that, all the files that were found will be displayed on the left side. You can find the iCloud photos quickly by choosing the "Photos/Videos" category > Preview the recoverable pictures one by one > Click "Recover" and specify a location to save them on your computer.

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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.

How to Recover Permanently Deleted Photos from iPhone 11 via iTunes/iCloud

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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