How to Recover Photos Emptied from 'Recently Deleted' Folder iPhone

Jean updated on Oct 30, 2020 to iPhone Data Recovery | How-to Articles


If you accidentally delete photos from the Recently Deleted folder, this guide will tell you how to get these pictures back, whether you've made a backup or not.

The Recently Deleted album is a folder designed to house the photos that are deleted by iOS users. All your deleted photos will stay there for 30 days before being permanently wiped from existence. This gives you a chance to change your mind or revert mistakes. But what if you remove photos from the Recently Deleted folder, how to get these photos back?

To get them back, a couple of useful tips offered in this guide might be useful. Before you do anything to your device, don't forget to back up your iPhone beforehand to prevent further data loss. 

Part 1. Recover Deleted  Photos after Deleting from Recently Deleted Without Backup
Part 2. Recover Deleted Photos after Deleting from Recently Deleted With Backup

Part 1. Recover Deleted  Photos from Recently Deleted Without Backup

Luckily, deleted files aren't always gone forever. Instead, they stay somewhere on your iPhone in an invisible way. If you've made a backup before, you can recover them from backup. If not, you have to use EaseUS MobiSaver, a professional data recovery tool, analyze your device, find these pictures, and then take these pictures back. 

As a reliable and safe data recovery tool, EaseUS MobiSaver can help you recover 20+ types of iOS deleted, whether you have a backup or not. That means you can recover iPhone contacts, messages, WhatsApp messages whenever and wherever you want. 

More importantly, it runs very fast. The whole recovery process only takes several minutes. 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiSaver and select "Recover from iOS Device" mode and click "Scan".

recover recently deleted photos from iOS device

Step 2. Wait patiently until EaseUS MobiSaver finishes the scan of your iPhone's internal storage and find the Recently Deleted photos.

Step 3. Select the photos that EaseUS MobiSaver found for you, and click "Recover" to bring them back.

preview and recover recently deleted photos on iPhone

Part 2. Recover Deleted Photos from Recently Deleted With Backup

It is rather easy to recover deleted photos if you've made an iTunes or iCloud backup before removing photos from the Recently Deleted folder permanently. Here are the steps to recover data from backup.

Recover deleted photos from iCloud 

Note: All files stored on your iPhone will be removed after you restore from the iCloud backup file. Part 1 is highly recommended to avoid data loss. Or you can also back up your iPhone before restoring.

First of all, you need to check whether your iPhone is backed to iCloud. 

Step 1. Head to the Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap [your name].

Step 3. Tap "iCloud."

Step 4. Under "Storage," select "Manage Storage."

Step 5. See whether the iCloud backup appears at the bottom of the screen or not.

Check whether your iPhone is backed up

Then, you need to erase your iPhone.

Step 1. Go to the Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap "General."

Step 3. Hit "Reset," then "Erase All Content and Settings."

Erase your iPhone

Finally, set your iPhone up as new.

Step 1. Find setup assistant and tap on "Set up your device."

Step 2. Tap "Restore from a Backup."

Step 3. Then, you can choose an available backup to restore.

Set up your iPhone

Recover deleted photos from iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Launch the latest iTunes on your computer.

Step 3. Click on your device icon in the upper-left corner.

Step 4. Right-click on your device and press "Restore from Backup..."

Step 5. Choose the latest backup and start restoring.

In Conclusion

We hope our guide is useful to recover deleted photos from the Recently Deleted folder on iPhone. As you can see, the process or recovering photos is not easy. Therefore, don't forget to make a copy of your iPhone data regularly to prevent tragedy from happening again.

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