Top 3 Ways to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone Camera Roll

December 12 2017 02:48 am/ Post By Yoli Software to iOS Recovery

"Can I recover deleted pictures from my iPhone 7? My naughty brother deleted my entire camera roll. But I'm a new user of iPhone and I completely have no idea how to get my lost photos back. So can you help me?"


This is one email from a customer of us. We are receiving many complains about data loss on iPhone everyday. Due to the outstanding performance of iPhone camera, many users like taking photos with iPhone instead of using a digital camera. After iPhone photos disappeared or missing from the camera roll by various reasons, just choose one of the solutions below to get them back.


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Solution 1: Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone without Backup

When you have no available backup of the lost photos, you can try Yolisoft iPhone Data Recovery. It helps you retrieve not only deleted photos from iPhone camera roll & photo stream, but also pictures from other applications like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Kik, etc. The popular iPhone 8(Plus)/X/7(Plus)/SE/6S(Plus)/6(Plus)/5S/5/4S are all supported. Besides, it allows you to extract and recover photos from your iTunes or iCloud backup selectively.


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Steps on iPhone Photo Recovery

  1. Download & install this software on computer.

  2. Choose "Recover from iOS Device" under "Data Recovery" after launch it. Then connect iPhone to computer with USB cable.

  3. Select photo files and press "Start Scan" button to carry on. This process may last a few minutes, which depends on the amount of photos on your device.

  4. Preview and check all recoverable photos in the categories of Camera Roll, Photo Stream and App Photos. Mark those you need and tap recover button to save them to computer or restore to phone.

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Solution 2: Recover Deleted Pictures from iTunes Backup

Most Apple users will use iTunes to sync their their devices regularly. So if you are lucky enough, you can get back your lost pictures from iTunes backup by restoring your device. 


  1. Connect your iPhone to computer and open iTunes.

  2. Choose the "Summary" tab from the "Devices" icon and then tap "Restore Backup...".

  3. Select one relevant backup to restore. Then wait for your device to restart.

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Solution 3: Restore Deleted Photos from iCloud Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone to iCloud, you can undelete lost photos on your device without computer. 


  1. Go to "Settings" -> Enter "General" -> Choose "Reset" -> Click "Erase all contents and settings". Then your device will reboot.

  2. Tap "Restore from iCloud Backup" when you follow the on-screen instructions to set up your iPhone.

  3. Sign in with your iCloud account and continue to "Choose backup". Your device will restart after you select a backup file to restore.

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Conclusion: If you only want to recover lost/deleted photos from iPhone, the second and third solution are not recommended. Because except pictures, all the other data in the backup file will be restored to your device. Meanwhile, the whole current data on your device will be wiped out. In addition, you must ensure that your missing photos are contained in the backup, or you can not retrieve them either.