How to Recover Photo & Video Files from iPhone
- Lost pictures on your iPhone 5, 4S, 4 or 3GS when syncing with iTunes or upgrading the iOS?
- The photo file on your iPhone becomes inaccessible?
- Get your iPhone broken or stolen and the stored image missing?
- You are looking for iPhone photo recovery software?
There are still more situations of this kind making you suffer from the photo loss. When the photo is transferred from somewhere else, you can get it again. But if the photo comes from the camera roll on your iPhone and there is no backup, how can you get it back? Why not direclty scan your iPhone to recover it? Or you can extract your iTunes backup to get it if you've ever synced your iPhone with iTunes. A photo recovery for iPhone can help.
Do iPhone photo recovery in steps
Now, what you need is a photo recovery for iPhone. Still finding it? Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) as a try. Download the free trial version below to perform a scan and recovery work.
Both programs allow you to preview the photo before recovery, no matter you do it with your iPhone 5, 4S, 4, 3GS, iPod touch 5/4, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2/1. What's more, Wondershare Dr.Fone lets you scan and recover photos directly from iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 and iPod touch 4.
Next, let's try Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) together. If you're using the Windows version, the step is similar.
Step 1. Select iTunes backup file of your device for recovery
Install and launch the iPhone photo recovery software on your Mac. Then please select the "Recover from iTunes backup file" mode. Before the scan, follow the instruction on the program's interface: don't open iTunes and connect your iPhone to it, just to be safe.
All the backup files are displayed here. iPhone, iPad, iPod, no matter which one you synced with iTuness, there will be a backup file for it. You only need to select the one for your iPhone from which you lost the photo, and continue to "Start Scan".
Step2. Recover photos and save then on your Mac
From the scanning result, you can get the information that this iPhone photo recovery not only supports the recovery of photos, but also contacts, messages, call history and notes, etc. You can preview all the details of each and selectively recover and save those files you want on your Mac.
Watch the video tutorial below
Things you need to know before performing the iPhone photo recovery
Not all lost photos can be recovered from iPhone from iTunes backup, such as you snapped a photo and accidentally deleted it immediately, or received a picture by iPhone and deleted it soon. These photos can only be recovered with Wondershare Dr.Fone, using the Recover from iOS Device option. But if you have synced your iPhone with iTunes after you get the photo, and delete it later, then you can retrieve it from iTunes backup.
Why? Because when you sync your iPhone, iTunes automatically backs up the data on your iPhone before the sync, and the backup file updates along with your sync every time. The data is backed up in a .sqlitedb file, which can't be previewed or extracted, so it's helpless even you find the backup file. But with an iPhone photo recovery, you can extract specific contents from it.
Now you are here, and one more thing need to be repeated: Don't sync your iPhone with iTunes again after finding your lost photos; don't use your iPhone after losing photos, if you don't have a backup. Or the photo will lost forever. This is important.