How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone (iPhone 6 Plus/6 Included)

Accidentally deleted photos on your iPhone, and want to get them back eagerly? It's not a big deal now. With a right way, you can still retrieve them with original quality. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows & Mac) lets you recover deleted photos from iPhone in 3 ways: directly recover from iPhone, recover from an iTunes backup file and recover from iCloud backup file. Check detailed solutions below.

Important things you should know:

1. For people whose iPhone stuck in white screen of death or recovery mode while upgrading iPhone to iOS 8, you don't need to recover photos from iPhone now! All you need is to check how to fix iPhone white screen of death or how to get iPhone out of recovery mode. For sure, after learning the ways, your iPhone will be turned into normal mode.

2. If you lost photos from your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or any other iPhone running in iOS 8, you should tap Photos app and go to Recently Deleted folder to check out whether these lost photos are there or not. If they are there, you can restore them right away. If there are not there, you should follow the ways below to recover photos. 

How can we manage to recover deleted photos from iPhone in 3 Ways

iPhone Photo Recovery Software

Provides you with three ways to retrieve deleted photos from iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS

Retrieve photos directly from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup.
Recover deleted photos from Camera Roll, Photo Library and Photo Stream.
Preview and selectively recover photos in original quality.
Supports iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the latest iOS 8 New icon
Note: For photos lost on iPhone 4S and above, please try to recover them from iTunes backup file or iCloud backup file.

3 Solutions to Retrieve Deleted Photos from iPhone 6/5/5s/5c/4s/4/3GS

Currently, Wondershare Dr,Fone for iOS only allows you to directly recover deleted photos from iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. If you use other iPhone models, like iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, or iPhone 5s,  you can switch to the other ways in the Part 2 or Part 3.

Part 1: Recover Deleted Photos Directly from iPhone

Step 1 Connect your iPhone and scan it

After in stalling the program on your computer, run it. Then connect your iPhone to the computer. When the program detects your iPhone, switch to the "Advanced Mode". Then follow the description in the window to "Start" scanning your iPhone.

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Step 2 Preview and recover photos from your iPhone

When the scan stops, you can preview and check all data available to recover in the scan result. To recover photos, you can preview every item in the categories of Camera Roll, Photo Stream and App Photos. Preview them one by one, and tick the item you want. Then click on the Recover button to save them on your computer with one click.

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Part 2: Recover Deleted Photos by Extracting iTunes Backup

Step 1 Choose and extract the iTunes backup

After running the program, switch to Recover from iTunes Backup File by clicking on the option on the top of the window. Then the program will detect all iTunes backup files existing on your computer and present them all for your option.

Choose the one for your iPhone and click on the Start Scan button to begin extracting the backup. The extracting process will take you about 5 seconds.

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Step 2 Preview and recover your iPhone photos

In the scan result presented by Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS, you can check all recoverable data one by one in detail, such as photos, contacts, messages, notes, call log and more. Just tick whatever you want during the preview. Then save them on your computer with only one mouse click on the Recover button.

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Part 3: Recover iPhone Photos from iCloud Backup

Step 1 Download and extract the iCloud backup file

Choose the recovery mode of Recover from iCloud Backup File, and then you can enter your Apple ID and the password to log in. After that, the program can automatically find all backup files existing in your iCloud account. Choose the one you want to recover iPhone photos from to download and extract it. It will take you some time. Just wait and keep the internet connected.

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Step 2 Preview and recover your iPhone photos

Once the scan is complete, you can access and preview the content in your iCloud backup in detail. For photos, you can check Camera Roll and App Photos. Preview them one by one and tick the item you want. Then click on the Recover button to save them on your computer.

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More about Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS

Supported devices Data available to recover
  • iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2, iPad 1
  • iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4
  • Text content: Contacts, Messages, Call history, Calendar, Notes, Reminder, WahtsApp History, Safari bookmark, App Documents
  • Media content: Camera Roll, Photo Library, Photo Stream, Voice memos, Message attachments, WhatsApp Attachments, Voicemail, App Photos, App Videos

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Hi, if the phone is totally dead and neither computer or iTunes can recognize it, I am sorry our program will not be able to read it and recover files from it.
Hi My iPhone 5 died several days ago and does not charge Phone recovery store and apple genius said that the phone is dead My photos were not backed up on the computer or I cloud Can I use any tool or software to recover my photos? Tia
hey did you find any solution?
Hi Frankie, did you encounter the same situation? For more help, you can also consult with our technical support. http://support.wondershare.com/contact-support/
Hi, if you have iphone 4/3GS, Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS can help you recover the photos directly from the phone and also from itunes/iCloud backups. If you have newer generation devices, it only recover photos from iTunes/ iCloud backups. You can download the program to have a try first. Please note that before you recover these files, it's better not to use your iphone again, just in case of data overwritten. You can also contact our support on http://support.wondershare.com/contact-support/
A week ago was my grandparents 50 wedding anniversary and I was tasked with taking pictures. What I didn't know at the time was that my 5GBs iCloud storage was almost up. (At the time I did have iCloud Photo Library turned on) That night I went and thought I shared the photos using AirDrop, but it must've been interrupted by the call that came through on the phone I was sharing to. Assuming it had completed, I deleted the photos from my phone to free up space. The following day I went to share the photos, and found that they hadn't shared to the other phone. I checked the Recently Deleted folder on my phone to find that they had been permanently deleted. I called Apple Support and after 5 days of waiting and working to get these pictures back, they came to the conclusion that my photos were gone from the cloud, because of the underlying storage problem. So far only 1 of 63 photos has been recovered and it's unknown to Apple as to why that one showed up and the others didn't. I've tried the program above and many like it that all give me the same results. No photos. Now that we've exhausted all of Apple's resources and options, I am turning to the internet for help. If ANYONE has any clue as to what's going on, or even a possible way to get these pictures back please either respond here or email me at icmo1of6@gmail.com for more information.
Hi! Kay, did you find the method to solve your problem?
I tried to pull some old pictures from message history off the 4s I use to have but I don't have the phone and its only giving me previews. Why is that? Will I never be able to get the pictures the previews are tiny and horrible quality.
I guess I can't reverse a backup?
I accidentally restored my iphone6 to last backup but hadn't uploaded my current photos and they don't seem to be on iCloud or on the photo stream - is there any hope in finding them? I have tried wonder share Dr.Fone but no luck so far...
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