How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone (Simple Steps)

How to Recover Deleted Photos on iPhone

If you have the experience of accidentally deleting your photos, you would know how awful the feeling is. As some pictures are considered to have high emotional value, losing it forever would be devastating to some. Fortunately, with the power of smart iPhone and also certain apps out there, we can avoid the tragedy of accidentally deleting a photo and recover it again.

Here are ways how you can recover deleted photos from iPhone


In your iPhone, every time you deleted a photo or accidentally deleted a photo, it will go to a dedicated folder.

If you want to recover that deleted photo, here are the steps

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Step 1

In your iPhone, go to “Photos.’

Step 2

In “Camera Roll” go to “Albums.”

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Step 3

In the Albums, scroll down to the bottom until you find the “Recently Deleted” section. Tap the “Recently Deleted” section to proceed to the next menu

Step 4

Find the photo that you want to recover

However, the iPhone will only store the deleted photos for 30 days. After that, the images will be permanently deleted.

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Step 5

Once you find the photo, tap “Recover” at the bottom

Step 6

Tap “Recover Photo” to proceed. The photo will be recovered and can be seen at your photo gallery.


Another way to recover a deleted photo is by checking your Cloud service if you have subscribed to it.

If you are using the Apple iCloud, you probably have sync the photos unto your Apple iCloud.

You can check whether the deleted photos are still there by visiting the iCloud website and log into your Apple account.

If you are other types of cloud services like Dropbox, your photos might also be there before you accidentally deleted it. Visit Dropbox website and log into your Dropbox account.

So, there you have it – two simple ways how you can recover deleted photos on your iPhone. Feel free to leave us a comment below on what other techniques you used to recover your deleted photos on iPhone.

Please read our previous article on how to search for photos and videos on iPhone.