Is There Any Way to Recover Deleted Photos? Find Answer Here

Photos are generally taken to preserve memories. They can be stored in different formats and there may need to delete them from a digital device when they have been printed out in physical form. How about instances where photos are deleted accidentally? Is there a way to retrieve deleted photos? We will try to answer the question in this post.

1Is There Any Way to Recover Deleted Photos on Computer?

There are chances that photos can be permanently deleted from a computer. In instances where the deleted photos are no longer available in the Recycle Bin, there is no other meaningful way to get them back except through the use of third-party software. One of the most reliable recovery software in the world today is AnyRecover Photo Recovery.


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  • No matter how you lost your photos, it can always find and recover them.

  • Supports all formats of photo recovery, including JPG, JPEG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, GIFF, PSD, CRW, and more.

  • Won't do harm to the photo quality, the recovered photos will be as clear as the originals.

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Steps for Recovery via AnyRecover

Step 1. Select Deleted Files Recovery mode.

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Step 2. Determine the location where you want AnyRecover to scan.

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Step 3. Then check the 'Photo' option at the next interface, and click on 'Scan' button.

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Step 4. After scan, preview and recover your deleted photos.

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2Is There Any Way to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone?

The pictures you take with your iPhone can be deleted accidentally too. Even when you intentionally delete some photos and realize that they are still important, it is possible to retrieve them.

There are actually different available options you can explore when trying to retrieve deleted photos from iPhone and we will briefly discuss them here:

1Recover from Recently Deleted Album

This is the simple effective option to try when you have recently deleted the photos you want to retrieve. It works for devices with iOS version later than iOS 8. The photos you delete from your iPhone are kept on the phone for 30 days before they are finally removed permanently even though you can't see them when you view photos.

Steps To Recover Your Photos from Recently Deleted Album

  • Step 1: Open the photos app on your device

  • Step 2: Tap on 'Albums' and select 'Recently Deleted'

  • Step 3: Tap on 'Select' and then choose the photos you need to retrieve by tapping on them (after tapping select, if you do not tap some photos, the entire content of the album will be selected)

  • Step 4: After selecting the photos you need or selecting all, click on 'Recover' or 'Recover All' button at the right corner to retrieve the selected photos.


2Restore from An iCloud Backup

This is a viable option to explore if you backed up the photos on iCloud before deleting them. The method can work even if the photos have been permanently deleted from your iPhone after 30 days and you want them back. By simply restoring your iCloud backup, you will recover the deleted photos.

Steps to Recover Your Deleted Photos Using iCoud:

Step 1: You need to erase your iPhone first.


Step 2: Then go through the setup process until you get to the 'Apps and Data Screen'

Step 3: Sign into iCloud and choose the most relevant backup that contains the photos you intend to recover

Step 4: Ensure you are connected to Wi-Fi then click on the chosen backup and wait for the process to be completed. Your backup will be restored including the deleted photos.


3Restore from iTunes Backup

Photos that are synced through your iTunes can easily be recovered when they are deleted from your device. This will work no matter the number of days that have elapsed before you realize you still need the pictures.

Steps to Recover Deleted Photos Using iTunes:

  • Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone via USB cable

  • Step 2: Wait until your device appears on the left panel and click on it

  • Step 3: Right-click on your device and select 'Restore from Backup'

  • Step 4: Choose the latest backup that may contain your deleted photos and proceed.


3Is There A Way To Recover Deleted Photos On Android?

Accidental deletion of photos can also happen on android device. Even if you intentionally deleted photos from your Android device and realize later that you really need them, there are ways you can get it back. The use of a reliable third-party app is important. There are different third party recovery software available on the market but we strongly recommend DiskDigger.

Steps to Recover Deleted Photos using DiskDigger

First, go to Google Play Store and Download the DiskDigger app, then launch it and allow it access photos, media, and files if it requests that.

  • Step 1: If your device is not rooted, you will have to click the 'START BASIC SCAN' button. If it is rooted, a superuser request window will show and you need to press 'Allow' to grant DiskDigger root access

  • Step 2: Select the memory device to scan and select the types of files to search (JPG in this case) and press 'OK'

  • Step 3: The deleted files will be displayed. Tap on the photos you want, to select their checkbox.

  • Step 4: Tap 'Recover' at the bottom of the screen to retrieve the files. You will see options about where to save the recovered file, choose the one you want and press 'OK'. Your deleted photos will be recovered immediately.



It is possible to retrieve deleted photos from different kinds of devices. For some like iPhones, there are different available options. For Android devices, different recovery software is available to retrieve any deleted photos. Whatever position you find yourself in, AnyRecover Photo Recovery and some other software like DiskDigger can help you get back photos that were deleted from your device intentionally or unintentionally.

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By  Simon Marcus , to Photo Recovery

Posted on Jun 27, 2019  ( Updated: Dec 16, 2019 )

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