Best Way to Recover Lost Photos from Computer/iPhone/Android

There are lots of scenarios you may lose your photos, and these scenarios may be heartbreaking. Such as accidental deletion, formatting, deletion by a third party, and deleting files using shift and delete. Fortunately, it is still possible to recover lost photos on your computer or phone.

1Best Way to Recover Lost Photos from Computer/Hard Drive/SD Card

A professional data recovery tool can always be a wonderful way for data recovery. AnyRecover Photo Recovery is one of such reliable data recovery tools that can help you restore your lost files, such as photos, documents, videos, audios, emails, and more. By employing the deep scan, it allows you to get all your lost files back.


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Features of AnyRecover

  • Supports all photo formats recovery: jpg, jpeg, gif, tif, png, psd, raw, and more.

  • Recovers data from both internal and external storage devices such as hard drive, USB drive, memory card, digital camera, smartphone, etc.

  • All popular file systems are supported, such as NTFS, HFS, HFS+, FAT32, etc.

  • The quality of photos will be the same as the originals after recovery.

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How to Recover Lost Photos from Computer

Step 1: Select one of the recovery modes according to your situation.

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Step 2: Locate the folder or drive which you want to scan for deleted photos and click "Next".

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Step 3: Now choose pictures as a file type for scanning and click the "Scan" button.

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Step 4: Once the scan is complete, a list of recoverable images will appear. Then choose the photo you want to recover from the list. Click on "Recover" button to recover photo.

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2How to Recover Lost Photos from iPhone?

The recovery of lost pictures from phones can be via two sources; recovery from iTunes and iCloud backup.

1Restore Lost Photos from iTunes Backup

If you have an iTunes backup of your device, then it is easy to restore lost photos and doing so will overwrite the current data stored on your phone.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to a computer via a USB cable after launching iTunes.

Step 2: Choose your iPhone from the devices section.

Step 3: Click on the 'Restore from backup' option then choose the backup of your choice. The process will begin immediately.


2Recover Lost Pictures from iCloud Backup

If you have an iCloud backup on your gadget, then restoring a lost photo should be reasonably easy to so. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Launch Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Navigate to General > Reset > select 'Erase All Content and Settings'.


Step 3: After resetting and restoring, follow the instructions displayed on the screen and choose 'restore for iCloud backup'. The restoring process will begin.


3How to Recover Lost Photos on Android?

Recovery of lost photos from Android can be via Google photos app or disk digger.

1Recover from Google Photos App

If you have synced your photos to Google Photos App via an active Gmail account on your Android device, then the restore process is easy. However, these photos must be stored on your Google account and should not be deleted from it. If you have removed the images, they will stay in your recycle bin for a minimum of 60 days.

Follow these simple steps to recover your pictures from Google photos app

Step 1: Launch Google photo app on your Android device

Step 2: Tap on the menu option and navigate to the "Trash" folder.

Step 3: Select the photo you wish to restore from the list of the deleted photos and click on the small arrow. The restoring process will begin, and your selected photo will be restored.


2Restore Lost Photos from Disk Digger

Using disk digger for Android photo recovery is very convenient. It has both the pro and the free versions, and you can choose your preferred version depending on the file type you wish to restore. The pro version enables you to be able to restore all file types. The free version can only restore pictures and videos. Here are the recovery steps:

Step 1: Launch disk digger app on your android device

Step 2:  Choose the 'basic scan' or 'full scan' option depending on whether your phone is rooted or not.

Step 3: If your phone is rooted, the app allows you to select the memory partition to scan. If not, tap on 'basic photo' scan and click on 'continue to scan for the file.'

Step 4: Select file you wish to recover after the scan and click on 'Recover this file...'



Recovery of lost photos is not impossible, and there are several ways to go about it. However, it is advisable that you use iMyfone AnyRecover for recovery of your lost photos to ensure 100% security of files as well as ease of convenience.

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By  Simon Marcus , to Photo Recovery

Posted on May 22, 2019  ( Updated: May 29, 2020 )