Lost iPhone Photos after Restore? Check This to Recover!
When some of the common problems occur on the iPhone such as stuck in recovery mode, running slow or others, a majority of users will opt for restart their device or restore it. However, if you have not backed up before, then all the photos, contacts, videos, text messages and other data on your device will be permanently erased and will be difficult to retrieve. Therefore, before restoring your iPhone, it is absolutely essential to backed up your device so that you will be able to get those important files back after the progress. But what if you didn't get time to create backup before restoring the iPhone? Here in this guide, we will introduce how to recover iPhone photos after restore without backup as well as recover them from backups. So just relax and read on to learn how.
Tool You'll Need: iPhone Photo Recovery
When it comes to restoring iPhone from backups, many of us would consider using iTunes to complete it, which is indeed a helpful method. As we have mentioned in many other tutorials before, you can only restore the entire backup as long as taking this solution, that is to say, you'll retrieve tons of other files in addition to the photos you need. Now, there is an alternative way for your reference which is to recover the photos on your iPhone selectively with a professional iOS data recovery tool – TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery.
This software provides 3 smart recovery modes to recover lost or deleted photos from iPhone, recover from the iOS devices directly or from iTunes, iCloud backup. Before recovery, you are able to preview all the lost data. What's more, all deleted files will be displayed under different categories enable you to choose specific files to revert, which makes recovery more accurate and flexible.
1. Recover iPhone Photos after Restore without Backup
Here's the detailed guide on recovering photos on iPhone after restore without backup. Simply follow the instructions below to find those lost photos back.
Step 1Connect iPhone to Computer
First of all, download and install TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery on your computer, connect your iPhone to it using a USB cable and choose the recovery mode as the default one "Recover from iOS".
Step 2Scan lost photos on iPhone
As soon as the software detects your device successfully, select the photos you need to restore from the main interface displaying all data types. Then click on the "Scan" button to start scanning lost photos on your device.
Step 3Recover lost photos
Once it finishes scanning, you'll be able to view all recoverable files including lost and existing data listed in different categories. You can browse and choose the photos you want and then tap on the "Recover" button, those photos you selected would be stored to your computer in seconds.
2. Recover Photos from iPhone after Restore Selectively with iTunes Backups
As we have discussed previously, using TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery can help you to recover iPhone photos after restore selectively without erasing all the files on the device. Here's how to do.
Step 1Select iTunes Backup Files
Download and install TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery, launch this program and switch to "Recover from iTunes Backup" section on the interface. It will start detecting all iTunes backup on your computer.
Step 2Scanning lost photos from iTunes backup
You will see a window appears with backup files. Select the right one and click on "Scan" button. Tap the "gear" icon of the backup column and choose the Photos if you only need to selectively extract them from the iTunes backup.
Step 3Recover photos from iTunes backup
3. Recover iPhone Photos after Restore Selectively with iCloud Backups
If you don't have an iTunes backup of your iPhone, then you may choose to recover those lost photos from device with iCloud backup using TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery. It is easy to do with the following steps.
Step 1Log into iCloud account
Launch TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery and select the third recovery mode "Recover from iCloud backup", then sign in with your iCloud account as required.
Step 2Download iCloud backup file
TunesKit will detect all iCloud backups after logging, check and choose the appropriate iCloud backup file and click "Download", then select Photos and click on the "Next" button to start downloading those photos.
Step 3Recover photos from iCloud backup
When the program finishes scanning, preview the files one by one and choose the photos you want to get back and then tap on "Recover" button, in this way, you will be able to retrieve those deleted photos to your computer immediately.
The Bottom Line
The above are all the contents about recover photos from iPhone after restore. With the professional data recovery solution, you can retrieve over 20 types of lost data on the iOS devices. However, what we suggest most is that never forget to backup your iPhone before factory reset in case that important data including photos get lost. Please feel free to leave comment below if you have any questions about this software.