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How to Recover Photos from Lost iPhone [Must Read]

Posted by Brian Davis on November 21, 2018 09:00:51 AM • Category: Restore iPhone
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"I went to Korea for travelling last week and my iPhone 8 has been lost. They are important to me as I had intended to use the photos stored on my device to write my term paper. Will it be possible to get back those photos from lost iPhone? Please help."

A majority of people have been caught in the same situation as the iPhone users mentioned above. The chance of finding the lost iPhone back is almost impossible, which is definitely frustrating. Then what about the files stored on it just like photos? Is there any solution to recover lost photos from iPhone that has been stolen or lost? We will introduce a useful tool which allows you to get your precious photos back from the lost iPhone selectively, read on to learn how.

Tool You'll Need: iPhone Data Recovery

As it is known to us all, the official way Apple provided to retrieve deleted data from iPhone needs to erase the device in advance, which may cause data loss issue to some extent. An efficient iOS photo recovery tool, TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery is recommended here for its high data retrieval rate on iOS devices. This software enables you to restore lost or deleted photos from the iTunes or iCloud backup files selectively even if you have no access to the iPhone.

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1. Recover Photos on Lost iPhone from iTunes Backup

If you have created backups to your iPhone via iTunes before, you will be able to check and preview them from iTunes backup files with TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery. Here's how to recover photos from a lost iPhone.

Step 1Choose recovery mode

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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 2Scan the backup data

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Now you are able to see all iTunes backup displaying on the window, select the right one you need and click "Scan" button. You can also tap the "gear" icon of the backup column and select Photos to extract them from the iTunes backup selectively.

Step 3Recover selected photos

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As soon as the scan finishes, you can preview all recoverable data one by one, select the photos you need and click on Recover to download them to your computer instantly.

2. Recover Photos on Lost iPhone from iCloud Backup

Also, if you have backed up your device to the iCloud in advance, you can recover photos from iCloud backup files with this tool. Simply follow the instructions below.

Step 1Sign in iCloud

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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 and scan iCloud backup content

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It will display all backups from your iCloud account after logging in. Choose the backup that contains the lost photos and tap "Download", then choose Photos and click "Next" option to download those files.

Step 3Recover photos from iCloud

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When the scan completes, all recoverable data will be shown in different categories including contact, videos, messages, and others. Choose the photos you want and click "Recover" to get them back to your computer in seconds.

The Bottom Line

As a matter of fact, with TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery, you can not only recover photos from lost iPhone, but also restore other 20 types of deleted data on the iOS device including contacts, notes, iMessages, WhatsApp messages, etc. What's more, the program has also achieved to recover lost or deleted files from your iOS device directly in the absence of iTunes or iCloud backup. Just download the free trial versions for Windows or Mac below and give it a try now.

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