Photos represent memorable moments in your lives, so deleting them can be a pain. No one likes to be forced to remove beautiful photos on his smartphone and computer. However, things sometimes don’t go according to plan and you accidentally delete a photo from your library. Baffled, you open your web browser and make a quick search to find out how to securely recover your deleted photos. However, there is nothing to be found.
If you now own an iPhone, you will be happy to know that iOS includes a built-in feature that helps recover your deleted photos, without the need for a third-party app to be installed on your device. The stock Photos app for iOS has an album called Recently Deleted Photos that stores all your deleted photos for 30 days.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to recover deleted photos on your iPhone. Before we begin, make sure that you are now running iOS 8 or newer to get the feature. If not, update your device first.
How to recover deleted photos on your iPhone
Step one: First off, you need to launch the Photos app from your home screen. Once you are in, you will notice that there is an album called Recently Deleted. All you need to do is tap on it to proceed
Step two: The album stores all the photos that have been removed in the last 30 days. Hit the Select button located in the top right corner of the screen and select the photo you want to recover
Step three: Once you are done, hit Recover located in the bottom right corner and tap Recover Photo from the pop-up menu
Step four: Once you do that, the photo will go back to your Camera Roll on your iPhone. If you change your mind, you can take it back to the Recently Deleted album. (Keep in mind that you have got 30 days to restore your photos before they are gone for good.
If you are now running an older version of iOS (iOS 8 or older), you can use a third-party app to recover your deleted photos. If you have already synced all your photos to some of the popular storage services out there like Dropbox or OneDrive, you can download them back to your device.
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