How to recover deleted pictures from iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nscnpc, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. nscnpc

    nscnpc New Member

    Can anyone tell me how to recover deleted camera roll. I did restore without saving my pictures. Those pictures are very important for me. Can any please help me in this.

    Thanks,
    Sunny..
  2. GADeputy

    GADeputy Member

    As you are already aware... they are deleted. You can't recover them once they are deleted.
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  4. nscnpc

    nscnpc New Member

    I think we can get back the deleted data from flash drives, memory cards and even from PC hard drives by using some softwares (I did some data recover from PC hard drives). I want such kind of softwares to get back the data from iPhone.
  5. spinnda

    spinnda New Member

    once it's gone, it's gone I'm affraid
  6. mikeyisfresh

    mikeyisfresh New Member


    the camera roll is saved inside of iTunes iPhone Backups.
    try restoring from a backup.

    right click the iPhone under "Devices" in iTunes. click "Restore from Backup..."
    it will list the device backups in the box with a datestamp on the right side. Choose appropriately.

    also, you might only see 1 device backup. backup manually more often.
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  7. styfle

    styfle Zealot

    There's a great open source software called photorec but it would be hard to use with an iPhone that doesn't mount like a normal drive and more importantly, you could compromise the phone's drive and not be able to restore. If the pictures are more important than the phone then go for it lol
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  8. chethan.chandra

    chethan.chandra New Member

    my turn to struggle

    Hi @nscnpc, did you ever manage to get around this? I know for sure its possible but don't exactly understand how. Following steps what other websites / forums suggest doesn't seem to be working for me.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

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  9. Watcher

    Watcher Zealot

    Chetan, since that post is over six months old and the OP only has a total of 2 posts on this forum, I think it's safe to say that they won't be returning here.

    In regards to recovering deleted items such as this, you need to check your Recycle Bin on your PC or Trash or your Mac. It is for situations like these that you should NEVER setup these receptacles to delete immediately but leave them to be deleted at a later point manually which will give you some time to review the items and determine if you really mean for them to be eliminated from your computer. Also, it is good practice in general to backup all of the contents of your computer to an external harddrive monthly, if you can. I, for one, make sure I not only specifically make a back up of the Camera Roll (I just did it 2 days ago), I also make back ups of my iPhone Back Up files, iTunes Music Library, iTunes Library XML file, Microsoft Outlook Contacts (which I sync with the iPhone), and anything I create, edit or update as a file on my computer. In this way you will never be wonting when it comes to trying to find ways to rescue files that have been deleted for any reason. File recovery is expensive, time consuming and can be inaccurate at best, especially when a good percentage of the files you recover can be corrupted and unusable.
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  10. chethan.chandra

    chethan.chandra New Member

    Hey watcha, thanks for tips. I kinda follow the same back up schedule for all my e-stuff (infact just done copyin today's roll). This was one funny situation where I acted pretty instantaneously and got rid of the pics.

    Again, many thanks!
  11. sharkbait1313

    sharkbait1313 New Member

    good stuff lol
  12. hussainifx

    hussainifx New Member

    I need to recover my deleted photos in iPhone. i got few tools but that doesn't help since iPhone doesn't have a drive letter .

    Please help !
  13. joshr165

    joshr165 New Member

    If you have a Mac I recommend using iRip or Pod to Mac. Both are very fine products. However, they are not free. Does anyone know of a free ap for Mac?
  14. EverythingApple

    EverythingApple Hi, I'm Chris!

    But, I assume if you did a restore or hard reset, than those photos are gone for good, right?
  15. RoofMonkey

    RoofMonkey Genius

    Depends on the last time you did a sync / backup. If you had the photos and synced, deleted photos then did a restore from the most recent backup, they should be there again. Like computers... Backup OFTEN :D


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  16. RoofMonkey

    RoofMonkey Genius

    Nothing like peddling your wares in a 4 month old post... 1st posting too 


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  17. EverythingApple

    EverythingApple Hi, I'm Chris!

    Even if I didn't save them to iPhoto? I wish I knew this before I erased the backup to my iPhone 3G. I had "deleted" photos on there, that I figured were gone forever. :(:mad:
  18. lorih2

    lorih2 New Member

    Thanks Mikeyisfrest! This totally worked and I got back my deleted photos! :) yay!
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  19. tomahawk

    tomahawk New Member


    This is great to know, unfortunately it doesn't work for my incident.
    I bought a new iPhone and met some old friends who were passing through town for dinner right after. We took photos since we hadn't seen each other in years.
    The next morning when I plugged in my phone to set it up with iTunes there was no initial backup before the syncing began. I'm not sure why that happened but all the photos were deleted without backing them up first. Maybe that only happens for a new device. Stupid though.
  20. Nightbird

    Nightbird New Member

    Sadly, this didn't work for me either. I just upgraded my iPhone 3GS firmware to IOS 5, and ended up accidentally deleting pictures of one of my parents who recently passed away. I can't tell you how heartbroken I am over this :(, and although I followed mikeyisfresh's instructions and clicked Restore, it only restored my contacts & phone numbers, it did not give me a photo restore option. I am going to call my local AT&T sales office to see if there is anything they can do, but if anyone here can tell me how to restore my pics I would greatly appreciate it, as I can't find anything online that helps.
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    Jared Oberhaus New Member

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