I deleted all of my iPhone photos by mistake a few days ago. I tried every possible ways I could thought to recover deleted photos from iPhone. Somehow, I managed to brick my iOS device and despite several hours of effort I was unable to unfrock it and finally had to restore to a fresh firmware in iTunes. My last sync wasn’t recent so, I had lost all of my photos along with the other data present on the device.
I had a backup of the iOS device on my laptop so nothing else really bothered me, but the photos were something I just wasn’t willing to give up on. Hours and hours of Goggling followed by another 12 hours of trial and error finally led to the successful recovery of all my deleted photos.
My dilemma prompted me to write this guide for all of our readers who might have come across similar situations, but I wasn’t able to really proceed with it since I lacked screenshots to supplement the guide with. However, I will try to keep the process as clear and straightforward as possible, so you may attempt to follow this tutorial and recover your lost memories (from the iOS device only, of course).
First of all, you need to download iPhone data recovery program on your PC and install it. Then connect your iPhone to the computer, and run it.
Second step, enter DFU mode and scan iPhone. To do iPhone data recovery, you need to get into DFU mode before scanning as below steps, note that you can find these steps on the screenshot of the program.
1. Hold your iPhone and click “Start” button.
2. Pressing “Power” and “Home” buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
3. After 10 seconds, release “Power” button, but keep holding “Home” for another 10 seconds.
When you are successfully entered the DFU mode, it will auto scan your iPhone.
The last step, it will shows all your iPhone data on the program after minutes scanning, choose the category to preview the detailed content. Choose the files you need to get back and click “Recovery” button to save them on your computer. That’s all for iPhone photo recovery!
Please Note: If you want to recover lost data from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, stop using it immediately! The more you use your iPhone, the lesser the chances of data recovery due to overwriting.