Many people nowadays feel like to take photos with their phones, which are quite common. However, sometimes you lose some desired photos on your iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S owing to wrong deletion, system update, jailbreak or recovering factory setting. What would you do once it happens to you? In the article, we are going to share two wonderful ways with you about how to recover & restore deleted/lost photos from iPhone without damaging the other existing photos.

Before we get started, you need to download a helper, that is, iPhone Photos Recovery – FoneLab. With it, you can recover removed photos from your iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4 with ease. You may like to know that this tool is able to recover deleted photos in two primary ways: 1. Directly restore photos from iPhone/iPad/iPod; 2. Simply recover deleted photos from iTunes Backup File. You can recover removed photos on your iPhone through either one way. Just keep going and you will figure it out.

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Way One: Directly Restore Photos from iDevice (Applied to iPhone 3GS/4)

To begin with, you need to download, install and launch this iPhone data recovery tool – FoneLab. Next, choose the selection “Recover from iOS Device” and use a USB cable to connect your iPhone with the PC. When the connection is set up successfully, the information of your iPhone and the version of iTunes will be shown in the main window of this tool. After that, this tool will detect your device instantly. Please note that this method is applied to iPhone 4/3GS only.
Then hit the “Start Scan” button and the tool will initialize the analyzing process.

Before the tool enters scanning mode, there still 3 more steps need to be done:

  • 1. Turn to your iPhone and hit the Start button.
  • 2. Simultaneously press and hold both the Power and Home buttons for about 10 seconds.
  • 3. Let go the Power button and keep holding Home button.


In a fell swoop, the result info will display in the interface including the removed photos, which will be marked with a trash bin. Feel free to tick the photo files you want to recover (only removed photos or all), and then press the “Recover” button. When the process is finished, you can find the photos in the local document.


  • 1. Ensure that iTunes is the latest version in PC.
  • 2. Do not launch iTunes while the tool is working.
  • 3. Once the tool informs, download and install the plug-in (Only for iPhone 3GS & 4).


Way Two: Simply Recover Deleted Photos from iTunes Backup File

What if your device is iPhone 5/5S/5C/4S? Don’t worry. There is still a way out. If you have back up your iPhone data with iTunes before, you can restore the deleted photos from the iTunes Backup File.

Step 1: In order to begin scanning your iTunes backup file, you need to choose “Recover from iTunes Backup File” mode.

Step 2: After the scanning process is over, you can browse the scanned photos on the interface and tick the photos you’d like to restore.

Step 3: Press the “Recover” button to begin restoring the chosen photos.

Done! Quite easy to perform the photo recovery, right? Then just download iPhone Photos Recovery – FoneLab to have a try now.

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