Recover the Deleted Photos

No matter whether you accidentally or intentionally deleted some photos on your Android, iPhone, or other storage devices, you have some solutions to recover your files. You can recover the deleted photos from your device with or without using third-party software. If you prefer to use an easy-to-use data recovery program, MiniTool Power Data Recovery can help you recover deleted/lost photos, videos, and any other files from a Windows computer, SD/memory card of the Android phone or digital camera, USB drive, and external hard drive, etc.

How to Recover the Deleted Photos from Android?

Check the solutions and tips below and you’ll learn how to recover deleted photos from Android, iPhone, PC, and Mac, etc.

Recover from the Recently Deleted Folder

If you have deleted some photos on Android devices, you can go to the Recently Deleted folder in the Photo Album app, select the deleted photos, and tap the Recover option to recover them. However, the Recently Deleted folder reserves the deleted photos for only 30 days. After that, the deleted photos will get permanently deleted from your Android phone.

Restore from Cloud Storage Service

Many phones come with a cloud storage service. If you have turned on the cloud backup and sync feature and have your photos synced to the cloud service, you can log into your account and check if there is a synced copy of the deleted photos in the cloud space.

To check if you have turned on cloud storage on your phone, you can tap the Settings Account.

Recover with MiniTool Power Data Recovery

If your photos are saved on an extra SD or memory card on an Android phone or tablet, you can try the following tutorial to recover the files.

  • Remove the SD memory card from your Android device.
  • Use an SD card reader to connect the SD card to your Windows computer.
  • Download and install the 100% clean data recovery software MiniTool Power Data Recovery on your Windows computer.
  • Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery, click “Removable Disk Drive,” and select the SD card in the right window. Click the “Scan” button to start scanning all data on the SD card.
  • When the data scan finishes, please check the recovery result to see if you find the photos that you need. Finally, click the “Save” button to store the recovered photos in another location.

Recover with minitool data recovery

Try Professional Android Data Recovery Software

If the SD card can’t be removed from your Android device, then you can turn to a free Android data recovery program that can quickly recognize and recover the photos from the Android device.

How to Recover the Permanently Deleted Photos on iPhone?

The deleted photos are also kept in the Recently Deleted folder for 30 days on iPhone. Within this period, you can retrieve the deleted photos from the Recently Deleted folder. Otherwise, you may try the following solutions to restore the deleted photos on your iPhone.

Restore from the iCloud backup or iTunes backup

If you have used iCloud or iTunes to back up your iPhone data beforehand, you can restore the deleted photos from the older backup. The drawback is that all your deleted files will be recovered from the backup including the apps, messages, etc. If you only want to get back certain photos, Solution 2 below is more feasible.

Use Professional iPhone Data Recovery Software

There are many professional iPhone data recovery programs in the market. You can search for a reliable tool online and use it to get back your deleted photos on iPhone.

How to Recover the Deleted Pictures from Windows 10 PC?

To recover deleted photos from the Windows computer, you should go to the Recycle Bin. However, if you have emptied the Recycle Bin, you can use a Windows data recovery application such as MiniTool Power Data Recovery to restore the deleted pictures on the PC.

How to Recover Deleted Photos on Mac?

Recover Photos from the Trash Bin

You can open the Trash Bin on your Mac desktop, find and select the photos that you want to recover, and then right-click your mouse and click the “Put Back” button to restore the photos to their original location.

Use Photo Recovery Software for Mac

You can find data recovery software for Mac that allows you easily recover deleted or lost photos on Mac. Stellar Data Recovery for Mac is a reliable data recovery program for Mac users. You can use this tool to recover permanently deleted photos, videos, files, and audio from all Mac computers, external drives like HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, and more. This program also comes with the functionality of photo repair and video repair.

How to Recover the Deleted Photos from Digital Cameras?

Most digital cameras allow you to remove the memory card. You can take out the memory card from your camera and use an SD card reader, connect it to your Windows computer, then use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover the deleted photos on the memory card.

Final Thoughts

These are my suggestions on how to recover the deleted photos from Android, iPhone, PC, Mac computer, and digital cameras. We hope the tips in this article will be helpful for you.

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Steve Ballmer
With over 7 years of experience in the IT industry, I have experience in IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. Certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching.