A Full Guide to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone without Backup Easily
"Recently I went on a trip and took photos with my iPhone 5S, every night I would submit those photos to the iCloud shared photos feature and then delete them from the iPhone to optimize storage space. I decided to show the pictures to my family yesterday, and it turns out they are missing. I want to know if there's a way of recovering the files when I didn't back up precisely..."
Even if you are using iPhone 12 today, you will still encounter this situation. To recover deleted photos from iPhone without backup, you will need some special techniques. What are they? Let's go ahead.
Part 1. Can I Recover Lost iPhone Photos without Backup?
Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone without Backup for Free?
Part 3. How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone without Backup Directly?
Part 4: How to Retrieve Deleted iPhone Photos from iTunes via Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery
Bonus Tips: Back Up Your iPhone Photos to Keep Them Safe
When valuable photos get missing on your iPhone, the first thing you concern about is whether you can recover deleted iPhone photos without backup. The answer is yes, but the possibility varies from case to case.
When the photos disappear from your iPhone, they are still kept in the SQLite database until the new data generates on your iPhone and overwrites the deleted ones. If you continue using your iPhone at this moment, the new data will overwrite the deleted photos, and you won't be able to find them back.
Thus, you'd better switch on the airplane mode and discontinue using your iPhone immediately (especially stop shooting photos with your iPhone) after the data loss happens on your iPhone. You can then find a professional iPhone data recovery software to get the deleted photos back from the database.
By default, all camera photos are stored in the Photos app. If you accidentally delete some of them, they will temporarily exist in the Recently Deleted folder for 30 days. When the date expires, the folder will clear them from your iPhone permanently.
So, you need to restore the deleted photos from the Recently Deleted folder in time.
How to restore iPhone photos without backup from the Recently Deleted folder?
1. On your iPhone, go to the Photos app and click Albums.
2. Find Recently Deleted and open it to check whether there are photos you want. If any, tap Select and press the desired photos.
3. Hit Recover and then Recover Photos to restore them to your iPhone.
If you neither backed up the iPhone photos nor found the deleted photos in the Recently Deleted folder, don't panic. You will still recover them with iPhone Photos Recovery. This professional photo recovery app can safely retrieve deleted contacts, photos, notes, videos, and other files from your iPhone and iTunes/iCloud backup under various scenarios. Besides, it also allows you to preview and choose the files you want.
Here are the key features:
* Selectively recover iPhone photos without backup.
* Support up to 19 kinds of iOS files, including photos, call history, music, WhatsApp/Kik/Line messages, contacts, etc.
* Retrieve lost photos, videos, etc., from the iTunes or iCloud backup.
* Able to recover/restore files under all scenarios, like accidental deletion, water damage, no backups, system crash, broken screen, locked iPhone, stolen iPhone, etc.
* Easy, safe, and fast to use.
* Apply to all iPhone models, such as iPhone 12 Pro Max/12 Pro/12/12 mini/SE/11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11/XS Max/XS/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/7/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4, etc.
Recover deleted photos from iPhone without backup in 2 simple steps.
Note: Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your computer. Please don't run iTunes during the whole process.
1. Install iPhone Photos Recovery on your PC.
Install and open this program on your computer. Then choose the Recover from iOS Device mode and connect your iPhone to the PC using a USB cable. Next, tap the Start Scan button to scan the iPhone files.
2. Recover the deleted photos from your iPhone.
After a quick scan, it will display all iPhone data on the interface. Choose Camera Roll from the left panel, preview and check the photos you wish to recover and hit the Recover button at the lower-right corner.
(Tips: As for photos, this program can recover them as the thumbnails or images from your iPhone.)
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If you have synced iPhone to iTunes before, you may be able to find the deleted iPhone photos from an iTunes backup. However, restoring the whole iTunes backup to your iPhone may cause data loss, we recommend that you use Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery to browse the files and extract the photos you want.
Key features of Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery:
* Recover files including camera roll, photos, call logs, notes, Safari, etc., from iTunes backup.
* Recover deleted contacts and text messages from iOS device.
* Back up existing and deleted files from iOS/iTunes to computer.
* Export files contacts or SMS to PC as CSV, HTML formats.
* iOS 14 & iPhone 12 supported.
Step 1: Run Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery on your computer.
Install and run Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and then click the Recover from iTunes Backup File mode from the left side. The software will show you a list of iTunes backups you've made on the computer. Select the iTunes backup you want and click Start Scan.
Step 2: Browse iTunes backup and choose the items you want to restore.
After scanning, you can go to the Photos tab, choose the items you want, and click Recover to Computer to save them to a customized location on PC.
Although you can use the iPhone Photos Recovery tool to recover deleted photos from iPhone without backup, there are also nightmare scenarios where you cannot recover deleted photos. Hence, backing up your iPhone photos is always a recommended way to avoid data loss.
Coolmuster iOS Assistant is an iOS backup program that enables you to back up the overall iPhone/iPad/iPod data to your computer or default iTunes backup location in one click, including photos, videos, contacts, apps, etc. Whenever you want to restore them to a new iDevice, you can also easily make it.
To learn more details about how to back up your photos, you can check the guide on how to back up iPhone photos.
The Bottom Line
If you forget to back up your photos, it won't be easy to find them back once deleted. Fortunately, you can try the simple solutions above to recover deleted photos from iPhone without backup. Of course, iPhone Photos Recovery is not a panacea. Like many other similar tools, it cannot recover pictures overwritten by new data.
Therefore, we recommend that you back up the photos on your iPhone via Coolmuster iOS Assistant. Then you won't lose any precious photos again.
Also, if you need our technical support during use, please let us know in the comments.