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How to Restore Camera Roll without/from Backup?

Some users have reported that they have accidentally deleted the pictures in Camera Roll, asking for the way to recover deleted photos from Camera Roll of iPhone/iPad/iPod. Generally speaking, when device goes wrong, the first solution comes to user's mind should be restoring iDevice to factory settings. However, resetting an device will erase all the data and settings on iOS device, including the pictures in Camera Roll.

So before resetting an iOS device, please remember to backup your device in case of data lost. What if you have lost your Camera Roll? Don't worry, you can also get the pictures from Camera Roll back with or without backup after reading the instruction in this article.

Part 1. What You Need to Know before the Recovery Process

Part 2. How to Recover Lost Camera Roll Directly on iDevice without Backup

Part 3. Guide to Restore Deleted Camera Roll with iTunes Backup File

Part 1. What You Need to Know before the Recovery Process

1. Tip to Restore Recently Deleted Camera Roll

There is a "Recently Delete" feature on iOS 11/10/9 device, which enables you to get back the deleted pictures and videos from your iPhone or iPad device. It is worth noting that it only support to restore the items that have been deleted less than 30 days.

To do so, please go to "Photos" app > "Albums" > "Recently Deleted" on your iPhone or iPad, then select the pictures or videos that you want to retrieve, and tap "Restore" option to get them back.

However, you can not find the deleted pictures or videos you want from "Recently Deleted" album, you have a better way to recover lost or deleted Camera Roll with a powerful iOS Camera Roll Recovery tool - Coolmuster iOS Rescuer without any restrictions. Or you can directly use this recovery tool to recover all the lost or deleted iOS data you want selectively or wholly depending on your needs.

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2. Best Tool You'll Need to Recover Lost Camera Roll:

As long as you have the professional Data Recovery tool - Coolmuster iOS Rescuer (with its Mac Version) for iPhone/iPad/iPod at hand, you don't have to worry about losing iOS data anymore. This recovery tool offers two ways to retrieve pictures in Camera Roll from iOS device: 1) recover lost data from iDevice directly without iTunes or iCloud backup and 2) retrieve lost files by extracting iTunes backup file.

Apart from pictures (Camera Roll), this program also supports to restore different files like contacts, messages, notes, calendars, music, videos and etc. And it is compatible with all generations of iOS device, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/SE, iPad mini, iPad air, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPod touch and etc. No matter how and why you delete or lose the data on your device, you can also easily get them back with this power recovery tool.

Just download and install the free trial of the recovery tool in Mac or Window version as below and start to recover the Camera Roll selectively or wholly.

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Part 2. How to Recover Lost Camera Roll Directly on iDevice without Backup

As mentioned above, even if you don't have a backup file, you can also selectively or wholly recover the lost Camera Roll from your device with the mode of "Recover from iOS Device" of the Coolmuster iOS Rescuer. Below are the instructions to recover Camera Roll without backup.

Step 1. Connect your device to PC

After downloading and installing on your computer, please launch the recovery tool and connect your iDevice to PC with a USB cable. Then this program will detect your device, now please select the "Recover from iOS Device" mode and click "StartScan" option to scan all the files from the connected device.

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Step 2. Restore Camera Roll from iDevice directly

After quick scanning on your device, all the files from your device will be displayed on the interface, including the lost ones and existing ones. Then please click "Camera Roll" option on the left and mark the pictures and videos you want to restore, and then hit "Recover" button to save them on your computer immediately.

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Part 3. Guide to Restore Deleted Camera Roll with iTunes Backup File

Besides the mode of "Recover from iOS Device", the Coolmuster iOS Rescuer has another mode named "Recover from iTunes Backup File", which enables you to recover the lost or deleted data by extracting iTunes backup. As long as you have synced your device with your computer before, you can easily get back the Camera Roll from iTunes backup with only 2 steps.

Here is how:

Step 1. Launch the recovery tool on your computer. Here, please don't connect your iOS device to computer during the recovery process, otherwise the original iTunes backup file might be overwritten once connecting your device to iTunes.

Step 2. Switch to "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode on the interface, then you will find a list of iTunes backup file that you have synced your devices with iTunes on this computer before. Please select one backup of your device and click "StartScan" button to extract the selected iTunes backup.

Step 3. After extracting your iTunes backup file, you might click "Camera Roll" tab to select the lost pictures or videos that you want to retrieve while previewing, then click "Recover" button to save them on your computer all at once.

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