How to Recover Photos from iPhone

Monday, 2 May 2011

An Apple iPhone is a great medium for clicking and storing plenty of images. But sometimes these images can get deleted accidentally, leaving one with no option but to look for ways to recover them somehow. The most common situation when one would want to learn about recovering photos from an iPhone, is either when one deletes a photo by mistake and wants it back, or when one carries out a hard reset or soft reset of the iPhone, and wants some data back.

The best solution to such a problem is to regularly backup the iPhone that one owns, and this task can be carried out with the help of Apple iTunes. The feature is provided for a reason, and one must use it as often as possible. Apple iTunes also offers the ability to restore an iPhone to the state in which it was on a particular date and at a particular time, and this is also a feature that must be made use of.

Deleting images and then recovering them is slightly more complicated, since the iPhone stores deleted images in certain sectors on the phone's memory. But when these sectors are occupied by some other data, then the images are truly lost and recovering them is impossible. Hence, it is necessary to try and recover deleted images as soon as possible. The more time that passes between the deletion and the recovery, the less likely it is that the images can be recovered.

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone

Before you start the iPhone data recovery process, you should refrain from adding any more files or data to the iPhone. Do not use the iPhone for any task, as this may result in the sectors where the deleted images are stored to get overwritten. If possible, you should turn off the data plans, and the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections as well. Once this has been achieved, you have two options at your disposal. The first option is to connect the iPhone into your computer and open Apple iTunes. Now click on the Summary tab on top and then click on the Restore option. Your iPhone will now go back to the state in which it was the last time you connected it into the machine. As a result, any lost images and data will be restored instantly. If you have carried out a sync with iTunes after deleting the images, then it will be virtually impossible to restore deleted images, since the restore option will only work with the last time that the iPhone was synced.

Apart from this, another way to recover deleted images is to make use of several programs and applications that are available over the Internet for this purpose. Most of these programs are available for free and perform their task in a matter of minutes. Installing the program on the iPhone is very simple, and then you just need to run it. The program will scan your iPhones hard drive and recover all the deleted images and other files as well. Some popular programs of this kind are Disk Doctors Digital Media Recovery, recover4All Pro v2.26, and iPhone Backup Extractor.

If you are wondering how to recover photos from iPhones that have been reset by the user, then the methods are the same. Sometimes, it is necessary to carry out a soft reset or a hard reset of an iPhone for some reason. So it is useful to know how to restore images and other data in such a situation too. In most cases, you will be able to retrieve all of your data successfully without any loss. As already mentioned, the best way to avoid such situations is to simply create a backup of your iPhone's data on a regular basis. Syncing it with iTunes once a day and copying the files from iTunes on to your computers hard drive is highly recommended, and this will ensure that you never accidentally lose your data.

Recovering photos from iPhones is a pretty simple task, as long as it is done soon after the photos have been deleted. As the indexed sectors of the deleted files are overwritten with new data, it will become impossible to recover the lost images after a few days. So the key is to act as soon as possible, in order to carry out the recovery process effectively.



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