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How to Selectively Recover Photos from iCloud

I shared over 500 pictures to icloud sharing and deleted photos from the photo stream. Today accidentally deleted the shared album. How can I recover deleted photos from iCloud shared album?

If you have deleted photos on your iPhone by mistake, how to recover them? Here we'd like to share two ways to selectively retrieve photos from iCloud backup. Read on to learn how to.

Method 1. Recover Photos from iCloud.com (Recent Deleted Folder)

If you have recently deleted photos from your iCloud account, you still have an opportunity to get them back by logging to your account. Select Photos in your account and choose Albums at the top of the menu bar. You will notice that you have the feature "Recently Deleted." Click the option to see the images deleted recently. From the available pictures, you can mark the files that you need to get back and hit the "Recover" button.

Note that you'll only have 30 days to recover any files that you've deleted. After that, they're gone for good.

After checking the Recently Deleted album, if you fail to recover deleted photos, you can read on this guide to try other ways to retrieve deleted iPhone photos from iCloud.

Method 2. Selectively Recover photos from iCloud backup with 3rd-party tool

Although you can recover deleted iPhone photos by restoring your iPhone with iCloud backup, during this process, all the current data on your iPhone will be erased, and replaced by the content in backup.

Therefore, to keep all your existing iPhone data safe, restore your iPhone with right backup, and selectively restore deleted photos, we strongly suggest that you should recover deleted iPhone photos from backup with iRefone.

This software can work as an iPhone backup extractor to scan iCloud backup and iTunes backup so that you can preview backup files and selectively restore deleted files you like. Next, we will show you how to recover deleted iPhone photos from iCloud backup selectively.

Learn more: How to Recover iPhone Photos without Backup

Step 1: Run iRefone and Sign in with your Apple ID

Turn on the iRefone after completing the download, then just click the Recover from iCloud Backup at the upper-right corner of the interface. You'll be asked to sign in with your Apple ID account and password correctly.

Step 2: Scan the data that you want to recover

Click on Photos item to start scanning automatically. You'll be required to wait patiently while the circle is rotating continually and quickly.

Step 3: Check and recover your missing photos

It's time to get your missing photos on iPhone back, all you need is select the information you want and click the Recover to PC, then the task is accomplished.

After reading this guide about how to recover deleted photos from iCloud backup, you may have retrieve deleted iPhone photos successfully. What’s more, you should learn once you get your iPhone photos deleted or lost, you have chance to get them back, but no one can guarantee you “100% success rate of recovery”. Therefore, remember to back up your iPhone photos and other data regularly to avoid such problems in future.

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