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How to Recover Live Photos from iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus

“I just download all the live photos from my iPhone 7 Plus to my Windows PC and opted to delete after download. However, I lost these live photos without any reason in the folder and I have cleared these photos on my iPhone. I wanna is there any solution to recover live photos from iPhone 7 Plus?”

People love to take photos with iPhone, especially live photos released in iPhone 6s (Plus) which allows people to record their memorable moments more conveniently. However, photo is the first kind of data that people may lost on iPhone due to accidental deletion or some other reasons. Thus, how to recover lost live photos on iPhone become a crucial issue for many iPhone users. If you have the iTunes or iCloud backup which contains the lost live photos, you could choose to restore your device with iTunes or iCloud backup. This method is easy but all the data and settings will be restored to the time you made this backup.

This article shows you a better alternative tool which help you recover lost live photos even if you don’t have a backup for them. Keep on reading to find out.

Tool Need to Recover iPhone Live Photos


One of the best ways to recover Live Photos when you don’t want to restore the device is to use the data recovery tool like iRefone. This tool supports to recover up to 16+ kinds of data including messages, notes, contacts, photos, videos, whatsapp, wechat and more. It enables you to recover lost live photos and other iOS data on iPhone directly as well as selectively extract lost photos from iTunes and iCloud backup without restoring your iDevice.

Now download iRefone for your PC or Mac, and then recover lost live photos on your iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus with following tutorial.


How to Recover Live Photos from iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus


Recover Directly from iPhone

Step 1. Run iRefobe and connect your iPhone with computer, then the software will detect the device automatically. Click “Start” to go on.



Step 2. Then you will enter the interface to ask you choose the data you need to scan. Choose the icon of photo and start the process of analysis and scanning your iPhone.



Step 3. When the scanning is finished, all of the photos you choose on your iPhone will be displayed in the software, including these lost one. You could preview them one by one and choose what you need to recover to PC.



Recover from iTunes Backup

Step 1. Choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” as the recovery mode. There will be some backup files listed on the interface. Click on “Select” to choose the backup of iPhone you need.



Step 2. The the software will ask you choose the data you want to display and preview in the iTunes backup. Click on the icon of the photos to start the scanning.



Step 3. When the scanning is finished, all of the photos you choose in the iTunes backup will be displayed in the interface. Preview them one by one and pick out these photos you need to save them on the computer.



Recover from iCloud Backup

Step 1. Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” as recovery mode. Then you will see the interface below. Log in to iCloud account with Apple ID and password.



Step 2. After log into iCloud account, the program can find all iCloud backup backup files in your iCloud account. Choose one iCloud backup you need to recover data and click “Download” to start the download of your iCloud backup.



Step 3. When the downloading is finished, it will ask you choose the data you want to preview, just choose photos that you need to retrieve.



Step 4. Preview these photos in the software and choose these one you need to recover to PC.

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