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How to Recover Missing Photos on iPhone 7

iPhone 7 has improved the camera which provides a better experience for users. If you like taking photos with iPhone, iPhone 7 would be one of your good choices. Many people like to save photos on iPhone so that they could preview these photos anytime and anywhere as they like. However, when you view these photos on iPhone 7, you may accidentally deleted them and some other reasons may cause you lost photos. In this guide, we will introduce you some methods to recover missing photos on iPhone 7.

Method 1: Recover iPhone 7 Missing Photos in “Recently Deleted”


If you lost photos from iPhone 7 running in iOS 10, the photos app features a Trash can where your deleted photos reside. If your iPhone 7 photos missing, you could turn to “Recently Deleted” folder first.

Step 1: Open Photos app
Step 2: Tap on the Albums menu to open the list of albums
Step 3: Tap on Recently Deleted
Step 4: You see a list of photos. Tap on the photo you want to recover.
Step 5: When the photo opens, you can tap on Recover (bottom-right.)
Step 6: The photo will be restored to the original album it was in. Most of the time, you’re going to see that photo in Recently Added.
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Method 2: Recover iPhone 7 Missing Photos with iTunes


If you still have an iTunes backup to restore, you can get these iPhone 7 missing photos back from the backup. And the Apple support link will show you how to restore iPhone: Restore your device from an iCloud or iTunes backup

Before you do this, you have to keep in mind that the data existing on your iPhone will be completely erased by the backup you've restored. Make sure that you have backed up the important data on your iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to Mac and launch iTunes. Then click your iPhone’s name and click “Summary”. Then check “This computer”, and choose“Restore Backup...”.

Step 2. After that, you can choose the backup file that you want to restore to your iPhone. Click “Restore” and just wait until it’s done.

Method 3: Recover iPhone 7 Missing Photos with iCloud


If you have backed up your iPhone 7 to iCloud instead of iTunes, you could retrieve missing photos with iCloud backup.

Step 1. Erase your iPhone: Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 2. Then your iPhone will restart and you need to set it again. When you're in front of the options of "Set Up as New iPhone, Restore from iCloud Backup and Restore from iTunes Backup", choose Restore from iCloud Backup. Then sign in your iCloud account and select a iCloud backup you want to restore it from latest iPhone backups.

Method 4: Recover iPhone 7 Missing Photos with iPhone Data Recovery Tool


If the above methods don’t work or you do not like to erase these data on your iPhone, you may have a try of iPhone data recovery tool like iRefone. This professional data recovery software supports to recover deleted or lost data like photos, messages, contacts, notes, wechat, whatsapp and more. It is fully compatible with iPhone 7(Plus)/6s(Plus)/se/6(Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4. It provides you three recovery mode to allow you recover data directly from iOS device, iTunes backup and iCloud backup. You could have a try of the first recovery mode, directly scanning you device to recover photos. However, as photos are media files and it is hardly to be recovered directly from device. But you could have a try.

Below we will show you another recover mode to recover deleted iPhone 7 photos from backup. Download and install the software.



Extract iPhone 7 Missing Photos 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.



Extract iPhone 7 Missing Photos 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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