This article was contributed by Eileen Elvira for iboysoft.com.
Photos are widely available on the Internet, in books, magazines, and more, which gives you a feeling of living in the era of digital pictures. For whatever reason and no matter for what purpose, some kind of photos play an important role in your life, such as these pictures taken with your families and friends at a wedding, a tourist attraction, or important festivals. They can reflect time, location, things, or people at the time to help you remember the good time you had.
Unfortunately, these significant pictures may be deleted accidentally or mistakenly, making you feel upset because there is little to be done about getting them back. Don't despair! This article will introduce different ways to help you recover deleted photos on various devices, including your PC, Mac, Android phone, and iPhone.
How to Recover Deleted Photos on Different Devices?
Conduct Deleted Photo Recovery on Windows
There are many methods that can be used to perform deleted photo recovery on Windows, such as recovering deleted images from Recycle Bin, File History on Windows 8.1 and later versions, Previous Versions, Backup and Restore on Windows 7, and so forth. Here, we will recommend the most effective one – using iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows to retrieve your deleted photos.
Step 1 Go to the official site of iBoysoft to download iBoysoft Data Recovery for Windows safely, install it on your Windows PC following the on-screen wizard, and launch it.
Step 2 Select a recovery module from 3 listed recovery modules (Data Recovery, RAW Drive Recovery, and BitLocker Recovery).
Step 3 Choose the drive where your deleted pictures are located in from the drive list on the software interface and hit the Next button to enter the scan mode.
Step 4 Search for the photos you want to recover using the filter function in the scanning result and preview them. If they are your target files, just tick them, and click the Recover button to get them back.
- Conduct Deleted Photo Recovery on Mac
Time Machine is a useful backup and restoration tool coming with Mac's operating system. It is possible for you to restore deleted photos from Time Machine backups if you have already used it to back up your files, photos, emails, and documents.
Step 1 Insert the backup drive to your Mac, locate the folder where your photos were situated, and then open it.
Step 2 Navigate to the Time Machine icon in the menu bar > Enter Time Machine.
Step 3 Look for the items you hope to recover with the help of on-screen up/down arrows or the timeline.
Step 4 Double-click the item you have selected to preview it. If it is what you want, just click Restore to recover the selected images.
Alternatively, you can also use photo recovery software like iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac to recover your deleted photos on Mac. It is designed to help you recover deleted or lost photos, pictures, images, videos, audios, emails, and more from any disk-based storage devices.
- Conduct Deleted Photo Recovery on Android Phones
Generally, the files, photos, and videos deleted from the Gallery/Albums on the Android phone can be stored in the Trash folder for up to 30 days. To get the deleted photos back, what you need to do is put them back from the Trash folder.
Step 1 Go to Gallery/Album on your Android phone and then access the Trash folder or Recently Deleted folder.
Step 2 Find the wanted images in the folder and restore them by tapping the Restore icon.
If your deleted pictures were deleted from the Trash folder after 30 days, you are unable to recover them from Gallery/Album. Under such a case, you can try to recover photos from Cloud storage if you have regular storage of them in the cloud. Here, some useful utilities like Google Photos, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, or Android photo recovery apps can come in handy.
- Conduct Deleted Photo Recovery on iPhone
The easiest way to retrieve the deleted photos on iPhone is through iPhone Photos, but you can only get the pictures stored in the Recently Deleted folder within 30 days back.
Step 1 Go to the Photos app > Albums on your iPhone.
Step 2 Select the Recently Deleted folder on the screen.
Step 3 Choose the desired photos and then tap on Recover to restore them.
Pictures stored in the Recently Deleted folder over 30 days will be automatically removed. If you want to recover them, you can try to restore them from iCloud Backup or iTunes Backup.
This article troubleshoots the photo loss issue with different solutions on Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone. Although these methods are effective and helpful, you should always back up your vital images regularly to prevent data loss.
About the author
Eileen Elvira is a marketing specialist working at iboysoft.com, a company focusing on data recovery software and disk management tools. As a tech enthusiast, she loves to learn everything interesting about computer tech and share technical articles related to macOS, Windows OS, Mac software, PC software, and more.