iPhone Pictures missing from iCloud backup after reset

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by BigMar89, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2013
    So I updated to iOS 7 beta as soon as it was released. Everything carried over just fine then a few days later I decided to do a clean install and restore from the same back up. Now, more than half of my pictures are missing from both my Camera Roll and Photo Stream. iCloud back up for my Camera Roll still states 220 MB yet only 88 MB was retrieved. Are my pictures recoverable?
  2. macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Good question. I'm sure you did a backup to your computer, right?
    Never trust the cloud, always backup at least twice.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2013
    No sir I did not :/ I put too much trust on the Cloud this time around.
  4. macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Ouch. I don't think they can be recovered. Perhaps try again, maybe with any luck more will show up. If it was a bug, then it's worth trying again.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    If your backup still shows the photos are there, I would remove iCloud from your phone, which will delete all photos from your phone. Then add iCloud back and see if the photos appear.

    As a side note, iCloud backups do not seem to delete anything until space is needed or you turn it off from backing up in settings. I still have tons of apps and data in iCloud that is no longer on my iPhone and no longer being pushed up to iCloud. It's just sitting there.
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2013
    Thanks guys for the replies but it seems like my pics are long gone... My iCloud Camera Roll back up now reflects what was only uploaded to my phone (88 MB) and no longer displays my back up as 220 MB worth of pics... Sometimes the lazy route isnt always the best it seems hah. Wont rely iCloud as much from now on.

    Hopefully, its only a bug with iOS 7 and it could be fixed by the next beta or the final version
  7. macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    That's a shame, but a hard lesson learned. Always back up locally before installing a beta.
  8. macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    Sorry you lost your pics. Dumb question, but any chance you're using Photostream and they are in Photostream or copied down to a PC/Mac or other iOS device?
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2013
    good question actually and yes i had PhotoStream for my PC set up and it only showed me the same pics that were made available on my iPhone.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2015
    Actually, I think it is of no way to get back pictures, if you have reset your iPhone.
  11. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    You can get them if you backed up and restore from that backup (whether via iCloud or iTunes).
  12. macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2015
    There are two ways for you to recover deleted data on iPhone.
    Way 1: retrieve pictures from iPhone with iTunes backup file
    1. Connect the iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.
    2. Open iTunes.
    3. If you have a new or erased iPhone, iTunes will prompt you to restore from backup.
    4. Otherwise, Control-click on your iPhone under DEVICES in the left menu.
    5. Select Restore From Backup...
    6. Choose the backup you wish to sync and click the Restore button.
    Way 2 : to retrieve pictures from icloud (other backup)
  13. Mostaliy, Aug 27, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015

    macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2015
    I think the first method would be helpful, though I would use a tool to help. Hope it can help to retrieve photos from iCloud.

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