Can I get photos off my stolen iPhone4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TechnoChallenge, May 21, 2013.

  1. TechnoChallenge macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2013
    Help Please!

    My iPhone 4 was stolen when I was overseas and it had a lot of trip photos on it. I was constantly backing it up to iCloud over wifi while I was away.

    I can see it on my new iPhone 5 when I go to Settings > iCloud > Storage and Backup > Manage Storage

    It says it's taken up 4.8 GB and my new one is also there as having taken up less than 1 GB so far.

    I can't see the photos from my old iPhone 4 on iCloud... Is there any way to get those photos back?!

  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Restore your new iPhone 5 from your old iCloud backup? That would bring the photos back.

    Also if you had photostream on and have the latest version of iPhoto on a computer it may be there as well.
  3. cg399 macrumors member


    Sep 3, 2012
    Hurghada, Egypt
    Tyler23 is right; but the restore process can take ages...

    After the original restore; apps, photos, music etc. continue to download in the background - depending on how many GB there are this might take a loooong time.

    You can check whether it is complete by going to Settings -> iCloud - > Storage and Backup. It'll tell you whether it is still in progress.

    Hope that helps!

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