Lost photos during iPhone 5 restore

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by latestarter, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. latestarter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2013
    My dad was using an iPhone 5 and he passed it onto me to use it, in the excitement instead of taking a backup I immediately restored it with image of my iphone 3GS in the process lost all photographs that my dad had clicked during his holiday. Is there any way I could recover it, the usual way of recovering deleted photos using irecovery or trenor data recovery do not seem to work.

    In addition I also notice about 1.27 Gb of "other data" on the phone which i suspect are the images. Anyway i could retrieve these photos

  2. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008
    Two options:

    1. Did your dad use Photo Stream? If so, install iCloud Control Panel. It will download all the photos uploaded iin the last 30 days to the Photo Stream to your computer.

    2. The second option is to restore an iCloud backup using your dad's Apple ID credentials.

    The photos are most likely not stored in the 1.27GB "Other", so these two options are your best bet imho.
  3. Oablar macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    recover lost photos from iPhone 5

    You can try the following two ways to recover lost photos from iPhone 5
    1. Directly scan and recover photos from iPhone 5
    a) Connect your iPhone to the computer
    b) Enter DFU mode and scan iPhone
    c) Preview and recover iPhone photos

    2. Scan and extract iTunes backup to recover iPhone photos
    a) Scan your iTunes backup for iPhone 5
    b) Preview and recover iPhone photos
    c) Do backup well

    Also, you can get video on how to recover lost photos in iPhone 5 to find details.
  4. Kackei macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2013
  5. hotsummeria macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2014
    I need HELP too!!!!
    I am too sad to receive the fact that my little brother carelessly delete all photo when playing games on my phone. Can you offer a way to recovery deleted photos without iCloud or Email?
  6. KoreThae macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2014
  7. JayMarcel macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2014
    I have the same issue as garzonker :( People I need some help about how to fix it.....I'm not a very technical person so can anyone suggest an easy to understand way to do it??
  8. doolfia macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2015
  9. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Same should apply regardless of iPhone version..

    Does I backupbot do a similar job?
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Basically if you delete your images on your phone and do not have a backup, they are gone. A good reason to use the cloud or at least backup with iTunes.
  11. Ledsteplin macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2013
    Florence, AL
    Lost photos during iPhone 5 restore

    If the images were never deleted manually from the "Recently Deleted" Album, you might can recover them. In other words, if their time in recently deleted ran out. They are likely recoverable. Here's how:
    1. Go to Settings >General >Date and Time> Toggle off "Set Automatically".
    2. Set the time back 2 years.
    3. Go to the Photos app and check the recently deleted " album. They may be there.
    4. Tap "Select" in upper right corner.
    5. Mark photos to recover.
    6. Tap "Recover" in bottom right corner.
    The deleted photos should be back on the camera roll.
    This works if you show huge space taken by photos, but don't have that many. So if in Settings > Usage, it says your photos take 2.3 gb, but you only have 250 photos on the camera roll, then this works to delete those deleted photos.
    7. Go back to Date and Time and toggle "Set Automatically" back on.
  12. Evren Carven macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

    Dec 16, 2014

    This method seems good. I will try this to check whether it works for me. BTW, is there any one try this in your iPhone and how about the result. In addition, whether it will cause other problem when you change the time force.
  13. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    Unless your dad backed it up first (either via iTunes/iCloud) or back up the photos to the cloud (iCloud, Google Photos, etc), it's a gone conclusion. Just take a deep breath and a lesson how important backup is.

    And no, the "other data" is not the images.

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