Q: I have an iPhone 6. I deleted some videos from my iPhone by accident using the delete immediately option. Can I get deleted videos back on my iPhone? Is there anyone tell me how? Many thanks! - Philip from Apple Forum
It always happens that you lost your important videos such as mistakenly deletion just like Philip, system crash, failed iOS device, stuck device, etc. This would be so terrible when you lost those precious videos which you though cannot be taken again. Well, if you have made a bakup before losing the videos, you can get them back more easily. If not, don't be in a sorrow, it is also possible to retrieve them. In this article, we're going to show you 4 methods to salvage your deleted or lost videos from iPhone whether you have a backup or not. Here we go!
- Solution 1: Recover Deleted iPhone Videos from "Recently Deleted" Folder
- Solution 2: Restore Lost iPhone Videos from an iTunes Backup
- Solution 3: Retrieve Missing iPhone Videos from an iCloud Backup
- Solution 4: Recover Lost/Deleted Videos from iPhone without Backup
Part 1. How to Retrieve Deleted iPhone Videos from "Recently Deleted" Folder
In case you happen to delete your important videos, don't worry because these videos didn't be deleted completely, and they have just been removed to the "Recently Deleted" folder in the Photos app. As long as you haven't cleared up this folder, all the deleted videos and photos will be kept for 30 days. So you have a chance to recover your videos from the folder and here is how:
Step 1 Open the Photos app
Open your iPhone and go to the "Photos" > "Albums". Tap the "Recently Deleted" folder where you can see all recoverable videos and photos.
Step 2 Select the desired videos
Choose the videos you want to recover by clicking the "Select" button on the top right corner.
Step 3 Recover deleted videos in one click
Now click the "Recover" button on the lower right corner, and all your selected video items will be recovered to your iPhone. Alternatively, you can press the "Recover All" icon at the same position to recover all deleted videos and photos with one click.
Note: 1. The deleted videos and photos on the "Recently Deleted" folder are available for only 30 days. After that time, all deleted items will be deleted from this folder permanently, and you can't bring them back by using this method. 2. This feature can only recover deleted videos and photos from iPhone, if you lost your iPhone videos/photos because of iOS upgrade failure, system crash, etc. it will not work.
Part 2. How to Restore Lost or Deleted Videos on iPhone from iTunes Backup
If you have made a backup by using iTunes app, you can save your deleted or lost videos by restoring iTunes backup. Restoring iPhone videos from an iTunes backup only needs 3 simple steps:
Step 1 Connect iPhone and open iTunes
First, please connect your iPhone device to the Mac or PC with a USB cable, and then launch iTunes app on the computer. When the program asks you to trust this computer, tap the "Trust" button on your phone.
Step 2 Navigate to backup file
After iTunes detected your device, select your iPhone by pressing the small iPhone icon and then go for the "Restore Backup" option. Or, click the "File" > "Devices" > "Restore from Backup" from the top menu bar.
Step 3 Restore iPhone videos from iTunes backup
Next hit the "Restore Backup" button and choose the most relevant backup file to restore the missing videos to your iPhone. Remember that you should keep your device connected until the completion of the restoring process.
Note: By extracting iTunes backup, you may put yourself in the risk of losing the newer data on the iPhone. Please make a backup for your existing data in order to avoid such data loss disaster.
Part 3. How to Retrieve Missing Videos on iPhone from iCloud Backup
Once you've turned on the switch for iCloud backup, your deleted or lost iPhone videos may be contained in the backup file. So you can recover them by fetching iCloud backup:
Step 1Check your recent backup
Open your iPhone and go for the "Settings" > [your name] > "iCloud" > "Storage" > "Manage Storage", tap your iPhone under "Backups" to make sure you have a recent backup file, with the date and size of the file marked.
Step 2 Restore iPhone videos from iCloud backup
Next go for the "Settings" > "General" > "Reset", and tap the "Erase all content and settings" button to clear all your existing data. Then reset your device, and tap the "Restore from iCloud Backup" button when it comes to the "Apps & Data" screen. Log into your iCloud account by entering the Apple ID and password and select the backup file you want to recover. Wait a while until the restoring bar comes to an end. Then you may find your lost important videos on your phone.
Note: By using this solution, you need to erase all the contents of your phone at first, which means that your existing data may be lost if you didn't make a backup for it.
Part 4. How to Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone without Backup by Using Joyoshare
If your videos is lost due to virus attack, jailbreak, failed iOS update, etc, and you don't want your existing been overwritten by the backup files, all the three aforementioned methods will not work at all. For this circumstance, what you need is a professional and reliable iOS data recovrey app like Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery.
This trusty software is capable of recovering all lost or deleted videos on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch instantly either from iDevice straightforwardly, or from iTunes/iCloud backup files. Besides lost videos, other kinds of files such as contacts, text messages, call history, notes, calendars, WhatsApp messages, etc can also be retrieved. You're also enabled to preview the files and select to recover them all or the ones you need.
Key Features of Joyoshare iPhone Video Recovery:
Restore deleted or lost videos safely and easily
Recover videos lost in various scenarios
Support 3 smart recovery modes
Recover more than 20 types of missing files
Option 1: How to Retrieve Deleted or Lost Videos from iPhone Directly with Joyoshare
Step 1 Connect your iPhone to the computer
Use an original USB cable to connect your device with the PC or Mac. Next download Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery from its official website for free, and then install it on the computer. Launch Joyoshare and it will automatically recognize your iPhone.
Note: If you have installed the latest iTunes app, please close it when using Joyoshare. Otherwise, it will start to sync the data of your iPhone automatically.
Step 2 Start to scan the videos
When Joyoshare detected your device, you'll enter the interface "Recover from iDevice" mode where you can see the basic info of your iPhone and all the recoverable files. Tick the "Photos" option and uncheck all the rest, or just tick all options for scanning. Then press the "Scan" button to let Joyoshare scan the missing videos and photos for you.
Step 3 Preview and recover videos on iPhone
When the scanning process is completed, preview the videos and select the ones you'd like to recover, and then export them to your computer by clicking the "Recover" button.
Option 2: How to Recover Deleted iPhone Videos from iTunes Backup with Joyoshare
Step 1 Select a recovery mode
Open Joyoshare on the computer and switch to the "Recover from iTunes" mode from the top menu bar, and Joyoshare will show all your iTunes backup files. You can also add another backup by clicking the "+" button on the top right corner.
Step 2 Scan the backup for lost videos
Select the most relevant backup file and then click the Gear icon on the right to choose the data types for scanning. Tick the "Photos" box and then press the "Scan" button to start to scan all videos from the backup.
Step 3 Restore iPhone videos via iTunes backup
After the scanning ends, all the recoverable videos and photos will be displayed orderly. Preview and choose the videos you want to recover, then click the "Recover" button to recover them from iTunes backup in a second.
Option 3: How to Salvage Lost Videos on iPhone from iCloud Backup with Joyoshare
Step 1 Log into iCloud
Launch Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery and then move to the "Recover from iCloud" option. Enter your Apple ID and passcode to sign in the iCloud account.
Step 2 Choose iCloud backup file
After logging into your iCloud, all the iCloud backups will be shown there. Then select the most relevant one and click the "Download" button to extract iCloud backup. Choose the "Photos" option and press the "Scan" button to start scanning.
Step 3 Retrieve iPhone videos via iCloud backup
Wait a minute until the scanning is finished, and all recoverable videos will be displayed for you. Preview them one by one and select the ones you desire. Then click the "Recover" button to bring all the important videos back to your computer.