How to Recover Photos from Stolen iPhone

Want to know how to get photos from lost or stolen iPhone 13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6s? Read this guide to learn 2 ways to recover photos from lost or stolen iPhone as quickly as possible.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jan. 21, 2022

“My iPhone 6s was stolen 1 month ago. I have set up an “erase content” and iCloud block via the Find My iPhone app. Will I be able to retrieve photos on my stolen iPhone via iTunes or iCloud restore/backup somehow?

—— A question from Apple Support Communities

Just like the user mentioned above, many iPhone users have been stuck in the same situation. Once you have lost your iPhone, and may never get it back, how could you get back the data like photos? Is it possible to get photos from your lost or stolen iPhone?

The traditional way to restore iTunes or iCloud backup to a new iPhone can only restore the whole backup files, not the special photos. It will also cause data erasing on the new iPhone. Here we introduce you perfect helper, an iOS and Android data recovery tool named PhoneRescue. As an iPhone backup extractor, PhoneRescue for iOS allows you to recover photos from stolen or lost iPhone 13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6s by extracting them from backup without wiping any existing data.

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Highlights of PhoneRescue for iOS

PhoneRescue for iOS enables you to retrieve photos from lost or stolen iPhone by extracting pictures from iTunes/iCloud backup without performing the restore.

  1. Before recovering, you are allowed to preview and select your wanted photos to recover from iTunes backup even it’s encrypted or damaged.
  2. PhoneRescue for iOS gives you full access to data and files in the iCloud backup and retrieves your wanted photos selectively without erasing any current data on the new iPhone.
  3. The recovered photos from backup can be sent back to your iPhone or to Mac/PC computer as an extra local backup.
  4. In addition to photos, PhoneRescue for iOS also supports recovering videos, messages, contacts, notes, call history and more from stolen or lost iPhone 13/12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6s as well.

How to Recover Photos from Stolen iPhone via iTunes Backup

Step 1: Run PhoneRescue and select Recovery mode.

Download PhoneRescue for iOS and run it on your computer > Select Recover from Backup > Click on Right Arrow.

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Choose Recover from Backup

Choose Recover from Backup

Step 2: Choose a backup.

Select the backup that contains the photos you need > Click on Right Arrow to scan the backup. You can choose to scan all data on backup or get only the differences between iPhone and backup.

In this step, we suggest you connect an iDevice to the computer while PhoneRescue for iOS is set to recover data to an iDevice.

Step 3: Scan the backup data.

By default, all categories will be selected. Please uncheck Select All option and then choose Photos. Click Ok to start scanning.

Select Photos Category

Select Photos Category

Step 4: Recover selected photos.

Select Photos > Preview and select the photos you need > Click To iDevice button to recover them to iPhone, click To Computer button to download them to the computer.

Retrieve Photos from Stolen iPhone via iTunes Backup

Retrieve Photos from Stolen iPhone via iTunes Backup

How to Recover Photos from Stolen iPhone via iCloud Backup

Step 1: Run PhoneRescue and select Recovery mode.

Go to the download page of PhoneRescue, choose PhoneRescue for iOS to download it on your Mac/PC > Run it > Choose Recover from iCloud mode > Click the right arrow to continue.

Recover Data from iCloud Via PhoneRescue for iOS

Recover Data from iCloud Via PhoneRescue for iOS

Step 2: Sign in iCloud.

Sign in with your iCloud account > Select the backup that contains the photos you need > Click on Right Arrow to scan the backup.

Enter Apple ID and Password to Sign in

Enter Apple ID and Password to Sign in

Step 3: Scan the iCloud backup content.

Uncheck Select All option and then choose Photos > Click OK to start scanning.

Step 4: Recover selected photos from iCloud.

Preview and select the photos you need > Click To iDevice button to recover them to iPhone, click To Computer button to download them to the computer.

Preview the Photos and Choose to Recover

Preview the Photos and Choose to Recover

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Bonus Tip: How to Recover Lost Photos from iPhone without Backup

If your iPhone photos are lost or accidentally deleted, PhoneRescue for iOS gives you an option to recover lost photos without backup. You can preview important photos, messages,  contacts, etc. on your iPhone and securely get them back in seconds.

Steps to Recover Lost iPhone Photos without a Previous Backup:

Step 1: Choose Recovery Mode

Also, launch PhoneRescue for iOS and connect your iPhone via USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device.

Recover from iOS Device without Backup

Recover from iOS Device without Backup

Step 2: Scan iPhone Photos

Choose Photos category and PhoneRescue for iOS will scan all the photos on your iPhone.

Scan All the Photos on iPhone

Scan All the Photos on iPhone

Step 3: Choose Lost Photos and Recover

All your lost photos will be listed here > Choose photos selectively or select all > Recover to iPhone or computer.

Recover Deleted Photos without Backup to Computer or iPhone

Recover Deleted Photos without Backup to Computer or iPhone

The Bottom Line

With the help of PhoneRescue for iOS, you can easily find back photos from a lost or stolen iPhone with iCloud or iTunes backup. Besides, you can also recover lost photos from iPhone without backup, other kinds of iOS content, like Messages, Contacts, Notes, Calendars, etc. are included. Just give it a try now! Regarding this post, if you have any questions or suggestions, don’t be hesitate to contact us by Email or leave comments.

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Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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