How to Recover iPhone Photos after Restore without Backup

Searching for methods to recover iPhone data after restore without backup like important photos? This article will introduce you an easy method to guide you recover photos from iPhone after restore even without backup.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Dec. 09, 2020

Can anyone please help me to recover my photos because I accidentally did a factory reset and I didn’t do a backup? I’ve tried to search for lots of forums but none of them didn’t work.

You may lose your photos and other data after accidentally did a factory reset just as the above user said. Or, in some cases, you may have to restore your iPhone with iTunes. You know that you will lose all your iPhone data after restoring the iPhone to Factory Settings. The various types of data on your phone is more important than the phone itself for you, right? It will be lucky if you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud, you can restore your iPhone data with the backup you made.

However, if you have no backup, how to recover iPhone data after restoring without a backup? Since lots of people in a hurry to recover iPhone photos after restore without backup, so, the following text will mainly tell you how to make it.

Steps to Recover iPhone Photos after Restore without Backup

Actually, recover iPhone photos after restore without backup can be quite easy, all you need is a powerful iPhone data recovery software – PhoneRescue for iOS. PhoneRescue for iOS is just the right tool that can help you recover deleted files without backup, including photos, contacts, messages, etc. It’s a 100% safe and effective way to recover photos from iPhone directly. Next, let’s see how PhoneRescue for iOS helps you recover iPhone photos after restoration without backup.

Step 1. Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer > Select Recover from iOS Device and click the arrow button to proceed.

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Choose Recover from iOS Device

Choose Recover from iOS Device

Step 2. Uncheck All and only select Photos category > Click OK button.

Select Photos Category Only

Select Photos Category Only

Step 3. Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Choose to recover selected photos to your iPhone directly or export them to the computer for backup according to your needs.

Preview the Photos and Choose to Recover

Preview the Photos and Choose to Recover

How to Undo A Restore on iPhone

If you accidentally reset your iPhone and the data was erased, you wonder to know how to undo a restore for your iPhone. Unfortunately, there is no way to undo iPhone restore if you have no backup. However, if you’ve ever backed up your iPhone data, then you have an opportunity to undo the restore and get your photos and other data back. To recover photos after restoring iPhone with backup, follow the steps below:

Step 1. How to Back Up your iPhone

Back up iPhone to iCloud:

  1. Connect your iPhone with a power cable and make sure the WiFi connection is stable.
  2. Open Settings > tap [your name] > Click iCloud.
  3. Click iCloud Backup and toggle it on > Tap Back Up Now under it and stay connected to your Wi-Fi network.
  4. After the backing up process, you can go to check the date and time below Back Up Now to ensure the backup is finished.
How to Backup iPhone Without Computer - Backup iPhone with iCloud

Backup iPhone with iCloud

Back up iPhone to iTunes:

  1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac.
  2. Connect your iPhone and open iTunes > Click Device > Choose Summary > Tap on Back Up Now.
  3. You can check the date and time below Latest Backup.

Back up iPhone with AnyTrans:

AnyTrans is a professional iOS data manager, which enables you to make a complete backup for iPhone or back up wirelessly. Besides, as an everyday data management tool, AnyTrans allows you to transfer, delete, or add iOS data from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer and vice versa. Now, get AnyTrans on your computer and back up & restore iPhone now:

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Open AnyTrans and click Backup Manager > Click Back Up Now to back up all content.

Back up iPhone with AnyTrans

Back up iPhone with AnyTrans

Step 2. Recover Photos after Restoring iPhone with Backup

Phonerescue for iOS also can help you recover iPhone data from iCloud or iTunes backup. And here we take iCloud backup as an example.

Step 1: Download and open the software > Click Recover from iCloud > Sign in to iCloud > Click iCloud Backup.

Step 2: Choose the backup you want to recover and download it. Once the Download Completed, click the right arrow. Next, choose Compare button. (Only Scan Backup will scan and display all data in the backup, Compare will compare data located in the backup with data in your device). Then, Phonerescue will only display data that don’t exist on your device. It will take a few minutes to scan all data from the iCloud backup file. Please keep patient.

Compare iMessages Between iCloud Backup and iPhone

Compare iMessages Between iCloud Backup and iPhone

Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, you can preview iCloud backup files, like contacts, messages, photos, and more. Select the photos and recover them to your device.

The Bottom Line

Follow the steps above to recover iPhone photos after restore without backup quickly. Also, if your iPhone had a factory reset, you can use the above methods to recover your lost photos without backup. Besides, you can also use this method to recover other iPhone content like messages, contacts, notes, and more. Just download it to have a try >

PhoneRescue for iOS – iPhone Data Recovery

  • Recover deleted iPhone photos even without backup.
  • No harm to the existing data and no need to restore your iPhone.
  • Extract pictures from iTunes or iCloud backup.
  • Support all iPhones and iOS 14 supported, 100% clean & safe.

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Joy Taylor

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