How to Recover Photos from iPhone After Factory Reset/Restore Easily

Searching for methods to recover photos from iPhone after factory reset iPhone? This guide will introduce 2 effective ways to guide you recover iPhone photos after factory reset & restore iPhone with ease.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: May. 23, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 07, 2018
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You know that Factory Reset is a hard decision for iPhone user as it will delete all your iPhone data and settings. After you factory reset iPhone, your iPhone will be reverted back to its factory condition. All the data on your iPhone including photos, messages, contacts, etc. will be removed and impossible to recover directly even with professional iPhone recovery software.

So, it is indeed necessary to make a full backup of your iPhone with iTunes before factory reset. Only in this way you can recover iPhone photos after restore/factory reset your iPhone. However, what if you didn’t make a backup before resetting the iPhone? How to recover photos after factory reset iPhone without backup?

Don’t worry, all your doubts will be eliminated after reading the following guide. In this article, we’ll tell you how to recover photos from iPhone after factory reset/restore with and without backup.

Method 1. Recover Photos after Factory Reset iPhone with Backup

To recover photos after factory reset iPhone with iTunes backup you made in advance is easy to do. You can make it by using iTunes. But as you know, this restore is the whole backup restore. Besides photos, you’ll recover a large amount of data you don’t need. Therefore, to help you only recover photos you need, here we recommend you a smart way – using an award-winning iPhone data recovery tool named PhoneRescue for iOS.

It’s a 100% safe and effective way to selectively recover iPhone photos from the backup. iTunes doesn’t support view data details, but PhoneRescue for iOS does. With it, you can preview the photos in your backup, and select the photos you really need to recover. More accurate and smarter.

Now, download and install PhoneRescue for iOS prior, then follow steps below to selectively recover photos after factory reset iPhone from backup easily.

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Step 1 Run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPhone to the computer > Select Recover from iTunes Backup > Click the Right Arrow button.

Recover Photos after Factory Reset iPhone with Backup - Step 1

Recover Photos after Factory Reset iPhone with Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Choose the backup contains the photos you want to retrieve > Click Right Arrow and only check the photos category > Click OK button to scan the backup.

Recover Photos after Factory Reset iPhone with Backup - Step 2

Recover Photos after Factory Reset iPhone with Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Click To Device.

Recover Photos after Factory Reset iPhone with Backup - Step 3

Recover Photos after Factory Reset iPhone with Backup – Step 3

Method 2. Recover Photos after Restore iPhone without iTunes Backup

Unlike direct deletion data on iPhone, the data wiped by factory reset can’t be recover, even with third-party software. Thus if you didn’t make a backup before resetting the iPhone, to recover photos after restoring iPhone without iTunes backup, the only thing you can do is to check if the previous iCloud backup contains your photos.

So, to preview and make sure that if the photos in iCloud backup are you needed, you can use PhoneRescue for iOS to make it with ease. Here is how to do.

Step 1 Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC computer. Run it and connect your iPhone to the computer. Then select Recover from iCloud and click the arrow button to continue.

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Recover Photos after Restore iPhone without Backup - Step 1

Recover Photos after Restore iPhone without Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Sign in with your Apple ID and then select iCloud Backup.

Recover Photos after Restore iPhone without Backup - Step 2

Recover Photos after Restore iPhone without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Choose the backup may contain the photos you want, here we recommend you choose the latest one. Obviously, you can try out all of them one by one > Click on Download and only check Photos > After partially download the iCloud backup, select this backup again and click the arrow button to proceed.

Recover Photos after Restore iPhone without Backup - Step 3

Recover Photos after Restore iPhone without Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and check if there are photos you need, then select the photos you want to recover and click To Device button.

Recover Photos after Restore iPhone without Backup - Step 4

Recover Photos after Restore iPhone without Backup – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to recover photos after factory reset iPhone or restore iPhone. Since photos always mean a lot to you, so the safest way to avoid losing previous photos is making a backup before factory reset your iPhone. Hope this post can guide you recover photos you want after factory reset iPhone. Now, just download it to have a try >

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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