How to Recover Deleted Photos

How to Recover Deleted Photos

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If you like to use the camera on your iPhone or iPad, one of the features you'll appreciate is the ability to recover deleted photos. When you delete a photo, it remains available in the Recently Deleted album on your device for 30 days. If you decide that in fact you want to save a photo you deleted, you can easily recover it. Here’s how to recover deleted photos.

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Navigate to the Albums view in the Photos app. In addition to any albums you've added, you'll see the default album, Recently Deleted.

  • Tap on the Recently Deleted album to view the photos you've deleted.

  • Tap Select to choose the photos you want to recover.

  • Tap Recover in the lower right corner. Confirm Recover Photo.

  • You can also choose to recover all by tapping Select. The option to Recover All will show in the lower right corner. You can also select individual photos to permanently delete or choose to permanently delete all.

Photos are kept in the Recently Deleted album for 30 days, after which they really are deleted. When you view the contents of the Recently Deleted album, each photo has a notation at the lower right indicating how many more days before it's deleted.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.