"Ok, I got my iPhone 5 about a month ago, and dropped it today at school. The screen has got white strips running down it, and I can't use the touchscreen. I have taken a lot of wonderful photos during my family reunion last week, including photos of my late grandfather. I really want to restore photos from iphone 5. I would be very grateful if someone could help."
Aaron is of course not the only one who needs to recover deleted iPhone 5 photos; I've seen more people confused by this problem. After some research and test I summarized 2 different ways to recover deleted iPhone 5 photos without iTunes. And I think it would help more people if I write all my steps down.
We are all acknowledged that iTunes backup of iPhone 5 is actually a kind of SQLITEDB file that cannot be read by our computer. If you want to recover Camera Roll on iPhone 5 from iTunes backup, you must get the help of iTunes Data Recovery, a professional tool that enables us to extract files from iTunes backup. Below is the steps-by-step tutorial.
Finally we need to click "Recover" and save the recovered photos on our computer.
The above only works if you are using Windows OS. What if I am running Mac OS X 10.9 and lower versions? How to recover photos from iPhone 5 on Mac? Just chose another version of this program -- iTunes Data Recovery for Mac, and all the remaining steps are exactly the same as the Windows version.
It is OK if you have no iPhone 5 backup on your computer. We could still restore photos on iPhone 5 as long as we have our iPhone with us. In this solution, iPhone Data Recovery is a must. As far as I am concerned, it is the easiest data recovery program for iOS devices. Besides photos, it also recovers contacts, SMS, notes, Safari bookmarks, etc. for iPhone 5, iPhone 5s/5c, iPhone 4S and more. Here are the steps:
By the way, iPhone Data Recovery also provides an easy solution to restore deleted photos on iPhone 5 from iCloud backup. See how to do it here.
At last I want to remind you to back up your iPhone regularly, because it is like buying insurance for your iPhone data, which allows you to recover photos on iPhone 5 from backup.comments powered by Disqus