How to recover deleted photos from iPhone 5

If you have mess around with your iPhone 5 and accidentally deleted the photos in there, I hope you have your backup. If you have backup your job will be easier as you can just restore the backup and the deleted photos will be there again.

But if you don’t have one, there are good chances that you can still get back the photos if you apply the rules here before you start recover deleted files or photos.

Even though I don’t have an iPhone myself, I have helped a few of my friends to recover their precious photos from their iPhone devices. You can do that very easily by using Wondershare Dr.Fone for iPhone 5.

I know you must be quite surprise to see that I recommend Wondershare product even though I am an avid user of Stellar Photo Recovery.

Stellar Photo Recovery is good in recovering photos and pictures from memory card, hard disk, or camera. But when it comes to iPhone photo recovery, Stellar cannot do the job as iPhone has different structure (this is quite hard for me to explain in detail here).

Just to show you how hard it is to develop a photo recovery tool for iPhone, even Wondershare needs to create several version of Dr.Fone for each version of iPhone.

But there is no way for you to use the tool directly on your iPhone since the recovery tool is developed only for Windows and Mac OS. I bet you have a computer or laptop right? Before we proceed, download Wondershare Dr.Fone (for iPhone 5) and then install it on your computer or laptop.

Remember… there are a few versions of Wondershare Dr.Fone. The link below is for iPhone 5 only. If you need to recover photos or data from different version of iPhone, please click here.

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Download Dr.Fone for iPhone 5
and install it on your computer



Now that you have downloaded Dr.Fone, install them on your computer before continue.

In order to recover photos from your iPhone, you need to connect your iPhone 5 to your computer. Once the iPhone drive has been detected, you can use Wondershare Dr.Fone to access the device.

iphone 5 connect to pc

If you Google out there, you can find some recovery tools that can be installed directly into iPhone 5. Even though it seems easy since you don’t need to use computer to access your iPhone, but in reality you just decreased the chance to fully recover all of your photos.

Remember one of the rules… Stop using the device that contains the important photos or media files that you really want to recover. If you keep using your iPhone 5 and install application on it, data overwritten might happen. And once that happen, you can never recover the photos that was saved in the sector (unless you have the backup).

However if you don’t really care about the photos, and don’t mind if you don’t get them back, it’s up to you to use whatever recovery tool you want.

But if you really want the photos back, please stick with Dr.Fone. Compared to other tools that I used, Dr.Fone has the highest chance to get back your photos from iPhone 5 device.

Not only that, as Dr.Fone is actually a data recovery, you can also retrieve messages, contacts, call History, calendar, notes, reminders, and Safari bookmark.

Okay, let’s head back to the recovery…

Unlike Stellar Photo Recovery, Wondershare Dr.Fone doesn’t have the functionality to create image backup. But you don’t really need to worry as Dr.Fone always succeeds in recovering iPhone data on the first try.

Here’s how Dr.Fone looks like when once you launched the tool.


Wondershare Dr.Fone offers two types of recovery mode.

  • Recover from iOS device
  • And recover from iTunes backup files

Choose your desire recovery mode and proceed to scan for lost data.

Once the scanning process finished, Dr.Fone will list available photos that can be recovered from your iPhone 5. Then it’s up to you whether you want to recover all of them or only part of them.

Good luck!

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