A smartphone is one of the most personal gadgets you can own. Among other things, it holds some of your most cherished memories in the form of photos. Every once in a while, you might delete photos on your phone to free up some storage. But sometimes, you might end up deleting the wrong photo. If you have, you will probably wonder about how you can recover permanently deleted photos from the gallery. Well, worry not as we have provided some easy steps on how to recover permanently deleted photos.
Following are some ways to recover deleted photos on both Android and iOS.
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Recovering deleted photos on Android is easier than ever. Most of the brands pre-load their smartphones with their own dedicated gallery/photos app which is more than enough to perform basic tasks such as viewing photos, playing movies & videos and a life-saving feature, i.e. trash bin/folder where all your photos are stored temporarily when deleted.
As mentioned above, in case you want to recover deleted photos, make sure to check the trash folder in your phone’s gallery app. But, you’re out of luck if the photos have been permanently discarded from there since its stores them for just a temporary duration like 30 – 40 days depending upon the Android skin.To recover photos from your gallery’s trash folder:
Some phones which run pure stock Android such as Motorola, Micromax and Nokia have Google Photos as the default gallery app. Apart from that, anyone looking to restore their deleted photos can have a look at Google Photos’ trash folder as well, because who knows, which gallery app was used to delete the photos.Here’s how you can recover deleted photos from Google Photos:
Sometimes photos are deleted from the local storage but are fortunately backed up to the cloud. In this case, the most common cloud backup service on Android is Google Photos which comes preinstalled on all phones.
So head over to Google Photos and have a glance at the photos and you may find the deleted one backed up safely to the cloud or Google Drive to be more precise.
Pro tip: You can visit photos.google.com on desktop and you’ll be greeted with each and every backup photo associated with your Google ID. This way, it’s much easier to look up the pictures.
If you want to recover your accidentally deleted photos from an iPhone, that can be easily done in a few easy ways.
Here’s how you can recover your deleted photos on an iPhone or any iOS device through the ‘Photos’ app:
Once recovered, the photos go back to the ‘All Photos’ album where you can find them later.
On an iPhone, if you can’t find the deleted photos in the ‘Photos’ app then try your luck and lookup those photos in iCloud backup associated with your Apple ID. To do that, follow these simple steps:1. Log in to iCloud.com on your computer2. On the left menu under ‘Library’ select ‘Photos’3. Now under ‘Photos’ you’ll find ‘Recently Deleted’, select it4. Select the photos you want to recover5. Finally tap ‘Recover’ when doneBut there’s a flaw as with all cloud storages that, recently deleted photos remain in the cloud for only a temporary period i.e. 30 days in the case of iCloud. You’ll be just fortunate enough to try and recover the deleted photos within that timeframe.
Just like on Android, recovering deleted photos on iOS devices from Google Photos is pretty similar.
Here’s how you can recover deleted photos from Google Photos on iOS:
Note: The bin folder only contains those photos which had been deleted using the Google Photos app and not the default Photos app.So these are pretty much the methods on how you can recover your beloved collection of photos on both Android and iPhone in case deleted them accidentally.