I was trying to transfer photos from my iPhone to my desktop on Windows 7. After the photos were transfered, I immediately deleted them from my phone. However, when I check the folder, I finally found that not all pictures were transferred! How can I recover my photos now? I'm using iPhone 4S and I have not backed up before syncing my iPhone after deleting the photos.
The problem above was posted by an iPhone 4S user on Discussions.apple.com. You should know that accidental loss of photos on iPhone has already become a common issue since more people like to record and keep their memories with iPhone. What if you deleted the photos from iPhone 4S by accident one day? What if you lost iPhone photos after upgrading to iOS 7.1? Unfortunately, you can't restore the photos from iPhone as you recover the deleted photos from Recycle Bin on your PC. But there is indeed another weapon which just performs like Recycle Bin that can help you recover all of your deleted photos from iPhone 4S in a few minutes.
It is called iPhone Data Recovery as well as iPhone photo recovery. This specially designed recovery program is aimed at getting back lost photos from iPhone in 3 efficient ways. It works well for iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S/5C and iPhone 4/3GS. It can not only recover photos from iPhone, but also retrieve other files, including SMS, contacts, calls, calendars, notes, reminders, bookmarks, etc.
Now get the free download version of iPhone Data Recovery and follow the tutorials below to recover iPhone 4S photos from iPhone, iTunes and iCloud backups.
Open the iPhone photo recovery program and connect your iPhone 4S to your computer. Click "Start Scan" button to begin scanning your iPhone.
After the scan, you can preview all found data in categories. To preview the photos, you can choose "Camera Roll" or "Photo Stream". Photos found here are not only those deleted, but also includes those still on your iPhone. You can click "Recover" to save them on your computer.
Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option after launching the program on your computer. Then choose the latest iTunes backup file of your iPhone 4S, and click "Start Scan".
After scanning, you can preview and choose those photos you want to recover and click "Recover" to restore them on your computer.
If you still can't recover lost pictures from iPhone 4S, you can try the third way to retrieve iPhone 4S photos by extracting the iCloud backup for the lost photos from Camera Roll or other third-party apps like iPhoto, Instagram, etc.
Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File", and then log into your iCloud account by entering your Apple ID.
Choose the iPhone photos you want to recover by downloading and extracting them from iCloud account.
When the scan is over, you can check Camera Roll and Photos in order to recover the deleted or lost photos. Then click on the "Recover" button for saving.