How to Recover Deleted Instagram Posts & Photos?

How to recover deleted Instagram posts & photos? In this post, there are kinds of ways to recover deleted Instagram posts/photos/videos, even after 30 days.


By Lora / Updated on April 2, 2024

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Can you recover a deleted Instagram post?

As a popular social media platform, Instagram has a large number of users. Millions of users are sharing moments and photos with their followers and interacting with them. However, Instagram posts and photos could be accidentally deleted sometimes or lost for some reason.

How to recover deleted Instagram posts and photos? Luckily, possessing one of the largest data storage systems, Instagram saved all users’ information on its servers. Even if you deleted Instagram posts, there is still a chance to get them back. Check the methods below to perform Instagram posts/photos recovery if you need to recover recently deleted posts or others.

Does Instagram keep deleted posts/photos?

The answer is yes. After Instagram posts were deleted, Instagram would keep those deleted Instagram posts for 30 days. If you want to restore them, you can go to the specified folder to get them.

Deleted Instagram posts have been moved to the “Recently Deleted” folder. The “Recently Deleted” feature was introduced in February 2021. It allows users to recover recently deleted Instagram posts.

In the “Recently Deleted” folder, deleted Instagram posts, stories, videos, and reels can be found. It’s easy for users to restore deleted posts if they change their minds.

If you couldn’t find the posts you want in this folder, it means the posts were deleted permanently. Because the feature only enables you to restore Instagram items within 30 days. In this case, it’s hard to recover deleted Instagram posts, photos, and videos. You can only try to recover deleted photos from the original location where the deleted photos were uploaded by photo recovery software.

Possible ways to recover recently deleted Instagram posts/photos

If your Instagram account involves suspicious activities or the posting frequency has a strange change

After you found your Instagram posts or photos were deleted, you can try the following common methods to perform Instagram posts/photos recovery.

> Refresh the Instagram interface.

> Update your Instagram app.

> Log out of your Instagram account and then resign in.

> Don’t use bots or other automation tools.

Recover recently deleted Instagram posts directly

As described above, Instagram has the “Recently Deleted” feature. Users can easily find and recover deleted posts, photos, videos, and stories with it. But deleted stories that aren’t in your archive will be kept in the “Recently Deleted” folder for 24 hours. Check the following detailed steps to recover recently deleted Instagram posts and photos on your Android and iOS devices.

Step 1. Open the Instagram app on your phone and then tap the three-line menu bar.

Step 2. Tap “Account” > “Recently Deleted”.

Step 3. Find your deleted Instagram posts, photos, or videos, and then tap “Restore”.


Tips: If you deleted an Instagram post from your archive, it would be restored to the archive when you recovered it from the “Recently Deleted” folder. You can go to your Instagram profile to check posts under Archive.

How to recover deleted Instagram posts after 30 days?

If you have deleted Instagram posts/photos for more than 30 days, they would be permanently deleted from your Instagram account. How to recover permanently deleted photos? The only way is to check the original location of those photos and find the methods to get deleted photos back.

Recover deleted Instagram posts/photos after 30 days on PCs

For Windows computer users, if you uploaded photos from your computers, but the photos were permanently deleted, you can try to recover deleted photos with backups, like File History, Windows Backup and Restore, and Windows restoring point. Without available backups, you could try a professional photo recovery tool-MyRecover.

MyRecover allows is a leading data recovery product in the market. It allows users to recover more than 200 types of deleted or lost files from Windows-compatible storage devices on Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11 and Windows Server.

It’s easy to find deleted Instagram photos back if you have erased them from your computers with MyRecover.

Download and launch MyRecover on your computer to get the deleted photos back.

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Step 1. Hover the mouse over the partition where the deleted photos were saved, and then click Scan. If you uploaded photos from your USB flash drive, you need to connect the portable device to the computer first.


Step 2. The software will scan the partition with a quick scan and deep scan automatically. You don’t need to wait for the scanning process to complete if you find the deleted photos you want.


Step 3. After the scanning finishes, you can type any keywords about file names, or filter files by size, modified date, etc. Select the photos you want to recover and click “Recover XX files”.


Tips: If you can’t find your files with searching and filtering, you can check more deleted files in the “Other missing files” folder where all of the files have lost the file name and other useful information.

Recover deleted Instagram photos after 30 days on iPhone

If you can’t find the recently deleted photos in the “Recently Deleted” folder in the Photos app, you can recover deleted Instagram photos via iCloud and iTunes backups. Otherwise, third-party iPhone data recovery software can be workable.

It’s recommended to use MyRecover for iOS to recover deleted or lost iOS data from iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch with iOS 10 and later, including the latest iOS 16.

Step 1. Download and launch AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your Windows computer.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and click “Scan Now”.


Step 3. After the scanning completes, you can select the deleted photos you want to restore and click “Recover”.



It’s interesting to share moments with friends and followers on Instagram, but accidentally deletion of Instagram posts, photos, videos, and stories would be frustrating for Instagram users. Hopefully, you can solve the problem “how to recover deleted Instagram posts/photos” in this tutorial. If you have downloaded AOMEI Data Recovery for Windows, you will find it’s easy to recover deleted or lost files, like photos, videos, documents, etc.

Moreover, there is a possibility that you can’t recover deleted Instagram files anymore. Therefore, please do not erase files in their original location after you upload them to Instagram. If you want to clear them to free up the storage of devices, you can make backups in other places. Or you can try freeware-AOMEI Backupper to copy your important files for computers. For iOS users, FoneTool can be a good assistant for you to back up photos, contacts, messages, and others easily.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.