Guide: How to Recover Deleted Photos from Any Device?

Learn how to recover deleted photos from any device via the corresponding methods in this article. Besides, there’re related data loss prevention measures for you.


By Penny / Updated on April 3, 2024

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Is it possible to recover deleted photos from any device?


Help! I emptied my Recycle Bin several days ago. But I find I need some files of them. So how can I recover deleted files from Recycle Bin after emptying them? Thanks.


How do I recover permanently deleted photos from my iPhone? What’s worse, I never made iCloud or iTunes backups. Do I need iOS data recovery software? Thanks.

Please stay calm because there’s a way to recover deleted photos from any storage device. Whether it’s your PC, camera, or iPhone, we’ve got you covered.

How to recover deleted photos from any device?

How to recover deleted photos from any device? There’re three scenarios for your reference.

Part 1. How to recover permanently deleted photos Windows 10 and other local drives?

Since many non-tech users won’t take the initiative to learn computer skills like making backups, it’s not surprising that they don’t have backups. 

Without backups, you might have no recourse but to use a professional third-party tool like MyRecover. Supported by AOMEI Tech, this powerful photo recovery tool is good at recovering deleted and missing images from local hard drives such as computer hard drives, USB drives, SD cards, etc.

Leading Photo Recovery Software: 

✐ High-efficiency: Recover about 50 types of images (JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, MPO, TIFF, ICO, ORF, ARF, etc.), MS Office and WPS files, folders, compressed files, audio, songs, videos, and websites.

✐ Advanced scanning method: MyRecover runs Quick Scan & Deep Scan automatically to search all the recoverable files. Specify the filename, saved path, date, or size to filter your needed files.

✐ Convenience: Retain the original filename, path, and format for the deleted files.

✐ Excellent compatibility: Support NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, and ReFS file systems and be compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, or Server.

Download Software Windows 11/10/8/7/Server
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Please cease further reading or writing of data to the Windows or other local drives to increase the likelihood of a photo recovery rate.
After photo recovery, please save your retrieved photos in a new path.
Don’t have to pay for one retrieved image within 500 MB because MyRecover offers a 500MB data recovery allowance with unlimited times.
Please consider upgrading MyRecover to recover a large number of deleted/missing images from local drives if you prefer a more cost-effective plan.

Step 1. Install and launch MyRecover on your Windows> Hover the mouse over the drive saved deleted files before, and click Scan.


Step 2. MyRecover will automatically run Quick and Deep Scan to scan your selected C drive and display all the recoverable files.

You can preview or filter your needed photos according to Document Type, Name, Date, Path, or Size.

  • Name: Type the filenames of your desired files to narrow the search area.
  • Date modified: Set the date (today, yesterday, last 7/30 days, etc.)
  • Size: Filter the file size (<128KB, 128KB~1MB, 1MB~ 512MB, etc.)


Step 3. Go to the Deleted Files/Recycle Bin/Other Missing Files folder, select the images you want to retrieve. Then click the “Recover x files” button.


Part 2. Can I recover permanently deleted photos from my Mac?

If you’ve permanently deleted photos on Mac, you can use Time Machine to restore your photos because Time Machine a backup way provided by Apple that automatically creates backups at regular intervals (hourly, daily, and weekly).   

You don’t have to launch a window if your lost files were previously stored on the desktop.
If you want to make your Time Machine show on the desktop, go to the Apple menu > click System Preferences > Time Machine > Show Time Machine in menu bar.

Step 1. Open the window where you lost files.

Step 2. Click the Launchpad icon in the Dock, find Time Machine, and click Enter Time Machine.


Step 3. Use the up and down arrows to locate the photos you need to restore.


Step 4. “Restore” your needed photos to their previous location.


Part 3. Can you recover deleted photos on iPhone after 30 days?

If you never made backups, they cannot become your best hedge against data loss. After that, can you recover deleted photos on your iPhone after 30 days?

Or what can you do to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone without backup? Perhaps you can give MyRecover for iOS a shot.   

Key features of MyRecover for iOS:
With a bootable iPhone, everyone is ready to begin the iPhone data recovery process.
No need to reset iPhone and restore from backups or erase all content and settings on your iOS devices.   
Before recovery, you can preview all the iPhone data and choose your lost images. And the recovery process can restore selected data to your iPhone.
Recover Photos, Videos, Contacts, Notes, Reminders, WeChat History, Call History, Calendars, Voice memos, etc.   
Support varied types of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and be compatible with iOS 10.0 and later.

Download AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your Windows to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone 11 pro, 12, 13, 14, or 15!

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Step 1. Launch this software on your PC and connect your iPhone to the computer.


Step 2. Trust This Computer” on your iPhone and click the “Scan Now” button.


Step 3. After scanning, the window will show all the recoverable photos. You can click the “Recover” button to restore your selected image files.


Related suggestions

Regular backups are the best hedge against data loss. Precisely, making copies of your data in separate storage locations like external hard drives can provide a safety net in case of hardware failure, accidental deletions, or other unforeseen disasters.

By adopting this practice, you significantly reduce the risk of permanent data loss and maintain the integrity of your valuable information.

  • For Windows, you can use this free Windows backup software-AOMEI Backupper Standard to back up files, folders, partitions, disks, or systems to an internal/external hard drive, USB stick, Network, or Cloud drive.


  • For iOS devices, this free iOS backup and transfer software-FoneTool can help you finish varied tasks easily.
Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.