How to Recover Deleted Photos from Google Photos

This tutorial explains how to recover deleted photos from Google Photos. You have a lot of possibilities at your disposal. With the use of these methods, you might be able to rapidly recover your deleted photos.


By Hester / Updated on April 3, 2024

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Can you recover permanently deleted photos from Google Photos?


I regularly back up my photos using Google Photos. But as of right now, many of the pictures are missing. Perhaps I deleted them unintentionally and I tried in vain to retrieve them. Can you recover permanently deleted photos from Google Photos?”

- Question from a user

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People frequently inquire as to can photos that have been deleted permanently from Google Photos be recovered. Yes, that is the response to this query. We provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to recover deleted photos from Google Photos in this post.

How to recover deleted photos from Google Photos [PC & Phone]

Often, when you deleted photos unintentionally or manually from Google Photos, they are moved to a temporary Recycle Bin or Trash and kept for 60 days before being permanently deleted. Therefore, you always have a chance to recover them from Trash without complicated operations. Besides, you can also recover permanently deleted photos from Google Photos.

Part 1. Recover deleted photos from Google Photos on PC

Option 1. Recover deleted photos from Google Photos Trash

We'll start by talking about how to recover deleted photos from the Google Photos Trash on the website.

Step 1. Go to the Google Photos website, and then press the Main menu icon.

google photos main menu

Step 2. Select Trash on the left pane.

google photos trash

Step 3. Then you can select your deleted photos. Click the Restore icon to get the deleted photos back to the original location.

click restore google photos

Option 2. Contact Google Support to recover deleted photos

If your photographs have been permanently deleted or have been in the Trash for more than 60 days without any backup of your photos, you can contact Google Support to have them recovered.

Step 1. Go to the Google Drive Help website, then choose the Contact us option.

contact us google help

Step 2. Then you can type in your problem and choose the best description of the issue. Click Next step after that.

contact us next step

Step 3. To contact Google for assistance, select your Preferred language and click the Email option.

contact options

It may take a lot of time to wait for a reply from Google. In this case, we recommend you adopt the second way of using data recovery software to restore your deleted photos quickly and safely.

Option 3. Recover permanently deleted photos via professional software

If your devices are synced with Google Photos, and you still can’t access the photos from your local device. Don’t worry, this professional data recovery tool MyRecover can help you to get your permanently deleted photos recovered.

MyRecover is a data recovery software that offers numerous solutions to any type of deleted and lost data. For example, accidental deletion, hard drive formation, system crashes, etc. It still has several advantages as follows.

Easy-to-use. It requires no technical experience to recover deleted data in only 3 steps.
Efficient. To quickly and completely search your missing files, this tool uses a sophisticated scanning technique.
Compatible. It supports NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, and ReFS both in Windows 11/10/8/7 and Windows Server.
Safe. This Windows data recovery application is safe, reliable, and comes with a guarantee that it is virus-free because it was developed by the industry's top standards in the field.
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Step 1. Install and run the software, hover the mouse over the drive, and click Scan.

select location to scan

Step 2. Your partition will be quickly and thoroughly searched by the application on automatic. The missing and deleted files list will then appear. You can conduct a direct file search by entering the file name into the search box in the top right corner.

scanning drive

Step 3. Select the target pictures you want to recover, and then click Recover x files to restore them.

select deleted images to recover

Part 2. Recover deleted photos from Google Photos on Phone [iOS & Android]

You can also recover the deleted photos on your phone using the Google Photos app.

Recover deleted Google photos on iPhone

Step 1. Open the Google Photos app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap the Main menu icon on the upper left, and then select Trash.

Step 3. Select the deleted photos you want to recover, and then tap Restore.

google photos trash ios

Recover deleted Google photos on Android phone

Step 1. Open Google Photos on your Android phone.

Step 2. Tap Main menu > Trash, then select your target deleted photos to Restore.

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The bottom line

This tutorial explains how to retrieve deleted photographs from Google Photos. You can retrieve recently deleted pictures straight from the Trash. If you permanently deleted the photographs from Google Photos, it will take a while for Google Support to help you. We suggest utilizing the specialized program MyRecover to quickly and safely recover your deleted pictures.

Hester · Editor
Hester, a great editor, is dedicated to offering effective data recovery solutions for Windows and iOS users.