By Lora / Last update September 1, 2022

Can you get back photos you deleted permanently?

The new generation iPhone 13 was released in September 2021. And the iPhone 14 is around the corner as well. As usual, iPhone 13 users came into some problems as users of other models of iPhone.

Have you ever deleted your pictures and then empty your photos trash can, as known as the “Recently Deleted” folder? That truly happens to users pretty much. Sometimes users also wonder how to recover deleted videos from iPhone 13.

Permanently Deleted Picture

My ex deleted pictures and permanently trash them how can I get them back.

- Question from MigueMig (tom’s guide)

Retrieve permanently deleted photos

I am using iPhone 6 and I started using the iPad I recently bought. I used my Apple ID and my photos were transferred to the iPad. I deleted and also deleted the same photos in the recently deleted option on the iPad. Now the same photos were deleted from my iPhone 6. I desperately need to recover the photos please help.

- Question from Monicacandy (AppleCommunities)

Like the cases above, users require a solution to the question “How to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone 13?”

But, is it possible to recover permanently deleted pictures from iPhone 13? Yes, but with a prerequisite. If you possess a backup, you could recover them with ease. Now methods will be introduced. Check it out below.

How to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone 13?


Here two official ways to apply to different situations will be presented. Users could also recover permanently deleted pictures from iTunes backups and iCloud backups. The two methods will be given in detail.

Method 1. Recover permanently deleted pictures iPhone 13 via iTunes backup

How to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone 13? Using iTunes is one of the official preservation and syncing methods. The backups it made for users is quite complete. With iTunes, users could also recover lost voice memos on iphone 13.

When you use this tool, all current data will be erased. Therefore, it is recommended that you archive the backups you made to iTunes in “Preference” and then create a new backup to keep your data current. 
Before restoring from backups, verify that you have selected the correct sort by date and size. 
It is suggested to use a lightning cable to ensure a stable connection. 
If iTunes cannot restore iPhone from backup, please get help here.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone 13 to your computer.


Step 2. Click the “iPhone” icon.


Step 3. Go to “Summary” > “Restore Backup”. Choose a backup that contains your permanently deleted photos.


Thus, you can successfully recover permanently deleted pictures from iPhone 13. 

Method 2. Recover permanently deleted pictures iPhone 13 via iCloud Backup

How to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone 13? Similarly, iCloud Backup can be of help as well. Users could use iCloud Backup to create a backup to store their data. Then it is feasible to recover permanently pics from it.

But one thing is noticeable if you have toggled on the “iCloud Photos”, then the “iCloud Backup” will never back up your photos again because they are already on your iCloud. If you have never enabled "Contacts" in "iCloud Backup", you could also recover deleted contacts from iPhone 13 from iCloud Backup.

Using this method will erase all content and settings on your iPhone. So make sure to create a new backup using iTunes or backup software to avoid data loss. 
A WiFi network is necessary. 
Verify that the correct one is selected from the backups. 
If trying to restore from iCloud backup not working, please get help here.

Step 1. Go to “General” > “Reset” > “Erase All Content and Settings”. Input your passcode.


Step 2. Reboot iPhone 13, and then set up your iPhone. Connect to a WiFi network and then you will come to “Apps & Data”. Tap “Restore from iCloud Backup”, then sign in with your iCloud Apple ID. All the backups will be listed. Choose one that contains your deleted pics.


Thus you will have successfully managed to get back permanently deleted pictures from iPhone 13.

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To conclude, in this article, two official ways to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone 13 are provided: get back permanently deleted photos from iTunes backup and iCloud backup.

So, in the part stated above, it is easy to get an impression of the importance of the backup.  With a backup in hand, you could easily recover deleted data from iPhone 13. We sincerely suggest all users form a habit of backing up data. Generally, users could take advantage of iTunes and iCloud, but to some degree, these two methods are not that convenient and user-friendly.

To back up your photos only and selectively, users could simply use FoneTool, the feature “Photos Backup” can make a backup that only includes your photos. By doing so, you could merely recover the part of data you need but not recover a whole device.