By Stephanie / Last update April 7, 2022

How do I recover permanently deleted videos from my iPhone 

“My mom deleted a video by accident from my iPhone then my husband accidentally (trying to fix it) deleted again from the recently deleted folder. How do I recover permanently deleted videos from my iPhone? Is there any way to retrieve those deleted videos? Thanks.”

Some iPhone users might accidentally delete videos on iPhone like the above user. Or iPhone videos could be lost due to kinds of reasons, like iOS upgrade failure "attempting data recovery", broken iPhone, damaged iPhone, etc. Whatever the reason for videos loss, the most important thing is to recover the deleted videos from iPhone.

If you have backed up your iPhone data with iTunes or iCloud, it’s very easy to find them back. However, if you want to retrieve deleted videos without backup, you could only try the third-party iPhone data recovery software.

2 methods to recover permanently deleted videos on iPhone

Before using the following two methods to recover permanently deleted videos, you could try to navigate to the recently deleted folder to find the deleted videos. Because sometimes you thought you permanently deleted videos but they were saved in that folder. Tap “Photos” > “Albums” > “Recently Deleted” to get all the photos and videos deleted from the Photos library.

Method 1. Recover permanently deleted videos from iOS device

Users may wonder how to recover deleted videos without backup, and there are possible methods that could help you to retrieve permanently deleted videos from iPhone that were not backed up via iTunes or iCloud.  

After the videos are deleted from iPhone, they are hidden in some place on the iPhone, which means you could get them back via some professional tools. AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS is that one! If you haven’t backed up iPhone data or don’t want to restore your iPhone to factory reset, you could try this iPhone data recovery software first.

Key features of AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS:
Recovery 10 types of iPhone data, including photos, videos, contacts, notes, voice memos, WeChat history, etc.
Preview and selectively recover iPhone data.
Support the latest iPhone models and iOS.
Download Software iOS 10 and later
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Step 1. Download and install AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS on your computer. Use the lightning cable to connect the iPhone and PC.

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Step 2. Trust the PC you have connected to on your iPhone. The software will identify your iOS device automatically. Click "Scan Now" and keep the connection between the iOS device and PC.

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Step 3. After the scanning process completes, all of the deleted and existing data on the iPhone will be displayed. You could choose "Videos" from the left panel and find the deleted videos to retrieve by clicking "Recover".

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Method 2. Recover permanently deleted videos with backup

If you have opened iCloud synchronization, unfortunately, you couldn’t recover permanently deleted videos from iCloud or iTunes backup. Because the photos and videos (synced) saved in iCloud will not be included in iCloud or iTunes backup.

You couldn't view the contents of iCloud or iTunes backup directly, so, first, you need to confirm whether you have opened iCloud synchronization by tapping "Settings" > [Your Name] > iCloud > "Photos". You have to make sure it is closed and all of your photos and videos are saved on your device.

However, this method requires you to clear out the existing iPhone data which is covered by the backup.

Recover permanently deleted videos from iCloud backup

Please go to check the latest time of iCloud backup first to make sure that your deleted videos are included in the iCloud backup. Navigate to: “Settings” > [Your Name] > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Last Successful Backup.

Step 1. Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” > “Erase All Contents and Settings”.

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Step 2. Your iPhone will be rebooted and you need to reset your iPhone. When comes to the "Apps & Data" screen, tap "Restore from iCloud Backup".

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Step 3. Sign in to your Apple ID and passcode to choose the iCloud backup files.

Recover permanently deleted videos from iTunes backup

iTunes backup only includes photos and videos saved in the iPhone. You could connect your iPhone with the computer which you have backed up your iPhone.

Step 1. Launch iTunes and connect the iPhone and the PC.

Step 2. Click on your device icon and select “Summary”.

Step 3. Click “Restore Backup” under the Backups menu.

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To sum up

Hopefully, you could recover permanently deleted videos on your iPhone in this article. The best way is certainly the third-party iPhone data recovery software-AOMEI Data Recovery for iOS because it doesn't require users to clear out all the existing data or need a backup.  

iTunes and iCloud also make recovery fast and easy, but you need to have made the backup before. If iTunes or iCloud backup is difficult for you to operate, you could try this free iPhone backup software-FoneTool to fully or selectively back up your vital iPhone data.