How to Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone

///How to Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone

If you’ve ever accidentally deleted a video from your iPhone, you know exactly how frustrating that can be to deal with.While it’s not all that easy to recover lost videos from iOS devices, it can actually be achieved by using a professional iOS data recovery tool and a bit of knowledge on how to use it. It’s best to do this sooner rather than later, because otherwise the files will end up getting written over and you won’t be able to recover the files if you wait around. This article will discuss what you can do to try and get your deleted videos back if you want to, assuming the files have not already been overwritten.

A Professional Data Recovery Tool is Essential

A data recovery tool will help you do the following things:

  • Support for the recovery of your videos on iOS devices in cases of accidental deletion, system crash, broken device, water damage, forgotten password, and viruses.
  • Restore deleted files by restoring otherwise unreadable or encrypted files from iCloud backups without overwriting more recent files.
  • Thumbnail previews for all video files on the iPhone in question to ensure that the deleted video will not be erased from the internal memory.
  • Give you the ability to recover not just video files, but a wide array of formats.
  • Repair iOS system issues without incurring data loss.
  • Offer compatibility with all versions of iOS, including both the latest release as well as those which are no longer supported by Apple.
  • An iOS data recovery program will help you recover videos, contacts, messages, and notes from iCloud backups if you’ve accidentally deleted them.

Note: If you have unintentionally deleted a video from your iPhone, do not sync your device with iTunes before trying to recover the file because it will then be lost forever.

Here are 4 solutions for you to restore deleted videos form iPhone x/8/7/7 Plus/SE/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S/4. You can follow the tutorial to have a try.

Part I – Recovering Deleted Videos From Your iPhone Itself

Step 1: open the application and plug your iPhone into the computer

You’ll need to download the recovery application and install it on your computer, after which you can plug in your iPhone and run the application. When you plug in your phone, a window should appear and you should select “advanced mode” – do note that you’ll need to unlock your phone for this to work.

Step 2: Scan your device

When you’re scanning your phone, you’ll need to do the following: Click on start in the application, press the power and home buttons on your iPhone at the same time and hold for ten seconds, release the power button but continue holding the home button down for 15 seconds. After this, the application should start scanning your phone for lost data.

Step 3: Recovering the deleted files

When the application is finished with scanning your iPhone, all of the backup content stands extracted and will be shown. Select the files you want and then click on “recover” to save the files to your computer.

Part II – Restoring Deleted Videos From iTunes Backups

If you have a habit of syncing your phone with iTunes, there’s a good chance that the deleted video will have been saved in a backup. Do note that if you take this route, your existing files will be overwritten and a previous backup will be restored to your phone. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes. After your phone has been detected, right click/control click on iPhone and select the appropriate backup.

If you don’t want to lose the current files on your phone, you can do the following:

Step 1: Choose a backup and restore it

Launch the recovery app on your computer and select “recover from iTunes backup” – all of your backup files will be displayed. Select the appropriate one and click on “start scan”.

Step 2: Restoring lost videos

All of the backed up content will be displayed following the scan, and videos will be found in your camera roll. Pick the ones you want, and click on Recover.

Part III – Extracting iCloud Backups To Recover Deleted Videos

If you’ve backed up your iPhone to iCloud before, then it’s easy enough to recover your lost files from there. Simply login to your iCloud account using your AppleID, and you should be able to find what you’re looking for in your iCloud Drive. You could also use this method to restore a previous backup to your phone, but of course like doing the same thing in iTunes you’ll still lose more recent data on your phone.

Step 1: Go with Recovery Mode and sign in to iCloud

Using the data recovery tool, select “Recover from iCloud backup” and sign in using your AppleID.

Step 2: Download and extract

After signing in, you should see a list of your iCloud backup files. Download the relevant ones and after that’s done select “scan” to extract them.

Step 3: Recover file

After completing a scan, you can preview all of your personal data before recovery. Select the files you want and save them to your computer.

Part IV – Recovering Deleted Videos From The “Recently Deleted” Folder

If you’re running iOS 10 or later, you can check in your iPhone trash for an accidentally deleted video. This is quite a simple process and will save you the hassle of using a recovery application.

  • Open the Photos app on your iPhone
  • Go to Albums
  • Find “Recently Deleted”
  • Select the video you want and tap Recover
  • You can also recover multiple videos at once by tapping on Select in the “Recently Deleted” folder

If you’ve accidentally deleted a video from your iPhone, don’t panic – there’s good chance of getting it back through various processes. Depending on the circumstances, you may need to download a data recovery application and use that to restore your lost media files.


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