How to Recover Deleted Videos/Photos on iPhone

How can I recover deleted video from iPhone?

I took a video of my son on my iPhone 4 and accidentally deleted it. Is there any way to get it back? – Helen

To iPhone users, this experience is not rare. on one side, iPhone brings great and good user experience, but on the other side, data loss let users run a great risk. However, if you’ve already done the right steps, there comes a good opportunity to help you recover the deleted iPhone pictures or video. Technically speaking, each time you sync your iPhone with iTunes, there’ll be a file called .sqlitedb automatically generated by iTunes on your computer. With a smart iPhone video recovery tool, you can take your videos out of the .sqlitedb backup file. Also, if you’ve taken the recovery soon, you can directly recover the deleted videos from iPhone before they are overwritten.

Two solutions to recover deleted videos on iPhone

Download the iPhone video recovery application: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) (supports Mavericks) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows)

Download the free trial version below to recover your deleted video on iPhone. Try it for free!

This iPhone data recovery program enables you to recover the deleted videos from iTunes backup, as well as previous text messages, photos, calendar, call history and notes, no matter whether you’re using iPhone 5, 4S, 4 or 3GS. What’s more, you can use it to directly scan and recover deleted videos from iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.

The guide below is based in Windows version of Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows). For Mac users, please download the Mac version, and you can also do the work similar as follows.


    Part 1: Scan and extract iTunes backup to recover videos from iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS
    Part 2: Directly scan and recover deleted videos from iPhone 4/3GS

First of all: Don’t sync your iPhone with iTunes anymore after you find that your video is lost, otherwise, the backup file will be updated and then you can’t get back the lost video. And don’t use your iPhone for anything, if you want to directly scan and recover videos from your iPhone.


Part 1: Scan and extract iTunes backup to recover videos for iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS

Step 1.Select the device backup to scan

When running the program on your computer, click Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top, and you’ll see the window below. Now you are in front of the backup files for the device. Just choose the one of your iPhone and click Start Scan to extract the content from your iPhone backup file.

Note: The number of backup files you get here depends on how many Apple devices you’ve synced with iTunes before.

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Step 2.Recover deleted iPhone videos

When the scan is over, the whole backup content are extracted and also displayed. You can check the video which is in .mpeg format in general, and clickRecover on the top menu to store it on your computer.

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To avoid losing your iPhone video, immediate backup is very important and useful. Every time when you shoot videos with your iPhone, do remember to backup them on your computer first.

Part 2: Directly scan and recover deleted videos from iPhone 4/3GS

Step 1.Connect your iPhone to the computer

Launch the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS on your computer, and connect your iPhone to the computer with a digital cable. When your iPhone is detected, a window as follows will appear. Click Download to get a plug-in, and then move on.

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Step 2.Enter the device’s scanning mode to scan your iPhone

Before scanning your iPhone, you need to enter the scanning mode by following the guide below:

  1. Click the Start button on the program’s window and take the iPhone in your hand.
  2. Once you clicked the Start button, press Power and Home buttons on your phone simultaneously for 10 seconds.
  3. When 10 seconds passed, release the Power button and keep pressing Home for another 15 seconds.

When you’re told that you’ve entered the scanning mode, release the Home button, and the program starts to scan your iPhone as follows.

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Step 3.Preview and recover deleted videos from iPhone

After the scan, all your data on your iPhone or lost from iPhone are found and listed in organized categories. To find your videos, check Camera Roll, which contains captured pictures and videos. Mark those you want and click the Recover button at the bottom to save them all on your computer with one click.

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Note: Besides recovering deleted data from your iPhone, Dr.Fone for iOS can also export the data still on your iPhone. If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the button on the middle-top of the window to only display deleted items.

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