How to Retrieve a Deleted Video on iPhone

How to retrieve a deleted video on iPhone

If you have deleted your video on your iPhone by accident or purposely, you can get it back. However, depending on the way you used to delete your video, the methods required to restore it would be different. Here in this complete guide, we will focus on all the techniques on how to retrieve a deleted video on iPhone. Whether it is the Recently Deleted Folder, backups, or data recovery software, we will cover them all.

 

How to retrieve a deleted video on iPhone from the Recently Deleted folder

 

If you have deleted your videos from the iPhone library, there is a chance that your video is still on your iPhone. When you delete videos on iPhone, it is moved to the Recently Deleted folder on the Photos app instead of getting permanently removed from your iPhone. There they remain for 30 days before you lose them forever. So, you must first know how to find your deleted videos on your iPhone, and only then can you recover them.

 

Here’s how to recover deleted videos on iPhone from the Recently Deleted folder:

Here’s how to recover deleted videos on iPhone from the Recently Deleted folder
  • Open the Photos app.
  • Then tap on the “Albums” tab located at the bottom.
  • Next, scroll down to the bottom and tap on the “Recently Deleted” folder under “Utilities.”
  • Select or tap and hold the video you want and hit “Recover.” If you want to restore more than one video, tap on “Select,” choose your videos, and hit “Recover.”

If 30 days have passed since you deleted your video from your iPhone, you’ll permanently lose them. So, can you recover the permanently deleted videos on your iPhone? Luckily, you can, and there are a number of ways you can do it. And we will cover them in the following steps.

 

How to retrieve a deleted video on iPhone from your iCloud backup

 

So, one way to recover your permanently deleted videos from your iPhone is from your iCloud backup data. This method will only work if the last you had backed up your iPhone data on iCloud was when the deleted video was still on your iPhone. So, if you haven’t backed up your iPhone after you’ve erased the video, you can get it back.

 

Here we are going to see the complete steps on how to recover permanently deleted videos from your iPhone via iCloud backup.

 

Step 1:  Create an iPhone backup for your existing data

 

If you go forward with this method, you are going to lose all your existing data. So, we strongly recommend that you backup your iPhone’s existing data before proceeding with the next steps.

 

Step 2: Check your iCloud backups on your iPhone

Steps to check your iCloud backups on your iPhone

In this step, you can check the status of your previous backup(s) and whether it was uploaded before you deleted the video. Here’s how:

  • Open your iPhone’s Settings app.
  • Tap on your Apple ID profile at the top.
  • Next, tap on “iCloud.”
  • Then tap on “Manage Storage.”
  • After that, tap on “Backups.”
  • Here you will see all your backups and check the time they were updated.

Step 3: Initiate the factory reset of your iPhone

Steps to initiate the factory reset of your iPhone
  • Open your iPhone’s Settings app.
  • Tap on “General.”
  • Scroll down and tap on “Transfer or Reset iPhone.”
  • Then tap on “Erase All Content and Settings.”

After that, your iPhone will reset, and this process will take a few moments to complete.

 

Step 4: Restore your deleted iPhone video from your iCloud backup

 

After your iPhone has reset, you’ll be asked to “Restore from an iCloud backup.” You should then select the backup that contains your deleted video. After that, your iPhone will start restoring the data from your selected backup onto your device. The process of restoring your deleted iPhone video will take a few moments to complete.

 

An important point you need to remember is that you need to have an uninterrupted internet or WiFi connection during the whole process.

 

How to retrieve a deleted video on iPhone from your iTunes backup

 

Another way to recover permanently deleted videos on your iPhone is through your iTunes backup data. If you have previously backed up your iPhone data on iTunes, then you could restore them. The steps are surprisingly very straightforward.

 

Steps on how to retrieve permanently deleted videos on your iPhone from your iTunes backup:

  • Launch the iTunes software on your Windows or old Mac computer. If you are using a Mac with macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or a later version, then open the “Finder” app.
  • Next, click on your iPhone icon in the upper-left corner. If you are running Mac Catalina or a later version, click on your device on the left-side panel.
  • After that, click on the “Restore Backup” option.
  • Then select a backup and click on “Restore.”

How to retrieve a deleted video on iPhone using a data recovery software

 

So, when you don’t have a previous backup of your iPhone data. In that case, you can retrieve your permanently deleted iPhone video using a recovery software called iOS Data Recovery. With this type of tool, you can recover any deleted files on your iPhone without backup. Here we will show the steps on how to get permanently deleted videos back on your iPhone with the iOS Data Recovery software.

 

Step 1: Select the recovery mode for your iPhone

 

Launch the iOS Data Recovery software on your computer after you’ve installed it. On the software’s simple and clean user interface, click on the “Recover from iOS Device” mode from the left-side panel.

 

Step 2: Connect your iPhone and start scanning

 

In the next step, you need to connect your iPhone device with your computer. Once the iOS Data Recovery software detects your device, click on the “Start Scan” button.

 

After that, you can choose the data file type you wish to recover. In our case, it is the videos. So, the most likely locations for them would be the Camera Roll, App Videos, Photo Stream, Photo Library, or attachments for social media platforms.

 

Once you’ve selected the locations to scan for your deleted iPhone videos, click on the “Scan” button.

 

Step 3: Preview the recovered videos

 

When the scanning is finished, you’ll be able to view all of the videos that were discovered. You can check all your recovered videos based on categories. You can then view the preview of all the videos to locate the deleted video that you want.

 

Step 4: Restore deleted videos on iPhone

 

After you’ve previewed and identified the deleted videos you want to restore, click on the small check box beside to select them for their retrieval. After that, click on the “Recover” button and then select the location on your computer where you want to save them.

 

Step 5: Transfer the deleted videos back to your iPhone

 

If you want to transfer your deleted video(s) back to your iPhone, you can use iTunes to do so. So, open the iTunes software (or Finder if you are using the Mac Catalina or later version). After that, select your iPhone device and import the deleted video on your iPhone. Next, disconnect your iPhone from your computer and enjoy your recovered video(s).

 

Concluding remarks

 

Here we’ve explored everything that you need to know about how to retrieve a deleted video on iPhone. However, we’ve also covered how to recover deleted photos from iPhone in another of our blog.

 

Also, read our detailed guide on how to recover TikTok videos on iPhone.

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