A Quick Guide on Restoring Data from an iPhone 6s (Plus)
I got a new iPhone X, and set it up from the most recent backup of my older iPhone over Wi-Fi. After restoring, most of files and settings are transferred over, except the photos. I can't figure out why this happens? I'm sure all my photos are backed up within iCloud. How can I get them back if they're gone?
The iCloud backup service and iCloud Photos Library are the ideal repositories for those who tend to rely on Apple to save their shooting photos as well as online images, so just in case something goes wrong you would take the chances of recovering all lost photos to the iPhone from an iCloud backup or iCloud online database.
In this post, I'll show you several ways to retrieve deleted photos from iCloud.
Apple's iCloud Photo Library is one of the convenient ways of storing pictures online and keeping in sync across all your devices. If you've already enabled this feature in iCloud setting, all photos are automatically uploaded to iCloud server associated with a same iCloud account. Every time you delete photos on iPhone, they will move to Recently Deleted album for 30 days. If you change your mind, you are able to visit icloud.com to retrieve the photo(s) using the following steps:
This will move the deleted images back to Photos app in the iPhone immediately.
If the Recently Deleted folder in iCloud doesn't include photos you seek, you can try to use an iPhone backup extractor program by which you could get lost photos from an iCloud backup. iOS Data Recovery is our favorite. It lets you scan and see if your iCloud backup has the missing photos you want, rather than going through a full restore first the Apple does. You then can choose to restore individual photos or the whole folder of photos and save onto computer.
In addition, the program is capable of scanning your iPhone in a maximum extent and recover missing photos from the device memory in a fast manner, as well as retrieving photos from an iTunes backup if you have made beforehand.
Retrieving photos from iPhone backup in iCloud without reset is pretty simple. Here's how to do.
Step 1: Sign in to iCloud account
Launch the software, choose the "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode from the built-in modes on the left list, then enter Apple ID and passcode in the box to sign up to the iCloud account.
Step 2: Download an iCloud backup
After successfully logging in, the software will list all iCloud backups for your iPhone & iPad.
Check the backup date and select the one where the deleted photos are kept, then click the Download button on its right side. This will open a dialog box, where you need to choose "Camera Roll", "Photo Library" and "App Photos" to download and restore.
Then click on Next button to start downloading the photos. Make sure you have a stable Internet connection.
Step 3: View backed up photos in iCloud
When downloaded, the program will return you a list of data on the interface.
Before the restoration process, you're able to preview the downloaded photos from iCloud by click the "Camera Roll" (or Photo Library, App Photos) category under "Media" section.
Step 4: Recover photos from iCloud backup and save on computer
Now, check the photo(s) if you decide to restore and then press the Recover button to move on. When a dialog window opens, set a output path for saving the retrieved photos on computer.
Again, click the Recover button and wait for the photos to be restored, and you'll soon be able to get the photos from iPhone backup in iCloud.
That's it! Once the process has finished, you can transfer the extracted photos back to iPhone using iTunes sync feature or a 3rd-party alternative - iTransfer. It is a management tool for transferring content among iOS, Android, iTunes and computer in one shot.
This option works fine when you upgrade to a new iPhone and you need to keep the photos on it from the older one. It's a complete restore of an iPhone—you have to erase and wipe out all data and settings in the original iPhone and put your phone back the way you left it in that backup archive. Therefore, it's not recommended most of time.
To recover photos that were included in the iCloud backup:
Eventually the disappeared photos are saved back to iPhone camera roll.
If you have ever your photos uploaded to iCloud Drive before missing, you can go to iCloud.com and get those photos downloaded and save on your computer.
Here's the steps you need to take to pull photos out of Apple's iCloud.
This way you've gotten your photos out of iCloud!