The multimedia content on our iOS device usually take a lot of the storage. Thus iPhone iPad users would need to clear up the photos and videos captured or recorded from time to time. In this article, we will show you how to recover deleted photos and videos from iPhone and iPad using Dr.Fone, the best iPhone data recovery software. You can use this iPhone iPad data recovery tool to get back lost photos and videos from iPhone or iPad, iTunes backup, iCloud backup. Instructions in this guide can be applied to various iPhone, iPad, iOS models or versions, like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS; iPad air, iPad mini; iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10.

Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from iPhone iPad

You can download the iPhone data recovery tool for free below before we will show you how to use it to retrieve lost iPhone or iPad data.

Then connect up your iPhone or iPad with your computer via the USB cord. You will find three tabs at the top of the data recovery tool: Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File, Recover from iCloud Backup File. See below screencast.
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Recover from iOS Device tab is the default tab which opens automatically when you launch the iOS data recovery software. And this is the most useful and special feature of this iPhone iPad recovery application. This recovery feature allows iOS user to recover your lost data without any backup files.

Firstly, let’s show you how to recover delete photos and videos from iPhone and iPad using this iOS data recovery program. Click Start Scan, the data recovery tool will analyze your iOS device, scan your iOS device then you will get the scan result like this:

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On the left menu, you can find categories of all supported file or data formats or types, such as photos and videos, messages, call history, contacts, memos, calendars, reminders, bookmarks, notes, App documents, etc. It defaults to Photos and Videos >> Cameral Roll. This is where you save all photos and videos taken using your iPhone or iPad camera. You can select any photos and videos to recover, or click the recover button on the bottom right corner to recover all photos and videos from the Camera Roll. Photos from the Photo Stream or App Photos and videos from App Videos can also be recoverred once they are deleted from your iPhone or iPad. These include App videos or photos such as Evernote, Dropbox, Instagram photo and video files.

You can also preview, select and recover specific photos and videos from the folders like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, App Photos, App Videos. Right click on a photo or video, you can choose to recover checked, recover highlighted photos or videos. And you have the choices between recovery to your iPhone iPad or your computer.

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In this case, let’s choose Recover to Computer option to restore lost iPhone iPad photos and videos from iOS device to your PC or Mac. You will then be able to choose where to save the photos and videos to on your computer hard drive.

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Now you know how to recover deleted Photos and Videos from iPhone and iPad without any backup files. If you have an iTunes backup file or iCloud backup file, you can also use this iOS data recovery tool to retrieve photos and videos from these backup files.

You can use this iOS data recovery program to get back a lot of other file types, see more instructions below.

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Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from iTunes Backup Files

Go back to the home screen of this data recovery tool for iOS. Select ‘Recover from iTunes Backup Files‘ option from the top.

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This iOS data recovery program will automatically scan your computer hard drive for any iTunes backup files you saved before. Choose the backup files from the list and click Start Scan button on the bottom right corner.

recover photos and videos from itunes backup

From now on, you can use the same method to recover photos and videos from iTunes backup just like you recover the files from iPhone and iPad directly. You can go back and check see how we managed to restore deleted files from iOS devices directly above.

Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from iCloud Backup Files

Except the iTunes backup files which you can use to extract photos and videos from, you can also export photos and videos from iCloud backup files. To do that, switch to ‘Recover from iCloud Backup Files‘ tab from the top of the iOS data recovery application, you will then be prompted to input your Apple ID and password to connect your iCloud backups. It is very easy to follow from there. See more details from this link: how to download data iCloud backups to computer?