I took a video of my son on my iphone 4 and accidentally deleted it. Is there any way to get it back? Helen
I recently had about 10 videos and pictures deleted from my iPhone. Theyre important to me. How can I recover deleted video and pictures from my iPhone? Thanks in advance! David
This kind of experience is not rare to iPhone users. iPhone brings great user experience but data loss puts users at great risk. Of course, if youve taken the right steps, theres a good chance to recover deleted iPhone video or pictures. Technically speaking, each time you sync your iPhone with iTunes, therell 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 youve taken the recovery soon, you can recover deleted videos directly from iPhone before theyre overwritten.
2 ways to recover deleted videos on iPhone
Download an iPhone video recovery program: WondershareData Recovery for iTunes (for Mac users) or WondershareDr.Fone (for Windows users)
Download the free trial version below to recover your deleted video on iPhone. Try it for free!
This iPhone data recovery software allows you to recover deleted videos from iPhone, as well as previous photos, text messages, notes, call history and calendar, no matter youre using iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS or previous versions. In addition, Wondershare Dr.Fone also lets you directly scan and recover videos from iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
First things first: Dont sync your iPhone with iTunes any more when you find your video lost, or the backup file will be updated and you cant get the lost video back. And dont 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 iPhone videos
Step 1:Select the device backup to scan
When running the program on your Mac, youll get the interface as follow. Now you are in front of the backup files for the device. Just choose the one of your iPhone and click 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 youve synced with iTunes before.
Step 2:Recover deletediPhone videos
After the scan, all contents of the backup are extracted and displayed. You can check the video, generally in .mpeg format, and save it on your computer by clicking Recover on the top menu.
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 on your computer, and connect your iPhone to the computer with a digital cable. When your iPhone is detected, an interface as follow will appear. Here are two recovery modes: recover from device or from iTunes backup file. Choose the first one and move on.
Step 2:Enter the DFU mode and scan iPhone
According to the guide in the interface, begin to enter the DFU mode with your iPhone:
Hold your iPhone and click Start button.
Pressing Power and Home buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
After 10 seconds, release Power button, but keep holding Home for another 10 seconds.
When youre told that youve entered the DFU mode, release the Home button, and the program starts to scan your iPhone as follow.
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 the Camera Roll, which contains captured pictures and videos. Mark those you want and click Recover button at the bottom to save them all on your computer with one click.
Note: Data found here includes deleted data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items.