I have deleted some photos in my iPhone 6s without awareness. When I need those photos sent to my friend, I realized that they were deleted. I have used iCloud to back up those photos before updated iPhone 6s to the iOS 9.0.2. So can I restore my iPhone 6s lost photos from iCloud backup? How? I know little about Apple. Thanks for help. iPhone 6s, iOS 9.0.2.
Luckily, he has an iCloud backup for his deleted photos, which make it possible to restore his iPhone 6s photos from iCloud backup. Usually, we will use iCloud to back up data in our iPhone or iPad, for it is much more convenient. Also, when some data like photos, contacts, notes are lost, we can restore them from iCloud backup. Here, two different methods are introduced to help you restore iPhone lost photos from iCloud backup: one is to restore the whole iCloud backup to iPhone 6s, the other one is to extract and restore photos from iCloud backup selectively.
Restore lost photos from iCloud backup directly
The first method is to restore lost photos from your iCloud backup directly. In order to act this method, you have to reset and erase all contents on your iPhone 6s, then, restore the whole iCloud backup to it. Here are detailed steps.
- Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All content and Settings.
- In the Setup Assistant, proceed to “Set up your device,” tap Restore from a Backup, then sign in to iCloud.
- Proceed to “Choose backup,” then choose from a list of available backups in iCloud.
That's all. You have reset your iPhone 6s and restored those lost photos from iCloud backup. Go and check.
Notes: The limitation here is you will erase other new added data like notes, voice memos on your iPhone, for you have restored the whole backup from iCloud to iPhone 6s. If you don't want the whole iCloud backup, but selectively restore photos from iCloud backup, the following method is just what your need.
Restore iPhone 6s lost photos from iCloud backup selectively
If you want to restore iPhone 6s lost photos from iCloud backup selectively, you need the help from iFonebox, which is a professional iOS data recovery software, can not only extract and restore lost data from iCloud or iTunes backup selectively, but recover deleted data like iMessages, WeChat data, WhatsApp messages, contacts, etc, from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.
Free download and install iFonebox first of all. It supports to both Windows and Mac users.
Here are 3 simple steps listed as following. Take iFonebox for Windows as example.
Step 1. Run iFonebox. Choose Recover from iCloud Backup mode. You have to sign in with your Apple ID and password, then, choose one iCloud backup which containing your lost photos to download. Also, you can just choose Photos to download. The more data in the backup, the more time it needs. So be patient.
Step 2. Scan photos from downloaded iCloud backup. Just click on Photos item to start browse photos information.
Step 3. Preview and select deleted photos to restore. Now it's your chance to pick out your deleted photos and then, click Recover to PC button to transfer all deleted photos to your computer.
- Make sure you have activated your Apple ID and password.
- If you want to transfer the restored photos from computer to your iPhone, just let iTunes do it for you. You can connect your iPhone to the computer, launch iTunes, then tab on your iDevice to enter the main interface page. Just choose Photos and tick off "Sync Photos from", you can choose those photos you need on your computer to transfer.