How to recover deleted photos from phone, on iOS and Android?

As generous as it may seem, the storage space of your smartphone can reach a maximum level in a relatively short time, which will not allow you to save new files to the phone. That could be the moment when, most likely, you would be tempted to delete the pictures you took or received recently.

The situation gets complicated if you accidentally delete pictures you didn’t want to let go of. But don’t worry, even if you’ve deleted one or more photos that you hoped to keep as a memory, there are several ways to recover your photos, whether it’s an Apple phone or an Android smartphone.

Here are the methods by which you can recover deleted photos from your phone, on iOS and Android. (if it is advantageous to you, you can directly reach the information that is helpful to you, with a simple click below on the topic that interests you)

Deleted photos from a phone using the Android operating system (such as those from Samsung or Huawei) can be recovered more simply than ever. The first place you should look for them is your smartphone’s trash.

Check in the Trash folder

Go to Gallery and look for the Trash folder, which you will most likely find when you open the application menu (the three dots). Deleted photos from the phone remain for 30-40 days, depending on each model) in the trash can in the smartphone gallery, from where you can restore them.

So, the steps you have to follow to recover deleted photos are:

 Enter the Gallery;
 Click on the three dots, which will open the hidden menu of the application;
 Find the trash in the Gallery. Depending on the phone model you are using, it could have several names. For example, smartphones using the OneUI operating system use the term Recycle Bin, while phones with MIUI have Trash Bin, and Realme UI smartphones have a section called Recently Deleted;
 Once the folder is opened, you will find in it all the pictures deleted from the phone, if no more than 40 days have passed since you gave them Delete.
 Click on the picture or pictures you want to recover and press Restore or Recover or any other option that might lead you to think of recovery.
 The photos thus restored will end up back in the folder on the phone where they were before you deleted them (for example, in the gallery, in the folder dedicated to photos in WhatsApp, Messenger and so on).

If you didn’t find the deleted photos in the trash folder of your phone, you still have a chance to recover them.

Check Google Photos

Another place where pictures you’ve deleted from your phone might be “hiding” is in Google Photos. To try to recover them, you will need to go through the following steps:

 On your phone, go to Google Photos;
 Select Library;
 Choose Trash and find all the deleted photos from your phone in the folder. Files remain here for 60 days after they are actually deleted, after which they will be permanently deleted.

How do you recover deleted photos from an Apple phone (iPhone)?

If you use an iPhone and accidentally deleted one or more photos from your phone, you can recover them by following the steps below:

 Enter the Photos app;
 Click on the Albums section;
 Find the Recently Deleted album and open it;
 Here you will find all the deleted pictures from your iPhone gallery, which you can recover with the Recover command, which you can activate with one click.

Once recovered, the previously deleted photos will return to the All Photos album, where you can access them whenever you want.

If you can’t find your deleted photos in the Recently Deleted folder, you can most likely recover them from iCloud. To do this, you will need to:

 You sign in to from a computer;
 Select the Photos folder, which you will find under Library, on the left side of the menu;
 Access Recently Deleted;
 Select the pictures you want to recover;
 Click Recover on each one.

Note, however, that the 30-day rule that photos deleted from your phone remain in the Recently Deleted folder also applies to Apple’s cloud.

If you have an iPhone and use Google services as additional storage space, the recovery of deleted photos from the phone can be recovered as follows:

 Open Google Photos on your phone;
 Choose Library from the bottom of the screen;
 Click on Bin, from the top;
 Select the photos you want to recover and choose Restore.

It’s good to know that this is the method to recover deleted photos from your phone only if you used the Google Photos app to store them, not if you deleted them directly from the device’s gallery.

These are the easiest steps to recover deleted photos from your phone, regardless of whether you use an Android or iOS phone. If you know of others, leave a comment below with the method you applied so that your favorite frames return to your phone’s gallery.

What can you do to avoid the risk of deleting important pictures for you?

We assume, as we stated at the beginning of this material, that you end up deleting pictures from your phone due to lack of storage space. So we suggest you constantly backup your photos to your favorite cloud to make sure you don’t lose precious memories for yourself.

It is also advisable to take advantage of the possibility to stop downloading the pictures received on WhatsApp in the phone gallery. Here’s how easy you can do it:

And if your smartphone constantly informs you that it no longer has free storage space, since it is an older model, we suggest that you seriously consider upgrading it.