Last Saturday was my son’s fifth birthday, and we took many pictures and videos on celebrating his birthday. Then my iPhone was out of space. So I transferred these videos from iPhone to Mac, and I deleted them from my iPhone. But when I checked them on my Mac, they disappeared. I don’t know what happened, but can I recover the lost videos from iPhone somehow?
The experience of losing important videos is not rare to iPhone user. But recovering deleted videos from iPhone is as easy as recovering iPhone deleted photos, and the ways are similar. If your iPhone is running iOS 8 or later, just open Photos app on iPhone and tap on the “Albums” menu. Then scroll through to select the “Recently Deleted” album where all the videos or photos you have deleted before are stored. To recover a video, select it and tap on “Recover”. This only works when you manually delete your videos less than 30 days.
If you lost your important videos due to other reasons or can’t find your deleted videos in “Recently Deleted” folder, you’ d better follow below ways to recover lost or deleted videos from iPhone.
Before you recover deleted videos from iPhone, don't sync your iPhone with iTunes anymore after you find that your video is lost, otherwise, the backup file will be updated and then you can't get back the lost video. And don't use your iPhone for anything to avoid being overwritten; otherwise you’ll never recover the deleted or lost videos directly from iPhone especially when you have no backups.
Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone Directly on Mac
- Utilize an iPhone data recovery tool
iPhone Recovery is a very practical iPhone data recovery software which enables you to recover deleted videos from iPhone without backup or from iTunes backup. It allows you to save the recovered videos on your Mac. You can use this iPhone data recovery tool to deal with different kinds of iPhone file recovery.
- Recover iPhone Text Messages, Contacts, Photos, Videos, Calendars, Call history, Reminders, Voice Memos, Safari Bookmarks and Notes.
- Support recovering files from iPhone 7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5c/5/4s, iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPad air, iPod touch.
- Recover iPhone data from all data loss situations like mistaken deletion, iPhone inaccessibility, device damage, virus attack, iOS upgrade, iOS jailbreak, factory reset.
- Export recovered messages, contacts, safari bookmarks, etc to HTML, Excel, Word, Numbers, and Pages.
Download free trial version of Cisdem iPhone Recovery below to recover your deleted video on iPhone. And install this iPhone data recovery software on Mac. Then open it.
- Scan your iPhone to find deleted or lost videos
Choose “Recover from iOS Device” Connect your iPhone to Mac. If this is your first time to connect your iPhone to Mac, launch iTunes and click “Continue” button to allow Mac to access information on your iPhone when it prompts, then click “Trust” button on your device to finish this process. If not, just click "Start Scan" button to find recently deleted data including videos from iPhone. Please wait a moment patiently.
- Preview and recover videos from iPhone
After scanning, this iPhone data recovery software will show all contents in organized categories. Click “Videos” to preview the details and select the videos you want to recover, and then click “Recover”. You can also select the whole video category by checking the box in front of “Videos” category and clicking “Recover” button on the bottom right corner to recover all videos from iPhone.
The above steps of "Restore deleted videos from iPhone directly" is finished, and you also can follow below tutorial to recover the deleted or lost videos from iTunes backup.
Also Read: How to Recover Deleted or Lost Contacts from iPhone
Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone by extracting iTunes backup
- Choose an iTunes backup file to scan
Choose the “Recover from iTunes Backup File” recovery mode. Then this iPhone data recovery software can automatically detect all iTunes backup files existing on your Mac. The number of backup files listed here depends on how many Apple devices you've synced with iTunes before and the encrypted iTunes backup will not be listed. Select the right iTunes backup from the list, and click on the “Start Scan” button to extract the contents including videos from your iTunes backup file. Please wait for a while.
- Extract contents and recover videos from iTunes backup
After the scanning process ends, the whole backup content are extracted and also displayed in 10 categories. Click “Videos” to preview the videos on your iTunes backup, you can preview deleted iPhone videos by turning on “Only Display Deleted Items”. Choose the videos you want to retrieve, and then click “Recover” to get them back to Mac.
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