If you are here, it means that your iPhone is either stolen, has a broken screen or has suffered water damage. Oh, what a shame…Let’s try to recover photos from your broken iPhone without the actual device.
Choose the most suitable method:
Extract photos from iPhone backup
The best way to recover your photos would be to extract them from a backup. Hopefully you have an old (or new!) backup that was done automatically by iTunes. Or maybe some software you used in the past did a backup for you, who knows?
You can automatically search your computer for backups with CopyTrans Backup Extractor:
Run CopyTrans Backup Extractor. It will automatically start searching for backups on your PC. The backup hunt will be done before you know it!
After a few seconds you will see the list of all the backups available. Click on the one containing your photos.
Click on “Photos”.
Finally, select the folder you want to extract the photos to. Wait until the photos are extracted. Voila! You can now click “Open containing folder” to see which photos have been extracted.
If you need more help with CopyTrans Backup Extractor, check out our Getting started with CopyTrans Backup Extractor guide.
Recover photos from an old iTunes backup
If you have previously made a backup with iTunes, you can easily restore lost photos and videos to a new iPhone. It might come in particularly handy when you want to recover photos from a damaged iPhone.
There is, however, one major drawback: you won’t be able to select the photos only, let alone choose which photos you wish to restore to the device. All the data, including other apps and settings from your old iPhone will be restored to a new one.
If this option suits you, head to the official Apple Support website to learn how to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from an iTunes backup. If not, continue reading the article for alternative solutions.
Recover photos from iPhone backup with CopyTrans Shelbee
If you have previously backed up your device you can easily restore the contents of your old iPhone to a new device and even specify the exact components to be extracted from the backup. CopyTrans Shelbee can make a full restore just like iTunes, or you can recover photos from a broken iPhone to your new device.
Download CopyTrans Shelbee from the following page:
Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Shelbee, please refer to the installation guide.
Run the program and connect the iPhone or iPad to your PC. Click on the “Custom restore” button.
Next, click on the pencil icon and navigate to the folder where you store your backups. Select the backup that contains photos you want to recover.
TIP: you can choose an older backup to recover old photos.
Select “Photos” in the window that will shortly appear in front of you.
Confirm the restore and hit “Next”.
Wait until the restore is finished and voila! Recovering photos from an iPhone backup is easy, right?
How to recover iPhone photos from an iCloud backup
If you are using cloud backup solutions like iCloud Photo Library, it might be easier for you to restore your Photo Library to a new device. However, downloading the photos from an iCloud to a computer can be tricky.
To access the cloud backup of your Camera Roll head straight to icloud.com.
Log in to your account and choose Photos in the main menu. You can actually download them from icloud.com to your PC straight away: just select the photo and hit the cloud icon on the panel in the top-right corner of the screen.
On the downside, there is no way to mass-select all the photos.so you will have to click on them one by one if you want them exported. This can sometimes be a tiresome procedure, especially if you have a lot of photos (guilty of that myself).
No worries! Our CopyTrans Cloudly does an excellent job when it comes to recovering all of your iCloud photos in one go. It is also the only solution to help you recover recently deleted photos if you have no backup.
Download and install CopyTrans Cloudly from the following page:
Run CopyTrans Cloudly. You will see a log in screen. Enter your Apple ID and password.
If you have a two-factor authentication enabled, make sure to allow the connection on your device and enter the code you received on your device:
Wait until your iCloud Photo Library is loaded. Upon completion, you will see the main app screen. To download all the photos and videos from iCloud, click “Download”:
Select the folder where you want to keep your library. And that’s it! All you need to do now is wait until all your photos and videos are downloaded.
I have actual photos on my PC. How to put them on the iPhone?
If you have all your photos backed up to your PC, you might be wondering how to put them on a new iPhone or iPad. CopyTrans Photo can easily transfer your photos from computer to iPhone in just two clicks:
Download CopyTrans Photo from the following page:
Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Photo, please refer to the installation guide. Connect your device and wait for the photos to load.
Click a green icon in the top-left corner of the app to create a new album: this will be the album for your transferred photos.
On the right-hand side of the interface, navigate to the folder that contains your backed up pictures. Select the ones you want to transfer to your new iPhone and simply drag and drop them to the left side.
Click “Apply changes” to finish the transfer.
You can also drag and drop a whole album from the computer’s side to the iPhone.
Hope these tips will help!