If you are here, that means your iPhone is either stolen, has a broken screen or suffered water damage. Man, that’s tough…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 whole computer for backups with CopyTrans Backup Extractor:
Run CopyTrans Backup Extractor. It will automatically start searching for backups on your PC. This will be super fast!
After a few seconds you will see the list of available backups. Click on the one that contains your photos.
Finally, select the folder you want to extract the photos to. Wait until the photos are extracted. Voila! Now you can click ‘Open containing folder’ to see which photos were 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 can especially come in handy when you want to recover photos from a damaged iPhone.
There’s 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 you are OK with this, head to the Apple Support official 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 an 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 choose what exactly to restore. CopyTrans Shelbee can restore a full backup 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 older backup to recover old photos.
In the newly appeared window select “Photos”.
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 your backed up 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 the icloud.com to your PC right away – select the photo and hit cloud icon in the top-right menu.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to select all photos. If you are OK with clicking/selecting every photo one by one, that’s fine, but for some of us who have more than 4000 pictures (guilty), it might be a bit stressful.
No worries! Our CopyTrans Cloudly does an excellent job when it comes to recovering all your iCloud photos. It’s the one and only solution to recover photos from a lost iPhone.
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. You will see the main app screen after. To download all 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 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.
On the left-hand side click on the green icon in the top left menu to create a new album. Your transferred photos will go there.
On the right-hand side of the interface, navigate to the folder where you’ve backed up your 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!