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If you are like me, a person who clicks before she thinks, a person who can accidentally delete her entire Photo Library, or an important video file, or… Anyway, this article is for you.

CopyTrans Cloudly is an app we have developed that helps you restore permanently deleted photos. In some cases, we can restore photos and videos that were deleted more than a year ago! Here’s the full story.

Anyway, back to business.

Here’s how to restore permanently deleted photos from iCloud

Follow this step-by-step guide to download all your permanently deleted photos to PC.

  1. Download CopyTrans Cloudly and run it. Type in your Apple ID and password.
    Enter Apple ID and password

  2. If you have a two-factor authentication, you will need to allow the connection on your device:
    Apple ID sign in requested

  3. Enter the code you received:
    Apple ID verification code
    Two factor authentication

  4. Wait until your iCloud Photo Library is loaded. To download permanently deleted photos and videos from iCloud, click “Rescue”:
    Retrieve permanently deleted photos from iCloud Photo Library

  5. Select which folder you want to rescue the photos to:
    Select folder rescue

  6. That’s it! Now you will just need to wait until all of the photos and videos are rescued.
    Rescuing photos

Please feel free to share what was the oldest photo you could rescue in the comments below 😊

P.S. If you want to download all the photos and videos from iCloud to your PC, follow this tutorial.

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By Irina CopyTrans

Irina is a marketing and tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market, who dyes her hair in the color of her cats' fur (future cat lady detected) and enjoys sitting on her balcony on a rainy day reading books, watching TV shows, playing video games and drinking hot chocolate. With marshmallows.