In order to recover deleted Snapchat photos on the iPhone, you should check your Snapchat Memories, Recently Deleted folder, use an iCloud Backup, or use some kind of data recovery tool.
Snapchat is an app that I have used for years to stay in touch with friends, share cool photos, and capture fun events. Being able to easily save the photos you take in the app is also a nice touch.
But what if you want to bring back Snapchat photos that you saved at one point, but then later deleted? These could be photos you deleted to save space on your device, or even ones you deleted by accident.
Keep reading to learn how to recover these photos and get them back on your iPhone.
- The first place to check in order to recover these photos is in your Snapchat memories or “Recently Deleted” folder.
- If you have a backup from when the photos were still on your device, you could potentially use it to recover the photos. But be careful, as it will erase the current contents of your device.
- If you don’t have a backup, you may be able to use a piece of data recovery software in order to bring the deleted photos back onto your iPhone.
Method 1: Check Your Snapchat Memories
One of the first places to check for deleted Snapchat photos is the Memories section of the Snapchat app itself. You can access it by swiping up from the main camera screen. You’ll be greeted with a collection of your Snapchat memories, organized by date.
You can simply search through the photos and see if you find the one you want to recover. If you find it, long press the photo and then click the download button on the lower right side of the screen.
On the next page, you can choose to share or copy the photo, but can also download it.
Method 2: Check Your “Recently Deleted” Folder
If you periodically save Snapchat photos into your iPhone camera roll, another place to check is the Recently Deleted folder. After you delete a photo from your device, it isn’t immediately removed and instead will stay in this folder for a while before being fully deleted.
You can find the folder by going to Photos > Albums and then scrolling to the bottom. In order to access this folder, you may need to enter your password and use Face ID. in the folder, if you find the desired photo, simply click on it and press the Recover button on the bottom right.
Keep in mind that photos in this folder will only remain here for 30 days before they are gone forever, so you’ll want to act quickly to save the Snapchat photo.
Method 3: Use an iCloud Backup
If neither of these methods lets you find your missing photos, you can consider restoring data from an iCloud backup you have from back when the photos were still on your device.
In order to use a backup to restore this data, you need to go to Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings. Then, as you set up your device, you can restore from the backup to bring the photos back onto the iPhone.
Keep in mind that resetting your iPhone and restoring from a backup will delete all of the data and information currently on your device. So make sure to think it through and ensure other important data on the device is also included in the same backup so you don’t lose anything.
Method 4: Use a Data Recovery Tool
If you don’t have a backup, or the backup you have created doesn’t have the deleted photos, your only option is to use an iPhone data recovery tool to try and bring them back. These are pieces of software that can access hidden parts of your devices that you can’t access on your own.
There are several different options, so make sure to do your homework and choose one that is trustworthy, has a good reputation and reviews, and has the necessary features that you need.
The process for using these tools can vary, but generally, it involves starting the software, connecting your phone to the computer, choosing the type of data you want the tool to find, and running a scan.
Once the scan is complete, you will be able to go through the results and select the photos you want to recover.
Snapchat can be a great tool for communication, sharing photos, and even saving memories. While it can be frustrating and worrisome if these saved photos are missing and seemingly got deleted, all hope is not lost.
I hope this guide has been able to help you learn how to recover deleted Snapchat photos back onto your iPhone.
Is there something I didn’t mention in this guide that you felt I should have? If so, don’t hesitate to let me know in a comment.