In this day and age, photos have become essential in our lives. Whether we use them for office/school work or just plain social media posts, there’s no denying that pictures make our lives easier. Most of us even store photos to cherish memories, but of course– some would delete them to forget or just free storage space.

But whatever purpose we have for our photos, we all can agree that the last thing we want to happen is to accidentally delete our precious photos. Well, we’re only humans and we make mistakes all the time. But we need not worry; accidental deletion is reversible these days regardless of whether the photos were deleted on a computer or mobile phone.

So, if you are in the same situation, search no further. In this article, we are going to guide you on how to recover recently deleted photos on a PC/Mobile Phone. Stay tuned!

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Method 1: Recover Recently Deleted Photos with Tenorshare 4DDiG (Windows/Mac)

Let’s start with the most potent solution that can recover recently deleted photos– Tenorshare 4DDiG. It’s a computer program that’s designed to restore data, including photos of any format. Even if the photos have been deleted permanently, 4DDiG can dig into every corner of your computer or phone to get them back. How cool is that?

All-in-One Data Recovery

Recover deleted, corrupted, or lost data from any device

√ Supports Video, Audio, Document, Image, Email, Archive

√ Covers USB drives, hard drive, Android & Camera SD Card

√ Compatible with NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, EXT

While it’s mainly used on a Windows computer, you can plug in your phone while using the app. That’s because 4DDiG works by scanning the target location where your precious photos were once stored. From there, you can simply select and then recover all of them in just one click. That’s how convenient and easy 4DDiG is. Not to mention, it’s versatile as it supports external storage devices such as phones, SSDs/HDDs, and more.

Moreover, quality loss is not an issue. 4DDiG makes sure that all recovered photos retain their original size, clarity, resolution, and file details. Yes! Even if they’ve been corrupted or infected by a virus.

If you want to try Tenorshare 4DDiG, here are the three simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1

Get the installer by clicking on the banner above. Then, install and launch it on your PC. If the photos were from your phone, connect it via a USB data cable. Afterward, select the target drive/location on the main interface.

4DDiG Home

Step 2

Next, click on the scan button to start searching the target location. After a few seconds/minutes, it should be done (depending on how much data is being scanned). Then, set the file type to JPEG/JPG or to the image format of the photos you’re looking for.

4DDiG Select Data

Step 3

All the deleted images on that location should appear on the screen. Look for the ones you’ve deleted and select them. When you’re done, just click on the Recover button and choose the folder destination.

4DDiG Choose Folder

Method 2: Recover Recently Deleted Photos from Recycle Bin (Windows)

If you’ve just deleted the photos on your Windows computer, you can always recover them via the Recycle Bin. it’s a built-in feature that allows that prevents unwanted data loss. Basically, it stores all the deleted data before you decide to permanently clear them.

Step 1

On your desktop, look for the Recycle Bin and double-click on it to launch. If you have removed/hidden the recycle bin before, you can use the Windows search bar to find it.

Recycle Bin Restore Photos

Step 2

In the Recycle Bin, look for the photos you wish to recover. Then, select and right-click on them. Hit the Restore option afterward.

The photos should be back in their original folder. Go check them there. However, if the photos have been cleared from the recycle bin, only method 1 can recover them.

Method 3: Recover Recently Deleted Photos from Trash (Mac)

On Mac, the recycle bin is called Trash or Bin. However, if the photos have been deleted from the iCloud drive or the Mac Trash is set to automatically empty, you will only have 30 days from the date of deletion. After that, they’ll be permanently deleted.

Step 1

Press Command + Shift + G to open the search bar. There, type in “Trash” and click on it.

Mac Trash Bin

Step 2

Search for the photos you want to undelete and right-click on them. Then, click Put Back. They will be restored to their original folders instantly.

Note:

If they’re not in the Trash bin, you may proceed to your Mac’s Photos app and recover the photos from the Recently Deleted section.

All-in-One Data Recovery

Recover deleted, corrupted, or lost data from any device

√ Supports Video, Audio, Document, Image, Email, Archive

√ Covers USB drives, hard drive, Android & Camera SD Card

√ Compatible with NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, EXT

Method 4: Recover Recently Deleted Photos from Trash (Android)

If the photos were deleted on an Android phone running Android OS version 11 or later, you can rely on the Trash feature to recover them. However, the photos will only stay in the Trash section for 30 days starting from the day they were deleted. The steps below are for Samsung phones, but they’re practically the same with other Android brands.

Step 1

Open your Gallery app and tap on the 3-line/dot option in the lower or upper corner of the interface.

Trash Gallery Android

Step 2

Then, tap on the Trash icon and you will see all the deleted photos and their respective remaining days. Look for the photos and long-press on the first one to start selecting. Afterward, hit the Restore option at the bottom of the screen.

Method 5: Recover Recently Deleted Photos from Trash (iOS)

Of course, iPhones have a trash/recently deleted feature, too. Similarly, the deleted photos will stay there for only 30 days. After that, they are erased permanently. However, this only works on iOS 8 and up. Older iOS versions don’t have such a feature.

Step 1

Launch the Photos app and proceed to the Albums tab. There, hit the Recently Deleted album. You may need to use your Face/Touch ID if your iPhone is on iOS 16 or later to get access permission.

iPhone Recover Photos

Step 2

Once you’re in, tap on the Select button and start ticking the photos you want to restore. Then, hit the Recover button and confirm Recover Photos. The photos will then be back to their respective albums.

All-in-One Data Recovery

Recover deleted, corrupted, or lost data from any device

√ Supports Video, Audio, Document, Image, Email, Archive

√ Covers USB drives, hard drive, Android & Camera SD Card

√ Compatible with NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, EXT

Conclusion

One of the worst things that could happen to anyone is accidentally deleting important photos. The good news is there are now ways to recover recently deleted photos on a PC or mobile phone. We have discussed five of them above. So, check the methods and see which one can work in your situation.

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