[4 Methods] How to Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from iPhone with/without Backup

Is there any way for recover permanently deleted videos from iPhone? Many people love to take videos to record good moments, but they may also delete the important videos by accident, then how to recover the deleted video from iPhone?

iPhone has a large market share in China with its reliable and stable system and large-capacity memory. Users like to use iPhone because the device can store a lot of data such as photos, videos, and messages sent by friends, as well as live chat data generated by WeChat, etc.

But when save large size of data on iPhone, the iPhone will remind you that there is not enough memory space on the device, you have to delete the data that are no longer needed to clean up the memory. However, there will always be some flaws. It will be quite regrettable if you delete important data permanently, such as a video from your iPhone. Isn't it?

In fact, you don't need to regret for that. This article will provide you with valuable information on how to recover permanently deleted videos from iPhone.

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1. Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from Recently Deleted Folder

On iPhone, all deleted photos and videos are stored in a folder called "Recently Deleted" under the album. Deleted photos and videos can only be saved for 30 days. After 30 days, the photos or videos will be permanently deleted. Each image and video will be marked with the number of days left after being permanently deleted. Here is how to recover deleted videos from this folder.

Step 1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone and click on "Album" at the bottom.

Step 2. Find "Recently Deleted" folder in the album. In this folder, you can see the most recently deleted photos and videos. The photos and videos will show the exact number of days remaining before deleting.

Step 3. Click on "Select" in the upper right corner. If you only want to recover a few videos, you can tick the videos you want, and then tap on the "Recover" option at the bottom of the interface. Or you can directly select "Recover All” to recover all the deleted videos in one click.

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2. What If There is No Deleted Videos on ‘Recent Deleted’ Album?

Since the deleted photos and videos saved in the ‘Recent Deleted’ Album can only be kept for 30 days, you may not find the videos you want to recover in this album after 30 days. When you are in this situation, you should find help with professional iPhone data recovery software or iTunes/iCloud.

2.1 Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from iPhone without Backup

Actually, deleted data are still saved on the internal server on iPhone. They will not be deleted permanently unless new data are added to iPhone. Thus you should stop using your iPhone when your iPhone data are deleted or lost. In this situation, an iPhone Data Recovery tool will be required to recover deleted or lost data on iPhone.

FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery supports to recover deleted videos and other data lost in different scenarios, such as iOS 13 upgrade, locked or broken screen, etc. More than 22 types of data can be retrieved from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Now it’s better to download the free trial version to check whether the deleted videos can be recovered on the preview interface.


Step 1. Download and run the FoneGeek software on your computer. Select the mode of ‘Recover’.

choose recovery mode

Step 2. Then choose ‘Recover from iOS Device’ from the 3 recovery options and click on ‘Start’ button. Before that, you need to ensure that your iPhone is connected to the computer.

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Step 3. After the scanning process is done, all the deleted data found by FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery will be listed in category. You can check Videos from the various data types to preview.

Step 4. Finally, click ‘Recover’ button to export the videos that you selected to your computer or Mac.

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Note: Besides recovering from iOS devices directly, PR iPhone Data Recovery also supports to selectively recover from iTunes or iCloud backup without reinstalling your iPhone/iPad system.

2.2 Recover Deleted Videos from iCloud Backup

Here are 2 methods to recover permanently deleted videos from iPhone if the iCloud backup is enables previously.

Method 1: Recover from iCloud.com Online

Step 1. Open the site of iCloud.com on your computer, then sign into the iCloud with your own account.

Step 2. After signing in, different data types will be displayed as the image below. Clock on the option of ‘Photos’ where your iPhone photos and videos are saved.

Step 3. Check all of the files and select the videos you want to recover. Then tap the ‘Download’ button.

After that, the selected videos will be downloaded on your computer.

Method 2: Recover iPhone Videos By Restoring iCloud

Step 1. First, go to the “Settings” → “General” → “Reset” interface and select ‘erase all the contents and settings’ option.

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Step 2. After erasing all the content and settings on iPhone, re-activate the phone. After the activation is complete, enter the “Application and Data” interface.

Step 3. Select the option of “Restore from iCloud Cloud Backup”, log in to the Apple ID, and wait for the recovery process to complete.

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2.3 Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from iPhone By Restoring iTunes Backup

Follow the steps below to easily recover deleted videos from your iTunes backup.

Step 1. Connect your iOS device to your desktop and launch the iTunes app.

Step 2. Open the Device menu, and select ‘Restore iPhone’.

Step 3. Your device will be restored as a new one after that process.

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Note: Recovering permanently deleted videos from iPhone via restoring iCloud and iTunes backup will overwrite the current data on your device. To avoid such as thing, back up your iPhone regularly or choose to selectively recover from iTunes/iCloud backup with FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. Download the free trial version and have a try now.


By Fay J. Melton

Posted on Jun 06, 2019, 17:06:49

Fay J. Melton has explored the area of technology and software for more than 5 years and he is enthusiastic about helping users solve various technology issues.