How to Recover Snapchat Photos & Videos from iPhone or Android

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Snapchat is a popular mobile messaging app for both Android and iOS devices, focusing on private, person-to-person photo sharing. One of the core concepts of this app is that any picture, video or message you send is made available to the receiver for only a short time before it becomes inaccessible. This cool self-destruct feature of Snapchat is designed to encourage a more natural flow of interaction, however, it also brings some trouble to users some times.

There are situations when your friends send you interesting photos and you want to save them, or you miss to open some pictures and want to recover the unopened snaps. If you are looking for a way to do Snapchat recovery, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will guide you through how to recover old, expired or deleted Snapchat photos & videos from Android and iPhone devices separately. Continue reading to find out.

Part 1. Is Snapchat Photo & Video Recovery Possible?

Can Snapchat photos, videos and messages be recovered? In a previous post, we have introduced Instagram Direct Message Recovery for Android and iPhone. Well, Snapchat and Instagram are both great chatting apps for sharing photos and videos. Similar to Instagram, it is also possible to recover deleted Snapchat photos and videos. Even though the snaps disappear after they get expired, it doesn't mean that they're gone forever.

To recover deleted snaps on Android or iPhone, you'll need the help of third-party data recovery tool. But you should know that, due to the nature of Snapchat to immediately clear photos, videos and messages, The deleted snaps may lose permanently once the temporary files were overwritten by new Snapchat data. We can't guarantee that the Snapchat recovery tool introduced here is 100% working. Anyway, it's still worth a try.

Part 2. Recover Snapchat Photos & Videos on iPhone/iPad

To recover deleted Snapchat memories from iPhone or iPad, you can try FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. It is a great Snapchat saver for iPhone and also helps you recover many other files, such as Camera Roll photos and videos, text messages, contacts, call logs, WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, notes, voice memos, Safari history, etc. This tool works on all iOS devices including iPhone 12, iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XS/XS Max/XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8/7/6s/6 Plus, iPad Pro, etc. running on iOS 14/13.


Follow the steps below to recover Snapchat photos from iPhone or iPad:

  1. Download, install and launch FoneGeek iPhone Snapchat Recovery tool on your Windows or Mac computer.

  2. Select the "Recover Data from iOS Devices" option and connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer via USB cable.

  3. Once the device is detected by the program, choose "App Photos" from the listed data types and click "Scan".

  4. After scanning, you can find and preview Snapchat photos from the App Photos category. Select those you want and click "Recover to PC" to save them to your computer.

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If you have an iTunes or iCloud backup file, you can also use FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery to extract and recover Snapchat photos and videos from the backup file. The steps are almost the same as above guide.

Part 3. Recover Snapchat Photos & Videos on Android Devices>

There are many Android Snapchat recovery tools available, here we recommend you another powerful tool from FoneGeek – Android Data Recovery. It is a safe and effective data recovery software for Android that allows you to recover deleted snaps, photos, videos, music, text messages, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data. The program is compatible with all popular Android devices, including Samsung Galaxy S20/S10/Note 10 Plus, OnePlus 7T/8/8 Pro, Moto G, Google Pixel 3A/4/4 XL, LG V60 ThinQ, Huawei P30/Mate 20, Sony, Moto, Xiaomi, Oppo, etc.


Follow the steps below to recover Snapchat photos and videos on Android:

  1. Download and install FoneGeek Android Snapchat Recovery on your PC or Mac. Then launch the software.

  2. Enable USB debugging on your Android phone and connect it to the computer. Wait for the program to automatically detect the device.

  3. Select the types of files that you'd like to recover, and click "Scan" to let the software scan your device for lost Snapchat photos and videos.

  4. After scanning, you can preview the found data and select the photos and videos you need, then click "Recover" ;to retrieve them to your computer.

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These are the two possible ways to perform Snapchat recovery on iPhone and Android devices. Though they cannot guarantee the good result, we suggest you give them a try. If you know any other working method to recover deleted Snapchat messages, please kindly let us know in the comment section below.

Saturday on Aug 29, 2020, 21:39:26 GMT / Post By FoneGeek to iPhone Recovery

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