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Solved Perfectly - How to Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone

Part 1: Can Deleted Videos Be Recovered on iPhone

They say the best camera is the one that you have with you. If it is true, iPhone will get more users' votes especially after the release of iPhone 7 because there are some improvements in it (Learn more about the iPhone 7 camera). You use iPhone to shoot videos, and share them with others. But recently, I saw this case online:

I was trying to upload a video from my iPhone onto YouTube when I fell asleep. This morning, the video was in the process of downloading I wanted to stop downloading it because I wanted to do something else with the video. But I hit the delete button thinking it would just stop the download not remove the video from my phone. How to recover deleted videos from iPhone?
Source: discussions.apple.com

This is a typical iPhone video loss issue. Here, it is necessary to mention that when you delete the iPhone videos at the first time, they are not removed from your device immediately but transferred to the "Recently Deleted" album where these videos show you the days remaining before deletion. After that time, videos in that folder will be permanently wiped from your iPhone forever. Before this, you are able to recover them from the "Recently Deleted" album. So, you can check this album to verify that whether your deleted iPhone videos are stored on it or not.

recently deleted

If the iPhone videos are deleted from the "Recently Deleted" album, the nature of this issue is changed. Since the original data are wiped from your iPhone, you have to change a way to recover deleted iPhone videos.

Here, I have to mention iTunes backup and iCloud backup. Both of these two backup methods are recommended by Apple. The original intentions of these two backups are to keep your iPhone data safe and enable you to restore your iPhone from a backup. On the surface, these two recovery methods are good, but the truth is that they will replace all the original iPhone data rather than recovering specified data type(s) you want to.

In view of this situation, technicians design some iPhone data recovery software to make iPhone video recovery possible. When you search this issue "how to retrieve deleted videos from iPhone" on internet, there will be different kinds of recommended relevant programs. Here, I advise you to try MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS.

Then part 2 will give you more information about this software, and guide you to undelete iPhone videos with this tool.

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone

Software Profile

As a piece of reliable and professional iOS data recovery software, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS can be used to retrieve different kinds of data, such as photos, messages, videos, notes, Safari bookmarks, contacts, call history, and more, from iPhone7 Plus/7/SE/6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS, iPad2/1, iPad mini, and iPod Touch 5/4. Besides, it is totally compatible with all iOS versions including the latest iOS 10.

As for operating system, its Windows version is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, and its Mac version can be used on Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8, 10.7, and 10.6. With the Free Edition, you are allowed to recover 2 pieces of iPhone videos each time. So, I suggest you to use this freeware to have a try first. After all, free trial before buying can help you to check whether this software can find the deleted iPhone videos or not.

Choose the proper version, download and install it to your computer. Open it and you will discover that three recovery modules - "Recover from iOS Device", "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and "Recover from iCloud Backup File" - are listed on the main interface.

main interface

The left module can be used to retrieve deleted data from iPhone directly. But due to the limitation of iOS devices, once you permanently delete videos as well as photos from your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, those deleted items will not be detected and recovered from the device directly with any third-party software. So, "Recover from iOS Device" module is unavailable to restore deleted videos on iPhone.

The rest two recovery modules are based on iTunes backup and iCloud backup respectively. Different from the Apple officially recommended two methods, these two modules enable you to get back videos you deleted on iPhone separately.

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Just as retrieving deleted iPhone videos, the permanently deleted iPhone photos can also be recovered by two ways with this software. And you can find the detailed steps in this post: 2 Simple Solutions to Recovering Deleted Photos on iPhone.

Then, the rest sections in this part will show you how to utilize these two recovery modules to restore your deleted iPhone videos.

Way 1: Restore Deleted iPhone Videos from iTunes Backup File

First, let's talk about "Recover from iTunes Backup File" module. In theory, iTunes backup is the most comprehensive backup. So, if you have made an iTunes backup before you delete your iPhone videos, you'd better try this module first.

Then, you should make this preparation: the target iTunes backup file should be saved on the computer you are going to use. If not, you should copy that backup file to the objective computer.

When everything is OK, you can operate this software as the following steps tell you to do.

Step 1: Select "Recover from iTunes Backup File" module from the main interface and then iTunes backup file will be appeared on the list. Perhaps, there are two or more iTunes backup files listed here. However, you can identify them from their "Name" and "Latest Backup Date". After choosing the relative iTunes backup file, you should click on "Scan" button to continue.

itunes backup list

tip Tip:

In general, this software will extract the backup file from the iTunes default storage path. If you keep the target iTunes backup file in another path, this software will not show it to you automatically. Here you can add it to the list manually by clicking on the small blue button "Select" and find it out from your computer.

Step 2: After the scanning process, you will enter its results interface as follows. The data types which are scanned by this software are listed on the left side. Choose "Videos" from the left list, and you can view them on this interface with their name and video format. Choose the videos you want to recover and then click on "Recover" to continue.


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If you are unable to view the video's full name because it is a little long, you should move the cursor to the name and the full name will be shown on the small pop-out frame which can help you to select the target video.

Step 3: You will get a pop-out window as follows. Here, it allows you to choose a path to save the selected iPhone videos by pressing on "Browse" button, and then you should just follow the wizard to finish the operation.


After these three simple steps, your selected iPhone videos will be recovered to the specified path, and you can watch them directly.

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Way 2: Retrieve Deleted iPhone Videos from iCloud Backup File

If the deleted iPhone videos are contained on your previous iCloud backup file, you can try "Recover from iCloud Backup File" module.

notice Notice!

This software is unable to extract iOS 9 and the latter version's iCloud backup file for the limitation of iCloud.

Step 1: Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" from the software's main interface, and then you will enter the following interface. Type your "Apple ID" and "Password" into the input field, and click on "Sign In" button to continue.


tip Tip:

The button "Load Downloaded Files" will be in blue like this if you have used this recovery module to download iCloud backup file before. In this situation, you can just press on this button to open them directly when you want to recover these downloaded files again. This design, which avoids repeated downloading, can save a lot of time for you.

Step 2: This software will show you all the iCloud backup files it can detect and display them on the interface with their property such as their "Name", "Latest Backup Date", "File Size", and so on. You are able to choose the one you want to use according to these properties. Then, press on "DownLoad" button to continue.

icloud backup list

Step 3: There will be a pop-out window with all recoverable data types listed on it. This time, you only want to retrieve deleted iPhone videos, so just check "Videos" and click on "Confirm" button. Then this software will start its downloading process.

select data type

Step 4: The results interface will be shown in front of you when the downloading process is completed. In this recovery module, only "Videos" will be displayed on the interface. And the following operations are the same with step 3 of way 1.


When you see this recovery module's results interface, you will discover that it is different from the one of "Recover from iTunes Backup File" module. Obviously, this interface only shows you the iPhone videos, because step 3 enables you to choose the data type you want to download. This is a piece of advantage which can save you a lot of time in case that the whole iCloud backup file is large in size.

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However, every recovery module has its own superiority. Just choose one module according to your own situation.

Complimentary content: although "Recover from iOS Device" can't be used to restore your permanently deleted videos and photos on iPhone, you can use it to recover other kinds of deleted data, such as messages, notes, contacts, and call history, as long as the original data tracks are not overwritten by new data. To make this recovery module work best, you should stop using your iPhone immediately after the deletion of iPhone messages or some other data. Besides, you have to install iTunes application to your computer in advance to make this recovery module work successfully.

In addition, this Free Edition only allows you to recover two pieces of iPhone videos each time (See the Functional Limitations in this freeware). If you want to restore more items, you are suggested to purchase the full version from the official site.

Part 3: Bonus Tips

There are some useful tips you should pay attention to when you are managing your iPhone videos and using MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS:

1. Please think twice before you delete the videos on iPhone, especially when you try to delete them from the "Recently Deleted" album forever.

2. From part 1 and part 2, you will know that, if you permanently delete the videos on iPhone by accident, your only chance to get them back is to retrieve them from the previous iTunes or iCloud backup file. That's why we advocate making and updating iTunes and iCloud backup regularly.

3. To guarantee the efficiency of iPhone data recovery, please choose to purchase and use the official MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS.

Part 4: Conclusion

As a piece of powerful iPhone data recovery software, MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS does its best to restore your deleted videos on iPhone with its two available recovery modules which focus on different situation.

To recover the deleted items form iTunes backup, you should choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" module, and if there is relative iCloud backup file, you can also choose to use "Recover from iCloud Backup File" module. Both of these two recovery ways are very easy, and every average user can handle it smoothly.

At the same time, you can also read our User Manual, which can solve the problems you encounter in installation and operation process, or contact us by sending emails to [email protected] and leaving messages on the comment bar. Any useful ideas and suggestions are appreciated here.