How to get back deleted photos from iPhone 3GS?

All the photos on my iPhone 3GS are gone by accidental deletion. These photos are very important to me. The backup I have dates to a time after a trip. However, I want to get back all of them including the photos of the trip without backup. Have you ever come across this situation like me?

Is it possible to recover lost photos from iPhone 3GS without backup?

In fact, the lost photos are still on your iPhone 3GS but invisible as long as they are not overwritten by other new files. So you'd better stop using your iPhone 3GS after data loss. The next, what you need is a Photo Recovery for iPhone 3GS.

Dr.Fone for iOS is designed to recover Camera Roll, Photo Stream and Photo Library contents from iPhone 3GS without backup as well as recover photos from iTunes backup of your iPhone 3GS. With it, you can preview iTunes backup file and recover the items you want.

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Part 1. Get back lost photos from iPhone 3GS without backup

If you lost the photos from iPhone 3GS without backup, you can try this program to recover deleted photos directly from your device.

  • Run the program and connect your iPhone 3GS to computer.
  • After connected, click "Start" button on the program. Then hold "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time. After exact 10 seconds, release "Power" button and keep holding "Home" button. When the program informs that you have successfully entered the DFU mode, release the "Home" button.
    Enter iPhone 3GS DFU mode
  • From the scanning result, you can preview the lost photos. Check the one you want and click "Recover" to restore the checked items.
    Recover iPhone 3GS photos without backup

Note: If you cannot find what you want from the scanning result, try to scan the device a few more times.

Part 2, Recover iPhone 3GS Camera Roll from iTunes backup

Although you can restore the lost Camera Roll photos and videos from iTunes backup directly, it will overwrite all the current contents on your iPhone 3GS. Dr.Fone for iOS helps you to recover the photos you want from the backup file and keep all the content on iPhone 3GS at the same time.

  • Run the program on your computer and choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option.
  • Select the device backup file of your iPhone 3GS. Then hit on "Start Scan" button.
  • After scanning, you can preview the Camera Roll photos and select the one you want. Click "Recover" to restore the checked items.
    Recover iPhone 3GS photos from iTunes backup

Note: iTunes will backup your iPhone 3GS content each time you sync it. So do not sync your iPhone 3GS in case of overwriting.

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