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Hi all,

I am sure this question has been asked, but I could not find anything via search.

I permanently deleted some claim/insurance pictures that I thought I would not need for work, but it turns out I do need them. I was curious if these pictures could be retrieved? I do not believe they were saved to the cloud.

I have seen recovery software, but I am skeptical. Does anyone know if these types of software work or what I could use to recover these photos?

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David
 

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Hello and welcome to iPhoneForums, David!

There's a Recently Deleted album in the Albums tab in the Photos app. If it was less than 29 days ago that you removed these images, they still can be found there. If you removed them from there as well, and didn't save them somewhere else, it might not be possible to retrieve them, I'm afraid.

Recovery software doesn't help. Most of these services need a backup with the photos included. Neither iTunes nor iCloud back up photos that are already in iCloud.
If you don't use iCloud Photo Library or PhotoStream, your images should be included in a backup. In that case, it's possible to restore from that backup, to get back the images. You don't need recovery software to get this done.
 
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Hello and welcome to iPhoneForums, David!

There's a Recently Deleted album in the Albums tab in the Photos app. If it was less than 29 days ago that you removed these images, they still can be found there. If you removed them from there as well, and didn't save them somewhere else, it might not be possible to retrieve them, I'm afraid.

Recovery software doesn't help. Most of these services need a backup with the photos included. Neither iTunes nor iCloud back up photos that are already in iCloud.
If you don't use iCloud Photo Library or PhotoStream, your images should be included in a backup. In that case, it's possible to restore from that backup, to get back the images. You don't need recovery software to get this done.

Okay, so if you I go back to the restore point of say 10/6/2016, then the permanently deleted pictures that were on my phone at that point will come back? If so, if I then restore my phone back to the current date or last restore, everything as of recent, will come back? So I should restore today (02/28/2017) so that I may come back to this point.
 

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A backup will set up the iPhone the way it was when the backup was made. If you restore back to today, the images will be gone again.

You'll only get the images back, if they are included in a backup. If you use iCloud for your images, that's not possible.
 
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Hello and welcome to iPhoneForums, David!

There's a Recently Deleted album in the Albums tab in the Photos app. If it was less than 29 days ago that you removed these images, they still can be found there. If you removed them from there as well, and didn't save them somewhere else, it might not be possible to retrieve them, I'm afraid.

Recovery software doesn't help. Most of these services need a backup with the photos included. Neither iTunes nor iCloud back up photos that are already in iCloud.
If you don't use iCloud Photo Library or PhotoStream, your images should be included in a backup. In that case, it's possible to restore from that backup, to get back the images. You don't need recovery software to get this done.

Okay, I believe that makes sense. I will just create a restore today, so that way when i revert back from the older restore, I can restore my phone back to a "current" status. Thank you for your help!
 

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