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How to Recover Deleted Photos from Camera Memory Card/Camera Roll

Cameras are everywhere in our daily life. Taking photos has been the most popular way to memorize the great moments. You can take photos with professional cameras, Android phones, tablets, and iPhones. However, it happens all the time that photos are deleted from the camera accidentally. In this post, we’ll learn how to recover deleted photos from camera memory cards, as well as how to recover photos from cameras on Android phones, iPhones, and other devices. 

How to Recover Deleted Photos from Camera Memory Card

Camera memory cards, mostly known as CF cards or SD cards are used as the storage to save photos and videos shot by camera.

If you have deleted photos from the camera memory card, you can go to the album, known as recently deleted. From there, you can select the deleted photos and restore them to your camera memory card. If there isn’t any album functions like this, then you should follow the guides below.

Have you deleted the photos from the camera memory card on your computer by dragging and dropping the photos to the recycle bin? If so, you can open the recycle bin on your Windows PC or Mac, looking for the deleted camera memory card photos and restore them. Most of the time, it works for Mac because people tend to drag and drop photos to the recycle bin. While on Windows PC, people like to delete photos by selecting photos and clicking “Delete”. In this case, the deleted photos from the camera memory card will not go to the recycle bin at all. So, the restore method does not work at all.

No matter how you lost or deleted photos from the camera SD card or internal memory card, using a data recovery software works for all. It will scan your camera memory card, and look for the deleted photos which are invisible to you, displaying them and letting you recover deleted photos selectively. iBeesoft Data Recovery is one of the trustworthy tools for photo recovery from camera memory cards.

Recover Photos from Camera SD/Memory Card with iBeesoft Data Recovery

Why do you need this software when it comes to recovering photos from the camera internal memory? Here are its main features:
  • It can recover photos from camera SD card no matter how the photos were deleted, like deletion, SD card formatting, camera factory set, SD card corruption, etc.
  • Recover photos in multiple formats, covering JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.
  • High efficiency photo recovery from camera memory card by using the filters to scan for lost photos only.
  • Fully compatible with all kinds of SD card, CF cards, and standalone version for Mac and Windows PC to recover photos from camera.
Here are the steps on how to use it to recover photos from a camera SD card.
  1. Visit iBeesoft Data Recovery official site to get the trial version of the software. Install it on your Windows PC or Mac.
  2. Connect the camera SD card or memory card with your computer, let it recognize it as an external hard drive.
  3. Launch iBeesoft Data Recovery software. In the first window, only keep “Pictures” selected and click “Start”. Next, select the camera SD card as the target location to look for deleted photos. Click “Scan”.


4. Wait for the scanning process to finish. After that, select photos to preview. Once you’ve decided to recover a photo, select it and click “Recover” to save it on your computer. Please do not save the recovered photos to your camera memory card again.


How to Recover Deleted Photos from Android

If you want to recover deleted photos from a camera or camera roll on your Android phone, try these three ways.

If you had installed Google Photos app on your Android phone before the photo deletion or missing on your Android phone, then you can try your luck to see whether you can restore the deleted Android photos from Google Photos app or not.
  1. Tap to open Google Photos on your Android phone.
  2. Tap the menu icon, then navigate to Trash. If you can see the photos in the trash, then you can select them and tap “Restore” to recover them.
Please note that the deleted photos remain in Google Photos app trash only for 60 days. If you do not restore them in time, then you’ll lose them permanently.




Google Drive is another place people like to back up photos on Android phones. After all, it’s pretty easy to use the cloud service and it’s free if you do not have thousands of photos saved there. Try your luck to see whether you have backed up the photos there or not.
  1. Open Google Drive app on your Android phone.
  2. Log in with your Google account information
  3. Check whether there are photos you need. After that, select the wanted ones and download them to your Android phone. That’s it!



If you can’t find the deleted photos from an Android phone or the photos lost due to a virus attack, or a factory reset, you can try iBeesoft Data Recovery to scan your Android phone.

Remember that no app running on an Android phone can do the data recovery on an Android device itself. You need to do the photo recovery on your computer. And any further operation on your Android phone will cause data loss.

How to Recover Photos from Apple iPhone

Just like recovering photos from Android camera roll, the very first step is going to the “Recently Deleted” album on your iPhone, looking for the deleted photos there. If you can find them, then you can restore them to your iPhone again.

What if there aren't any deleted photos in your iPhon? Don’t worry! Try iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery to recover permanently deleted photos from iPhone. The software can run on your computer, its versions are available both for Windows PC and Mac devices. If you just follow these simple steps, you can probably recover the deleted photos from your iPhone.
  1. Connect your iPhone with your computer.
  2. Download and install iBeesoft iPhone data recovery.
  3. Launch the iPhone data recovery software on your computer. From the start tab, select “Recover from iOS Device”.



4. Scan the connected iPhone, wait for the scanning process to finish.

5. In the scanning result window, select found photos to preview. When you find the needed ones, select them and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.



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