Here’s my problem: My son just had to have an iPod Touch, and so he now comes to me for help with it. Recently, he accidentally deleted some iPod touch photos he was trying to move into a folder, and had not synced with iTunes yet.
But these photos are from a very special trip, and it is pretty important to get them back. I’m sure there are other CNET readers out there who have had this same problem with an iPod Touch, or iPhone, and so I am hoping to get some ideas of what has worked for them. Thanks very much for the help!
How Can You Retrieve Deleted Photos from iPod Touch 4, 5
When iPod touch photos deleted, stop using your iPod at once and don’t let it be overwritten until you perform iPod Touch photo recovery. The files saved on your iPod touch flash memory and it won’t be deleted right away though it is marked as deletion. It can be recovered as long as the space isn’t overwritten.
Part 1: Free Restore iPod Pictures from iTunes If You Have an Backup
Normally, if you have backed up your iPhone, you won’t need to worry about losing photos. Tou can restore lost photos from iTunes. Note that if you have new photos after the last sync then the new photos cannot be restored from iTunes. That is to say, from iTunes, you can only restore the files synced to the backup.
Before you go to iTunes to restore and connect iPod to computer, you need to disable the au-to sync option in iTunes in case it syncs your empty iPod to iTunes and you have no chance to restore data from last backup.
When all is prepared, connect your iPod with computer and launch iTunes, go to Preference >Devices. You will see a list of backup files that are synced to this computer before. Choose your needed one and click “Restore from iTunes Backup”.
Part 2: Recover iPod Lost Photos Using 3rd Party Data Recovery Software
I have found some programs that claim to accomplish recovery, and the trial only identifies the files and you can preview them from the trial recovery program. As a recommendation, Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery has the capability of recovering data like photos, contacts, text messages, notes, call history, calendar events and so on from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. It is actually an iOS Data Recovery. It recovers files completely as long as your files are not overwritten. Operating steps are also easy like a, b, c.
1. Download the software – Tenorshare iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad Data Recovery. You can try the free trial version at first. Install and run it on your computer.
2. Connect your iPod with computer. Then run the data recovery program. Choose the option “Recover Data from iOS Device”.
3. Scan your iPod through a communicating process.
4. Preview your files in the left of the program. Mark the ones that you want to recover, then click “Recover” button.
5. Specify a location for your recovered photos. From this location, you can view your pictures directly. Go to check it.
Note: This is the direct recovery strategy. You can also choose the other strategy (Recover Data from iTunes Backup)if you lost or broke iPod and need to extract data from iPod backup.