“So I have an iPod Touch 4G. When I bought it, I loaded all my music and photos on it. Unfortunately the external HDD I backed up everything on my computer to crashed, and I lost everything. That same week my computers HDD followed the same route. So I had to format and basically that left all of my pictures on my iPod and I can’t seem to find a single way to retrieve it from there. Do you guys maybe have any suggestions as to what I can do to recover my lost iPod pictures?”
If you lost photos from iPod Touch already, instead of feeling regretful about that, you should do something to recover iPod Touch photos. As long as you find the right solution, only a few minutes can make your iPad photos back on your iPad.
Generally, there are two iPod Touch photo recovery solutions
1. Recover photos from iPod Touch directly, as long as no file overwritten after photo loss;
2. Extract and recover iPod Touch photos from previous iTunes backup ever created.
Why is it Possible to Recover Deleted Photos from iPod Touch?
When you delete photos on iPad, they are not erased permanently from the storage card actually. Photos are just being removed from visibility, thus user can now re-use the space the lost photos were taking up. So unless you’ve overwritten the space they occupied with new files, your invisible files remain on the card. That means, once you accidentally delete photos, run the iPod Touch photo recovery software immediately, you will get the deleted photos back without any difficulty.
And if your iPod Touch is lost/broken and want to recover photos from the backup you ever made with iTunes, is it possible? Yeah! You can! Every time you sync iPod Touch with iTunes, it will automatically backup all the contents on iPod Touch to iTunes. So as long as the deleted photos have been backed up at the most recent backup, you can use iTunes backup extractor to recover deleted photos for iPod Touch.
What are the iPod Touch Photo Recovery Software?
Basically, iPod Photo Recovery is another name of Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery. Just because Tenorshare iPhone data recovery is able to recover iPhone, iPad, iPod touch data such as photos, contacts, text messages, notes and so on. Both windows and Mac users can use this data recovery software but note to choose the right version of your device and computer OS.
Mac version is available here: iPod Photo Recovery for Mac.
How To Recover Deleted Photos from iPod Touch Directly?
Attention: when you realize that you have lost iPod touch files, don’t use your iPod Touch for anything, this is in favor of avoiding your iPad being overwritten by new data.
Free download and install Tenorshare iPod Data Recovery on your PC, and then do as below iPod photo recovery steps to check the deleted photos.
Step 1: Connect your iPod to PC
Power off your iPod and connect it to computer before launching Tenorshare iPod Data Recovery. Then select from the main interface “Recover Data from iOS Device”.
Step 2: If you hold an iPod touch 4, you need to enter DFU mode with 3 simple steps
1. Press “Home” and “Power” button for 5 seconds. If iPod is already turned off, just click “Start” on the program interface.
2. Keeping holding “Home” and “Power” button for 10 seconds.
3. Release “Power” button and keep holding “Home” for 15 seconds.
Step 3: Scan for lost data on your iPod
When successfully entered DFU mode, you will see a communicating process. When the process reached 1005, the tool is scanning your iPod lost data.
Step 4: Preview and recover lost iPod data
After scan, this program allows you to preview your iPod data. The files are listed in categories. Mark your needed ones, then it’s the time to recover. Press “Recover” button.
Step 5: Choose a proper save path for your recovered iPod data such as photos.
How to Recover iPod Photos from iTunes Backup?
Step 1: Run the data recovery program, select the “Recover Data from iTunes Backup File” recovery mode from the top right menu.
Step 2: Scan your iPod photos by clicking “Start Scan” in the main interface.
Step 3: Preview iPad photos in the right preview pane of this program. Mark your wanted ones.
Step 4: When all your wanted ones are marked, press “Recover” button. The program is recovering photos from your iPad.
Step 5: At last, the program will ask you to specify a location for the recovered iPad photos. Please choose a proper save path in the pop up window.