How to Recover Deleted Photos on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

How to Recover Deleted Photos on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

How to Recover Deleted Photos on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus

It is quite possible to delete photos accidentally on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus. Well, you'll be happy to understand that there's a way you can recover those photos that you accidentally deleted on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus. this could be achieved by restoring from the backup. This techno logic change lead to the disappearance of the camera roll feature and the introduction if the Recently added and Recently Deleted folders on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus.

Due to this change, any deleted photo will be stored in the Recently Deleted folder for a period of 30 days. this offers you the chance to recover those photos you might have deleted accidentally by accessing the Recently Deleted folder before 30 days elapse after which the photos will be permanently deleted.

For those curious how to access the Recently Deleted Folder to restore photos deleted within the past 30 days, here is how you'll be able to go about it:

Recovering Deleted Photos from the Recently Deleted Folder on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus


  • Launch the Photos app
  • Tap on Albums
  • Between the 2 folders( Recently added and Recently Deleted ) choose the Recently Deleted folder.

As mentioned before the Recently Deleted folder is where photos that are deleted are stored temporarily for thirty days which gives you enough window to access and recover them if want be.

In the Recently Deleted folder, select the photos you'd prefer to recover. you'll be able to choose multiple photos by tapping the select choice in the upper right corner if the screen.
Once you have got selected  all the photos you'd prefer to recover tap on Recover form the lower right corner.
Confirm the Recover action in the popup window displayed next.

The recovered photos will be moved to the Recently added folder for storage where you'll be able to access them just like any other photo that you take.

This feature and the option to recover deleted photos can save you a lot of frustrations. it's unfortunate however, that you just can’t disable the Recently Deleted folder feature on your iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus if you ever want to which is something that Apple should have considered.