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Accidentally deleted photos on your iPhone? You can recover them

It’s easy to do, they’re just hidden away.

When you’re freeing up space on your phone, chances are you’re going to remove photos first. Chances are you’ve taken a lot of them since there’s no major limit, and you will likely delete them in bulk so you can have more space to play around with.

Yet what happens when you accidentally delete a photo that you meant to keep? If you’re an iPhone user, the folder you’re looking for is hidden within your photos app, and it’s one you wouldn’t notice.

When you’re in folders, you want to go from photos to albums (tapping the bottom right-hand corner).

iPhone moments Source: iOS

There you will see a collection of album ranging from your camera roll to any third-party services that you may be using like Instagram. The folder you’re looking for is ‘Recently Deleted’.

Tapping that will present you with all the photos you’ve deleted in the last 30 days, and if you want, you can select some or all and restore them.

iPhone photo 2 Source: iOS

On Android, it’s more straightforward. When you go into photos, bringing up the side menu will present you with the bin option, which is effectively the same thing.

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Quinton O'Reilly

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