How to retrieve Apple iPhone 4S camera roll with/without backup?

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Is there any possibility to retrieve lost photos in Apple iPhone 4S camera roll? Sometimes you may lose camera roll photos from Apple iPhone 4S without any backup. In this situation, you will need to use a good camera roll recovery app for Apple iPhone 4S to restore lost camera roll photos from your Apple iPhone 4S. Check out a simple guide on how to do this via using such a data recovery program.

Camera roll in an Apple iPhone 4S is the place where your photos are stored. You needn’t activate the camera roll of your Apple iPhone 4S manually. It is the physical storage of your photos. All the pictures that you have taken with your Apple iPhone 4S, and all the photos that you have downloaded from websites are all stored in the camera roll. What to do if you accidentally deleted camera roll photos on your Apple iPhone 4S? The first thing you should think is to recover them first, and iOS Data Recovery is the proper tool to help you do this. Keep reading to learn the detail below.


Part 1: How to retrieve deleted camera roll from Apple iPhone 4S on Windows?
Part 2: How to retrieve deleted camera roll from Apple iPhone 4S on Mac?

Here’s what you need

iOS Data Recovery (It is available for Mac and Windows, simply download the proper version depending on your computer’s OS.)
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Part 1: How to retrieve deleted camera roll from Apple iPhone 4S on Windows?

Mode1. Recover from iOS device directly

Step 1: Run iOS Data Recovery, select “Recover from iOS Device” mode and connect your Apple iPhone 4S to your computer. Once detected, the current device name will be displayed on the interface of the program.

iOS Data Recovery Main Interface on windows

Step 2: Click “Start Scan” button to begin scanning your Apple iPhone 4S for deleted data on it.

iOS Data Recovery Connect your devices on windows

Step 3: Select the files you want to restore, and click “Recover” to get back and save your data in local disc.

iOS Data Recovery, Select the files you want to restore on windows

After the scan, you can preview all data found on your Apple iPhone 4S in the scan result before recovery. The category and number of files (included the deleted file number) will be listed in the right sidebar. Click one category on the left column, the specific content will be displayed on the right. You are allowed to rotate photo and view previous/next photo.

Tips:

  • 1. Please make sure you’ve installed iTunes on your computer and it’s the latest version.
  • 2. When recovering data, please don’t open iTunes to avoid the deleted data overwritten.
  • 3. Don’t use your device when data is lost because it could produce new data to overwrite the lost data and decrease the accuracy of data recovery.
  • 4. For iOS 7 devices, press “Trust” when first connection and follow the instruction on interface to recover your data.
  • 5. If your Apple iPhone 4S has never been synced with iTunes and is password protected, you will be prompted for passcode. Please enter passcode to unlock your device and click “Start Scan” button again.
  • 6. For the content of Contacts, Messages, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Safari bookmark and Whatsapp, the scan result includes the deleted and existing data, distinguished by different color. Click “Only display the deleted item(s)” button to display only the deleted data.


Mode 2: Recover from iTunes Backup File

Step 1: Run the software, select “Recover from iTunes Backup File” mode.

iOS Data Recovery, Recover from iTunes Backup File

Step 2: All iTunes backup files will be listed in the left list area including information about device name and Last backup date.

Step 3: Select the backup file you want to recover from and then click “Start Scan” to enter scanning mode.

Step 4: After the scan, you can preview all data found on your device in the scan result. The category and number of files will be listed in the left sidebar and the specific content will be displayed on the right panel.

iOS Data Recovery, Select files from iTunes

Step 5: Select the files you want to retrieve, click “Recover” to regain and save your data in local disc.

Tips:

  • 1. Please make sure you’ve installed iTunes on your computer and it’s the latest version.
  • 2. When recovering data, please don’t open iTunes to avoid the deleted data overwritten.
  • 3. If the corresponding backup file of your Apple iPhone 4S hasn’t appeared in the file list area, it might be because the device has not been synced with iTunes yet. Please do a backup in iTunes and then retry.
  • 4. When a lock mark appears in the backup list area, it means that the iTunes backup is encrypted and input password to unlock it for scanning.
  • 5. The scan result includes the deleted and existing data, distinguished by different color. Click “Only display the deleted item(s)” button to display only the deleted data.


Mode 3: Recover from iCloud Backup File

Step 1: Run the software, select “Recover from iCloud Backup File” mode.

iOS Data Recovery, Recover from iCloud Backup File

Step 2: Click Download to download the iCloud backup file to your computer. After download, the program will enter the scanning mode automatically.

Step 3: After the scan, you can preview all data in the scan result. The category and number of files will be listed in the left sidebar and the specific content will be displayed on the right panel.

iOS Data Recovery, Recover from iCloud Backup File, Preview

Step 4: Select the files you want to retrieve, click “Recover” to regain and save your data in local disc.

Tips:

  • 1. Please make sure you’ve installed iTunes on your computer and it’s the latest version.
  • 2. Please don’t connect your Apple iPhone 4S during recovery, in order to avoid the backup file being updated or modified.
  • 3. If you forgot your Apple ID or password, please click the Forgot Apple ID or Password on the bottom of the program to get it back.



Part 2: How to retrieve deleted camera roll from Apple iPhone 4S on Mac?

Mode 1: Recover from iOS device

Step 1: Run the software, select “Recover from iOS Device” mode and connect your Apple iPhone 4S to your Mac machine. Once detected, the current device name will be displayed on the interface of the program.

iOS Data Recovery Main Interface on Mac

Step 2: Click “Start Scan” button to begin scanning your Apple iPhone 4S for deleted data on it.

iOS Data Recovery Connect your devices on Mac

Step 3: Select the files you want to regain, click “Recover” to get back and save your data in local disc.

iOS Data Recovery, Sanning on Mac

After the scan, you can preview all data found on your Apple iPhone 4S in the scan result before recovery. The category and number of files (included the deleted file number) will be listed in the right sidebar. Click one category on the left column, the specific content will be displayed on the right.

iOS Data Recovery, Select file for your device on Mac

Tips:

  • 1. Please make sure you’ve installed iTunes on your computer and it’s the latest version.
  • 2. When recovering data, please don’t open iTunes to avoid the deleted data overwritten.
  • 3. Don’t use your device when data is lost because it could produce new data to overwrite the lost data and decrease the accuracy of data recovery.
  • 4. For iOS 7 devices, press “Trust” when first connection and follow the instruction on interface to recover your data.
  • 5. If your Apple iPhone 4S has never been synced with iTunes and is password protected, you will be prompted for passcode. Please enter passcode to unlock your device and click “Start Scan” button again.
  • 6. For the content of Contacts, Messages, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Safari bookmark and Whatsapp, the scan result includes the deleted and existing data, distinguished by different color. Click “Only display the deleted item(s)” button to display only the deleted data.


Mode 2: Recover from iTunes Backup File

Step 1: Run the software, select “Recover from iTunes Backup File” mode.

iOS Data Recovery, Recover from iTunes Backup File

Step 2: All iTunes backup files will be listed in the left list area including information about device name and Last backup date.

Step 3: Select the backup file you want to recover from and then click “Start Scan” to enter scanning mode.

Step 4: After the scan, you can preview all data found on your device in the scan result. The category and number of files will be listed in the left sidebar and the specific content will be displayed on the right panel.

iOS Data Recovery, Select files from iTunes on Mac

Step 5: Select the files you want to retrieve, click “Recover” to regain and save your data in local disc.

Tips:

  • 1. Please make sure you’ve installed iTunes on your computer and it’s the latest version.
  • 2. When recovering data, please don’t open iTunes to avoid the deleted data overwritten.
  • 3. If the corresponding backup file of your Apple iPhone 4S hasn’t appeared in the file list area, it might be because the device has not been synced with iTunes yet. Please do a backup in iTunes and then retry.
  • 4. When a lock mark appears in the backup list area, it means that the iTunes backup is encrypted and input password to unlock it for scanning.
  • 5. The scan result includes the deleted and existing data, distinguished by different color. Click “Only display the deleted item(s)” button to display only the deleted data.


Mode 3: Recover from iCloud Backup File

Step 1: Run the software, select “Recover from iCloud Backup File” mode.

iOS Data Recovery, Recover from iCloud Backup File

Step 2: Click Download to download the iCloud backup file to your computer. After download, the program will enter the scanning mode automatically.

Step 3: After the scan, you can preview all data in the scan result. The category and number of files will be listed in the left sidebar and the specific content will be displayed on the right panel.

iOS Data Recovery, Recover from iCloud Backup File, Preview

Step 4: Select the files you want to retrieve, click “Recover” to regain and save your data in local disc.

Tips:

  • 1. Please make sure you’ve installed iTunes on your computer and it’s the latest version.
  • 2. Please don’t connect your Apple iPhone 4S during recovery, in order to avoid the backup file being updated or modified.
  • 3. If you forgot your Apple ID or password, please click the Forgot Apple ID or Password on the bottom of the program to get it back.

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