we all have been to the point where we become over-zealous in deleting pictures so much that we accidentally delete our favorite one or even worse-a whole album of our favorite one. But thanks to technology this should not be of any inconvenience as you can recover deleted pics in a jiffy in both Android as well as iOS.

Following is a step by step detailed tutorial of how you can retrieve your deleted pictures with your phone’s native option, as well as with third-party applications.

How to Recover Deleted Pictures on Android?

Most of the Android phones today come with an option to keep your deleted image on the phone bin for some time. We can easily recover it from there. However, sometimes you are helpless and really need some assistance to recover deleted pictures through an App.

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Though Play Store is filled with tons of apps, it doesn’t mean you should download every other piece of software. We have selected some apps for you so you don’t think about their authenticity.


Our first pick is Dumpster that has over 10 Million downloads all over the world. It has a positive rating from its customers and enjoys an average rating of 4.1 on the Google play store.

We chose this app because apart from images it can also restore videos, Audio, Docs and other files. It works pretty much similar to the built-in Recycle Bin application on Windows. Here is how it works.

  • Open Dumpster from the menu
  • Select the deleted file by long press
  • Tap on the arrow button on the Top Right corner

Dig Deep

Dig Deep has over 5 million downloads with a 4.3 rating on Google play store.

This app made to our list as it has a very interactive interface and it’s also very easy to use. The deleted images are divided into various folders that give easy access to the user. You can recover your photos with Dig Deep by following steps.

  • Open Dig Deep from the menu
  • Select the appropriate folder where your pictures are
  • Tap on the file you want to restore
  • Tap Restore from the bottom of the screen

Disk Digger

Disk Digger enjoys over 10 million downloads and 4.1 rating. This app can recover the deleted photos from the cache of the smartphone. The application does not prove resource intensive as it has a size of just 1.15MB. Use the following steps to recover your pictures.

  • Open Disk Digger from the menu
  • Tap on to “Start Basic Photo Scan”
  • Select the files you want to restore
  • Tap Restore from the top of the screen

GT Recovery

GT Recovery has over 5 million downloads. This app is best suited for users that have root devices as this app can help them recover, Images, messages, Contacts, Wifi Passwords and a lot more.

  • Open GT Recovery from the menu
  • Tap on to whatever you want to recover e.g. Photos
  • Tap on “Start New Scan”
  • Select the files you want to restore
  • Tap Restore from the screen

How to Recover Deleted Pictures in iPhone?

you can also recover deleted pictures on your iPhone too. Just like the android, iOS also has a bin in its gallery where all the recently deleted videos and pictures can be reviewed and retrieved if necessary. Just follow the below steps to recover deleted pictures on the iPhone.

  • Open your photos app on the iPhone
  • Tap “Albums” option and then tap “Recently Deleted”

You will find all your deleted pictures there. Open your desired picture and tap on “restore” to recover the image. The deleted images which are older than 30 days are automatically removed from the “Recently Deleted” folder.