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How to Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories [iOS & Android]

by Sophie Green   Updated on 2024-05-23 / Update for  Data Recovery

Snapchat can let users communicate with others in the form of photos and short videos. It introduced new features called Snapchat memories in 2016, which immediately attracted fans and users. Today, we will explain what it is, how to use it and how to recover deleted Snapchat memories if you accidentally lost them.

Part 1: What is Snapchat Memories

Snapchat memories is a feature that lets users save a snap or story they like within the app, instead of saving them to mobile storage. Therefore, you can find the favorite photos or videos whenever you want, and free up space of your phone. Click on the save button located and the video will be saved indefinitely in your memories, unless you decide it to delete yourself.

How to Use Snapchat Memories

To use Snapchat memories, open Snapchat and create a snap, then tap on the download button in the bottom left corner, and choose to save it to Memories or Memories & Camera Roll. If you want to save a entire story, go to My Profile, tap on the three-dots button and then Save Story.

Part 2: How to Backup Before Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories

Snapchat can help get back the deleted memories from the backed up data. It usually backs up memories automatically when you are on Wi-Fi. If you are using mobile data and Smart Backup has not been turned on, memories may be not backed up, and you will see a backup icon on it to tap. To check memories backup:

  • Open Settings from My Profile page.
  • Scroll down and tap on Memories.
  • Check the “Backup Progress” that is supposed to say complete. If it does not say complete, then it means memories need to be backed up.
  • You can also enable the Smart Backup with a good network connection.

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Part 3: How to Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories via My Data

Normally Snapchat do not access your info except name, number, email, but if you save the memories, it can be downloaded as a Zip file from My Data. So My data is the answer to how to recover deleted snapchat memories. And it can be done on both mobiles and computers. Let's do it.

  • On your mobile, open Snapchat and go to My Profile > Settings > My data. If you are using computer, directly open the Snapchat account website.
  • Login with your Snapchat ID. In the next page, swipe down to find Submit request. Click on it.

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  • The data will be prepared and a link will be sent to you via email.
  • Once you Click on the link, go to My Data page where you will see “Your data is ready” and download the zip file beside.

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  • Unzip the file and open the index html file. You can open it on browser. Here, you are able to view all of the memories, download the one’s you need.

Part 4: How to Recover Snapchat Memories with UltData

Like what we have said above, snaps can be save to both Snapchat memories and camera roll. So if you have save them to your mobile storage, then to recover Snapchat Memories, you can try the following softwares, supporting iPhone and Android respectively.

UltData for iPhone

This is how to recover deleted Snapchat memories on iPhone with Tenorshare UltData.
  • Download and install UltData on your computer.

  • Run the software, and click on "Recover Data from iOS Devices" option. Connect iPhone to PC cia USB.

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  • It will show the below interface, and you need to select the type of data you want to recover. Then click on "Scan".

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  • Find and select photos or videos you want and click on "Recover" to save them to the computer.

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If you don't get the memories back directly from iPhone, then iCloud backup and iTunes Backup recovery are also available to find out specific photos and videos if you have a backup to iCloud or iTunes.

UltData for Android

The same is true for Android phones. Using Tenorshare UltData for Android, you can get back lost Snapchat memories on Android phones without rooting.

  • Download and install UltData for Android. Launch it and select Recover Lost Data.

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  • Connect your phone using the USB cable. And USB debugging has to be enabled.

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  • Select the type of data you want to recover and click on start scanning.

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  • Locate the snaps you were finding and select. Then click recover.

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Note: It can be useful unless you have saved the Sanapchat memories to the camera roll. And you may not be able to get them back if you have deleted them for a peroid of time or they have been overitten. So backup is always very important.


Snapchat memories keep your favorite snaps and you can view them at anytime you like. However, if you lose your cherished memories, the above explained steps that can help you in how to recover deleted Snapchat memories. Plus, if you are interested in Tenorshare UltData or UltData for Android, download them and have a try.