Top 6 Ways to Recover Deleted Videos from iPhone

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2019-07-25 / Update for  iPhone Recovery

Videos, like other types of data, are susceptible to be lost through accidental deletion, malware attacks, or software updates. Many users are left frustrated. It is with this in mind, that we have detailed the different methods to recover videos on iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6S/6/SE/5s/5.

Way 1. Re-download Videos Purchased or Downloaded from iTunes Store

Wondering how to recover deleted videos from iPhone? If the deleted videos are purchased or downloaded from iTunes Store, you can log in using the same Apple ID with which you purchased or downloaded videos and download them again. Ensure you are running the lasts version of iTunes and follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch the iTunes Store icon on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap the more icon at the bottom right of the interface then tap Purchased.

purchased videos and music

Step 3: Tap Films then switch to the Not on This iPhone.

Step 4: Select the videos you wish to download then click the download icon that resembles a cloud with a downward pointing arrow.

Way 2. How to Recover Deleted iPhone Videos from Recently Deleted Folder

The Recently Deleted Folder has existed since iOS 8. It allows users to restore videos and other data that have been deleted within 30 days. To recover deleted videos from iPhone iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6S/6/SE/5s/5 through the Recently Deleted Folder, follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Launch Photos on your iPhone.

Step 2: Select Albums and tap the Recently Deleted folder.

Step 3: Navigate to the video you wish to recover by selecting the number of days before which it was deleted and recover.

recently deleted folder

Way 3. How to Retrieve Deleted Videos on iPhone from iCloud Recently Deleted

If you uploaded video to iCloud Photo Library before, you can recover videos that have been deleted within the last 40 days. Visit on your browser, log in to iCloud account by using Apple ID and password, click Photos > Recently Deleted on the left pane, you will find the videos.

recover from recently deleted

Way 4: How to Recover Permanently Deleted Videos from iPhone without Backup

Failed to get lost videos from recently deleted folder? Worse still, you can't access backup files? Tenorshare UltData enables you to directly recover videos from iPhone without using iTunes and iCloud backups. Follow the procedure below.

Step 1: Download, install and run Tenorshare UltData for Mac or PC.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3: Select Recover from iOS Device, select App Videos and Videos by clicking the checkboxes next to each and click Start Scan.

start scan

Step 4: Select the videos you wish to recover and click Recover.

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Way 5: How to Selectively Recover Videos from iPhone with iTunes Backups

If you have backed up your videos in iTunes, you can restore them from iTunes backup. Instead of using iTunes, you can use Tenorshare UltData, which enables you to preview and selectively recover videos. It is not possible to do either using iTunes. Better still, you won't lose your data as is the case when using iTunes.

Step 1: Download, install and run Tenorshare UltData for Mac or PC.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3: Click Recover from iTunes Backup File, select the most appropriate file and click Start Scan.

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Step 4: Preview the videos you wish to recover and select them and click Recover.

Way 6: How to Get Deleted Videos on iPhone with iCloud Backups

You can also use UltData to get deleted videos from iCloud backup. Compared to directly restoring from iCloud, using Tenorshare UltData you can preview and selectively recover videos without losing or erasing current data on your iPhone.

Step 1: Select Recover from iCloud Backup File.

Step 2: Enter your Apple ID and password or use the Login Shortcut option if you have already logged in to your iCloud for Windows.

sign in icloud account

Step 3: Select the backup file and click Next.

Step 4: Click Start Scan to scan the backup, preview and select the videos then click Recover.


Recovering deleted videos is a rather simple process that can be undertaken by following any of the procedures outlined above. We recommend using Tenorshare UltData for the aforementioned reasons.