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How to Recover Deleted Video on iPhone

-- Wednesday, May 08, 2013
What happens when you unexpectedly delete a video from your iPhone 7/ SE/ 6s, iPad Pro/ Air 2/ mini 4? How can you get it back? Of cause you can download movies or MVs back in Apple store but how about media files that are taken by in-built camera? Lucky you! There are still some third-party softwares that can help you out. Scroll down to if you're hopelessly wants to undelete your media files.

iPhone Data Recovey
is capable of restoring lost media files with or without iTunes/iCloud backup. It supports all video file types including MP4, Flash, 3GP, AVI, etc. Its user friendly interface helps you recover information with just a few clicks.

Actions speak louder than words, why not give it a try and download our free trial version.

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Part 1: Restore Video Tape Directly from iPhone

Step 1 Connect your Device to Computer
Launch iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and connect to your iPhone with USB cable.

Retrieve Videos from iOS

Step 2 Select and Recover Lost Video
For just a few seconds, your lost data will be displayed on the interface as below. You can preview them before deciding which files you want to retrieve. After choosing, click "Recover" to get back your files.

Restore iPhone Photos

Note: Method above fits only to iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 4.

Part 2: Retrieve Media Files from iTunes Backup

Step 1 Scan Backup File
iPhone Data Recovery will list all iTunes backup files as below. Check your iPhone backup and click "Start Scan".

Revocer Pictures from iTunes

Step 2 Restore Deleted iPhone Videos
In this step, select "Videos" and preview its contents in the window. Then click "Recover" button. All the information you want will be retrieved to PC swiftly.

Recover Photos from iTunes Backup

Part 3: Resume Video from iCloud Backup

Step 1 Sign in your iCloud
Select the third mode and enter the Apple ID and password of your iCloud account. After that, you may download your latest backup. The downloading time varies based on the size of the backup file. Make sure the internet is connected when you are downloading the file.

Recover iPhone Pictures from iCloud

Step 2 Select and Retrieve Videos from iCloud
Select the files you need and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

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Tips: Fix Movie/Video Can't Be Played on iPhone

Sometimes you may meet the problem of iTunes movie error:when trying to sync your movie or video files to your iPhone via iTunes, your may prompt as below that there is an error and it is not able to work well on the iPhone:

[Your movie] was not copied to the iPhone (name of your iPhone) because it cannot be played on this iPhone.

You must be very confused and urge to know how to fix it. Don’t worry, I will introduce a method for you. But firstly you need to find a Mac. Please continue to read on the guide below:

1. Start the Mac Automator and then select "Workflow" on the Automator dialog.

2. Then drag the movie or video to the area on the right side.

3. Enter “movie” in the search box and you can see the result of the movies and videos.

4. You can choose the format you want on the drop-down box and in this case, please select “iPhone” for the option.

5. Select the location where you want to keep your iPhone-compatible video file in the "Save To" area.

6. Click the “Run” button and the Automator creates your new iPhone-compatible movie/video file for you.

It is convenient in using the help of iPhone Data Recovery to get back lost information. But it is always the best option to regularly back up your iPhone and use iTunes or iCloud to store your media files, that way if you accidentally delete something, you can still use iPhone Data Recovery to get them back.

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Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.