Photos Are Gone But Still Take Up Large Storage?

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“I picked up my iPhone 6 from being repaired, and now my photos are all gone–even though my wallpaper and lockscreen still have the photos from before, my camera roll is zero. The useless AppleCare chat people told me that my photos were all gone, but if I backed them up, is there any way to get them back? By the way, if all the photos are gone for good, how come it still using 4 GB of storage?”

Data, especially photos, get lost easily during repairing though there is no clean cause why it happens so frequently. One thing I am sure is that photos lost after the repair can be recovered provided that they are not overwritten by newly generated data.

Scan The Lost Photos With Third Party Software

If you find out your lost photos still using storage space, you can probably get back your lost photos as long as you perform a scanning right after the photos get lost. You can head on to download a third part iPhone data recovery software to scan your iPhone immediately after the photos are gone. Here I would like to take iFonebox to example to demonstrate how to retrieve the lost photos lost due to a repair. Please download iFonebox from www.ifonebox.com . Do remember to download the right version according to what kind of computer you are using as iFonebox is available for both Windows and Mac users.

Install and run the iFonebox.
Connect your iPhone to your computer.
Click “Start” after your iPhone shows up on the start-up interface.
Choose Photos to scan selectively from the following interface listing all the supported data categories.
Wait until the data scanning and analyzing completes.
Preview all the exported photos and select whatever you need to recover to your computer.

Backup And Restore Your iPhone

If you have no previous backup for your iPhone, you can perform a backing up right after losing your iPhone photos. There are a piece of iPhone baking up software intended for those who are confused about or even hate iTunes or iCloud, iFoneBackup. It is completely free and it is the easiest backing up software.

All you need to do is to download and install the iFoneBackup and then connect your iPhone to your computer and click “Back Up Now” after the iPhone is recognized.
Then copy the backup file to the folder where the iTunes backup file is supposed to be located.
Launch iTunes and choose “Restore Backup” to restore your iPhone from the backup file you have created with iFoneBackup.
Check whether the lost photos are recovered successfully after the restoring process completes.

Or you can choose to scan the backup file created with iFoneBackup.

Here is how.

Launch iFonebox and choose the recovery mode of “Recover from iTunes Backup.”
Select the backup file. If the backup file is not listed on the interface, please click “ Select More” to locate.
Choose Photos to scan selectively from the following interface listing all the supported data categories.
Wait until the data scanning and analyzing completes.
Preview all the exported photos and select whatever you need to recover to your computer.

Alternative Options

If you have ever switched on the Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Library, you can check your other iOS devices. Or check out your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Delete Photos Permanently

If you want to delete all the photos and free up storage space, please refer to How To Delete iPhone Photos Permanently?

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