Upgraded to iOS 9 and All my Photos Were Deleted

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Jay Walsh

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If you just upgraded to iOS 9 and during the process some of your important pictures or videos were deleted, here are three quick and easy steps to see if your lost or missing photos are recoverable.

1) If you have iCloud Library enabled, the first thing to do is log into your iCloud.com account and select Photos and see if you have iCloud photos turned on. If you do, your missing photos may be safely stored there.

Recover deleted iPhone photos iOS 9

2) If you use PhotoStream, then you may have copies of your photos in Photo Stream on other Macs, iPhones, iPads, or iPod Touches if they use the same Apple ID as your iPhone.

3) To search for lost iPhone photos in your local iTunes backup on your computer, the easiest option is to download the free trial of Decipher Backup Browser on your Windows or Mac computer. The free version of Decipher Backup Browser will show you all the photos and videos contained in your most recent iTunes backups. There is a good chance that if you backed up at some point in the past that some of the photos or videos you are looking for will be accessible.

deleted iPhone photos or pictures iOS 9

We hope that these three quick tips to check for lost or deleted iPhone photos that went missing after upgrading to iOS 9 are helpful. If you have any questions or need help to retrieve your lost iPhone photos, simply contact us via our support page.


  • swackhammer1974

    swackhammer1974 March 3, 2016

    why would apple even do this? what was wrong with the way it used to be? i always used image capture to backup my photos from my phone, as I always thought iphoto/photos was a total piece of crap. now image capture only shows the last couple months of my photos. i can only see 300 of 13,800 photos. hating apple right now

  • Daleks

    Daleks March 3, 2016

    I purchased one of their programs and it repaired my corrupt iPhone backed and solved my issue. Sometimes you gotta pay and support the developer to get what you need.

  • AndnixSH

    AndnixSH March 3, 2016

    any alternative programs of Decipher Backup Browser? i don't wanna pay that crap