Updated: May 05, 2023
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by Oliver Maslou
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How can I get all my photos back at once before they get permanently deleted?

About 600 of my photos ended are in the delete section. I only see a way to recover one by one.

Short summary:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the "Recently Deleted" folder.
  3. Tap "Select" at the top-right corner.
  4. Tap and drag your finger across the screen to select all of the photos that you want to recover. You can also tap each photo individually to select them.
  5. Once you have selected all of the photos that you want to recover, tap "Recover" at the bottom-right corner.
  6. Confirm that you want to recover all of the selected photos by tapping "Recover All" at the bottom.

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Can you specify on which device and on which service you have these photos?

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iphone13 plus


Got it.
*****, when you are selecting a photo in the "Recently Deleted" folder, do you have an option there to "Recover All"?

Customer Replay

I will check again

Also, please specify how exactly you are recovering photos.

Customer Replay

okay so i go to recently deleted photos. i never deleted them! there are 533. to recover them, i have to hit each one separately then hit recover then hit recover photo. one by one. thats crazy!
where would recover all be?

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Try to select multiple photos by tapping them.

Customer Replay

ok hang on

And then check if you will get the "Recover all" option at the bottom

Customer Replay

only lets me do one at a time
this is crazy

Try to tap & hold on one photo and then drag your finger across the screen selecting other photos.

Customer Replay

only allows one at a time

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Top answer

When you are in the "Recently Deleted" folder, do you see a select button at the top-rihgt?

Customer Replay


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Press it and select by tapping and dragging all of your photos, and press "Recover" at the bottom-right.

Customer Replay

ok hold on please
i think it worked! checking now.

Check it, please.

Customer Replay

I think it is good now! THANK YOU!

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I am so pleased to see your issue got resolved!

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