How to Find Recently Deleted Photos on iPhone

Deleting photos on the iPhone doesn’t make them disappear forever. They still remain in your Photos app and iCloud for 30 days after you delete them.

In this guide, we take a look at where you can find recently deleted photos on your iPhone.

Recently Deleted Album in the Photos App

When you delete a photo on the iPhone, it goes into your “Recently Deleted” album and stays there for 30 days. If you delete the photos again from the Recently Deleted album, they’re deleted permanently.

Here’s how to find the “Recently Deleted” folder:

  1. On the Home Screen, tap Photos.

    Photos App on the iPhone
    Tap Photos.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap Recently Deleted. This folder will contain every photo that you’ve deleted in the past 30 days.

    Recently Deleted Folder in the Photos App
    Tap Recently Deleted.
  3. In the folder, you can choose to either recover or delete the recently deleted photos.

    Recently Deleted Album Where All the Recently Deleted Photos are Stored
    Recover or permanently delete your recently deleted photos.

Recently Deleted Album in iCloud

You can find the Recently Deleted album on iCloud, too.

Note: It’s the same Recently Deleted folder that’s on the Photos app, which means if you delete recently deleted photos through the app, they’ll be gone from your iCloud account, too.

  1. Tap Safari (or the browser that you prefer).

    Safari App on the iPhone
    Tap Safari.
  2. Go to and sign in with your Apple ID.

    Apple ID Sign-in on iCloud
    Sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. Tap Photos.

    Photos App on iCloud
    Tap Photos.
  4. Tap Albums.

    Photos App on iCloud Where Recently Deleted Folder is Located
    Tap Albums.
  5. Scroll down and tap Recently Deleted to see your recently deleted photos.

    Recently Deleted Folder on iCloud
    Tap Recently Deleted to see all the recently deleted photos.

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