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Is There A Way to See Deleted Instagram Photos?

author Carrie Murray
date Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"I was cleaning my profile posts, history and pictures. Haven't realize that maybe when I was untaging and all I delete one important old photo."

"I just deleted an Instagram photo by accident. I use iPhone 5. Is there a way to see deleted Instagram photos?"

The questions about how to see deleted Instagram photos are not uncommon on various question-and-answer sites like Instagram Help Center. Unfortunately, there is rare satisfying answer for the question. Therefore, after some research and experiments, we conclude all methods that we find effective in this post, hoping to bring a practical answer to the question.

See Deleted Instagram Photos on Instagram Album

You might not notice that when you start to upload photos from your phone to Instagram, you have a album on your Photos app (Gallery for Android users) named "Instagram".

If the Instagram photos that you deleted was taken by phone camera,sure you can find the original photos on your phone.

If the photos was taken by Instagram camera, there is also good chance for you to see the photos on the "Instagram" album. The premise is that you have enabled "Save Original Photo" on Instagram, by which photos that you have edited on Instagram will be saved on your phone automatically.

--Check Instagram Album on iPhone Open Photos app on iPhone, navigate to the "Instagram" album, and see if you can find the deleted photos. Once you find the photos, you may reupload them to Instagram.

Instagram Folder on Photo App

See Deleted Instagram Photos with Recovery Tool

If you couldn't find the pictures on "Instagram" Album, maybe it is because you have deleted the photos on your phone. But that doesn't mean you can't see the photos anymore. Try FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery (opens new window)to recover the deleted Instagram photos.

See Deleted Instagram Photos via FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery

If you are using iPhone, FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery can get back your deleted Instagram photos by detecting the deleted files and recovering the photos back on your computer. Download the program now to give it a try.

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Step 1 Launch the program on computer and use USB cable to connect your iPhone to the computer. Click "Start Scan" to enable the program to scan your iPhone files.

Connect to iPhone

Step 2 Navigate to "App Photos" > "Instagram" folder, where you could see the deleted Instagram photos. The photo name is in red if it has been deleted from your iPhone. If you couldn't find the "Instagram" folder, your Instagram photos could be in "Camera Roll".

See App Photos

Step 3 Click the photo to preview it. To get it back, tick the photos and click "Recover" button.

See Deleted Instagram Photos

Other than Instagram photos, FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery allow you to see deleted camera photos (opens new window), videos, messages, contacts and more.