How to Recover Snapchat Photos and videos in iPhone

The popularity of Snapchat can be attributed to fun filters and the ability to connect with friends easily. The app let you click and share videos and photos with friends and family. Its user base is continuously growing, making this social media platform a popular destination for having fun while clicking photos. However, there is one drawback in this app, where all your videos and photos automatically get destructed as they expire. In this blog, we will show you how to recover snapchat photos and videos in iPhone via easy methods.

Here, we will show you three easy methods for recovering your memories via powerful data recovery tool for Snapchat. Let us have a look.

Method 1. Retrieve Snapchat Videos and Photos Directly on iPhone

One of the easiest methods to recover Snapchat memories from iPhone is by direct scanning of the device.  You can retrieve expired videos and videos from Snapchat by downloading and installing Recovery tool of Snapchat on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: You can start the process by connect your iPhone through USB cable to your PC. Once the devices connect successfully, a default Window will open, “Recover Data from iOS Device”. Jump to “Start Scan” options and start scanning your device. If you want to save your time, then select those photos and videos that you want to scan.

recover snapchat photos and videos in iPhone Step 2: Once the scan is complete, preview all the scanned folders in the “App videos” or “App Photos” category to recover the lost data from Snapchat.

Step 3: Now, select the photos and videos that you want to retrieve and save them on your computer by clicking the “Recover” button.

Method 2: Use iTunes Backup to Recover Snapchat Photos and Videos in iPhone

With the help of iTunes backup file, you can recover your old Snapchat story and data within seconds. This tool let you use iTunes backup files with ease after you have scanned your device in iTunes.

Step 1: Retrieve your expired snaps by launching the Recovery app of Snapchat for iPhone and select “Recover from iTunes Backup Files”.

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Step 2: Click “Start Scan” options for data extraction after selecting an iTunes backup. Once you are done with scanning, you will find all the extracted files placed in an organized manner in different catalogues.

Step 3: Preview each file, find, and select the data that you want to recover. Jump to “Recover” options and export all your selected data to computer via iTunes backup.

Method 3: Get Your Snapchat Memories Back from the Temp Folder of the iPhone

The Snapchat’s most bizarre feature, where the app automatically removes all the shared photos and videos within a specific period i.e. 24 hours. The app is facing serious criticism for this feature and asked for an update to remove this issue. However, if you are facing the same problem, then here is the good news. You can find all your shared data in the temporary files of the app unless and until the data is overwritten by fresh Snapchat image or video.

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Note: Files located in temporary folder generally ends up in .nomedia. These files stay invisible and if you are unable to find your lost data in temporary folder, then refer to UltData (iPhone Data Recovery) for aid.

Step 1: You must download a File Manager app on your PC.

Step 2: Once downloaded and installed, connect your iPhone to it.

Step 3:  Find “var” folder in the File Manager app and then jump to “Mobile” folder to find “Applications” folder.

Step 4: Find yours “SnapChat” folder to reach to the “tmp” folder. This folder has all the expired and shared data of the Snapchat.

Method 4. Use iCloud Backup to Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories iPhone

Snapchat old data can also be downloaded from iCloud backup by using Snapchat recovery tool for iPhone.

Step 1: Download and install the iCloud Backup program and then select “Recover from iCloud Backup File”. Fill all your details to login into iCloud account.

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Step 2: Now, you will find all your backup data of iCloud in the account. Find the Snapchat photos folder that you want to retrieve and then click on the download options. You can download the data by selecting the file needed and then tap “Next”.

Step 3: Your folder will start scanning. Once the scanning is complete, it allows you data preview for selecting the desired photo or video. Click “Recover” for saving the data on computer.

So, these are the best methods to recover Snapchat photos and videos in iPhone. If you are facing any difficulty applying these remedies, feel free to comment in the section below.


  • comment_avtar
    i signed in like 5 times to the recover from icloud backup file and nothing is happening. it just closes me out of it.

    4 years ago

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