Post # 1
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Back when my husband was working for his old company they gave him an iphone. Because that phone took such higher quality photos than either of our phones, we often used it when we went on vacation and special occasions (we were allowed to do this). Then we’d upload them elsewhere later on.
Unfortunately, a couple weeks before Christmas he was laid off without warning and had to delete all his photos on the spot. This included some photos from our last trip. I realize we were silly not to have just used our own phones or saved them elsewhere, but there is one photo in particular I’m pretty desperate to get back. We’ve contacted all our friends and family to see if we sent it to them (of course we didn’t) and I’ve checked all our social media, but no, we never uploaded it anywhere.
Because it was an iphone I’m kind of holding out hope it was uploaded to the cloud. But without access to the phone or its number, we can’t access it. But like I said, I’m desperate and holding out hope there’s still some other option I haven’t thought of. Is there?
Post # 2
If he used his Apple ID with it, it should be in the cloud and you can sign in remotely to access those photos. If not, I think you’re out of luck.
Post # 3
When employees separate from my office, we back up what we need and then delete all trace of you deactivating everything. They likely wiped all accounts and did a hard refresh of everything to factory resets before reassigning the phone to someone else. Has he tried asking his former employer?
Consider it a lesson for the future. Even if a company allows you personal use of their equipment you have no expectation of privacy and it can be taken from you without warning. Nothing personal goes in my work issued phone except for an in case of emergency contact.
Post # 4
Unfortunately, because you no longer have access to the phone. Your only hope is the cloud. This will depend on the appleid used to set up the phone. If it’s going somewhere that your husband can check the cloud I suggest he check it ASAP.
Otherwise unfortunately your going to have learn the hard lesson to back up ASAP and not use a phone for photos that can be taken away.