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How To Recover My Eyes Only Pictures On Snapchat

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Nov 11, 22, updated Nov 29, 22

Have you ever set some of your Snapchat pictures to "My Eyes Only" and then accidentally deleted them? Well, it's happened to the best of us. Whether it's a hilarious Snap streak with your best friend or a cute photo of your pet, losing important data can be frustrating.

But don't worry, there's a way to recover them! In this article, we'll show you how to recover "My Eyes Only" pictures on Snapchat. We'll also discuss how you can change or retrieve your password if you've forgotten it.

In this article
  1. Part 1. How To Recover Photos Deleted From "My Eyes Only" on Snapchat
    1. Method 1. Recovering The Photos Via Snapchat - For iOS and Android
    2. Method 2. Using File Browser - For Android
  2. Part 2. A Bonus Tip: What If You Forget The Password Of My Eye Only
    1. How To Reset My Eyes Only Password?
  3. FAQs
    1. How To Change My Eyes Only Password?
    2. How Do I Move Snaps To My Eyes Only?
    3. How Do I Set Up My Eyes Only?
    4. How Do I Save Snaps To My Eyes Only By Default?

Part 1. How To Recover Photos Deleted From "My Eyes Only" on Snapchat

  1. Method 1. Recovering The Photos Via Snapchat - For iOS and Android
  2. Method 2. Using File Browser - For Android

Have you accidentally deleted a photo from your "My Eyes Only" album on Snapchat, and you're now panicking because you think it's gone forever? Don't worry: with our two step-by-step methods provided below, you will surely retrieve your deleted snaps.

Method 1. Recovering The Photos Via Snapchat - For iOS and Android

The first method to recover My Eyes Only pictures on Snapchat is via the Privacy tab. Although it is a bit of a long process, this is surely going to work.

Here's a quick and simple rundown of how you can recover your photos via Snapchat on your iOS and Android device:

Step1 Launch the Snapchat app on your device and sign in to your account. On the top left side of the screen, click your profile icon.

Step2 Tap the Setting icon and scroll down to the Privacy tab.

snapchat settings

Step3 Under the Privacy tab, find the "My Data" option and tap it.

data recovery option snapchat

Step4 Log in to your Snapchat account once again, submit your request for data recovery from Snapchat's server and download it.

sending request to snapchat to recover data
Note: Keep in mind that only the snaps saved in your memory roll will be revived by this method.

Method 2. Using File Browser - For Android

You can also recover your My Eyes Only snapshots from the File Manager on your device. However, this solution only works on Android devices because iPhones do not provide all access to apps for your data safety.

Step1 Launch the File browser or File app on your device.

file browser on android

Step2 Head to "Data," find the "Snapchat data or com.snapchat.android" file, and tap to open it.

Step3 Now, find a file with the "a .nomedia" extension, delete it, and the data will be restored to your Snapchat account.

Note: This method is only effective for a brief amount of time. Therefore, to recover your deleted Snaps, you should follow this method as soon as possible after they are deleted.

Apart from reading the methods we provided for your, you can also watch this video tutorial to help you recover My Eyes Only pictures quickly.

Part 2. A Bonus Tip: What If You Forget The Password Of My Eye Only

If you've ever forgotten the password to your "My Eye Only" on Snapchat, don't worry; below, we've provided a few easy-to-follow instructions to help you quickly reset the password.

Note: If you opt to reset your current passcode, everything presently saved to My Eyes Only will be lost!!

How To Reset My Eyes Only Password?

Step1 Open the Snapchat app on your Android or iOS device and tap the overlaid Photos icon to head to the Memories section. Next, go to the "My Eyes Only" tab.

Step2 Tap "Options" at the lower right corner of the screen and select "Forgot Password."

recover my eye only password

Step3 Type your Snapchat password and tap "Next." Accept the rules and tap "Continue" to proceed further.

Step4 Reset the password and tap "Confirm" to apply your changes.

FAQs

How To Change My Eyes Only Password?

If you still remember the present password but want to change it, do the following steps to change the "My Eyes Only" password:

Step1 Open the Snapchat app, head to the Memories section, and tap the "My Eyes Only" tab.

Step2 Tap "Option"> "Change Password" and type your current "My Eyes Only" password to continue.

Step3 Type your new PIN and tap "Next." Tap the "Use Passphrase" option if you do not want to set a PIN code.

Step4 Tap the box next to "I understand that if …" and tap "Continue." Finally, tap "Finish" to complete the process.

How Do I Move Snaps To My Eyes Only?

Here's how you can move Snaps to the "My Eyes Only" section on Snapchat:

Step1 Open the Snapchat app on your phone and go to the Memories section.

Step2 Choose the snap you want to move, tap and hold it.

Step3 Select "My Eyes Only" to move your snap.

How Do I Set Up My Eyes Only?

To set up "My Eyes Only" on Snapchat, do the following steps in sequence:

Step1 Head to the Memories section in Snapchat and tap the "My Eyes Only" tab.

Step2 Under the My Eyes Only tab, tap the "Quick Setup" option.

Step3 Create a passphrase or PIN and confirm it. Now, check the box next to "I understand that…," select "Continue," and tap the "Finish" option to complete the setup process.

How Do I Save Snaps To My Eyes Only By Default?

To save your Snaps to My Eyes only by default, follow these instructions step-by-step:

Step1 Open your Snapchat account and tap your Profile icon.

Step2 Tap the Settings icons at the top right-hand side of the screen and head to Memories.

Step3 Now, tap the toggle button next to "Save to My Eyes Only By Default" to change the settings. Your snaps will now save to the My Eyes Only section every time.

Conclusion

In this article, we've provided two step-by-step methods to help you recover My Eyes Only pictures on Snapchat on your iOS or Android device. We've also discussed how you can change or recover the My Eyes Only password with easy-to-follow instructions.

All in all, it is possible to recover your "My Eyes Only" pictures from Snapchat. While the process may be a little bit time-consuming, it is definitely worth it if you value your privacy. So, if you ever find yourself in this predicament, don't despair - there is hope!

Be sure to follow the instructions carefully, and hopefully, you'll be able to get your photos back!

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown Nov 29, 22
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