iOS 12 comes with a revamped Photos app with new features and some reshuffling of options. If you aren’t able to find the Recently Deleted album after updating to iOS 12, it’s because it’s buried deep in the Albums section.
To find the Recently Deleted album in iOS 12, do the following:
- Open the Photos app.
- Tap Albums in the bottom row.
- Scroll down to the Other Albums section, you’ll see the Recently Deleted album there.
Open the Recently Deleted album to view photos and videos you deleted on your iPhone in the last 30 days. You can either permanently remove these photos right away or recover before they get automatically deleted after 30 days of the original deletion date.