I have an iPhone 11 and I deleted files on my phone because I don’t want to waste my storage. The next morning I went on to Minecraft. I had one world and it was gone. I was just wondering if that’s the reason why so I don’t keep making the same mistake. This is the second time it’s happened now,
I know of an app that lets you restore accidentally deleted files, but it wouldn't be useful on an iphone
and unless it was on an SD card of some sort you couldn't exactly take the storage out to then use Piriform's Recuva software to analyze it.
You see when files are "deleted", they're not physically deleted by user request, they're only truly erased if overwritten by something else.
Easy to do on external storage where there isn't much I/O activity from the system going on, worse if internal on a device that has no software with this functionality, and if the operating system is constantly writing to the drive, i.e swap file, which could make a successful file recovery impossible.
So unless an iOS app that has the same functionality exists, the file is gone, permanently.
Consider the realms service, if you want your world saves to be safe from the occasional storage clean up oopsy.