How Can I get back deleted pictures from my Android Phone?
Does anyone know if or how to recover photos that were accidentally deleted from my phone. Some important ones were just lost, so any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Because the powerful functions of Android Phone, the risk of data loss is increasingly severe. Your android phone is not only a smartphone, but also a storage device, digital camera, music/video player also. It will put you in great panic sometimes when your precious data are deleted or lost suddenly. So you have to seek the way to recover the deleted or lost files like photos and videos of your Android device.
You’re lucky, if you haven’t overwritten your old photos then it is possible to recover the photos and pictures you mistakenly deleted from cellphone. Those pics are still in the memory of your phone just not visible, and pics data are waiting to be written over by new data. So from now on don’t use your cellphone to take more pics.
Then the best way to retrieve your deleted photos is to use some picture recovery programs. Recommended one is the following Android Data Recovery. Here is the steps you may refer while retrieve your deleted photos and videos from your phone memory.
How to recover deleted Photos and Pictures from Android?
First of all, stop using the camera of your Android device. And don’t pull out the SD card from your phone and don’t restart your device to avoid the over writing of your data.
Then, a android recovery tool is necessary for recovering your deleted photos and pics. Here I recommend Dr.Fone for Android – an app that can retrieve the lost and deleted photos, pictures and videos on your Android devices, along with music, archives and documents for any data loss reasons, such as accidentally deleted, formatted or system reset.
No matter you’re using Windows or Mac platform, you can use this android photo recovery software. This program is compatible with Windows 7/Vista/2000/XP, or Mac OS X 10.8(Mountain Lion), 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5.
Step-by-step Guide: How to perform Android Photo Recovery:
Step 1. Run Android Photo Recovery and connect device
Install and run the program on your computer, then the software will show you the interface that letting you connect your Android device to PC.
Then connect your Android smartphone to the computer with the provided digital cable directly, without taking the SD card out of the phone. Then the following windows come up:
Step 2. Enable USB debugging on your Android device
If you didn’t enable USB debugging on your device, you’ll see the window below. Follow the ways below to set it now.
- For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
- For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
- For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
Note: If you have enabled USB debugging on your Android smartphone or tablet before, you can skip this step.
Step 3. Scan the Android device for deleted pictures
One hit on the "Start" button to analyze the data on the device.
Note: Before starting, please make sure that the battery is more than 20%, to ensure a complete scan.
If your device is not rooted before, the program will directly scan it after the analysis.
If you rooted your device before, you need to allow the program Superuser authorization on the screen of your device. Just click "Allow" when the message pops out on your device’s screen. Then back to your computer, and click "Start" on the program’s screen to scan your device.
Step 4. Preview and restore the pictures recoverable
All recoverable files are displayed in categories, such as archive, audio, graphic, video, etc. You can preview the photos in original quality one by one.
Check the pics and photos you want to restore, and click on the "Recover" to save on your computer.