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Effective Ways to Recover Deleted Photos on Android Devices

"Guys, I need some help. I had all the photos from our last trip and I was supposed to distribute them among others. But, I have accidentally deleted them from my Samsung Note 9. Is there any way I can get them back, if they find out, they will kill me. Please, help."

Don't worry, it happens. There are a lot of users who have mistakenly deleted some important images from their Android device and with proper procedures they were able to get them back very easily. So, don't get frustrated if you don't know how to recover deleted photos from android, multiple effective methods are discussed below.

Part 1: Recover Deleted Photos from Your SD Card

It is a very complicated job to recover android deleted photos from an SD Card, the problem mostly occurs because of the fact that, SD Card is an external hard drive for mobiles. It's not impossible, there are several ways to extract the deleted photos from there but using a professional third-party recovery tool will be best for anyone.

The methods used by these programs are very simple, the user-interface is very friendly. Tenorshare Any Data Recovery for Windows/Mac fits all the requirements, here' a look into its operational procedure:

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Step 1 Download and install Tenorshare Any Data Recovery on your computer and then select the data type you want to recover from the main interface. Click "Next" to proceed.

choose file type and proceed

Step 2 In the next panel you have to choose the location of the lost file. There will be a list from which you need to choose but you can also select "I can't remember".

choose the location

Step 3 Now, the program will start scanning for the desired files, if you want you can initiate the "Deep Scan Mode" but it will take longer to complete.

initiate deep scan mode

Step 4 Then, you will get the preview, select the desired file and click "Recover" and the file will be recovered.

restore the files

This is a very easy and efficient method to recover lost photos from your SD Card but try not to restore the files in the same partition. If you do that, they will be overwritten and will be lost forever.

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Part 2: How to Retrieve Deleted Photos On Android (Some Devices Must Be Rooted)

One of the best ways to recover deleted photos from an Android mobile is to use a professional recovery tool for Android devices.

A version of Tenorshare UltData for Android Data Recovery is available for Android devices, just like its iOS version it is fast and efficient. You can use this tool to restore deleted photos android.

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Here's how to retrieve deleted photos on android with Tenorshare UltData;

Step 1: Download and install Tenorshare UltData for Android on your computer and connect your mobile to it.

connect android to pc

Step 2: The device will be detected automatically, but there will be a pop-up message on the device. You need to click "OK" to allow USB Debugging.

allow debugging

Step 3: Then, after the connection is completed you need to choose the type of data you want to scan and click "Next".

choose the data type

Step 4: When the scanning is finished you will get the preview of all the existing and the deleted files. You can only view the deleted ones, click "Only Display Deleted Items".

preview files before recovery

Step 5: Finally, click "Recover" to restore the lost files and save them on your PC. The photos will be restored to their original formats.

restored to their original format

As you can see, it is very easy to restore the lost photos using Tenorhsare UltData for Android but some Android devices may need to get rooted first. Rooting also includes a bit of a risk for your lost files; so, be careful.

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Part 3: How to Avoid Losing Your Photos Next time

If you want to avoid losing your photos the next time, then it will be best if you frequently back up the device. It will be easier for you, if you don't have to use android photo recovery methods every time you lose an image.

If you just backup your data or just the important stuff like your photos then you don't have to worry about losing them anymore. There are a few ways to back up your photos from your Android device:

1. Google Photos

The Google Photos app is very convenient, it is a cloud storage for your photos and videos. The data will be saved there wirelessly when the connection is detected.

2. Dropbox

You can sign up for Dropbox and it will automatically upload all your photos. But you need to connect your account to a Computer unless you want to pay for Dropbox Pro.

upload photos

3. Manually Transfer Them to Your Computer

Even though, several cloud servers are available, this is still the most used method to backup photos from an Android device. All you have to do it to, connect the device to the computer with a USB cable and then transfer the file to the computer.


So, these are the best possible ways you can recover the deleted photos on your Android device. But it is one thing to lose them from the phone storage but if you have lost them from the SD Card then you have to try other things. Well, that is the usual solution but there are professional programs available to fix the issue. If you wish to recover photos from an Android device then you can use Tenorshare UltData to easily recover the photos but if you have deleted from the SD Card you need to use Tenorshare Any Data Recovery.

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