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How to Retrieve Deleted Pictures on Android

May. 22, 2018 9:24 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Android Tips
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If you have accidentally deleted a few photos from your device and are wondering how to retrieve deleted photos on Android, you are at the right place. Below, you are going to learn how to retrieve deleted pictures from Android phone. It's much easier than you think to recover photos and you can view your favorite photos on your phone that you were worried about being destroyed accidentally.

Part 1: How to Retrieve Deleted Pictures on Android Devices

If you use a software tool to recover data, things become much easier as the tool takes care of scanning and helping you restore your files. Such a program is Tenorshare Android Data Recovery tool that helps users recover data on Android devices.

If you have lost your photos, the following will show how you can use the software to retrieve deleted photos Android.

Download and launch the tool on your Windows PC or Mac.

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Plug-in your Android device to your computer using a compatible cable.

Enable the USB debugging option on your device and the instructions for doing so are as below:

On Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".

On Android 3.0-4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

On Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Device" < Tap "Build number" for 7 times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Go back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

When a prompt appears on your screen, tap on Allow and then hit the Start button in the software.

On the following screen, tick-mark the box for Photos and click on Next.

get superuser authority and start scanning

After a few minutes, your photos will be available for preview. Choose the ones you want to recover and click on Recover.

preview and scan

There you go, your photos should be successfully recovered. You have now learned how to retrieve deleted pictures on Android.

Part 2: How to Retrieve Deleted Photos from Android SD Cards

If you have an SD card plugged-in to your device and you have accidentally deleted photos from it, you still have a way to get your deleted photos back. It uses a tool called Any Data Recovery that helps users recover almost any kind of data on their devices.

The following is how you can use the app to get your photos and save your time than rather searching in Google for "retrieve deleted photos Android"

Download and launch the tool on your computer. Select Photo from the list and click on Next.

On the following screen, choose your SD card as the scan location and click on Scan to scan your SD card and recover photos.

You may enable deep scan if you wish. Click on the Scan button to continue.

When the scan is complete, you will see file previews on your screen. Select the ones you want to retrieve and click on Recover.

Part 3: How to Backup Android Device in Case of Data Loss

If you face data loss a bit too often, you should consider creating backups of your Android device. That way, when something goes wrong, you can restore the backup and all your files will be back on your device. Here's how to do that:

syncdroid backup

You can head to Settings > Backup & reset and tap on Backup account to backup your Android device. Another way to backup your device is to use a third-party app, say, Sync Droid, that helps user's backup and restore their Android devices. You can download their app and click on the Backup button to backup your Android device. That way, even if you delete your photos, you can retrieve deleted pictures Android very easily.

Above were some of the ways to retrieve deleted photos from Android free and using paid software tools. We hope you liked our guide that explains in detail how you can retrieve deleted photos on your Android devices.

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