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How to Recover Data from Android on Mac

Contents Part
Part 1. Connect Android Device with Mac
Part 2. Scan and Select Data on the Android Device
Part 3. Recover Wanted Files
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How to Use Tenorshare Android Data Recovery Pro for Mac

Accidentally delete important contacts from your Android phone? Data on your Android phone are inaccessible when the device is broken? Don't worry. Tenorshare Android Data Recovery Pro for Mac is here to save you. It can recover all kinds of files including photos, contacts, messages, videos and other files from various Android phones or tablets such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, etc.

Below is a detailed guide on how to use Tenorshare Android Data Recovery Pro for Mac to restore data for Android phones or tablets on Mac. The steps will be divided into three parts:

Part 1. Connect Android Device with Mac

In this part you have two different options to connect your Android device to Mac. Either Connecting via Wi-Fi or using USB Cable is feasible.

Option 1. Connect Android Device with Mac by Using USB Cable

The first way to connect Android device with your computer is via USB cable. Follow the steps below one by one.

Note: Do not disconnect your device during the scan, or the scan will fail.

Step 1. Select "USB Cable Connection" and connect your Android phone or tablet to your computer via the USB cable.

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Step 2. Enable USB debugging of your Android phone. The steps differentiate from the Android Operating System.

Step 3. Turn on USB Storage on the phone and click on "Next" button in the program's interface. This step also varies according to different Android OS.

Step 4. Click "Allow" on your Android device to allow the program super user authorization, and then click on the "Start" button on the interface of the program.

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Option 2. Connect Android Device to Mac via Wi-Fi

You also can simply connect your Android phone to PC with a USB cable.

Step 1. Connect Your Android Device to PC.

Step 1. Download Tenorshare Android Data Recovery Pro for Mac app from Google Play and run it on your Android phone or tablet. If you can't download form Google Play, you can download the APK manually and install it by yourself. See "How to Install APK on Android".

Step 2. Click "Scan QR Code to Connect" button on your Android device.

Step 3. Hold your phone to scan the QR Code in the interface of Tenorshare Android Data Recovery Pro for Mac. Once the scanning successes, your phone will tell you that "you can manage you phone on your computer now".

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Part 2. Scan and Select Data on the Android Device

After connecting your Android device with Mac, you can start to scan the data on it. There are two recovery modes available: Quick Recovery and Deep Recovery.

Mode 1. Quick Recovery

This mode can scan lost contacts, call history, messages, photos, etc. on your Android device within rather short time.

Step 1. Select "Quick Recovery" mode. And the scanning will start automatically.

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Step 2. When the scanning finishes, all files will be listed on the left of the program's interface. Click each category one by one; you can see all items in it (the deleted ones are in red).

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Step 3. Check the items that you want to recover.

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Mode 2. Deep Recovery

Although this mode takes more time in scanning, it can scan data on your Android device more completely and thoroughly.

Step 1. Select "Deep Recovery" mode.

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Step 2. Specify file types that you want to recover by sliding the button on. And then click on "Scan". Scanning process will be displayed at the top of the interface.

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Step 3. Within minutes, all categories on your device will appear on the left. Click on the category and preview and select items that you need to restore.

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Part 3. Recover Wanted Files

After selecting items that you need to retrieve, you can tap on the "Recover" button at the right bottom. Then you can specify a path to save recovered items.

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Note: Please note that you can only recover photos, videos, music and other files inside memory card if your device isn't rooted. For rooted devices, all the files can be recovered: contacts, SMS, call history, photos, videos, documents, audio and other files. Click here to learn how to root your Android phone and tablet.
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