How to recover deleted photo/file from Android phone

Gallery and File Managers are our phones primary options to keep some important photos which we captured from our phone camera or downloaded some files. Most of the peoples ask the question that, where the deleted photos/files gone? Can we recover those deleted photos? The answer is definitely yes.

Before going ahead into it let’s know first, how phone deals with deleted files? When you delete the files or photos from your phone that deleted file remains at that spot only without taking extra space of your phone. Once, you use that space for any new file then, the deleted file will get overwritten and that will be deleted permanently.

There are two ways that you can follow to secure your deleted file:-
  • Do not create any new file
  • Try to recover the deleted files as soon as possible.

We do many things with our phone and due to this you if you may by mistake installed any new apps, downloaded new video or any other activity then the deleted files will get overwritten. So, useless phone until you get the deleted files back.

I suggest you to use a computer or Mac to recover the deleted files by installing recovery software on it. If you use any android app for recovery then when you install it the deleted files will get overwritten.

Recover Deleted Files from Android

FonePaw Android Data Recovery is the software for Computer. This software helps to restore the lost data from android phone. It can help you to get the deleted messages, call logs, WhatsApp, Files, Photos, Videos, etc. back on Android phone.

Step 1:

Open the recovery software on your computer and then connect your Android Phone to PC with the help of USB cable.

Step 2:

Now, Allow the USB Debugging from your phone which is required for Computer to Communicate with your Phone.

If you have Android 2.3 or earlier then Go to Settings> Go to Applications> Here you get the development option click on it> Click on USB debugging.
If your phone has Android Version 3.0 – 4.1 then Go to settings after that click on Developer option and then click on USB Debugging option.

If you have the Latest Android Version 4.2 or newer then follow below steps:-
  • Go to Settings then click on About Phone.
  • Now, Tap on Build Number 7 times and then you will see that the Developer option is enabled.
  • Now, Go back to Settings and then click on Developer Option after that click on USB Debugging.

Now, after USB Debugging is enabled successfully and Phone is Connected to your computer after that select the type of files which you want to restore. Tick the videos, photos, messages, documents, etc. and after that click on Next.

Step 4:

Now, in this step the software if checks the information on your phone. Here, it needs the root permission which is important to access the deleted files. When you see the screen like below screenshot then you have to open the connected Phone and then click on Allow/Grant/ Authorize which will grant the root permission.

After enabling the root permission, the software will start scanning the files which are deleted. Please wait for some time to get a cup of tea.

Step 5:

Now, once the software scans all the deleted files it will show all files of your phone. Now, click on the ON button which will show you all the files which are deleted. Now, select those files which you want to restore and after that click on Recover button. The deleted files will be saved on your computer.

That’s it you have done and now your deleted files will be recovered.

Recover deleted files without Root?

Most of the people search for the method of recovering photos/files without rooting their Android Phone. But, there is bad news for peoples who do not have Rooted Phone. Because the deleted files go to that part of the system which is only accessible when the phone is rooted. You can’t restore deleted files until you have the rooted phone.

If you still want to get the deleted files back, then root your phone for some time until the lost files come back into your phone. After getting the files back unroot your phone anytime you want.

Final Words

So, this is the safest method that you can use for recovering the deleted files back in your mobile phone. You only need a computer and a USB cable for getting the deleted photos/files back. I hope this article is helpful to you and you have successfully got the deleted files back to your phone.

Disclaimer: This information is covered based on the latest research and development available. However, it may not fully reflect all current aspects of the subject matter.

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