How to Recover Deleted or Lost Photos from Android Phone

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How to recover deleted photos from Android can be difficult for so many people especially those without any prior knowledge of the entire process. When you format your SD card wrongfully, there is every possibility to accidentally get rid of some photos. This will eventually not make you access pictures already save on your device. Never mind because things of this nature usually occur occasionally. Are you pondering if there is a way to recover lost or deleted photos from an Android device? Provided your SD card is not physically destroyed during the process, you can always get back the lost photos without any difficulty.


Why the 'already deleted' photo can be recovered?

When you deleted a photo by accident, it looks like it's gone. In fact, it was not really erased and still existed on the storage system in raw formats, when we hit the delete button, it will be deleted temporarily, in fact, it's only the current location of the file will be changed, these photos would stay there until they were overwritten by new data.


In many cases the data has been lost because of the "logical" issues and with right methods and a little luck we could always get back what we lost. Before that we always have a chance to extract and restore them. And that's why Mobiledic Android Data Recovery tool help us to do.


If your photos are precious to you, then finding a lasting solution is imminent, it is expedient to search for the best means of getting them back. For this reason, it is a good idea to apply Mobiledic Data Recovery for Android principle to get back your lost photos. While preparing for the process, ensure to turn off data and Wi-Fi connections on your phone. The basic reason for carrying out this action is that when data is removed mistakenly whether music, photos, or documents, it will always remain until some information has been coded or written over it in the memory space. Provided you can get the point where the deleted photos emanated from, chances are they will be recovered. For this reason, a poorly-timed update remains dangerous. It is important to know that the entire procedure needs root privileges on your phone. In a nutshell, follow the simple steps below to get quick and a long-lasting result.


Supported system: Both Windows and Mac OSX including Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and OSX 10.9/10.8/10.7.

Supported Device: Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/S5, Note 7, LG, Sony, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, and more.

Windows version
Mac version

Tutorial: How to Retrieve Deleted Photos on Android Phone

Step 1 Install, Run the Program and Connect Your Android to PC

First all of, after installing the program on your computer, you should directly connect your Android device to the computer with a USB cable, then run the program and you will see the main interface bellow. Sometimes, you may be asked debug USB. Follow the procedure and do the same. Click "Recover" tab and Next..

recover messages on Android


Step 2 You should Enable USB Debugging On Your Device

To ensure the program can recognize your device successfully, you have to enable the USB debugging on your device, jus follow the steps on the program. Or you can take a look at this guide to learn enable USB debugging. Check the OS version of your phone.

Enable USB Debugging


- For Android 3.0 to 4.1: tap "Settings" > click "Developer options" > check "USB debugging"

- For Android 4.2 or newer: tap "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".



Step 3 Start to Analyze Your Android Phone

After the setting the USB debugging, some phones may need to be rooted before scanning, you will get a windows with 'Start' button, just directly click the "Start" to button to let the program deeply analyze all the data on your Android phone.

Detect and Analyze Your Phone


Step 4 Scan All Photos on Your Android Device

Once the program  completes the analysis, it will continue to scan your Android phone for lost photos or other data.  At the same time an app named - Superuser Request will appear on your phone's screen. This is for authorizing the program to access to your phone ‘s storage system for scanning. You need to click "Allow" to let the process move on. Then click "Start" on the program's window below.

select which data you want to scan

Notes: All the data types in this step can be selectively scaned and recovered, you can select the photos, contacts, messages or other types. Take a look at how it recovers contacts, messages.



Step 5 Preview Found Pictures and Start to Recover

The program will deeply scan your Android phones, it may takes a few minutes based on the size of your data. Once the scanning is complete, all the scanned data will listed in a well-organized directory on the left. You directly click photos to preview and select which one you want to recover. Click "Recover" to save them on your computer. 

recover photos from android phone 


Once you have selected the files missing, check on "Recover" button to have it restored as explained in the steps above. It is now an opportunity for you to give this software a try to get back your lost pictures from the Android device. Provided you can follow the steps outlined in this content, you will always be happy to repeat the process, time and again. In case, you have benefited from this software, It can really be helpful today or later in the future.


Remember: If you've accidentally deleted your photos or formatted SD card, you'd better stop to use your phone immediately, or it will be erased permanently.Remember if your phone have not yet been totally overwritten by new data, you still have a chance to retrieve partly of lost photos from your Android phone or tablets.

Windows version
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Iris Bella is the Founder and Editorial Director at Mobiledic Studio. You can also find her on social network.

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