How to Recover Lost Data from HUAWEI Android Phone

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HUAWEI has been an active and well-known brand in smartphone industry in recent two years. Their devices were solid in millions each year. Because of the portability and compactness, many people use their phone as the main storage for important data, including contact list, call history, calendar, videos, photos, WhatsApp History, and text messages. Those types of data are so valuable that you can't afford to lose. But, what if you accidentally delete the files on a HUAWEI phone?


It is easy to replace a damaged smartphone now but restoring information from it could be a very challenging task. If you are using HUAWEI phone for business, chances are the names in your contact list belong to your business associates and losing those contacts could hurt your business. Your video and photo files could contain pictures of memorable events that you cannot capture again. The unexpected file deletion on your phone could make serious trouble to you.


However, don't be panic. Mobiledic Android Recovery is here to help you to restore deleted files from HUAWEI phones. It's the most reliable data recovery program I have tested it out. (In the following tutorial, I will take Mate 8 as an example. The steps work the same for other HUAWEI phones. )


Supported HUAWEI Android Phone: Nexus 6P/5X, P9/P8 Lite/P8 Max/7, Mate S, Mate 8, Union, Ascend Mate 7, Ascend G7, Honor 6/7/4C, G8, Ascend Y550 and other Android-based smartphones.


Supported File Type: Contacts, Text Messages, Photos, Call History, Music, Video, eBooks, Call History and Documents.

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Tutorial: How to Recover Contacts/SMS/Photos from HUAWEI Mate 8

Step 1Turn off Synchronization and Updates

The delete data is still stored on your device unless there were being overwritten by new coming data. In order to increase the success rate of data recovery, please turn off sync and stop installing updates on the phone even for official update. Also, some of the synchronization services are running automatically when network is available, so the best way to avoid this is to close network service temporarily.


Step 3 Install Mobiledic Android Recovery and Connect Mate 8 to Computer

Download the program on your computer and install it later. Please note, this program has a Windows version and a Mac OSX one. Make sure you download the right one. Launch the program from desktop shortcut or star menu; you will see the program looks like this:

Mate 8 data recovery


On its startup screen, the program asks you to connect Android device to computer via USB cable. Please do exactly as it demands. Once your device was connected well, it takes 1-2 minutes to identify the phone.



Step 2 Turn on USB Debugging on Mate 8

USB debugging feature must be enabled or the program can't access internal system of Mate 8. To turn on this feature, please follow the instructions listed below:


Go to Settings ->About phone and scroll down to the bottom. Then tap on Build Number seven times to enable Developer options on Mate 8. Now back to Settings -> Developer options, turn on USB debugging in there.


turn on usb debugging on android


Step 4 Select File Type and Scan Mode

The less file type being selected, the less time it takes to scan and recover the data. It's totally up to you. There are different types of files you can choose from the list, make the decision by yourself according to your needs.

select recovery mode on mate 8


Click 'Next' to scan mode selection window. There are 2 scan modes available in this program: Standard Mode and Advanced Mode. Please use standard mode first as it scans much faster. If your lost files were not scanned with this mode, please repeat the above process and select Advanced Mode in next time. Finally, click ‘ Start ' button to begin the scanning process. This will take some time (5-25 minutes), please be patient.

select sim card  recovery mode


Note: during this step, there will be an alert popping up on your phone. Tap ‘Allow' on your phone and go back to the program. If your device is not rooted, please root it first.


Step 5 Preview and Recover Deleted Data from Mate 8

After Scanning, all scanned files are displayed on the screen in different categories. You are free to preview each item and mark it selected. When all the target files were selected, click 'Recover ' button and choose a local folder to store the recovered files.


star HUAWEI Mate 8 recovery


Protect yourself from possible data loss by installing Mobiledic Android Data Recovery, a program that can recover all kinds of files that you have unintentionally deleted or removed or those that were gone due to accidents. Your device could be broken, submerged in water, get virus, or have its system crashed. No matter what happens, you will always have your data back at the easiest and most convenient possible. It helps HUAWEI users recover whatever files they lose. Deleted text messages, call history, contact list, videos, photos, calendars, WhatsApp, and other contents of your android can be restored in simple steps.


You can recover files in bulk or if you want to just select specific files to restore, you can easily do it. Aside from bringing back all information you lost, Android Recovery has the capability to make repairs on your Android phone's system. It is also compatible with HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony, and 100+ Android manufactures.  

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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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