How to Recover Deleted Photos from Samsung Galaxy Phone

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You think you're saving space by deleting those old photos, but then realized one of those photos had important information that you now can't get back. Or maybe you just clicked the 'delete all' button by accident and all the photos on your Galaxy phone were gone. Is it possible to recover all the accidentally deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy phone?


Deleted Photo Was Not really Gone, still Possible to be Recovered!

 In theory, deleting a photos won't take up the space and was not really wiped, they continue existing on your storage system of Android, it was only marked as deleted and the space it takes is marked as 'reusable'. In fact, when you deleted a photo, what's the wiped is not the photo, but the information that point s to the location of the photo on the storage system. So, you should be aware that deleted information still be retrieved from storage,


Part 1: How to Recover Lost Photos from Galaxy S7/S6/S5/S4

Actually, there is no need to worry it anymore. Mobiledic Samsung Photo Recovery is the right tool for retrieving deleted data from Galaxy phones. It has the ability to recover photos, text messages, call history, contacts, videos, audio files and WhatsApp messages. Whether you lost the files by a wrong deletion, system crash or due to ROM flashing. This amazing application allows you to check and preview all your lost data on Android devices with a few clicks. In fact, it is the world's first effective Android data recovery tool and this is possibly one of the main reasons why it is popular.


Supported Samsung Device: Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, S6/S6 Edge and Galaxy S5/S4/S3,Galaxy Note 5/4/3/2, Galaxy Tab S2/S, Galaxy Tab View, Galaxy Tab 4, Galaxy Tab Pro.

Windows version
Mac version

Step 1Stop Using Your Phone Now

You should stop using your Samsung Galaxy phone after finding out that you have accidentally deleted important files. The sooner you realize and stop using your phone, the better. You should be aware that lost files or simple deletes don't go right away from your phone. They are actually waiting to be overwritten by new data. If you will continue to use your phone, the missing data or simply deleted photos will be gone forever.


Don't miss: How to recover deleted messages from Samsung phone.

Step 2 Install Samsung Photo Recovery on Computer

Download and install this program on your computer. The program has two versions and I will use Windows version in the following example. However, this works the same on Mac computers. Launch the program after installation and here is the screenshot of the program:


Galaxy S6 data recovery



Step 3 Turn on USB Debugging on Your Device and Connect it to Computer

Connect your phone to computer with the USB cable. After that, you need to turn on USB debugging on the phone before data recovery. The method is different and it depends on the Android version of your device. The program already listed the instructions on how to do that. Please check it carefully on the screen.


Enable USB Debugging on galaxy s6


Step 4 Select Data Type and Recovery Mode (Optional)

Usually, the default settings are enough in most cases. However, it needs to be modified according to different situation. In our case, we only need to restore deleted photos, so check 'Gallery' from the options. Click 'Next' to continue.

check contacts as selected


Also, there are two data recovery modes from the program: standard and advanced. The standard mode only scans for deleted items but it takes less time. The advanced mode will scan deeply of the device, which takes a lot of more time. My advice is to use the standard mode first. If the deleted photos couldn't be scanned, then go for the advance mode.

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Step 5 Preview and Recover Deleted Photos from Samsung Galaxy Phone

The program starts to scan your device once all preparations were done. The scanning process will take some time depending on the selected data recovery mode. Once it's done, all scanned files will be displayed on the screen. You can preview each file. Finally, select the files you wish to recover and click 'Recover' button to finish the recovery task.


recover photos from android phone


Once you have recovered the lost photos and data files on Samsung Galaxy, you have the option to select the items you would like to save on your computer with just one click. However, in order to recover all your favorite photos and files completely, you should deal with the recovery process properly. Before you can start the recovery process, ensure that you do the preparation work first. These involve finding a computer, which is in good condition, downloading Mobiledic Android Recovery and installing it.  


Following those above steps, you will get your text messages for your Samsung Galaxy phone back. The next time it happens (and we all know it does), you won't need to panic. Just follow the steps again!


Part 2: How to Restore Photos from Samsung Smart Switch Backup

If you are a Samsung smartphone user then certainly you are familiar with Samsung Smart Switch. It a program that helps Samsung users to backup and restore their smartphone. Currently it is exclusively available for Samsung phone users and if you have created a backup with this tool then you are in luck. Because You can restore the lost files with the backup you have produced with Smart Switch using the following steps:


Step 1. Open Smart Switch on your PC and connect the smartphone with a USB cable.


Step 2. Once your phone is detected by the tool, click on "Restore" button.


Step 3. Locate the backup file from your local computer hard drive and choose the types of data that you wish to restore like messages, videos, photos, contacts, etc.


restore photos from samsung smart switch


Step 4. Now, all the selected data will be restored on your phone. It may take several minutes depending on the size of the backup, so it is advised not to disconnect the phone during the process.


Part 3: How to Recover Deleted Photos from Samsung Cloud

Samsung Cloud is just another cloud server where Samsung users are allowed to store and save their phone data such as pictures, videos, documents, PDFs, etc. If you have used Samsung Cloud then you will notice it is very similar to Google Drive and you will be able to restore all the deleted photos if you have saved them before they were lost. It is important that you must have a previous back up to restore from or else this method may not work.


Step 1. Unlock the smartphone and open the Settings Scroll down to the bottom and find the "Cloud and Accounts" option.


Step 2. Next, tap on "Samsung Cloud" button. (Should be the first option on that page)


Step 3. Select "Restore" located right beneath the "Back up & Restore" section. There will be a list of data types, scroll down and tap on the "Photos" option. (Select Photos will only recover the photos from the Cloud)


recover photos from samsung cloud


Step 4. Now, hit the "Restore Now" option and all the photos should be restored on your phone within few minutes.


Part 4: How to Retrieve Samsung Photos with Photo Recovery App

Another way to recover lost photos is by using Photo Recovery app by Tasty Blueberry PI. The app is designed very efficiently and the simplicity of this app makes it incredibly easy to use. Just one single click and all the lost photos will be recovered. It offers 2 ways to recover photos using Algrorithm1 & 2 to deeply scan the phone and restore the photos from the reserved cache folders.


Step 1. Install the app on your Samsung phone and open it to see the recover methods.


Step 2. Choose Recovery Method 1 or Method 2, according to your wish. Method 1 will be fast but will be less effective; however Method 2 is slow and super effective. Tap on "Start". The app will automatically start scanning your device. Just leave your phone alone until the progress is finished.


Step 3. If the photos are recovered successfully then they will all be saved in a folder called "ALL_RECOVERED". For your convenience, you can tap on "View Recovered Media" after the scanning is completed to open that folder directly.


photo recover app android




That's all. You can watch the detailed video of the software to see how it's done meticulously. In most cases this app is able to find the lost photos and that's why it would be a great idea to immediately use this tool after you realize that the photos from your phone are missing.

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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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