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How to Recover Data After Factory Reset from Android

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Factory reset is a useful and feasible way to fix a bunch of unpleasant Android issues. Be it effective, the factory reset will result in data loss beyond doubt. Hence, you must back up your precious data on Android in advance. However, if you don't have a backup, can data be recovered after a factory reset? If yes, how? Is there any free way to recover data after factory reset on Android? All you should do is to scroll down and finish reading this guide.

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Feasibility: Can Data Be Recovered After Factory Reset?

For those who accidentally factory reset an Android phone, all they want to know is how to undo factory reset. Unfortunately, there is no way to undo factory reset. But there are methods to recover pictures, contacts, or other data after factory reset Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5/S6/S7/S8/S9/S9 Plus, LG, etc. 

As a rule, lost data are still recoverable when are not yet overwritten in most cases. However, factory reset is a system operation so that it is hard to restore data on a phone after resetting to factory settings.

Although it is hard, there are still chances. If you have no backup available, you might as well try FonePaw Android Data Recovery for a shot. Luckily, if you did back up your device in advance, you can try Android Data Backup & Restore to get your data back on the phone with ease.

Recovered After Factory Reset

Solution 1: How to Recover Android Data After Factory Reset Without Backup?

To restore lost data on Android without backup, please download and install FonePaw Android Data Recovery on your Windows/Mac computer in the first place. It's a professional data recovery tool for factory reset to recover data like photos, contacts, messages, videos and more. Then, please follow the steps below.

Step 1. Launch FonwPaw Android Data Recovery


Step 2. Connect Android to it with USB and enable USB debugging.

Step 3. Choose desired types of data and start scanning them out.

Step 4. Preview found data and click "Recover" to the computer.

Retrieve Data After Factory Reset

Solution 2: How to Restore Android Backup Back to Android Phone?

Good to you if you've backed up your Android to the computer. Then, it takes no effort to restore data back to your Android phone. However, you have to use Android Data Backup & Restore. Here's how to export your backup to the mobile phone:

Step 1. Launch Android Data Backup & Restore

This feature is built in the FonePaw Android Data Recovery app. So, please have it installed on your computer running Windows XP/7/8/10 or Mac OS. Then, hook up your Android to it and enable USB debugging so that the device will be detected.

Launch Sotftware

Step 2. Restore Data to Android

When detected, you can see on the screen like the image below. To restore all data back in Android with one click, you can simply select the "One-click Restore" button. To selectively retrieve data, I recommend you to click on the image above "Device Data Restore".

Select to Restore

Now, please select an available backup to recover. After you're done the selection, the software will scan the backup. Then, you can view the details of data including Contacts, Messages, Call Logs, Gallery, Videos, Audio, and Documents. Next, select the desired content and click "Restore" to transfer data to your Android phone.

Restore Backup

If you'd like to perform a factory reset, it's of great importance to back up your Android in advance. If there is a backup, there is no need being upset. By the way, you can use Android Backup & Restore to make a full backup totally for free.


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