How to Recover Deleted Photos from Android

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, Sept. 01, 2015

"I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+  with Android version 5.0.2. I deleted a folder called 'Storage' from my phone, which had all kinds of information like images. What can I do to recover deleted photos from Android?" This is a common situation where Android users lost their photos. Are you one of them? If yes, you might have desperately deleted the folder so as to free up your Android phone. But you totally did not realize that you had lost some import stuffs at the same time. Actually, when suffering from such desperate thing, you should stop using your Android phone and then turn to FonePaw Android Data Recovery.

FonePaw Android Data Recovery can help you get out of the tight spot where you lose your photos no matter accidentally or desperately. The program can help you quickly find out the deleted files and regain lost images from Android phone and tablets with several steps. It supports images in .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .webp, .tiff formats and more. And it fully compatible with most Android brands, for instance, Samsung Galaxy, HTC One, LG G, Sony Xperia, HUAWEI Mate, and so on.

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Easily Recover Deleted Photos from Android

Step 1. Connect Android to PC

Connect your Android phone to PC on the computer where FonePaw Android Data Recovery is opened. Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging on the Android phone so that it can be detected by the program.

Connect Your Android to PC

Step 2. Select File Types to Scan and Recover

When your Android device is connected, you can see the interface as the below screenshot shows. To retrieve deleted pictures from your Android device, select "Gallery" or "Picture Library" where your photos are saved. Click the button "Next" at the lower right corner.

Select File Types to Scan Photos

Step 3. Allow the FonePaw Program to Scan

Go to your Android phone. There will be a dialogue asking whether to grant the program or not. Press "Allow/Grant/Authorize". After that, the program will successfully get permission to enter the phone and scan your pictures.

Allow the FonePaw Program to Scan Deleted Photos

Step 4. Preview and Restore Lost Photos from Android

The scanning process can take some time. But you can view the elapsed time and the progress. Please wait patiently. When the green progress bar is fully filled, the scan process ends.

Selectively Deleted Photos from Android Device

You can click "Gallery" or "Picture Library" at the left pane. This will expand the item and you can view the thumbnail. And with the registered version, you can preview its full size if you double click it. Deleted ones will be shown in red. Then mark the ones you want to restore. They will be retrieved and stored in your computer.

Note:

1. In Gallery, there are photos that are captured by the phone, transferred from PC or Bluetooth, and screenshots while in Picture Library are cache images.

2. Photos will be exported as .jpg and .png and they will be sorted by file types on your PC.

You have recovered all your lost photos from Android phone. Don't forget to back up pictures that are recovered just now on PC. To do this, just connect your Android phone to PC and copy the folder containing your images to PC.

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  • disqus_yxAxVDSxOl

    I spent the $60 to recover the 34 items in the Picture Library only to see weird shapes/icons as the. jpg photos. Can't it Recover photos after a factory reset since the photos didn't backup like they were suppose to on my Galaxy Note 2?

    2015-09-01 14:49