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How to Recover Lost Data from Internal Memory on Android

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Internal memory refers to the non-removable memory that the phone came with. With larger internal memory, we can store more contents, such as text messages, call logs, photos, and so on. But it is not safe as loss of files always happens when system errors occur. If we lose files, how can we recover data from internal memory on Android? If you have previously backed up the deleted files, just restore with the backup. Failing to do that, stop using the Android once you realize the loss and use FonePaw Android Data Recovery.

With a strong ability to restore files from Android internal memory, FonePaw Android Data Recovery can handle various data loss scenarios, wrong usage, mishandling of the device, system error for example. You can get back both text and media contents from the internal memory of the phone. Contacts, text messages, WhatsApp messages, call logs, photos, movies, and music can be restored with four simple steps. After restoring, they are orderly sorted and stored into the appointed output folder of your computer. The program is well compatible with Android KitKat, Lollipop, etc.


Recover Lost Data from Internal Memory on Android

Tested phone: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Operating System: Android 5.1.1

Step 1. Connect Android to Windows

To begin with, match the Android phone (2.1 - 10.0) to a Windows (10/8/7/Vista) or Mac computer. Next, go to the Android and turn on USB debugging. The computer and program will detect the device immediately.

Connect Android Device to Computer

Step 2. Choose File Types to Scan and Restore

Connection succeeds. To retrieve files from the internal memory of Android, you should precisely choose data types to scan. Mark items you want and click the button "Next".

Scan Android Files to Retrieve Them

Step 3. Allow FonePaw Program to Enter Internal Memory

To access the internal memory of your phone for deleted data, a FonePaw app needs to be installed on your Android phone. Turn on Install via USB and install the app. 

Install FonePaw App

When the FonePaw app pops up the request messages for your permission to read data in the internal memory, tap "Allow" on the Android. Then the program will successfully get permission to scan the phone.

Allow to Access Internal Memory

Then the program will successfully get permission to scan the phone. Click Scan Authorized Files on the desktop program to start scanning the internal memory.

Scan Internal Memory

Step 4. Recover Data from Internal Memory of Android Device

When the phone is being scanned, keep it connected. Once the first scan is completed, you can check if there is the deleted data you need, if not, click Deep Scan for the deleted data.

View Data in Internal Memory After Quick Scan

After the deep scan is completed, click file types at the left and preview the deleted data in detail, for example, phone numbers and names of contacts, text contents and phone numbers of SMS, phone numbers, names, and call type of call logs. Then you are allowed to mark contents you want to restore and click the button "Recover". FonePaw Android will help you restore data from your Android internal memory.

Recover Lost Data from Internal Memory on Android Device

Well, it's so easy to recover data from an internal memory card on Android, right? FonePaw Android Data Recovery can also get back contents in the SD inserted in your Android. The program works perfectly with most Android device, below is the list of devices supported: Samsung Galaxy S/Note/Tab, Google Nexus Tablet/Phone, LG G, HTC One/Desire/EVO/Tablet, Motorola Moto/Droid, Huawei Mate, Mi Note, etc. So, just try on your phone.


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