How to Restore Deleted Pictures from Sony Z5

By Emily Watson, Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sony Z5 comes with an external memory card that is up to 200 GB. As a consequence, if you own this phone, you can store all your photos in the device. And you can look through your photos anytime anywhere. However, the problem is that you may never think that every second your picture is facing the danger of losing due to all kinds of causes like accidental deletion. An appropriate solution is far significant. In this guide, we will introduce FonePaw Android Data Recovery to you and show you how to restore deleted pictures from Sony Z5.

FonePaw Android Data Recovery, as its name implies, is a program that specializes on data saving. According to the test, this program is fully compatible with Sony Z5. And it works well on both Windows and Mac computer. You can recover deleted photos in .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .webp, .tiff and more. Lost pictures which were captured by the camera, downloaded online, and received from other device can be regained with several clicks.

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Restore Deleted Pictures from Sony Z5

Step 1. Connect Sony Z5 to your Computer

First, make sure that there is no less than 20% of battery remaining and your Sony Z5 is powered on. Bridge your Sony Z5 to the computer. After that, enable USB debugging on the device by following steps below:

☞ Turn on Settings app.

☞ Select "About".

☞ Tap "Build number" for 7 times.

☞ Go back to "Settings".

☞ Tap "Developer options" > "USB debugging".

Connect Your Android to PC


Step 2. Select File Types to Restore

Sony Z5 connected! You can select file types to scan and recover. In the box, choose "Gallery" and "Picture Library". Then check the "Next" button.

Select File Types to Scan Photos


Step 3. Allow Superuser Request

Go to your Sony Z5. Touch the "Allow"/ "Grant"/ "Authorize" key. This will allow the Superuser request so that FonePaw Android Data Recovery can assess your phone.

Allow the FonePaw Program to Scan Deleted Photos


Step 4. Restore Deleted Pictures from Sony Z5

FonePaw Android Data Recovery will scan your phone and look for deleted photos. Then you can check "Gallery" and "Picture Library" to preview the pictures you want. Afterwards, select items you would like to recover and check "Recover" to get them back.

Selectively Deleted Photos from Android Device


Step 5. Transfer Deleted Files from Computer to Sony Z5

Files retrieved are stored in the computer. So, do not instantly unplug your Sony Z5 from the computer after recovery. If you want to transfer files which were recovered just now to your computer, just copy items to the folder of your phone. After that, you can eject the phone.

With FonePaw Android Data Recovery at hand, there is no need to worry about data loss. But, remember that a backup is as important as a recovery tool because your phone can get lost or broken one day. So in the end, we suggest you backup your photos in your Android phone regularly.

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