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How to Restore Deleted Photos on Android

By Emily Watson, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

"I used to store pictures on an application called Photos. One day after backing up images there, I cleared items in Gallery of my Samsung Galaxy S6. Can anyone help restore deleted photos on Android from Photos or Gallery? I am just a newbie." Unlucky as this user, actually he can take comfort from my advice," It is possible to restore your photos on Android from Gallery if you turn to FonePaw Android Data Recovery."

It is not exaggerating at all to say that FonePaw Android Data Recovery is professional in the field of photo recovery. Images in .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .webp, .tiff formats and more can be regained. The program is intuitive to use so you can solve the problem by yourself after reading this guide.



Stop using your phone once photos are deleted so as to prevent them from being overwritten.

Effortlessly Restore Deleted Photos on Android.

Step 1. Connect Android phone to PC

Open FonePaw Android Data Recovery on your Windows PC. Then connect your Android phone (Samsung Galaxy, HTC One, Sony Xperia, Google Nexus for example) to the computer.

Connect Android Phone to Computer

Step 2. Select File Types to Scan

When your phone is successfully connected, you can choose file types to scan. Choose "Gallery" or "Picture Library" from the menu. Note that Gallery is the place where images that are taken by the phone, transferred from other places, and screenshots are stored while Picture Library saves cache images.

Select Photos to Scan and Preview

Step 3. Allow FonePaw Program to Scan Android Photos

Go to your Android phone. Hit "Allow/Grant/Authorize". This will give permission to the FonePaw software to enter your phone.

Allow FonePaw Program to Scan Android Phone

Step 4. Preview and Retrieve Lost Photos on Android

Scanning is proceeding. Do not interrupt the progress. When this is finished, select "Gallery" or "Picture Library" at the left pane. Then you can preview all the pictures on by one and even in full size if you have registered the program. Among them, titles of deleted ones are written in red. Then you can select the ones you want and click "Recover" to get them back.

Restore Deleted Photos on Android Devices


Restored items are stored in your PC instead of the Android phone. They are sorted by file formats.

Restoring photos from Android equals to regaining the precious moments. Now what you need to do is making a backup of them by connecting the phone to PC and copying the files to the computer. In addition, you can upload them via Cloud Sync tool such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.


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