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How to Retrieve Deleted Photos from Android Phone

author Emily Watson
date Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Nowadays, although cloud storage (Google Photos and Dropbox for example) makes Android photo backup easier than ever before and losing files seems not that terrible, there is chance to lose your Android pictures and situations where you cannot reach your pictures. For example, since the storage is limited, you may fail to upload some files. And you may forget the password someday. Besides, it is not 100% safe to upload some private pictures online. So, a recovery program like FonePaw Android data recovery that helps you retrieve deleted photos from Android phone is quiet necessary.

FonePaw Android Data Recovery (opens new window) is expert at retrieving lost photos from Android phone, for example, Samsung Galaxy A9/A8/A7, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus/S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+, and more. The program supports image formats like .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .webp, .tiff and so on. No matter photos were downloaded, shot, or got elsewhere, FonePaw Android Data Recovery can help you get them back.

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# Retrieve Deleted Photos from Android Phone

Step 1. Connect Android Phone to PC/Mac

Open FonePaw Android Data Recovery in your PC/Mac. Then connect Android phone (Samsung Galaxy S7 for example) to the computer with USB cable. After that, check USB debugging mode (opens new window)on your phone.

Supported Computer

Windows OS: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

Mac OS: Mac OS: Mac OS 10.11 / 10.10 / 10.9 / 10.8 / 10.7

Connect Android Phone to PC

Step 2. Select File Types to Scan

When your Android phone is detected by the program, you will have the window as below. Precisely choose file types you want. To retrieve deleted pictures from Android phone, please mark "Gallery" & "Picture library". Then click the "Next" key.

Select File Types to Scan

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Step 3. Allow Superuser Request

Go to your Android phone. You should receive a Superuser Request note. Touch "Allow/Grant/Authorize". This will allow FonePaw Android Data Recovery to scan your device. But it will take some time to scan your phone. Please wait.

Allow Superuser Request

Step 4. Retrieve Deleted Photos from Android Phone

Scan is complete. Check "Gallery" or "Picture Library". Then you can preview thumbnails of all pictures in the table. To restore lost photos from Android phone, you can select items you want from the category of "Gallery" and "Picture library". Afterwards, click "Recover".

Retrieve Deleted Photos from Android Phone

That's it! Last but not least, note that with a registered version, there will be no limitations in previewing and recovering deleted pictures from your Android device. If you want to get back other media files, refer to how to recover videos/music from Samsung Galaxy Note/Edge (opens new window).

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