How to Use Dr.Fone for Android

It's an ideal data recovery program for you to get back contacts, messages, photos, video and documents on/from your Android phone or tablets, data preview before recovery supported.

Download Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android and install it on your computer. Then follow the guide below step by step to recover lost contacts, messages, photos and video from your Android devices.

Step 1. Connect your device to PC

After launching Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android, you'll get the primary window below. Please connect your Android device to the computer via a USB cable.

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Note: You'd better connect one device at a time, and make sure your Android phone is available for Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android (view the list here).

Step 2. Enable USB debugging (Optional)

If you didn’t enable USB debugging on your device, you’ll see the window below. Follow the detailed expression in the window to set it now.

Note: If you have enabled USB debugging on your device before, you can skip this step.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"

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2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

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3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging'

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Step 3. Begin analyzing and scanning the data on your device

After you get the USB debugging done, connect your device to the computer again, and it will detect your device. Click "Next" to analyze the data on your device. Before starting, please make sure that the battery is more than 20%, to ensure a complete scan.

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Note: For the device that Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android doesn't support currently, it may lead you to set USB Mass Storage on your device to scan photos, videos, music and documents, or to root your device by yourself (if there is no USB Mass Storage option). All rooted Android devices are supported well.

If you rooted your device before, you need to allow the program Superuser authorization on the screen of your device before the scan. Just click "Allow" when the message pops out on your device’s screen. Then back to your computer, and click "Start" on the program's screen to scan your device.

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Note: If the program doesn't scan anything for a long time after you clicked "Allow" on your phone, please check your phone again. Some devices present the "Allow" button for several times. It doesn't matter. Just click it until it doesn't appear again or the program has begun its real scan.

Step 4. Select file types to scan

To save time for the scanning process, after you click "Next", you'll be asked to select the file types: photos, video, messages, contacts, etc. to scan. Check the one that you need to recover from your device. Of course, you can still choose "Select all".

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After then, in the new pop-up window, you can select to scan for "deleted files" or "all files" in Standard Mode or Advanced Mode. It's up to you.

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During the scan process, please don't disconnect your device.

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Step 5. Preview and recover

The scan will take you a while. After that, you can preview all recoverable data found in the scan result one by one. Actually, the current messages, contacts, photos, video and documents are also scanned out in the result. Deleted SMS and contacts are shown in red. You can separate them by the color.

After preview, mark those you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer. As to contacts, you can save them in CSV, vCard or HTML format; to messages, save them in CSV or HTML format.

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