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How to Recover Photos Deleted from Android Phones

Is it possible to recover deleted pictures from Android devices?

To manage photos on phone is not that friendly. Accidentally delete some perfect family pictures, format the phone carelessly, photos suddenly become inaccessible.... Things like this happen occasionally. The question comes: is there any possibility to recover deleted or lost photos from an Android phone? Sure! If the card is not physically damaged, you can get them back without any quality loss.

Solution 1: Recover photos from Android with Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android

This solution is recommended, because Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android can be used for almost all Android phones and tablets, for recovering deleted photos. Moreover, it lets you recover contacts, messages, videos, audio and documents. Download the trial version below for free to have a try first.

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Step 1. Connect your Android device and enable USB debugging

Launch the program on your computer after installing it. Then connect your Android device to the computer. If your device can be detected by the program, you can directly skip to the next step. If not, you'll get the window below and need to enable USB debugging on your device at first.

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Check your Android OS version, and follow the way offered below to enable USB debugging.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
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"

Step 2. Scan your Android device

Next, click "Start" on the program's window to let it analyze your device before the scan. Make sure that the battery is more than 20% before you start.

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After analyzing your device, you can san your device for lost messages, contacts, photos and video now. Go to your device's screen, and click "Allow" to let the program scan your phone. Then click "Start" on the program's window.

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Step 3. Preview and recover photos from Android

Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android can help to find lots of pictures lost at different time, and the scan will also spend you quite a long time. Just be patient and you'll get back plenty of your lost photos.

When the scan completes, you can preview all your photos, as well as contacts and messages in the scan result. Choose those you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

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Download the trial version below for free now.

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Watch the video tutorial below


Solution 2: Recover photos from Android with Wondershare Photo Recovery

Wondershare Photo Recovery and Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac completely support the Android deleted photo recovery, as well as lost videos and songs. There is a limitation that your device can be detected as a disk on the computer. What's more, this software can be used for recovery of other devices, like computer, camera, external hard drive, USB drive, iPod, music player and other mobile phones.

Download the free trial version of Wondershare Photo Recovery below. Choose the right version for your need.

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Note: If you have found the data you want with this photo recovery, please save the scan result if you want to recover later, to avoid data loss.

Step 1. Download and install the Android picture recovery

Install and run the program on your computer. You'll get the interface as follow. Then click to "Start" to proceed.

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Step 2. Connect your Android phone and scan

Connect your Android phone to the computer. When it is detected, you can see it on the interface of the software below.

Then click the "Scan" button to find your lost pictures.

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Step 3. Preview and recover

After the scan, you can preview the deleted photos one by one to check the quality. Then "Recover" those you want with one click.

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Note: Don't save the recovered data on the card again. Find another place for it such as on the computer or other external disk, for safety consideration. If you want to import your contacts, photos and video back to your device, you can use Wondershare MobileGo for Android.

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