How to Recover Deleted Photos & Videos on Android Device

11/20/2018 Posted by FoneGeek

Android Photo Recovery

Have you ever deleted precious photos from your Android phone by mistake? Or worse, you had your Android phone accidentally reset and wipe everything including your photo gallery? What can you do? Don't despair, your deleted photos are not permanently removed at all. It is still possible to recover deleted/lost photos and videos from Android device. Here in this post, we will show you how to restore deleted photos from Google Photos backup, or using a third-party photo recovery tool for Android. 

One thing to keep in mind, you should immediately stop using your Android device once you've deleted or lost photos. Any operation like taking new photos/videos, sending or receiving new messages, or installing new apps will create new data on your Android phone, thus overwrite the deleted photos and make them unrecoverable. Thus, we suggest you turn off Wi-Fi and mobile data on your Android phone, and perform Android photo recovery as soon as possible. 

Part 1. Best Way to Recover Deleted Photos on Android 

If you accidentally deleted or lost photos on your Android phone, and unfortunately there is no backup, you can turn to FoneGeek Android Data Recovery for help. This powerful recovery tool provides efficient way to recover deleted photos, videos, text messages, contacts, call logs, WhatsApp messages and more from Android devices. And this software fully supports the most popular Android phones and tablets, including Samsung Galaxy S9/Note 9, HTC U12+, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Google Pixel 3 XL, LG G7, OnePlus 6T, Sony, Moto, Xiaomi, Oppo, etc.

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How to Recover Deleted Photos & Videos from Android without backup: 

  1. Download and install FoneGeek Android Photo Recovery software on your Windows PC or Mac, then run the program. 
  2. Enable USB debugging on your Android phone and connect it to the computer via a USB cable, then wait for the program to detect the device. 
  3. After that, select the file types you wish to recover, here in this case choose "Gallery" and "Picture Library", then click "Next" to begin scanning. 
  4. After the scan, preview all found photos & videos and select the ones your want to recover, then click "Recover" to save them to your computer. 

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Part 2. Android Photo Recovery through Google Photos 

Many cloud and photos app provide Android users ways to back up photos, for example, Google Photos. Deleted photos from your Android phone's gallery app won't remove it from your Google cloud service. If you have ever backed up photos to a Google account, then you can easily recover deleted Android photos from Google Photos. But you should note that deleted photos will only remain available for 60 days. So please act fast. 

How to recover deleted pictures from Android using Google Photos:

  1. Launch the Google Photos app on your Android phone and sign in to your Google account. 
  2. Click on the "≡" menu icon at the top left corner and select "Trash" from the drop-down menu. 
  3. Find and select the photos or videos you want to recover, and then tap "Restore". Your photos and videos will be back into any albums they was in. 

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Part 3. How to Avoid Losing Android Photos Next Time

Now that we've introduced how to recover deleted photos and videos on Android, the next thing you should do is to avoid losing your precious photos again. Don't forget to make a backup. Instead of backing up to cloud storage, we recommend you try FoneGeek Android Data Backup & Restore. With it, you can one click backup your Android photos and videos, as well as other files like contacts, text messages, WhatsApp chats, etc. When you experience data loss, you can restore data from the backup files easily. 

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Follow the steps below to back up photos & videos on your Android phone: 

  1. If you have FoneGeek Android Data Recovery installed on your computer, select the "Android Data Backup & Restore" option. Otherwise download and install the program to begin. 
  2. Select "Device Data Backup" and connect your Android phone to the computer using a USB cable. Wait for the program to detect the device. 
  3. After connected, select "Gallery" and other data you need to back up, then click on "Start" button to back up Android photos and files in your computer. 

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The Bottom Line

I've done my best to bring you the best methods you can use to recover deleted Android photos as well as back them up to avoid losing them again. The processes involved as outlined are easy to follow and won't cost you anything. So why wait any longer? Get to work without much fuss and recover your deleted photos or videos on your Android device. Good luck!

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