It happens all the time. We all end up deleting photos, videos or files by accident. Sometimes these files may be very important and losing them leaves us in absolute panic. So as to protect you from such horrible situations, we’ve come up with this useful help tutorial that will guide you on how to recover lost data on Android. Let’s get started:
How to recover lost data on Android?
To protect and recover lost data on Android you’ll need to use some specific applications called Android Data Recovery tools. These tools assist you to recover not only your lost photos and videos, but your SMS text messages and contacts too. This way it ensures that your phone data is safe and always protected.
There are several Android data recovery tools available in market, like Mobkin Doctor for Android, FonePaw Android Data Recovery, and Dr. Fone for Android, just to name a few.
Here’s how we can recover lost data on Android:
Step 1. Stop updating your device once you’ve lost data
The very first thing you need to do after you’ve lost your precious data is to stop adding or deleting any data to/from your device. Because if you do so, your data will be overwritten and it will be impossible to recover your lost data. So make sure not to update your device until you recover the files you’ve lost.
Step 2. Launch Android Data Recovery tool
Now it’s time to download and install Android data recovery tool. After you’ve successfully installed the application, you’ll need to launch it and connect your device to PC via USB cable.
Step 3. Enable USB debugging on your device
Once connected to PC via a USB cable, you’ll need to enable USB debugging on your device. For this:
- Navigate to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging
- Mark USB debugging option
Step 4. Start scanning your device for lost files
Once you’ve enabled USB debugging on your device, it will be detected by the Android recovery application. Now click on the “Start” button to analyze your data. Also, tap on the allow option on your device to allow the analysis of your device data.
Step 5. Preview and recover your data
Now, when your device data is fully scanned, you’ll see the preview of all messages, contacts, photos and videos from your device. You’ll also see the files you had accidentally. Now it’s time to check and mark files you want back and click “Recover” to save them to your computer.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully recovered your lost data on Android device, but your task doesn’t end here. Make sure to back up your device, so that your data is always safe and no such situation occurs in near future. However, still if your data gets lost in case, Android recovery tools are always there to help you.