How to recover deleted files from Samsung Galaxy S6

“I just deleted pretty important videos from my files on my Samsung Galaxy S6. Does anyone know how to recover my deleted files?”     —— Answers Yahoo

You may lost your important files on your Samsung Galaxy S6 due to various reasons. Don’t worry, you still have chance to get them back. The first thing to do is to stop using the device after deleting happens, otherwise, the new file will overwrite the old file.

There are many Android Data Recovery software, the one i would like to share is called Dr. Fone for Android which can help you recover deleted files such as contacts, message, photo, video, audio, document, Whatsapp history and call history etc from all from Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S5/S4, Samsung Galaxy Note and other Android devices.

Tips: If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Dr. Fone for Android (Mac) to help you recover deleted files from Samsung Galaxy S6 on Mac.

Step by step to recover deleted files from Samsung Galaxy S6

Step 1: Connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 to computer

Download, install and run Data Recovery for Android to see the following main interface. Then, connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 to computer using a USB cable that comes with your Android devices.

android deleted messages recovery

Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your Samsung Galaxy S6

If you didn’t enable USB debugging on your device, you’ll see the window below. Just follow the instructions below to set it now.

If you haven’t seen the instructions, you should make sure the version of Android running on your Android device first, then follow the steps to enable USB debugging.

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”

enable USB debugging Android 2.3 or earlier

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

enable USB debugging Android 3.0-4.1

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”

enable USB debugging Android 4.2

Step 3. Scan your Samsung Galaxy S6 for deleted files

After enabling USB debugging on your Samsung Galaxy S6. The program will recognize your device automatically. Then, click “Next” button to start analyzing your phone’s data.

recover sms android

Note: Before doing this, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan.

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

recover android contacts

Step 4: Choose file type and scan mode

To save the time for scanning process, click “Next”, you will be asked to select file types to scan. Check the files you need to recover, and then click “Next” begin scan deleted files

android recover deleted sms

In the newly popped up window, you are allowed to select scanning mode: Standard Mode or Advanced Mode. For Standard Mode, it will allow you both scan for deleted files or all files on your Android phone. And Advanced Mode is for deeper scan which will take you more time.

android recover sms

Step 5: Preview and recover deleted files from Android

Click “Next” to scan deleted files. After that, a list of recoverable files that have been found from your Android device will be shown. In addition, there will be a preview window of files where you can preview the contacts, SMS, photos and videos from your Android device. Mark those you want and click “Recover“.

In the new pop-up window, select a folder on your local drive to save the recovered the deleted photos on Android device.

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Tips: If you need to transfer files from iPhone to Android, you can turn to MobileTrans for Windows or MobileTrans for Mac.

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