How to recover deleted photos from Android

“Hello all. I have deleted lots of photos from my LG Nexus 4. Now i really need those photos badly. Please help me this is really important. How can i get my deleted photos back on my Nexus 4. I need help please.”   —- AndroidCentral

One of the most amazing features of every Android device is photo taking. Nowadays, every Android device is capble of taking clear and crisp photos, you can use your Android device to take pictures of your daily life anytime, anywhere.

When you delete unwanted photos, you many sometimes delete pictures that you really need by accident. Probably it is common to see people online taking about how to recover deleted pictures on Android device.

One of the widely mentioned and used program is called Dr. Fone for Android which is a versatile Android Data Recovery to recover photos, as well as videos, contacts, text messages, audio, document and Whatsapp chat hisotry from Android devices such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, ZTE etc.

Tips: If you are a Mac user, you can turn to Dr. Fone for Android (Mac) to help you recover deleted photos on Android devices on Mac.

Step by step to recover deleted photos from Android

Step 1: Connect your Android device to the computer

Download the latest version of Dr. Fone for Android, install and run it to see the following main interface. And then, connect your Android device to the computer via a USB cable.

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Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your Android

Check whether you’ve enabled USB debugging on your Android device. If it isn’t detected by the program, you need to enable USB debugging. Check what Android OS is your phone and then follow the instructions below to open 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”

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Note: If you still get this window and the USB debugging has been enabled, please try to disable it and reset it again.

Step 3. Scan your Android for deleted photos

When your device is connected and detected by the program, click “Start” button in the screen below to start analyzing it.

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

If your device is not rooted before, the program will directly scan it after the analysis.

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. You can choose to do it or not by yourself.

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

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Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click “Allow” more than one time on your device’s homescreen. It’s normal. Just do it if it askes. It doesn’t matter. Just click it until it doesn’t appear again or the program has begun its real scan.

Do not disconnect your device during the scan, or the scan will fail.

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Step 4: Preview and recover deleted photos from Android

After finishing the scanning process, a list of recoverable files that have been found from your Android will be shown. In addition, there will be a preview window of files where you can preview the contacts, SMS, photos and videos from Android. Mark the photos you want and click “Recover“.

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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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