“How to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy S4? My phone was on low battery so it turned off. So, I went and charged it and turned it back on and discovered all but 4 photos on my camera folder was gone.
I connected my phone to my computer with the USB cable to check if it would see my lost photos there, but I didn’t. Is there anyway to get these photos back?” —– Answers Yahoo
Samsung Galaxy S4 is currently the most popular Android phones. According to Samsung, there are 40 million Samsung Galaxy S4 have been sold, just six months after the device hit the market.
Many people use Samsung Galaxy S4 to shoot videos or take photos, however, they may lost their files by either accidently deleting, restoring factory settings, flashing ROM, rooting, etc.
The right way to do after your photos being deleted or lost is to stop using your phone to record videos or take photos anymore or the new files may overwrite your deleted or lost files, then, you will miss the change to recover your deleted photos on Samsung Galaxy S4.
Then, you need to get a Samsung Data Recovery to help you retrieve your deleted or lost phoeos. Here, it is advised to use Wondershare Dr. Fone for Android which can fast and best recover deleted or lost photos as well as videos, contacts, messages, audio, document and Whatsapp chat history from Samsung Galaxy S4/S3/S2/S, Samsung Galaxy Note 3/2/1, Samsung Galaxy Tablet and other Android devices.
Step by step to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy S4
Step 1: Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to the computer
Run Dr.Fone for Android, you will see the following main interface. And then, connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to the computer via a USB cable. :
Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your phone
If you didn’t enable USB debugging on your device, you’ll see the window below. Follow the detailed expression in the window to set it now.
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”
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”
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 Samsung Galaxy S4 for deleted photos
Once your Samsung Galaxy S4 is connected and detected by the program, click “Start”button in the screen below to start analyzing it.
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.
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.
Step 4: Preview and recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy S4
After scan, all of the recoverable files that have been found from your Samung will be shown. You can preview all found photos, messages and contacts in detail. Choose these photos you want and click “Recover” to save them on the computer.