“How to recover deleted photos from Sony Xperia? OK, here it is, the mobile i am using is Sony Xperis ion LT28H, I took some photos with it. However, the next morning i was watching photos and the camera seemed slow then i restarted it and all the photos where gone. I have no idea how can i take back those photos. it was really valuable to me. please help!” —— Answers Yahoo
It is quite common to see that you may delete your precious photos from your Sony Xperia by either accidental deleting, device crashing, software upgrading, ROM flashing or device rooting etc.
You can still get them back with some third-party Android Data Recovery. But before using it, do mind that don’t use your device anymore otherwise the new files will overwrite the old files, and you will lose the chance to recover your deleted photos.
Wondershare Dr. Fone for Android is one of the most popular and capable Android Data Recovery that can help you recover deleted photos as well as videos, contacts, messages, audio, call logs and Whatsapp chat history from Sony Xperia phone and other Android phones like Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, ZTE, Huawei, Xiaomi as well.
Step by step to recover deleted photos from Sony Xperia
Step 1: Connect your Sony Xperia to the computer
Run Dr.Fone for Android, you will see the following main interface. Then, connect your Sony Xperia to the computer with a USB cable.
Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your Sony Xperia
If you didn’t enable USB debugging on your device, you’ll see the window below. Check what Android OS is your Xperia device and then follow the instructions below 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 Sony Xperia for deleted photos
When your Sony Xperia is connected and detected by the program, click “Start” to start analyzing your device.
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 Sony Xperia
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 need to recover and click “Recover” to save them on the computer.