How to recover deleted data from Android

“How can recover deleted data from Android? I have an LG Env3 and had a video of my cousins birthday party, that video ended up getting deleted by accident. Is there any way to recover my video?”     —— Answer Yahoo

No matter you like it or not, accidental may happen, Whether it was a result of a mass deletion followed by the realization that you needed just one of the files, deleting the wrong file, or just accidentally hitting the delete button,

Don’t sunk, complain or even throw away your Android device. In most cases, you can recover deleted or lost data from your Android with a proper Android Data Recovery. But be mind that, you should stop using your Android when deleting happens, otherwise, the new files will overwrite the deleted ones, and you will miss the chance to get back your deleted files.

Here, it is advised to use Wondershare Dr. Fone for Android which is a powerful Android data recovery that can recover deleted photo, video, contacts, message, document, audio, Whatsapp history and call history from all popular Android devices such as Samsung, Motorola, LG, HTC, Google, Sony, ZTE, Huawei and others.

Android data recovery can handle various data loss situation: accidentally deletion, formatting, restoring factory settings, OS error, rooting, virus attacking and others. It also preview all the recoverable data before recovery.

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

Step by step to recover deleted data from Android

Step 1: Connect your Android device to computer

Download, install and run Dr.Fone for Android to see following main interface. Then, connect your Android to the computer using a USB cable.

android deleted messages recovery

Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your Android device

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 need to check 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

Note: Before scanning, please ensure that the battery of your device is more than 20%, to ensure a complete scan.

Step 3. Scan your Android device for deleted files

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

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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 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

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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