How to Recover Deleted Files from Android


Accidentally deleted or lost files on your Android phone? Don't worry! Learn to recover deleted files from Android with the best Android Data Recovery tool here.

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Recover Deleted Files from Android

I can't describe how annoying it is when you delete or lost important files on Android phone by accident, like photos, videos, contacts, call logs, WhatsApp messages, audios, etc., but if you have ever been through this, you would understand.

Is there any way to recover deleted file on Android? For users who have backed up Android files in time, congratulations! You can easily recover deleted files looking into backup file. The problem is, most people lose data which is so sudden that they don't have time to back it up. In that case, Android Data Recovery will help you exactly. .

Android Data Recovery

  • Recover text messages, contacts, call logs, photos, videos, audios, WhatsApp, documents or other lost/deleted files from Android phone.
  • Recover deleted files from Android phone internal storage and SD card.
  • Preview and selectively recover deleted files from android phone before recovery.
  • Rescue android data from phone system problem like frozen, crashed, black-screen, virus-attack, screen-locked, etc.
  • Support most Android devices, including Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei, Sony, Sharp, Windows phone, etc.
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Now you can free download the Android File Recovery software and follow the easy steps below to recover deleted files on Android.

Note: Before recovering deleted files from Android, you should stop using Android phone immediately in case the files are overwritten and lost forever.

Simple steps to recover deleted files from Android

Step 1. Connect Android with computer

Connect your Android device to your computer via a USB cable. Android Data Recovery software will automatically detect your device.

Connect Android

Step 2. Allow USB debugging

There will be a pop-up message to let you allow USB debugging on the Android phone/tablet in order to get access to the connected device.

For Android 2.3 and former versions: Tap "Settings" app > "Applications" > "Development" > "USB debugging".

For Android 3.0 - 4.1: Navigate to "Settings" > "Developer options" > "USB debugging".

For Android 4.2 and later versions: Choose "Settings"> "About phone". Choose "Build number" for at least 7 times until the message of "You are under developer mode" shows. Return to "Settings" > "Developer options" > "USB Debugging".

Open USB Debugging

Step 3. Choose file types to scan device

When you manage to connect the device to computer, you will be asked to choose file types to recover. The program allows you to retrieve Android videos, contacts, messages, call logs, pictures, audios, documents, etc. Tick what you need, and then tab the button of Next to scan the device.

Tip: Before the scanning process, the software will ask you of the permission to scan the Android device. You need to click "Allow/Authorize/Grant" on your Android phone/tablet.

Scan Device

Step 4. Preview and recover deleted files

Within seconds, the scanning process will be completed. All file types you select will be listed in the left column. You are able to preview the files from the right window when tabbing the file type. Turn on the button of "Only display the deleted item(s)" above the preview window, you can check the deleted files only. Once you select all the files you want to recover, click Recover button and soon all deleted files will be restored to your computer.

Recover Deleted Files

Extended Reading: Why deleted files can be recovered from Android?

Why can we still restore Android files even after they were deleted? Actually, when you delete a file, it is not completely erased from your device's storage. Every time we save a new file on Android, it would create a directory as "pointers" to track the file on the storage. Deleting files only removes the "pointer" that marks the files, but the deleted data still exists on the physical drive and it can be recovered using Android Data Recovery tool!

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