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Android Picture Recovery - Recover Deleted Photos on Android

2019-12-11 10:55:57/Posted by Alleny Gavinto Android Recovery Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

Summary: This article is going to show you how to recover deleted photos on Android devices within a few clicks. This tutorial is suitable for almost all Android brands, including Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.


Photos stored on the Android devices are not 100% safe due to various reasons, such as mistakenly operation, accidentally formatting, virus attack, storage card damaged, and so on. Hence, when these "accidents" happens, what will you do to recover deleted photos from Android phones? This article is going to help you find back lost Android photos completely. (For iPhone users, you can go to this page to learn how to recover deleted photos from iPhone easily.)

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Part 1. How to Recover Deleted Photos from Android without Any Backup [Recommended]

MobiKin Doctor for Android can be the best Android Photo Recovery program. It allows Android users to retrieve not only photos, but also contacts, messages, videos, etc. from all kinds of Android phones & tablets in a few clicks. And the built-in preview function enable you to view all detailed contents of your Android data before recovery as you like. What's more, the program can fully compatible with a large amount of Android devices, including Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

Let's have a brief look on the main features of this Android Photo Recovery software:

  • Recover photos, music, videos, contacts, SMS, etc. from Android phone or tablet directly.
  • Recover photos or other media files from Android SD card without connecting Android to PC.
  • Preview deleted and existing pictures in the program.
  • Compatible with almost all popular Android devices on the market.
  • Support overall Android devices, including the latest Samsung Galaxy S10/9/8, Note 9/8/7, Huawei P Smart/P30/P20/P10/P9, Mate X/30/20/10/9, etc.

Below is the guide on how to recover Android deleted photos by using this Android photos recovery software:

Preparation: Please backup your Android phone data to computer to avoid any data losing during the photo recovery process. If you wish to get a complete scanning results of data on Android, you need to root your Android phone before start the whole process.

Step 1. Connect Android to computer with USB cable, then enable USB debugging on it. Launch the Android Photo Recovery and follow the onscreen prompt to make your phone be recognized by the program.

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Note: If your Android phone is running on a system of 4.2.2 or above, then a pop-up window will appear on your device just like the below interface. Just choose "Allow" > "OK" button firstly.

Step 2. When the scanning is finished, data on your Android device have been categorized. Just choose "Photos" to preview and locate your deleted pictures, then tick them one by one.

Step 3. Click on the "Recover" button on the bottom of the panel to save the restored photos on your computer very well.

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If you still feel confused about how to perform this tool, you can have a look on the video tutorial as follows:

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Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Photos on Android SD Card

If you're used to store pictures on the SD card in your Android phone, then once the photo is deleted by accident, you can try the SD Card Recovery mode built in Doctor for Android to find back your lost images.

Here is the detailed tutorial for your reference:

Step 1. Insert the SD card to the computer directly or through a card reader. Then launch the Android Photo Recovery software, and choose "Android SD Card Recovery".

android sd card recovery main screen

Step 2. Click "Next" and you'll be required to choose the portable hard disk for scanning.

select a disk for scanning

Step 3. When the scanning is finished, you can find files like photos, music, videos and documents have been listed in the left panel. Choose "Photos" and find the images that you wish to restore. Tick them and click "Recover" button to save them on PC.

restore deleted photos on android sd card

As you can see, the above operation is mainly suitable for Windows users. If your computer is running on a Mac OS X system, you can get the Mac version and follow the same steps on your Mac computer by yourself!

Part 3. Recover Deleted Photos on Android Phones from Google Photos Backup

Google Photos can help you manage the photos on your phone. As long as you sign in to your Google account on your phone and associate it, the photos on your phone will automatically sync to the Google Photos cloud, and the pictures you delete will also be placed in the Google Photos recycle bin. After 60 days, these deleted pictures will be permanently deleted from Google Photos. Therefore, you need to hurry to restore them before they are permanently deleted. So what should we do?

Step 1: Launch "Google Photos" app on your Android phone and go to the top left corner to click the menu icon.

Step 2: Choose "Trash" option from the list.

Step 3: Preview and select the photos you want to recover back by tapping them one by one.

recover deleted pictures on android from google photos

Step 4: Turn to the top right corner to click the Undo icon to restore those selected photos into the Google Photos app.

Step 5: Finally, you can click the button of "Restore" to recover these photos from Google Photos to your Android phone.

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Part 4. How to Recover Deleted Pictures on Android with Dropbox

Dropbox can save deleted photos for you for a month. Within this month, you can use DropBox to restore deleted photos. However, you need to log in to the PC version of Dropbox. Because the DropBox app does not have the function of restoring pictures.

Step 1: Log in to your Dropbox account on your PC.

Step 2: Go to click "File" and choose "Deleted Files" option.

Step 3: Select the photos you want to restore.

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Part 5. How to Retrieve Deleted Photos on Android from Google Drive

Android is a relatively open and comprehensive operating system. It provides a series of services that allow users to have a good experience when using Android phones. For example, Google Drive provides free space for you to back up all images on your phone. This means that if you accidentally delete photos on your Android phone, you can easily recover deleted pictures on Android from Google Drive.

Step 1: Open Google Drive app on your Android phone and login with the same Google account that you use for phone backup.

Step 2: Enter the Photos folder to preview and select the pictures that you want.

Step 3: Hit on the Download button to download these selected photos. Wait a while and all these photos will be recovered on your Android phone.

retrieve deleted photos on android from google drive

Bonus: How to Backup Android Photos to Computer to Avoid Losing Again

Well, Android users may know the importance of backing up their Android data to computer or cloud service. There are also a lot of choices for us to backup Android phone/tablet files on computer. Here, we'd like to introduce the easiest way to back up your Android photos on computer. MobiKin Assistant for Android with its Mac Version is a professional Android data backup and managing tool to help you backup and manage contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music and even apps from Android phone/tablet on PC to Mac computer.

The following steps tell you how to backup Android photos on computer with the Assistant for Android:

Step 1. Click the download button as the following shows to install and launch the Assistant for Android on your computer.

Step 2. Connect your Android phone (Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola, etc.) to the computer.

Step 3. Navigate to the left side panel and select certain contents. Here, you should choose "Photos" category

Step 4. Preview and select the pictures you want to backup and hit on the "Export" button from the top menu.

android photo manager

Words in the End:

Here are a few ways to teach you how to retrieve deleted photos from Android. We can see that whether you use Google Drive, Dropbox or Google Photos app, they need you to have your mobile pictures backed up on these platforms beforehand. But in most cases, many people do not have backups. Then, the best and only way is to restore it through third-party software-Doctor for Android. It provides a one-click recovery method that allows you to retrieve deleted photos, videos, contacts, text messages, call history and other important phone content safely and quickly. Just have a try and let it help you retrieve your precious photo memories.

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