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[SOLVED] How to Recover Deleted Photos/Pictures from Android?

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

Tools You Can't Miss - MobiKin Doctor for Android

MobiKin Doctor for Android (Win/Mac) 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, 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 exsiting pictures in the program;

- Compatible with almost all popular Android devices on the market.

How to Recover Deleted Pictures on Android Phone on Windows/Mac?

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.

android photo recovery

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.

recover lost photos on android

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

How to Recover Deleted Photos from Android SD Card?

If you're used to store pictures on the SD card, then when the photo is deleted from it by accident, you can try the SD Card Recovery mode 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!

Further Reading: Backup Android Photos on Computer to Avoid Losing Them Again

Solution 1. Backup Android Photos with Android Assistant Program

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 or Assistant for Android (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 computer.

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

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

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

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

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

android photo manager

Solution 2. Backup All You Needed Android Pictures with MobiKin Transfer for Mobile

Although MobiKin Transfer for Mobile is designed for Android users to transfer data between different devices. But as an all-in-one tool for mobile phone, it also provide users with the function of backup & restore. So you can use it to backup your Android photos to computer and restore them to other devices you like with 1 simple click.

android photo backup

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