How to Recover / Restore Deleted Files, Photos and Videos on Android Phone


The delete feature on your Android powered smartphone allows you to get rid of all the unwanted junk from your device and helps you in saving space on your device. It may include your old pictures, videos or other files. However, what if you accidently delete an important file from your Android phone? Continue reading this article to know how to recover deleted files, photos and videos Android phone with and without root.


There are three methods, through which you could undelete your deleted files on Android phone. However, last two methods require you to have a rooted device. If you haven’t rooted your device yet then you can follow first method. However, to execute first method you need a PC.

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Method 1: Use Recuva to Recover Delete Files on Android Phone without Root

Step 1: Download and Install Recuva (Free recovery software for PC) on your PC.

Step 2: Now connect your Android phone or your Phone memory card to your PC using any card reader.

Step 3: Open Recuva on your PC and select your memory card.

Step 4: Next, select the type of file you want to recover like Pictures, Music, Documents or videos etc.

Step 5: Once your files are recovered, save them on your PC’s hard drive.

Step 6: Now transfer those files to your Android phone again.

Method 2: Use Wondershare Dr. Fone to Recover Deleted Data From Android

Note: This method requires a rooted Android device to proceed. Wondershare Dr. Fone comes with a trial version which allows you to scan for recoverable files from your Android phone, however, to recover them you need to buy the full of version of this software for $49.95.

Step 1: Download and Install Wondershare Dr Fone on your PC.

Step 2: Now connect your Android phone to PC.

Step 3: Launch / Open Wondershare Dr Fone on your PC.

Step 4: Click Next button on Wondershare.


Step 5:  Next, you need to select the file types that you are looking to recover from your Android phone like Music, Videos, Contacts or Documents etc.

Step 6: After successfully scanning your device, it will show you all the recoverable files.


Step 7: Now select all the files that you want to restore and click on Recover to undelete them.

Wondershare Dr Fone is the best Android file recovery software for your Android device, except the fact that it is a premium software that comes with $50 price tag.

Method 3: Use Undelete to Recover Data from Android Phone

Note: To install Undelete on your phone you need a rooted Android device.

Step 1: Download and Install Undelete on your Android phone.

Step 2: Open undelete on your phone.

Step 3: Now select your External or Internal memory that you want to recover data from.

Step 4: Wait until the Undelete finishes the scanning process.

Step 5: Next, you will see all the recoverable data in several tabs.

Step 6: Your recovered files will be saved to its previous location from where you have deleted them.

By following the above methods you can recover deleted files on your Android phone easily. Did any of the above method work for you? Do let us know in the comments below.


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