Ways to recover deleted photos from your Android phone

Have you accidentally deleted your photos from your Android phone? Perhaps you accidentally deleted them or broke your device and lost them all. However, there is good news that your photos can be recovered from your Android phone. Here are a few tips which will help you restore deleted photos from your device.

Ways to recover deleted photos from your Android phone
Ways to recover deleted photos from your Android phone

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Recovering deleted photos from the cloud
Recovering deleted Android photos from your SD card
How to avoid losing your photos from your Android device next time

Recovering deleted photos from the cloud

Most cloud and photo apps are capable of backing up your photos in the background. If you have the option enabled, then chances are that your photos are not deleted. Even if you delete your photo from your phone’s Gallery, it won’t be deleted from your cloud backup service. To get your photos back, you just need to log into your cloud app and download it once more. For instance, in Google Photos, open the image and select save to device from the menu. Also, if you happen to have the images deleted from your cloud app, you can recover them from there as well. Most of the cloud services have a recycled bin option which allows you to restore any deleted file within a certain timeframe.

To retrieve deleted photos on Google photos, you will have to open the app and select bin from the sidebar. Long press on each image that you wish to recover, and then hit restore. If you have Microsoft OneDrive, open the app and go to recycle bin. Select the files which you wish to restore and tap the restore icon. When it comes to dropbox, you need to log in on your desktop to recover the deleted images, go to files, then deleted files, then select the ones you want to restore. They are available for 30 days after deletion.

Recovering deleted Android photos from your SD card

In case you do not have a backup of your photos to the cloud, your best hope is that you have saved them to your phone’s SD card. You should connect your card to a desktop computer and use data recovery software to recover deleted photos. However, retrieving your deleted photos is not guaranteed with this. It is always recommended, as soon as you realize that you have deleted photos by mistake, you should immediately remove your card from your phone to reduce the risk of them being overwritten.

There are several top-quality data recovery companies and products. You can download the software for both Windows and Mac. To use this you will need to connect your memory card to your computer, you can use a card reader as well, or your laptop’s SD card slot. Then install and run the data recovery wizard. Once it launches, it will show you all the available drives from which you can retrieve your data. Select the memory card option and hit scan.

How to avoid losing your photos from your Android device next time

The best way to avoid losing your precious photos is to keep them backed up somewhere. You can use apps that back up your Android photos to the cloud. These apps run in the background and you can control when they upload your photos.