Android phones are the most common type of device being used these days by people all over the world. Since these phones are highly versatile, they have succeeded to please people with all kinds of tastes. Hence no merely calling, but people now use phones for a variety of purposes like watching videos, texting, playing games and now, for storing data.
Data is an inevitable part of our lives be its small photo, audio clip, or a 200 pages ebook. Most of us store our important data on our phones as it provides portability. Many times, it may happen that you accidentally erased something off your smartphone.
The problems become even more pathetic when you do not have an extra hard or soft copy of the deleted item. Sadly, that is one of the worst possible situations of one’s life and many of us have gone through that phase.
But the good news is, now instead of moaning over the lost items users can actually recover them once again. The next merry news is that you need to be a great Android specialist or a programmer to recover the erased files. Hence, below is the list of techniques that can be used to recover deleted files on your Android device.
Steps to Recover Deleted Files on Android
The working of these data recovery tools or software may seem to be a big mess for some people, but let me tell you – the process is actually quite simple. To simply start with, these programs perform a 360-degree scan of your smartphone once they get the authorized control.
Now, since each of the files actually acquires some space, while you delete the files a minor particle of that file still remains on your android device (in most of the cases). Hence as soon as these software and tools find any such particle, they try to recreate the files again, and so continues the process.
1. Recover deleted data and files on Android device – Using Dr. Fone
Dr. Fone is a great Android data recovery software that is available in free and paid versions. The program is highly flexible with the ability to retrieve deleted photos, videos, and contacts as well as text messages. Additionally, this software can also undelete archives, documents and all other files that were saved on your phone’s external storage.
Steps to retrieve data using Dr. Fone:
Step 1. Download Dr. Fone on your PC and install it while following all the on-screen instructions that appear on your desktop’s screen to assist you in the installation process of this data recovery software or rather, tool.
Step 2. Connect your Android phone on which you wish to recover the deleted data and files to your computer or laptop via the default USB (universal serial bus) cable that comes with your device. Subsequently, also enable the USB Debugging option on your Android device, that you had connected to the computer or laptop to recover the deleted files and data.
In case you have never done and hence do not know how to enable USB debugging on any version of your Android-based smartphone, do not worry; The app provides an easy on-screen guide to enable USB Debugging on various versions of Android. For eg. To enable the USB Debugging mode on Android 4.2 and up, for this go to:
settings > About Phone > Tap on build number seven times
Now after clicking the build number seven times on your android device, you actually enter the developer mode of your Android device. Check-in the USB Debugging box to enable it.
Step 3. After you have successfully enabled USB Debugging on your device, click the “Start” button on the screen to begin with the actual process undelete previously deleted data and files on your android device. As soon as you click this button, this tool will start scanning for the recoverable and deleted files on your Android device.
Step 4. After the scanning process has been successfully completed, a list of all the deleted (previously) and retrievable (at that moment) files will appear on the screen of your PC or laptop. The app also comes with the convenience to recover only one or more type(s) of files to save user’s time, be it the entire list of the same kind of files or a limited number of files of a particular category.
For instance: Suppose, if you want to recover only photos and videos, check the concerned option (multimedia option).
Step 5. At last, the user will be presented with a list of all the deleted and recoverable items that used to exist on his or her Android smartphone and which the tool has identified successfully.
From the list select the items (by checking the box in front of the desired option) that you want to restore on your Android device and tap the “Recover” button.
In a few seconds, the tool will start restoring the concerned files back on your Android phone or tablet. This tool actually takes advantage of your phone’s USB cable to transfer and restore the files from one end to another.
2. Recover deleted data and files on Android device – Using Undeleter (Recover Files and data)
Undeleter is a free and fantastic file recovery app for Rooted Android phone users only. The app can literally unerase data of all types ranging from photos and videos to call logs, SMS and now even WhatsApp and Viber conversations too. Data can be very easily recovered and restored from a variety of sources like – internal storage, SD card, and OTGs also.
Interesting isn’t it 😉
Moreover, the users can also save the undeleted data to cloud storage like Google Drive and Dropbox.
Steps to recover data using undeleter app:
Step 1. Open the app on your rooted android device and on which you want to recover the deleted data and files and subsequently, select the section from where the previously deleted data is supposed to be recovered i.e. internal or external storage.
Step 2. Now start scanning your device for the files that you wish to recover. The scanning process may take up to anything between a few seconds to 10 minutes (usually) or even more, so you actually need to be a bit more patient if you go for this method of recovering files and data on your android device.
Step 3. After the scanning process is finished and retrievable files have been identified, they will be presented to the user in various categories like – Files, Pictures, Music, Documents and Videos. Also, the list of all the concerned files appears in a list or grid format usually so that the selection of the files to be recovered becomes easier.
Step 4. Now select the recover or the restore option.
Note: However, in some exceptional cases, if the files are extremely irrecoverable the app may not be able to restore them. In that case, it is advised to head over to Dr. Fone Android recovery tool.
So above is the complete guide to recovering deleted files from your Android device that can be executed very easily. We hope you enjoyed recovering your deleted files with our detailed step by step instructions.
Did you use any other technique before to undelete files? Do share with us in the comments section. 🙂