We take pictures to remember the precious moments in our life. Our pictures may not be worth physical money but in many cases they are sentimentally priceless. Judging by how much we treasure our photos, you can imagine that it must be a little traumatic to lose our photos due to a software error or even by mistakenly deleting them.
You will be glad to know that even if you lose the photos you had stored on your Android device, there is a chance that you may be able to recover them.
In this article we will be walking through some of the best photo recovery apps compatible with Android devices.
Note: Your phone should be rooted in order for the software outlined below to work correctly. You should also make sure to have USB debugging enabled on your device. Although the software outlined below was tested on Windows, Mac versions are available with the exception of Easeus Mobisaver for Android.
What makes photo recovery possible is that deleting a file doesn’t obliterate it. Files are stored in various locations in your device’s memory. When you delete a file, although you won’t be able to access it from your device it is actually still there until a new file overwrites it.
Fonepaw Android Data Recovery
Fonepaw Android Data Recovery is an effective means of recovering photos and other types of data on your Android device.
Fonepaw is available as a free trial for 30 days after which the software must be purchased.
You must first connect your device to your computer and then select the file types you wish to recover.
After selecting your file types hit next and let Fonepaw do its magic.
After scanning has been completed, you can choose the file types and files you actually want to recover.
After you make your selection hit ‘Recover’ and you will be able to retrieve those files.
Wondershare Dr.Fone For Android
Wondershare Dr.Fone For Android works in pretty much exactly the same way as Fonepaw. Select the type of file you want to recover and then go from there.
What sets Wondershare apart is the ability to recover files from an Android SD card plugged into your computer. The software also allows for the extraction of data from devices which are damaged. When I say damaged I mean things such as broken screens which prevent you from being able to properly access your phone.
There are also some additional tools which are available on a trial basis within Wondershare. These are as follows:
- Android Lock Screen Removal
- Android Data Backup & Restore
- Android Sim Unlock
- Android Root
- Android Data Erase
These addtional tools can be found under More Tools.
EaseUs MobiSaver for Android
EaseUs MobiSaver is an easy to use application which allows for straightforward Android photo and file recovery.
Simply connect your phone and let EaseUs run a scan. After this you can select which files you wish to then recover.
I sincerely hope that you do not have to experience something so unpleasant as losing your photos but if you do, hopefully these applications outlined will be able to help.