How to recover your deleted data on android: We’ve all done it: accidentally deleted photos, videos or files. Don’t panic, though. There are always loopholes lost data is only really lost if you do not try to get it back first. Do not save anything else to your device or switch it off until you attempt recovery. Turn off your Wi-Fi and 3G-4G connection so that no automatic updates occur and overwrite anything before you have had a chance to recover lost data on Android.
If you are not rooted:
Once you’ve checked the Trash of your photos app, which stores files you have deleted from your gallery until it’s emptied – the next step is to connect your phone to a PC and run a file recovery app.
If the file(s) you’re looking for were on your memory card, you can use a Micro SD Card Adapter to attach your microSD via USB. Then download Recuva (you can use either the paid or free version), which is a program to recover files. You can also use other programs, such as Coolmuster or Wondershare Dr. Fone (which requires root but is available for Mac or PC), but Recuva is a great free tool. Normally, for most of these programs to work, your memory must be formatted as FAT32, NTFS or similar.* If your memory card format is not recognized for some reason, you can just do a complete copy of its contents to your computer, reformat the memory card as FAT32 and then dump the copied files back on it and continue the process.* When you run Recuva, the first thing to do is select the type of file you want to recover: Pictures, Videos, Music, Documents, etc. The option to restore from a specific location is available and you can even set a specific folder to attempt recovery from.
Note that Recuva will only display locations it can actually recover data from. Just follow the prompts in the program. If you are recovering files from your smartphone, record them on the hard disk of the PC and then transfer them over later, once they’re safe and sound.
If the file(s) were on your internal storage, don’t worry: we can fix that too. If you haven’t already enabled the developer options in Android, go to Settings > About Phone > Build Number and then tap the build number section seven times. Once you’ve done that, go into Settings > Developer Options and enable USB debugging. You are now able to use an app such as Wondershare Dr Fone to scan your device.
If you are rooted
The application is very simple. The first thing to do is to select the storage device from which you want to retrieve your data.
Then you scan the selected device.
The process may take few minutes, depending on your memory size and the amount of stored data.
When finished you will be presented with retrievable data in several tabs: Files, Pictures, Music, Videos, Documents, and Files.
Recovered data returns to its PLACE OF ORIGIN, i.e. wherever it was saved before they were lost.
This option may only work partially (if there is a problem with your memory). In that case, proceed to the Recuva steps above, or use Wondershare or another root recovery program.