How to recover deleted photos from Android smartphone

Ever deleted a treasured photo by mistake? No need to feel dread, all you need to do is act fast! This segment will guide you through the process to recover photos that you have deleted.

It is very important for you to recover your photos that nothing overwrites the space that was previously occupied by the deleted photos. For this make sure that you turn off all forms of wireless and data connections from your Android device. Any updates or syncs will make the photos go away forever.

How to recover deleted photos from Android Phone

In this article, we will cover the methods that need root access. So it is important that root access should be there on your device. Here are the steps that are needed.

How to recover deleted photos from Android smartphone

Step 1: You need to download a free software called Dr. Fone for Android by Wondershare. This software is available for both Mac and Windows. There are many other software for this purpose; this is a software that is tested by us.

Step 2: After installing this program, the next step is to register yourself.

Step 3: Enable USB Debugging on your device. Go to settings then about phone and tap Build number repeatedly until you get the notification that debugging is activated.

Note: If your device is running Android Lollipop, then your device will prompt you to activate the feature on its own when you connect it to the PC via USB.

Step 4: Once you have connected your device, you will get to see several file types that you want to recover.

Step 5: The software will then scan the device. You will be prompted to accept the RSA key on your phone, check the always accept option to get better convenience.

Step 6: After this step, reboot the device. All permissions that will be prompted on your device regarding Dr. Fone are to be granted and rest all messages that you will receive on your PC regarding connection are to be ignored.


You can also try another tool for how to recover deleted photos from Android phone called Mobiledic Data Recovery for Android. The tool let you perform various kind of functions to recover the photos successfully.

Mobiledic suggests if you’ve accidentally deleted your photos or formatted SD card, you’d better stop to use your phone immediately, or it will be erased permanently.


  1. This program is cool and have very easy to use interface. It helped me recover deleted photos a while ago but can’t do that recently after upgrading my android os to 6.0. For those who can’t recover deleted photos with this program, have a look at Androidphonesoft’s Android Recovery.

  2. A few days ago, I accidentally deleted some of the photo on my Android smartphone. After installing Dr. Fone application and follow this step by step guide I recover all my lost data. This post is really very helpful for me.

    Thanks for sharing Nitika Agarwal