How To Recover Deleted Photos On Android Phones 2020

Have you deleted important photos from your Android device by mistake? Don’t worry I have a bunch of solutions for you to recover deleted photos.

Recover Deleted Photos

Thanks to the highly developed technology, where we have solutions for every so-called problem. There are lots of tools available which can help us to recover deleted photos.

Here is the only guide you need to get back your lost photos. I have suggested several methods which can help you to retrieve deleted photos.

How to recover deleted photos on android?

I have filtered earth and sky and found these methods working for me. And hopefully, they will work for you also. Read all these methods carefully and follow every step correctly.

    Method 1: Using data recovery software on PC

Well, this is the best way to recover deleted pictures from Android. Apart from photos, you can recover videos, documents, archives and more. Why is this best method? Because PC data recovery software scan deep inside the core of storage where other programs failed to reach.

However, using data recovery software on PC have some downsides also. Like you need a PC to proceed, most of the software need to buy first. And require root access to work.

On the other side, they are more accurate and do the job well. There is several data recovery software available in the market. EaseUs MobiSaver, Fonepaw, Wondershare data recovery are some of the popular data recovery software.

But you need to buy them to get full access. Don’t have money to buy recovery softwareWell, don’t worry my friend here is a list of 15 free data recovery software. Download any one from the list if you don’t want to spend money.

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Steps to use data recovery software.

All data recovery software work in a similar way. You need to follow almost same steps to proceed. Below are the steps to recover deleted photos using EaseUs MobiSaver data recovery.

Ensure you have a rooted Android device if not rooted then skip this method and try next way to restore lost images.

Step 1:

Download and install EaseUs MobiSaver data recovery

Link: EaseUs Mobisaver

Step 2:

Enable USB debugging  on your Android phone

Usb debugging recover deleted photos

Go to settings and open developer option. Now scroll down and select Android debugging aka USB debugging and allow it. Some phones have disabled developer option. You can enable it in about phone section. Then you need tap 4-5 times on build number. It will activate developer option successfully.

Step 3:

Connect your phone to PC using USB cable

Step 4:

OpenEaseUs MobiSaver data recovery software

EaseUs mobisaver data recovery

Step 5:

Click on start button once your phone is detected

Step 6:

Now a pop-up will appear on your phone asking for root access grant it.

Now it will start scanning the storage of your phone. Wait for few minutes and let it analyze data on your Android phone.

After few minutes it will show you lots of recoverable data. Browse through the data and find the deleted photos you want to recover.

All you have to do is select the photos which you want to recover from your Android phone. And click on recover option boom you have successfully recovered deleted photos.

Important Note: Most of the data recovery software requires root access to work, and these are paid programs. EaseUs data recovery is one of them. The most important thing you should know is that EaseUs data recovery demo version will only preview deleted photos. You need to buy Ease us data recovery to recover lost images.

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    Method 2: Recover deleted photos using Android apps

Using Android apps to recover deleted photos is one of the easiest ways to recover lost pictures. Lots of Android apps available to do our job.But to be honest, only a few of them works well.

DiskDigger photo recovery, Dumpster image, and video restore, DigDeeep image retrieval, Restore the picture (super easy). These are some of the favorite data recovery apps. In few seconds you will get details about recovering lost images using Diskdigger app. Don’t worry steps will be similar to all other apps.

Using Android apps to recover deleted images have some advantages. You don’t need to root your android device. You can easily get these apps for free using play store. On the other side, you have to face some irritating ads.

Pro versions have better scanning abilities and more chances of getting your photos back. Rooted phones have more probabilities than non-rooted.

Also Read: How To Install Dolby Atmos On Android Without Root.

 Steps to use Diskdigger app to recover lost pictures.

DiskDigger photo recovery is one of the great apps for Android. It is developed Defiant Technologies and has over 5 million downloads.

DiskDigger photo recovery

Key features:

  • It allows us to recover files both from SD card and internal storage.
  • Apart from saving files into internal storage it also has the option to upload recovered files to Gdrive and Dropbox.


  • Rooting your android phone is not necessary.
  • It also allows us to sort recoverable photos by size.

Step 1:

 Download and open DiskDigger app.

Link: DiskDigger photo recovery

Step 2:

Select basic scan(non-rooted) or deep scan(rooted)

DiskDigger photo recovery

Now it will start scanning internal storage wait few seconds. After few seconds it will come up with a bunch of photos including deleted photos.

Step 3:

Select deleted photos you want to recover.

Step 4:

Click three dots on selected pictures and choose to save this file locally.

DiskDigger photo recovery

Now your images will be saved into internal storage. You can also upload your files to FTP(file transfer protocol).

Apart from using DiskDigger, you can also use other apps. But to be honest, if your device is rooted then you have the better luck my friend than non-rooted phones.

Also Read: How To Hide Apps On Android Without Root.

    Method 3: Recover deleted images using Google Photos

Every Android phone has Google sync option. If your phone has enabled sync photos option before deleting photos, then you have better luck, my friend. In this case, there have been chances of your pictures stored in your Google cloud storage. You can scan and recover deleted photos using Google Photos app.

Google Photos

Steps to recover deleted photos using Google photos.

Well, you need to follow few steps to recover your deleted images. Before you start proceeding turn on Google account sync option in settings.

Step 1:

 Download and open Google photos app.

Link: Google Photos

Step 2:

Navigate and see if your pictures are available or not.

Google Photos

If your phone has synced photos with a Google account, you would see them in Google photo gallery.

Step 3:

Go to trash tab in Google photos and restore them to internal storage.

It will take some time to load photos on your device. You can sync contacts, videos, and documents also.

Quick Tips To Secure Your Photos

  • Go to Google Photos and enable backup and sync.
  • Upload your photos to Gdrive.
  • Backup photos using various backup tools.
  • Copy your photos to your PC.

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Final Words

Well, restoring lost photos using these three methods does not require any special technical skills. I hope you will quickly get your photos back. If you don’t have PC, then you can implement method 2nd or 3rd.

Have you successfully recovered deleted images? I tried my best to explain things easily. But if you still have any questions or suggestions let me know in comments section. I am waiting to hear back from you.


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