Android SD Card Recovery: Recover Deleted Photos from Android SD Card

Boey WongPosted by Lisa Ou / December 23, 2016 09:00

SD Card is an ultra-small flash memory card designed to provide high-capacity memory in a small size. They are used in many small portable devices such as digital video camcorders, digital cameras, handheld computers, audio players and mobile phones.

It may occur to many Android users that some or all photos were deleted by children or just disappeared with unknown reasons. You are going to find workable solution to get them back.

There is more and more important information stored in SD card of your Android phone, so it is really bad that if you lose these important items. You have to stop using your phone immediately, otherwise the deleted/lost photos will be overwritten by new data.

1. How to Recover Android SD Card Photos from Google Photos

Google Photos is a convenient and safe app for users to sync photos on device, so they can easily backup and restore photos with simple taps.

Below is how to recover Android photos from Google Photos.

Step 1Open Google Photos, tap Menu > Trash.

Step 2Choose the items you want to get back, tap Restore icon.

Backup Videos Using Google Photos

2. How to Recover Deleted Android Photos with FoneLab

What if you don't have a backup for deleted Android photos?

We will recommend that you can try our FoneLab Android Data Recovery to recover photos from SD card on Android phone. It is easy to operate and safe enough.

Recover Deleted Photos
  • 1.No matter that you have used these kinds of software before or not, you can operate it easily and finish the whole process in a couple of clicks.
  • 2.It won’t modify or change your SD card data.
  • 3.Supports various of Android devices, such as Samsung, LG, HuaWei, XiaoMi, etc.
  • 4.You can recover deleted photos from Android device directly.
  • 5.It allows you to recover Android messages, photos, contacts, notes and other data.
  • 6.You can recover your data selectively.

Above are the reasons why you should choose FoneLab Android Data Recovery from diversified choices. Let’s turn to how to recover deleted photos from SD card on Android.

If there are something wrong with your Android phone, you can learn how to retrieve photos from broken Android.

First of all, you have to download and install the Win or Mac version of FoneLab Android Data Recovery on your computer from below buttons.

FoneLab for Android
FoneLab for Android

With FoneLab for Android, you will recover the lost/deleted iPhone data including photos, contacts, videos, files, call log and more data from your SD card or device.

  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before recovery.
  • Android phone and SD card data are available.

Step 1Launch Android file recovery on your computer, plug your Android phone into computer.

connect android to computer

Step 2Tap OK to enable USB debugging mode on the home screen of your phone so that FoneLab Android Data Recovery can detect your phone and SD card data. If you don’t know how to do it, please follow the on-screen instruction.

For Android 2.3 or earlier: Go to Settings – Development – USB Debugging.
For Android 3.0 – 4.1: Navigate to Settings – Developer Options – USB Debugging.
For Android 4.2 or later: Tap Settings – About Phone. Then tab Build number for 7 times until the messages You are under developer mode appears. Then go back to Settings – Developer Options –USB Debugging.

You can read how to retrieve pictures from a broken phone if you can't operate your Samsung phone.

USB Debugging

Step 3Choose the files types you want to recover, you can tick the Select All option or select Gallery and Pictures under Media, then click the Next button to move on.

select data to recover

Step 4You should receive a request to root your device if you have not done this before. This software will install one assistant app on your phone to help you, then tap Allow/Grant/Authorize. Click Retry if there is no such pop-up window.

USB Debugging

Step 5After the scanning is done, you can click Gallery or Pictures to check and double-click the items to preview the photos on your Android phone SD card. You can turn on the Only display the deleted items and input the keywords in the search box to get what you need quickly.

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Step 6: Check the items that you want them back and click Recover. The photos will be saved as JPG or PNG format files on your computer.

It is convenient that you can also use FoneLab Android Data Recovery to retrieve Android Contacts, Messages, Videos and Documents.

You can also read about How to recover deleted photos frm Moto G.

If you failed to root your Android phone or just don't want to do it, you can try another tool, which is called FoneLab Data Retriever to get data back from SD card on computer.

You can simply put the SD card in a card reader, and then use the program to scan your data. If you can get them on the scanning result, and then you can recover data from SD card with it easily.

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