[2020 Updated] How to Recover Deleted Videos from Google Pixel


Aug 30, 2019 16:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

Hi all. Even with 32GB of external storage inserted to my Google Pixel phone, it still always be filled up with a lot of videos, music and photos quickly. I thought I already transferred them to my computer, so I deleted the videos for releasing space. But it turned out that I didn’t. Can I recover deleted videos from my phone? They mean a lot to me, thanks in advance!

Equipped with a high-megapixel camera and awesome touchscreen, Google Pixel has won a large number of users.

Recover Deleted Video from Google Pixel

Among the users, they saved massive multimedia on their phone which forced them to clean up the files now and then in order to spare more space for new files. At this point, they may delete some important data intentionally.


The best bet to get lost data back is backing up Android data regularly. It allows you to save Android data in time so that you can get Android data back with ease.

1. Backup & Restore Android Video with Google Account

Google Pixel has a feature which allows Android users to backup and restore Android data through Google account like other Android phone models.

Recover Deleted Video from Google Pixel

Method 1. Backup and Restore Videos with Google Settings

Below is how to backup and restore Android data on Google Pixel.

1. Backup Android data on Google Pixel

Open the app drawer, and then launch Settings app on your Android home screen.

Scroll down to find Backup & reset, and tap on it.

Tap Back up my data and turn it on.

Backup to Backup & reset section, and toggle the switch next to Automatic restore to turn it on.

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Please note that,

Photos and videos backup feature support Google Pixel and Nexus phones, if you are using other Android models, you should find out other ways to recover Android photos and videos.

2. Restore Android data on Google Pixel

After above-mentioned steps to set up the backup settings on your Android phone, it can restore Android data easily when you log in the Google account you used to backup Android data on a formatted or new device.

When you add your Google account to a device that has been set up, what you have previously backed up for that Google account gets put onto the device.

Tips: You can't restore a backup from a higher Android version onto a phone running a lower version.

Below is a demonstration to restore backed-up app settings with clear instruction.

Open Settings app.

Tap System > Backup > App data.

Turn on Automatic restore.

Above-mentioned ways are suitable for Android users who want to recover data that has been backed up to Google account before.

Method 2. Backup and Restore Videos with Google Photos

If you are familiar with Google products, you should know Google Photos app. It is a convenient and safe tool to enable automatic uploading feature on mobile phone.

1. Backup Android video with Google Photos

Open Google Photos app on Google Pixel phone, sing in your account.

Tap Menu > Settings > Back up & syn.

Turn on Back up & sync.

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So you can easily get your uploaded photos and videos with the same account on mobile phone.

2. Restore Android video with Google Photos

Open Google Photos app on Google Pixel phone, sing in your account.

Select the videos, then tap More > Save to device.

Well, is it no way to recover Android data if they have no backup of the deleted data? It must be a hard time after losing your precious videos that recording your lovely son’s first birthday party, your wedding, and all kinds of ceremonies.

Recover Deleted Video from Google Pixel

Don’t be upset,

There is a good news for you. Before the deleted videos get overwritten, you certainly can recover them back from your Google Pixel.

2. How to Get Deleted Videos Back with FoneLab Android Data Recovery

All you need is a Google Recovery tool, FoneLab Android Data Recovery, which can help you retrieve deleted photos, videos, messages, message attachments, audio, contacts, call logs, and documents from all Android phones or tablets.

The software is totally compatible with Google Pixel, Samsung, LG, Sony, ZTE, Huawei, Motorola, and other Android models. Besides, it also provides both Mac and Windows versions.

You can download its free trial version and follow the below step-by-step guide to recover your deleted videos by yourself.

Download and install the software with above link according to your operating system. After installed successfully, the program will launch automatically. Plug your Google Pixel to your computer via a USB cable afterward.

connect android to computer

This step needs the USB debugging mode to be enabled on your phone so that the software can detect it. If you have never enabled it before, you can follow the on-screen instruction or follow the below simple steps to open it. And then click OK to authorize the connection.

  1. For Android 2.3 or earlier: Go to SettingsDevelopment USB Debugging.
  2. For Android 3.0 – 4.1: Navigate to SettingsDeveloper OptionsUSB Debugging.
  3. For Android 4.2 or later: Tap SettingsAbout Phone. Then tab Build number for 7 times until the messages “You are under developer mode” appears. Then go back to SettingsDeveloper OptionsUSB Debugging.
USB Debugging

You will have all contents to choose from the table. Unselect all and check the box before Videos to only scan the video files stored on your Google device.

select data to recover

The program needs to get scanning privilege from your phone. This requests your phone to be rooted. If not, the program will install an app on your phone automatically to help you root it. Then tap Allow/Grant /Authorize on the phone screen when it prompts up. If no respond still, please click Retry to try again.

Get Privilege

The program allows you to preview the found videos before recovery. Then you can select which ones you want to recover and click Recover to save them to your computer.

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Well, that’s the whole process. Super easy, isn’t it?

Anyone can do it on their own. FoneLab Android Data Recovery can be used as Android photo recovery tool which enables you to retrieve deleted photos from Lenovo, undelete text messages from Huawei, backup your Android data to computer and much more.

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