An Easy Way to Undelete Photos on Android Phones and Tablets

Have you been through a situation sometime or the other, when you deleted something important from your phone in a hurry or by mistake, and you have had that feeling when you just wish you could undelete it and have it back in your phone? If that's happened to you right now, there's no need to panic, here is one way you can get back all those photos you deleted from your phone all these with the help of Wondershare Dr. Fone for Android. Here you will know how and why your photos can be recovered on Android phones. If you own an Android phone or tablet, this is why you need Dr. Fone for Android, the 1st Data recovery App for Android.

Part 1: Why can deleted photos be undeleted from Android devices?

Deleted photos can be undeleted from your Android phone or tablet if you act really fast. When your photos are deleted, they aren't actually deleted from your phone immediately, it is only the index that points to your data that is deleted. This means that the actual image data remains where it is, as long as it hasn't been overwritten. Thus is it very important that no app or update is installed during this time or you don't do anything that adds new data t your device including clicking a picture or taking a video, it's best no to use your phone till the photos are recovered, because if it is written to your device's memory on top of the deleted files then these files will be deleted permanently. This can be avoided by switching off mobile data and wifi connectivity of your device.

Part 2: How to undelete photos from Android phones and tablets?

In order to undelete photos from Android phones and tablets, you would need a third party software that can help you recover lost data. Wondershare's Dr. Fone is the most efficient and popular software which can help you recover all your favorite photos that were accidentally deleted. Dr. Fone - Android Data Recovery is available on Windows and MAC as well as Google Play store.

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Here's how you should do it:

1. Download Wondershare Dr. Fone on your MAC or PC above. Install it and register yourself.

2. Now you will see the screen given below,

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3. Connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable

You will need to enable USB debugging or accept the prompt that allows your computer to access your phone. In order to do this, you need to follow the instructions given in the guide in Dr. Fone.

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4. You will then be able to see all the types data that needs to be scanned for recovery. Since we want to get back our photos, we will click on "Gallery". You can select one or more of these.

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6. You then get to choose a scan mode to begin. The standard one is suggested for the first try.

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7. Then the program can start scanning your Android device for deleted photos. When it's complete, you can preview the photos one by one and check the items that you want to save to your computer.

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8. Make sure that after this, you make a regular habit of taking backups of all your important data from time to time.

Part 3: Where does the picture get stored on your Android device?

In Android phone, photos that you click with your camera get stored in the Phone storage by default. If you are using a 3rd party Camera App then the photos are saved in a folder with the App's name. And if you choose to save it SD card then they get saved in the SD card. Sometimes the internal storage of the phone memory is partitioned like a hard disk and it is emulated as an SD card or /sdcard0. But this SD card is often confused by users to be their External SD Card. So, in most phones the internal storage SD card is shown as sdcard0 and the removable memory or the external SD card shows up as sdcard1. If you want to remove something from your phone's memory and want to move it to External memory, then you have to move it out of the Phone or sdcard0.

So now that you have seen how easy it is to recover all those precious photos that you accidentally deleted, you needn't really worry. All you need to do is to stop adding any new data or installing any apps on your phone and quickly use Wondershare Dr. Fone to get back all your lost data. This is available on Android, MAC and Windows. 

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