How to Recover Lost Photos, Videos from Samsung Galaxy

--Wednesday, Apr.10, 2013
Photos and videos are the best way to cherish good old days. Many Samsung Galaxy users say they have taken a lot of photos and videos in their daily life and store them on the Samsung devices. If you accidentally deleted some pictures, videos or other media files from Samsung galaxy, or formatted the media storage, you don't have to panic, as the Android Photo Recovery software will help you bring the deleted files back.

In addition to recovering deleted Media files, Android Photo Recovery can also retrieve formatted or lost contacts, SMS files and more due to other reasons from various Samsung mobile phones, such as Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/ S6/ S6 Edge/ S5/Note 7/Note 5. It's really a nice recovery program for your data's rescue from Samsung Galaxy internal memory card/SD card. Please click the below buttons to free download Android Photo Recovery to preview and get you lost files back.

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Note: Once you deleted photos and videos from your Galaxy, don't take any new photo, videos or transfer new documents to it, because those deleted files will be overwritten by new data. Now, let's go through the step-by-step guide:

Part 1: How to Recover Photos or Videos from Samsung Galaxy

Step 1 Stop Your Samsung Data from Being Overwritten If Lost Data
Before you find an easy approach to recover your deleted Android videos or photos from your Android, be sure that you didn't do any update once you find that your Android data is lost. In this way, you can prevent your data from being overwritten. After making sure that your Android backup is well protected, you can download Android Photo Recovery on your computer and try restore data with it.

Step 2 Install and Run the Program
When you finish downloading the Samsung recovery tool, install and run it on the computer.

Connect Samsung to Computer

Step 3 Connect Samsung to Computer and Enable USB Debugging
Now, please connect your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/ S6/ S6 edge/ S5. etc. to computer via USB cable. Then the program will prompt you to "Enable USB debugging" according to three different situations:
1) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" > Click "About Phone" > Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" > Back to "Settings" > Click "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" > Click "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" > Click "Applications" > Click "Development" > Check "USB debugging"

Enable USB Debugging 4.2

Note: If you still get this window and the USB debugging has been enabled, please try to disable it and reset it again.

Step 4 Begin to Analyzing and Scan your Galaxy S/Note
When you see the below picture on your computer, your Galaxy S has been connected to the program successfully. Go next step to analyze your phone data.



You are empowered to seletively choose which type of files to be scanned. You can try clicking the box next to Photos or Videos, it will save you time.

Restore Android Deleted Data

Turn to the screen of your Galaxy phone now, you will see a request pops up on it. Just click "Allow", which will allow the program to scan lost data from your device.

Click Allow to Scan Android and Restore Lost Data

Step 5 Preview and Retrieve Pictures & Videos from Samsung Galaxy
At the last step, preview the recoverable file in the category of "Gallery" and "Videos" at the left side of the window, then check the files you want back and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

Retrieve Photo Video from Samsung

After 5 steps above, you will find back all your deleted photos and enjoy your favorite videos again.

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Part 2: Ways to Avoid Data Loss

Please do back up with Samsung device from time to time. Therefore, you don't need to worry about losing data and then have no way to recover them. Later that day, if your Android data get lost, you can restore your deleted Android data back from the previous backup.

1. Back Up with Official PC Suite

For the files including contacts, text messages, call logs and more, which are really important for you, you could save them to your computer via the official backup App for Samsung such as Smart Switch or Samsung Kies. The Smart Switch is free for you to back up the important content saved in your device to the external SD card. And Samsung Kies allows you to back up and restore files from your Samsung.

2. Back Up with Third-party Software

You can also choose the third –party software such as Phone Transfer, which allows you to back up your Android phone easily.

3. Back Up with Cloud Storage

However, the methods above need the program to be installed on computer. If you are outdoors and couldn’t get a PC, you are recommended to use Dropbox to back up and share photos, save photos/videos from Android to Google Drive or back up data to OneDrive.