Our smartphones have replaced the need for cameras. Being able to take quality photos, save and even edit the photos has become a big part of our daily lives. This is why it can be very inconveniencing when you lose or accidentally delete the photos saved on your device. As bad as it is, it happens a lot more than you think. Most people have lost photos on their devices for one reason or another.
Regardless of whether you accidentally deleted your photos or they got lost due to a virus attack or software update gone wrong, you need to have a way to get them back. If you have a backup of your photos, you have little to worry about. If you however don’t have a backup, don’t despair, we have a solution to get your photos back.
Before we can take a look at this solution, it is important to understand just where photos are stored in your Samsung device. Your photos can be saved in one of two locations depending on your phone’s settings. They can be saved in the Phone storage which is the internal storage similar to the hard drive on your computer. They can also be saved on an External Storage card. The External storage card is normally purchased and inserted into your phone. It is basically your phone’s portable hard drive.
How to Retrieve Deleted Photos from Samsung Devices
You have checked both the device and external storage card and your photos are not there. If you are pretty sure they have been deleted, you need a tool to help you recover the lost photos. The best tool for the job is Wondershare Dr Fone for Android (Android data recovery software). Some of the features that make this application the best for the job include:
- It can be used to easily recover lost or deleted data including contacts, text messages, photos, audio, video and documents among others from Android phones and tablets
- Its simple 3-step process ensures that you can use this application even if you don’t consider yourself very tech savvy
- It works with all rooted Samsung devices regardless of the Android OS you are using
- The application allows you to preview and select the files you want to recover
Follow these very simple steps to recover your lost or deleted photos from your Samsung device.
Step 1: Launch Wondershare Dr Fone on your computer and connect your Samsung device using USB cables.
Step 2: The program may require that you debug your device before scanning can begin. If this is the case, simply follow the instructions in the next window to complete the process.
Step 3: the debugging process will enable Dr Fone easily detect your device. Once your device is detected, the program will scan the device for all data. You can choose the files you want scanned in the next window. In this case, we want to find lost pictures so we select “Gallery”
Step 4: Click on Next and DR Fone will scan for pictures. Once the scan is complete all the files available in the Gallery will be displayed as shown below. Choose the ones you want to recover and click on “Recover”
Why can your Photos be recovered?
If you are wondering how Dr Fone can easily recover photos you thought were gone forever, wonder no more. Deleted photos or any other kind of data is recoverable for a very simple reason. When you delete data, your phone doesn’t automatically wipe it from your hard drive. This is because it takes a lot more time to completely shred the data and your phone prefers to spend this time doing other things.
This means that even when you think you have permanently deleted the photos, they are still available on your hard drive. With the right tool, such as Wondershare Dr Fone, even deleted files can be recovered.
What you should do after deleting photos from Samsung devices
That said it is still important to take measures to ensure your photos can be recovered. The moment you discover you may have lost your photos, don’t add or even delete any data from your device. This will keep the data from being overwritten. If at some point your data is overwritten you will be unable to recover the lost photos.
The best thing to do is to stop using the phone until you have recovered the lost photos.