recover photos from Android SD Card

How to recover deleted photos from SD card on Android phone?

It’s happened to the best of us. The pictures on your Android phone can be accidentally deleted by your or your children. Chances are you have never done any backup before then you have to learn how to retrieve your lost pictures and files from SD card inside your Android phone.

It has been reported by many Android users that the regular recovery program failed detecting when they’re trying to recover the photos from external sd card. Then in this post we will recommend a professional Android SD Card Recovery software that has been tested and reviewed by Softonic and other leading software download sites as the “highest recovery rate in the industry”.

Android sd card data recovery

Android Data Recovery is a desktop recovery software for Windows and Mac computer. Coming with an easy to use interface that can be navigational by users of all levels of expertise, it makes the process extremely easy to recover photos and videos from SD cards on Android devices, as well as contacts, messages and other files on SIM cards.

To start with, let’s download the recovery utility to your computer. Choose the right version for your computer.

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Then, just follow the steps below to recover deleted photos from SD card inside your Android device.

How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card Android Phone?

Step 1. Do not save any new file to SD card of your phone

As a common knowledge we know, when a file is deleted the file simply gets marked as deleted and the place is viewed as free space. When you start to put new data on the SD-card, the free space will get used and thus the old data will be overwritten.

To prevent your files from overwritten, you’d better stop updating anything to your Android phone until you get your deleted pictures back.

Step 2. Connect the SD card to PC/Mac

Launch Android data recovery on your computer. Then connect your SD card. You can connect your micro SD card by using a card reader or just leaving it in your Android smartphone. Both of the two connection ways are OK.

connect micro SD card to PC

The program will automatically detect your SD card and show it as a “Removable Disk” on the primary window of the program. Select your SD card and click “Next” to continue.

detect SD card

Step 3. Scan SD card to find recently deleted data

Choose a scanning mode to scan for your lost data. You can choose to scan for only deleted files or scan for all files on your SD card by using Standard Mode. If the Standard Mode is not successful in finding what you’ve lost, you can always try scanning again using Advanced Mode. It will take more time as it does a deeper scan.

After choosing the scan mode, click “Next” to begin scanning your SD card.

choose scanning mode

Step 4. Preview and restore your deleted photos from SD card Android phone

When the scanning process completes, all found files will be displayed and classified in Gallery, Videos, Audio and Documents. Click Gallery to view the pictures and find those you want to restore. Check the box before each items you want, click Recover button to start the data recovery process.

recover deleted photos from SD Card Android phone

Tips: If you know the name of your deleted photo, you can type the file name in the top-right search box to quickly find them.

That’s OK! Apart from retrieving deleted or lost photos and videos from SD card of your phone, Android Data Recovery also allows you to recover contacts and messages from SIM card on your Android device.