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How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos on Samsung Galaxy

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March 10,2015

Accidentally deleted an important photo or gallery on your Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5,S6, S7, Galaxy S8/S8 Plus, Note 5/4/3/2, Galaxy A9/A8/A7/A5, Galaxy J, Galaxy Nexus or Galaxy Ace? Lost something important like a funny video or photos after rooting your Samsung Galaxy smart phone? Completely reset or formatted your android phone by mistake and lost Samsung data?

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Well, like all other devices, it is very easy to delete photos on Galaxy S5 by accident, an improper operation may delete the photos, and some other reasons such as system errors, memory card crash, etc. can also delete photos. Luckily, no matter how the photos are deleted, it is possible to restore them as long as they are not overwritten by new files. So, stop using your device once you realize your precious photos are deleted, and find a workable tool to recover the lost photos.

Is it Possible to Recover Lost Photos,Videos from Samsung Phone?

    Way 1: Recover Photos, Videos from Samsung Galaxy with Android Data Recovery

    Way 2: Recover Photos, Videos from Samsung SD Card with Data Recovery

    More information about Android Data Recovery

Actually,no matter what happen,you still have chance to scan and get them back from Android phone. Don’t panic! To recover deleted pictures, gallery and videos from Samsung Galaxy phone is very easy with the help of professional android data recovery program.
Today,we recommend you use this Android Data Recovery for Windows tool and Android Data Recovery for Mac (Mac version),both allows you bring all the deleted files back. With the help of android data recovery software , you will find recovering deleted gallery/videos from Samsung Android devices only 4 steps, no matter you are a Windows user or a Mac user.

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What’s more,once you deleted contacts, text messages, whatsapp and other important documenct on your Samsung Galaxy S5/S4/S6//S7, Galaxy Note 4/5/3 and other Samsung mobile phone,this android data recovery program also can help you recover lost contacts, SMS,ect from Samsung Galaxy smartphone directly.If you need to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy S5 internal storage, go to: How to Recover Photos from Samsung SD Card.

Let’s show you two easy way to recover deleted photos,videos from Samsung Galaxy S5 for example.


Way 1: Recover Deleted Photos/Videos from Samsung Galaxy with Android Data Recovery

First of all,please free download and install the Android Data Recovery on your Windows or Mac computer:

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Step 1.Plug Your Samsung Galaxy S5 to PC or Mac
Firstly. Download, install and run the Samsung Galaxy Photo Recovery on your computer. We also provides Samsung Photo Recovery for Mac for Mac & Samsung users to recover Samsung photos on Mac.
You will be prompted to connect the phone to computer. Then correctly connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer with a USB cable. It will be easily done.

connect Samsung Phone to PC

Tips: If your phone is broken, black/white screen,touch screen can not be used or can not enter the phone system,you can use the new feature - "Recover data from broken phone" to get photos back from broken phone.
Please go to: How to Recover Photos from Broken Samsung

Step 2.Enable USB Debugging before Scanning

USB debugging in Android allows you to connect your phone with the computer and use the Android SDK with it, and allow the program to access and scan the phone. If you don't know what USB debugging is, you probably have not enabled it. Follow the detailed steps to manually enable USB debugging on Samsung phone. If you don't enable USB debugging, then the program will fail to recognize your phone.
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: tap "Settings" > Click "Applications" > Click "Development" > Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: tap "Settings" > Click "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: tap "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".

Enable USB Debugging

After this step is finished, you will probably see a pop-up screen asking you to allow USB debugging, click "OK" on your Samsung Galaxy phone so as the program can detect it.

allow USB debugging

Step 3.Select the Data Type You Want to Recover and Scan Mode
To save the whole scanning time and spend up the scanning the process, the program provides checkbox for targeted scanning, this is where you select file types, for lost photos and videos, please choose "Gallery", "Picture Library" and "Videos" file type that you want to get back,and then click the "Next" button.

select photos and videos

Step 4.Allow Superuser Request and Scan Your Samsung Galaxy S5
There will be a dialog box pops up ask for your permission to start the scanning process on a rooted phone. Just press Allow on your Android until it does not show up again.  click the "Start" button in the screen below to scan your Samsung Galaxy for deleted files. Before doing this, make sure that your phone battery is charged more than 20%.

Superuser Request for Scanning

Step 5.Analyzing and Scanning Samsung Galaxy S5 for Deleted Files
In this step,the program start to analyze the Samsung phone. This helps analyze the data on the phone and fix any issues with the operating system (especially if your device is a rooted one).

After the Android recovery has analyzed teh data of your phone,it will start scan your Samsung phone

Scanning Samsung for lost data

Step 6.Preview and Recover Missing Pictures,Vidoes from Samsung Galaxy
It will take a few minutes to finish the whole scanning process based on the size of the data. After scanning, all of lost photos and videos will be organized in a tree structure with the name, size, deleted time.Please check the recoverable file in the category of "Gallery" "Picture Library" and "Videos" at the left side of the window and
preview them one by one, then choose the pictures or videos you want to recover,and click "Recover" to retrieve your Samsung media files and save them on your computer.

Recover Deleted Pictures,Vidoes from Samsung

Tips:All lost or deleted photos are retrieved and save on the computer with original quality,if you want to view photos and videos on your Samsung phone or other Android devices,you can use this Samsung Manager software to import photos, videos from computer to Android Samsung directly.What's more,this Samsung Desktop Manager tool also can help you backup photos, videos, music, contacts and SMS from Samsung Galaxy to computer easily.

Free download the Android Data Recovery(Win/Mac) to recover media files from your Samsung phone directly:

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This Samsung Photo Recovery is equipped with comprehensive functions, advanced data recovery technology and user-friendly interface; it can be definitely an ideal choice for your Samsung galaxy device. It can detect your phone model and scan your phone quickly and automatically. And also scan memory CARDS, mobile phone SD card very fast.If you have mastered the operating essentials, you’ll never worry about the troubles caused by accidental data deletion and you will not get dumbfounded when you encounter that sort of thing.Let's show you the use guide to recover samsung data from the SD card inside of your Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/S7/S8/Note 5.

Way 2: Recover Photos, Videos from Samsung SD Card with Data Recovery

Download the Photo Recovery (Data Recovery software) at first:


Step 1. Connect Samsung Memory Card to Computer
Remove your memory card out of your phone and connect it to your computer with a card reader, then start the Data Recovery, in the home menu select a recovery mode to go on.

Connect Samsung Memory Card to Computer

Step 2. Scan your Samsung Memory Card for the Lost/Deleted Photos
Next, the software will show your card as a drive letter, select it and click Scan button to find the deleted pictures.

Scan your memory card

Step 3. Preview and Recover Photos from SD card Inside of Samsung
At last, after the scan, you are able to preview the found photos, select the ones you need, and click Recover to restore them. You are not recommended to save the recovered photos to the memory card for safety’s sake.

recover photos from Samsung SD Card

Free download the data recovery for Windows or Mac and try to recover your Samsung memory card files easily:


That's all,two most effective ways help you recover files from Samsung Galaxy,the Android Data Recovery not only can help you restore media files,but also get your lost or deleted contacts, SMS back from Samsung phone,not matter your phone is broken/damaged or not.

More information about Android Data Recovery

Android Data Recovery as the world’s first data recovery for android users to recover SMS, contacts and whatsapp from Android devices,it is the best tool to recover deleted or lost data from Android devices such as smartphones, tablet pcs, etc.

1) Directly retrieve lost or deleted pictures, videos, music files, contacts, text messages, messages Attachments, call logs, whatsApp messages, documents from Samsung Galaxy and other Android smartphone or SD cards inside your Android device.
2) Recover Android data lost due to deleting by careless, factory resetting, system crash, forgotten password, flashing ROM, rooting, ect.
3) Extract data from dead/broken samsung phone with broken screen, black screen, blank screen or touch screen cannot be used.
You May Need: How to Recover Data from Broken Samsung Galaxy
4) Fix bricked Samsung phone to normal when the phone frozen, crashed, black-screen, virus-attack, screen-locked.
-Supports devices of different brands such as Samsung, Huawei, HTC, ZET, Motorola,Sony, Sharp, Windows phone,etc.
-Works well for common Android OS versions
-Fully compatible with all rooted Samsung smartphones and tablets pcs, no matter what Android OS they are running
-Will support more and more Android devices (You need to root your Samsung device before using this Android Data Recovery if the device is not rooted)
- Backup and Restore Android Data to computer

Download Android Data Recovery and have a try to your Samsung lost photo and video files.

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