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Accidentally deleted files are never good news, irrespective of the OS, but thankfully, Android users have a number of methods at their disposal to recover the deleted documents in case of emergencies. Since you are reading this, then chances are that you probably don't know how to recover deleted photos from Android smartphones yet, so let's get to it right away.


Look for Your Deleted Files on Google Drive


All Android smartphones come with automatic Google Drive backup options, so unless you have turned those features off manually or never turned the Drive backup feature on to begin with, it is likely that you will find the deleted files safely stored there. Just download them back onto your device. On the off chance that the files were deleted before being backed up automatically, you won't find it in Google Drive for obvious reasons. The same goes for Dropbox or any other cloud service that you may have signed up for. If you have not yet signed up for cloud backup yet, do so immediately, because all hard storage devices are vulnerable to failing without notice.


Check to See If Your Device Has a "Bin"


On some Android devices, files and especially photos and videos are not deleted right away, kind of similar to Gmail's "Bin" folder, but instead of being saved on the cloud, your device would just be saving a copy of your deleted files within the internal storage. As the files are auto-deleted after a while, check the folder as soon as possible. It might be called something else on your phone other than "Bin" though. Look for folders or albums with names such as "Trash" or "Deleted Files."


Use an Android File Recovery Tool



To recover deleted files Android, the best method would be to use a specialized recovery tool like dr.fone - Recover, that doesn't just help you to get back your deleted photos, but can also assist in the recovery of WhatsApp messages, SMS messages, contacts, audio files, documents and even videos. They work best when the deleted files are recent and not much data has been recorded on the internal or external storage of your Android device, after the deletion. These are good points to keep in mind if you want the best results from your document recovery tool for Android.


Even if the first and second method doesn't apply in your situation, the third one is almost certain to work, at least to some degree. Nevertheless, the efficiency of a document recovery tool for Android largely depends on how fast you act after the accidental deletions, so speed is of prime importance here, as mentioned earlier.



Whether it's an iPhone or an Android phone, recovering deleted messages from smartphones is really tough if you don't have backup. However, it becomes so much more difficult on iOS as it's a closed operating system. To recover iPhone messages, you will have to take the help of an external software and learn the steps involved in the entire process. The good news is that we have the steps simplified and listed below for you.


Step 1


You will need to purchase and install dr.fone iOS recovery on your computer first and once you do, the software can help you recover anything from Facebook messages, WhatsApp messages and SMS messages to photos, videos notes, voicemails, documents and just about anything else on your iOS device.


Step 2


Update your iTunes to the latest version and turn on "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" from Preferences > Devices. Exit iTunes and before moving on to Step 3, make sure that iTunes isn't running in the background.


Step 3



Connect your iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod) to your computer via USB and launch dr.fone. Once the software menu opens up, click on Recover. Wait for dr.fone to detect the connected device and show a menu as displayed by the screenshot below.



Step 4



Click on Start Scan and dr.fone will begin scanning your connected device for deleted messages, media and other documents. In case you don't want to go through the entire scanning process, feel free to click on Pause whenever you see the messages or the data that you are looking for in particular.


Step 5



Once the scanning is done or if you press the pause button, you should be able to see everything that dr.fone has found on the device and this will include a lot of the stuff that is already there and was never deleted. That's okay though, because you can simply check "Only display the deleted items" from the top Filter menu to see only what the software has been able to find on your device, in spite of you having deleted them earlier. From here on, you can search for specific keywords to find the data you need or you can check the previews by single clicking on them.


Step 6


Check the boxes on the side of the data that you want to recover and simply click on Recover. Most data will be saved on your computer by default, but when you attempt to recover Facebook messages, iMessages, SMS, contacts and notes, you should be prompted with option to either Recover to Computer or Recover to Device; choose whatever suits your needs.


Congratulations! You have just managed to restore all your deleted messages and other data. In case you want to try and see how all this works before you decide to purchase dr.fone, they have a trial version for that as well.


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