How do I recover photos from my phone?

How do I recover photos from my phone?

Sometimes it happens that photos are deleted from the phone quite accidentally. Before you panic, remember that many applications have built-in trash support and that is where you should check for availability of photos. However, you need to hurry with it, because it is emptied regularly. However, if there are no photos in the trash, there are several other methods to recover them.

What to do in the beginning?

Time is of the essence when trying to recover old photos. You should then stop using the phone, as the files may be overwritten. Start by considering where the photos were stored: on the memory card or on the phone? Maybe you will remember the catalog? How were photos deleted? For example, Google Photos automatically backs up to Google Drive. The easiest to recover are the most recent photos, which were not too many. Places to look for them are application cache, thumbnails, temporary files. Sometimes, getting them back from there will negatively affect the quality of your photos. If the deleted photos are not in any recycle bin, you will need to reach for applications designed to help you recover these files.


DiskDigger, if not given root privileges, will allow you to recover photos by searching cache and thumbnails. If you have root, the application will be able to search every path in image and movie files.

DigDeep Image Recovery

DigDeep actually works in exactly the same way as its predecessor, but there is no advanced root search at all. It only works on searching for deleted graphics.

Programy PC

Computer programs offer many more possibilities in terms of searching for deleted photos. You just need to connect the phone to the computer via cable. This way, you can try to recover not only photos, but also other files. Thanks to filters, it is easier to scan what exactly we are looking for. It is worth using more than one program as they may function differently.


It is a simple utility that runs on Windows. They are designed to recover deleted data from various storage media, including your phone. The very simple operation draws attention. Thanks to the possibility of choosing the right device and type of scanning, you can easily save your photos.


Dr.Fone is a slightly more advanced missing files finder. Thanks to a large number of different settings and functions, this tool will come in handy in many situations. Works on Android and iOS.


It is a very solid and well thought-out program. It saves not only photos but also other files. It supports multiple platforms and mobile systems.

Android Data Recovery

Android Data Recovery is a tool to restore data from Android phones. With it, you can easily scan your device and look for missing data. The interface is very minimalist and therefore easy to understand. If none of these programs helped, and the photos are of great value to you, consider going to a professional. There are many professionals on the market who deal with the professional recovery of lost data. However, you should be aware that such a service may be expensive.

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