Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from Samsung Galaxy Phones

Samsung Galaxy phones, like S7, S6, S6 Edge, S5, S4 are the flagship smartphones by Samsung. They are the premium Android phones favored by a lot of users. You can use Samsung smartphones to take photos with excellent quality. You may have to delete duplicate photos or those pictures and videos you do not like from time to time in order to free up more space on cell phone. Alternatively you can transfer the photos and videos captured on Samsung Galaxy phones to an external storage or a computer for backup. So if you accidentally delete wrong the photos or videos from Samsung Galaxy phones, is it possible to get them back provided you do not have a backup anywhere? In this article, we will be using a Samsung Galaxy phone in the demo to show you how to recover deleted photos and videos from Samsung Galaxy phones and even more Android powered phones, notably LG, HTC, Motorola, Nexus, Lenovo, Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi, etc.

android recoveryWhen photos, videos, or other files are deleted from Samsung mobile phone, the data itself will NOT be erased from the phone’s memory immediately. The deleted videos and photos will be saved in its Internal Memory or Memory before they’re overwritten by new files. So you just need a recovery tool to restore the data from the mobile phone memory, you still can recover them before they’re overwritten by new files and completely removed from your Samsung Galaxy smartphone. Now a data recovery tool comes to help. We recommend this Android mobile data recovery software, the best-in-class phone recovery developed from a famous brand in multimedia utilities and tools developing industry. This can ensure you get the quality software tools and better customer service. This data recover tool for Android mobile and tablets lets you directly scan your Samsung phones to retrieve deleted video and photos from Samsung mobile phone. This data recovery application is also powerful enough to help you get back other data, files and documents, like messages, contacts, etc.

Recent phone models supported:
With every software upgrade, we can see more phone models are supported. Here are some of the latest Samsung phone and note models supported.

  • Galaxy S6 models: SM-N920C,SM-N920G,SM-N920I,SM-G9208,SM-N920S,SM-N920W8, SM-N920T,SM-G920I,SM-G920L,SM-G920R4, SM-G925I.
  • Galaxy S6 Edge models: SM-G925L, SM-G925P, SM-G925S, SM-G9280, SM-G9287, SM-G9287C, SM-G928G.
  • Galaxy S7 models: SM-G930S, SM-G930L, SM-G930F, SM-G930W8, SM-G935F, SM-G935T, SM-G935X.
  • Galaxy Note 5 models: SM-N920L, SM-N920P.
    • Note: supported device models include but not limited to above listed.

How to recover deleted Photos and Videos from Samsung mobile phone?

Before we go to recover deleted photos and videos from Samsung mobile phone, please go to download the data recovery tool for Android here. It is free to download and try.

Note that this Samsung Galaxy Photo Recovery software is a desktop program works on almost all Windows PC and OS, like Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2003/2000. Also before we go to recovery lost or deleted files, the photos and videos in this case, we highly recommend you not to take any new photos or videos to avoid data overwriting on Samsung Galaxy mobile phones.

Step 1: Connect Samsung Galaxy to Computer

Run this Android mobile recovery, you will get a screen like below.

samsung photo recovery software

Step 2. Turn on USB debugging mode on Samsung Galaxy mobile

Follow the on-screen tips or this guide to turn on USB debugging mode on Samsung mobile phone.

enable usb debugging for android data recovery

Step 3: Scan your Samsung Galaxy phone storage

When you plug in your Samsung phone to the computer via USB cable, the Android data recovery software will automatically detect your device. If the required driver for your Samsung mobile phone not found on your computer, this Android phone data recovery application will automatically find and install the driver for you. Allow this data recovery for Android quickly analyze your Samsung mobile phone. Once the device analysis completes, the data recovery tool will scan your Samsung smartphone.

Make sure you have more than 20% battery on your mobile phone before you go to scan your device. To make the scan faster, you will have a chance to narrow down the search or lost photos and videos by selecting certain file types. In this case, we can choose Gallery and Videos to scan and recover, while deselect other options like Contacts, Messaging, Call history, WhatsApp messages and documents, etc.

select and recover photos videos from samsung phones

Step 4: Preview and recover photos and videos from Samsung mobile

It takes time to finish the scan of your Samsung Galaxy phone depending on how large is your storage and its usage. Photos and videos captured on Samsung mobile phone are stored either on its internal memory or SD card. In order to find your deleted files on Samsung Galaxy phone, the data recovery utility will have to scan all your storage and data on the smartphone.

recover photos from samsung mobile phone

The scan result will be organized into different groups or sections in the left column. To restore deleted photos on Samsung mobile phone, click the Gallery from the menu on the left column, then all photos will be listed on the right column. You can preview all found photos and videos on your Samsung mobile in thumbnails, choose those you want to restore and click Recover button on the bottom right corner to export them from Samsung mobile phone memory or SD card to computer. Click the Videos category from the left menu, and then click the Recover button to export videos from Samsung to computer.
recover videos from samsung smart phone

You can recover checked photos and videos, or highlighted photos and videos, you can recover certain selected files or recover all files in a batch. The lost photos and videos will be extracted from Samsung Galaxy phone to your computer. If like, you can also put them back on to your phone.

Recover other data from more devices

Except photos and videos restore, you can also restore other deleted data to your Samsung mobile phone device, such as contacts, text messages, WhatsApp messages and so on. Check out below guides for more. Check out this tutorial to recover deleted Text Messages from Samsung mobile phones and this guide to retrieve deleted WhatsApp Messages on Android phones. This mobile phone recovery also supports other Android phones and tablets too, like HTC, LG, Motorola Nexus, Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, etc.

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Samsung Galaxy mobile Photo Recovery Troubleshooting

1). Please make sure to download the latest version of the data recovery program.
2). Activate the Advanced storage and scanning mode other than the normal mode, go back and refer to Step 3 above for more details.
3). Have USB debugging enabled on your mobile phone.
4). Please keep your device active during the recovery process.
5). Disconnect and Re-plugin your USB data cable to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 to computer.
6). Pop out the MicroSD card from your phone, connect it to computer via a SD card reader or adapter, then use a built-in tool with this Android data recovery software, named Android SD Card data recovery, to recover deleted photos, videos, music and more files from MicroSD card.
7). Make sure the right driver installed in your PC. Here is a link to find the right driver of your device:
8). Dr.Fone works best on rooted Android phones. It will root your device before recovery and remove root after the recovery automatically. So if it can not read your phone or recover deleted photos or videos, you may consider rooting your phone using third party software tools.
9). Check out this Android data recovery guide for more FAQs, step-by-step tutorials tips, tricks.

Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from Samsung Galaxy Phones – Youtube Video Demo

162 thoughts on “Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from Samsung Galaxy Phones”

  1. hi matt
    my phone modle is samsung galaxy note 4 sm-n910c with android 6
    when sotware check my phone i face to this erorr
    Instalation block
    tenorshareandroid data recovery service …..
    please guide me
    my email adress is

  2. i want to spend the time just to say how much i hate this app. they make me spend like an hour downloading it, analizing my phone and all that crap then at the end they wait to tell me i need to pay like $50 to get my data back.

  3. Hello, Matt, my mobile phone is Samsung S6 SM-G9200. I want to recover a video which is very important for me. However, the Dr. Fone version 6.0.3 just stuck at 90% and do not move anymore. Could you please kindly help? Thank you very much!

    1. We have tested the android phone recovery with this Samsung phone model which is running on with Android 4.4.2. it seems to be working fine.
      Are you running another more recent Android version on the phone? Have you tried to disconnect the phone from USB, then reconnect, restart the recovery software, then scan the phone again? Sometimes it may not work in one go but another. Give it another try see if any luck.
      If the problem persist, you can also try to use a third party root software to root your phone first. For example, you can find some rooting software here. This mobile phone recovery software works better with rooted phones. Try to use a rooting software on computer other than a rooting app on the phone, so as to avoid data overwriting on the phone.
      If you can’t root the phone, do not want to root the phone, or the issue persist, you can submit the log files to our support team, see this screenshot.

  4. Dear Matt..
    I have Samsung galaxy core 2 set , I m trying to upper side given Dr.fone to use but data is not Recover So pls give me soluction ASP..

    1. Can you please provide us the specific phone model number and android version?
      Do you get any error when using this software to scan the phone or recover data from it?

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