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.
When 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: http://developer.android.com/sdk/oem-usb.html
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.
162 thoughts on “Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from Samsung Galaxy Phones”
I was transferring photos from my phone to computer and accidently deleted all the files from my phone. I’ve tried to recover them through drfone but it would then tell me the device wasn’t rooted. Is there any chance that i can get them back or are they gone for good?
the recovery software has the built-in root tool to get android devices rooted before recovery. this tool however may fail to root certain devices. in this case, you can use a third party root software to get the device rooted before using our data recovery software to retrieve lost data from it. sorry for the inconvenience caused.
My Samsung S5 has deleted EVERYTHING earlier today including my camera my gallery (and all my photos) and ALL my applicataions.
PLEASE HELP ME RESTORE MY PHONE TO ITS PREVIOUS STATUS! I will die if you say I have lost everything.
you should minimize the use of the phone, especially avoid saving new data, as this will overwrite those deleted data. then download above Android phone data recovery software on to a PC or Mac computer, turn on USB debugging on your phone, connect your phone to computer and run the data recovery software to scan your phone see if those deleted data can still be found.
It’s not free. You have to pay at the end of a long drawn out process, otherwise you can see but not recover the files. For the most part, and for most files lost, not worth the money.
I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and when I first launched the software it crashed during scanning a couple of times. Now it won’t get past analyzing device (but it was working when I went through it earlier). My phone restarts at 33% every time and then it goes through the rest of the analysis and doesn’t work which is strange because it was before. I have tried several times now.. what can I do?
since the recovery software worked with your phone before, your phone should be natively supported. did you do anything on the phone that may cause the phone recovery software to stop working, such as new apps installing, phone system upgrade, new phone management software on the computer? you can try below steps see if any help:
1. close the data recovery software on your computer and other phone management software on your computer;
2. disconnect your phone from computer, close unnecessary apps on the phone, then reconnect the phone to computer;
3. run the data recovery software to scan your phone again see if any update.
Also please minimize the use of the phone for saving new data, downloading files, installing apps, upgrading system, browsing the web, etc. These activities can lead to data overwriting which will lose the permanent loss of the deleted data on the phone.
If you tried above steps but still no luck, please send us the log files so our technician can look into this issue further and provide more specific instructions. see how to sub logs as shown in this screenshot.