Recover Photos and Videos from Samsung Galaxy S6

samsung galaxy s6 edgeThe long waited Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones, Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge, unveiled at MWC 2015 held in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are the best smartphones and Android devices in 2015. There is no faster, more beautiful, more capable and feature-rich smart phone on the market so far. The Galaxy S6’s 16-megapixel camera, double the pixels of Apple iPhone 6, is the best on any smartphone. If you like selfie, you will like the Galaxy S6’s front-facing 5-MP camera. It even supports wide selfie mode (120° wide angle), you can capture panoramic selfies with your friends and family too. Photos taken with Galaxy S6 are crisp, vibrant, easily focused. Using a Galaxy S6 means you will save tons of photos and videos in a short period of time. Since Galaxy S6 can snap 2988*5312 pixels high quality photos, record 1440p videos which are four times the resolution of 720p HD videos. The media files are usually take a lot of space on your phone. What’s worse, Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge is the first Galaxy S smart phone no expandable storage or removable battery. You can’t save the high quality photos and videos to your SD cards as you can do on earlier Galaxy phones. If you run out of storage on the phone, you have to remove some photos or videos to free up space for new data. Also many Android users do not like to save all their data on the internal storage as once you accidentally reset the phone, you will lost everything on the phone. In an earlier guide, we showed you how to recover deleted photos and videos from Samsung galaxy phones. You can go back to recover photos, pictures, movies or videos if you are on other Galaxy phones. Today, we will discuss how deleted photos and videos on Galaxy S6 can be recovered once you deleted them in error, reset the phone by mistake.

Samsung data recovery supported models:

  • 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.

Note: based on our test, the Android phones file recovery software works well with above Samsung S6, S6 Edge models. If you are using other phones models, you can also download the free trial version and give it a shot by yourself. The software will be compatible with more and more phone models in future software upgrades and we will not keep the above list updated.

How to Recover Photos & Videos from Samsung Galaxy S6?

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When your photos and videos are deleted on Galaxy S6, the data will NOT be erased from Galaxy S5 immediately. Instead they will remain on your ROM only being flagged as deletion with the location or path of that data being masked so regular apps or software can’t access them. The deleted pictures, photos, videos will stay somewhere on your phone before they are overwritten by new data. Thus they are deleted, but recoverable using professional data recovery software. For example, you can follow this guide to recover text messages from Samsung mobile phone. And if you accidentally did a factory reset on your Samsung, you can refer to the instructions here to recover phone data after factory reset. Dr. Fone is the best Android recovery software, though might not be the only one in the market. This phone recovery program is powerful to recover all kinds of data, like contacts, text messages, call history, WhatsApp chats, photos, videos, music and so on from a wide variety of Android based smart phones, such as Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Huawei, Xiaomi, and many more. You can download the Android phone recovery software on to your Windows PC or Mac OSX below.

Note: this Android data recovery is a desktop software tool for Windows and Mac computer. You need to download and run it on your computer other than your mobile phone.

Step 1. Enable USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy S6

USB debugging is a option on Android phones which allows app developers to test apps on their devices. This option needs to be enabled during the photo and video recovery process. You can disable it any time after you have retrieved your lost files from your Galaxy phone.

Go to “Settings” > Click “About Phone” > Repeatedly tap “Build number” for several times until you see a note “You are under developer mode”. After that, go back to “Settings” > Click “Developer Options” > Check “USB debugging” to enable it. You can find more details from this Samsung smartphone USB debugging enabling guide.

Step 2: Connect Samsung Galaxy S6 to Computer

Run this Samsung mobile recovery on your PC, you will see its main interface like this. You will be prompted to connect your Android phone to computer through USB data cable to continue.

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Step 3: Scan your Samsung Galaxy S6

When you plug in your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge to computer through USB data cord, the Android data recovery software will automatically detect your device. Click the Start button to allow this data recovery to analyze the connected Samsung Galaxy S6 and proceed to scan the internal storage of your Samsung Galaxy S6 smart phone. Do you use this phone recovery software to scan your phone which has less than 20% battery left. As the phone scanning process may take some time especially when you have a lot of existing or deleted personal data saved on the Galaxy S6.

It is highly recommended to specify the file types you like to recover from your Samsung phone, as this can greatly save you a lot of time in scanning the phone. For example, if you only want to recover deleted photos from Galaxy S6, then select only the Gallery option. Likewise to recover lost videos from Galaxy S6, you should enable Video recovery only. This Samsung recovery software is powerful enough to retrieve most personal data from your smart phone, but disabling unnecessary file types, such as contacts, messages, whatsApp messages, documents, call history, before scanning your Galaxy S6, you will save much time in the following process. See this guide if you want to recover WhatsApp messages from Samsung Galaxy phones, and this guide shows how you can recover contacts and phone numbers on Samsung mobile phones.
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Step 4: Recover photos and videos from Galaxy S6

Once the Samsung data recovery software finishes scanning your phone’s storage, a result screen with all fond files and data will show up. You can find the categories of different files on the left. You can browse to the Gallery category to find all image files, photos, pictures the phone recovery tool has found and recover the lost photos and pictures you want from there. Your Samsung photos can also be previewed in thumbnails before you recover them so you can choose to select and recover only the photos you want.

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To recover Samsung videos, go to the Videos category from the left menu, then you can see a list of all found movies or video files, you can selectively recover any videos you like from Samsung phone to computer. Once you have selected the photos or videos you like to retrieve, click the RECOVER button at the right bottom corner of the Samsung recovery software to get them back.
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