How to recover deleted files from Android phones and tablets – Dr.Fone

Dr.Fone is your best recycling bin, a software that allows you to recover deleted or lost files on Android phones and tablets. Bring your dead files back to life

Have you lost the photos of your last trip, that cool video that was sent to the WhatsApp group or the file that is theoretically on the SD card? It could happen for many reasons you already know: confusions, big hands, system updates, flashing ROMs, the damn corrupt files … The important thing is that all is not lost in these cases: Dr. Fone is possibly the best solution available when it is about recovering lost files from an Android phone or a tablet . Do you want to know how to recover those files deleted by mistake from your Windows computer? Let’s do it.

How to resolve an accidental loss of information

When you lose any file on an Android phone you have different options to recover it. The first one would be to go directly to the seller, who in many cases will have a technical assistance service specialized in solving problems of their customers, especially if your product is still under warranty. Your second alternative is to go to any other store that provides technical service for mobile phones and tablets. The professionals of this type of shops have the tools and knowledge necessary to get your hands on your terminal. These alternatives are especially valid when we have problems with the hardware.

However, there is a third option: do not leave the house and use some file recovery software. In these cases one of the best solutions on the market is Dr.Fone for Android file recovery , able to act in different scenarios to recover those files from the bowels of your device with an effectiveness rate close to 100%, whatever be: photos and videos, text messages, contacts, records and history of calls, documents, audios … Even WhatsApp messages.

Main features of Dr.Fone

Dr.Fone is a software for Windows specialized in restoring data deleted by mistake or lost in Android , whether it was an accidental deletion, a problem with the operating system at the time of rootearlo or flashing a ROM or whatever. Its mission is to scan the entire phone or tablet in search of files that have been theoretically deleted but still remain somewhere in the system, so they are accessible and can be restored. It is the software with the highest recovery rate in the market and is compatible with more than 6000 different phone models, including the iPhone and with special mention for Samsung’s, one of the most widespread brands. Among the files you can rescue we find:

  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Contacts
  • Messages
  • Call records
  • Documents
  • Audio messages

The analysis and restoration of files is your main task, if you have lost anything in there, Dr.Fone can recover it through any of its 3 recovery methods : search in internal memory, scan the SD card or the data extraction from broken phones. But Dr.Fone also allows other operations related to the management of the content of the device, its security and its support:

  • Exchange files between your mobile or tablet and your computer. Move music, videos or images easily between them.
  • Copy the content to transfer it to a new device.
  • Make backups or restore copies already created to ensure the integrity of your data before any problem.
  • Repair operating system failures.
  • It manages to unlock the initial screen of a device.
  • It completely erases the data from the memory.
  • Become a super administrator and access advanced system configurations.

How to recover Android files step by step with Dr.Fone

Step 1: installation

The first thing is to get the program and install it, which will not take more than a couple of minutes: the process is very simple. Once installed, run the software to access its main window. Here you can choose different options. The one that interests us is “Recovery” , although as you can see there are other possibilities related to the transfer of data, the creation of backup copies, the rooting of the terminal or the unlocking of the screen. To which we are going, click on the left on “Recovery”:

Dr.Fone main window for Windows computersDr.Fone main window for Windows computers

Step 2: Connecting your mobile or tablet

Time to connect the phone to the PC using the USB cable on duty. You can choose to directly plug in your mobile or tablet or select any of the two options below: iOS Recovery and Android Recovery. No need to say much more … If you choose to plug directly into the device you will have done well: Dr.Fone perfectly detects what device it is and takes you to the corresponding options for that operating system. Possibly you miss a window of “Allow USB Debugging” both on the PC and on the device: press Ok on the latter and move on. You also have a nice “Claim again” button in case the notification disappears from the screen.

Data recovery mode in Dr.Fone

Step 3: file selection

Once inside you will have to choose what kind of files you want to recover . Simply click on the corresponding boxes depending on the type of content you are looking for. When you have it click on “Next” at the bottom right of the interface.

Selection of file types to be recovered with Dr.Fone

Step 4: scanning mode

There are 2 scanning modes : a complete scan of all the files, deleted or not, and the scanning of only the deleted files. In our case we are going to use this second option that is the one that interests us. Choose the mode selected in the appropriate box and look again for the “Next” button in the lower right corner of the interface.

The two scan modes of Dr.Fone

Finally some information offered by the software: to start you need to have administrator permissions, that is, have the device rooted, so it warns you that it will do the process automatically and then reverse it, which does not affect the warranty . It also warns of the amount of battery. You need at least 20% battery to make sure you do not get stuck on the road.

Recommendations and information from Dr.Fone before scanning the device

Step 5: Execution of the analysis

During the process do not take your eyes off the device and the screen of your PC in case you have to press any button. It is normal to have to enable debug via USB several times since the phone or tablet depending on what you have in hand can be restarted. During scanning, you can pause or stop the process completely using the two buttons at the top of the interface. If you do so, you will be able to recover data from everything Dr.Fone has been able to find even if the scan has not been completed 100%.

DrFone while scanning an Android phone

Step 6: file selection and restoration

When the process is complete you can see in the list on the left all that you have found. Selecting each of the options you access the contacts, the text messages, the call history … All in a detailed list so you can see each file in detail. Once you find what you want to recover, mark it through your box . You can also select a whole folder, so it saves a lot of time if you want to recover everything.

Localized files and option to rattle them

Once you have selected everything you want to recover, press the button on the bottom right and Dr.Fone will do its magic. Your deleted files, again available!

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