Android Photo Recovery – Recover Deleted Photos/Pictures from Android Devices

“Is there any way to recover a picture after I accidentally deleted it from my Android Samsung phone? The photo is very precious to me,” asked by Eileen in Android Forums.

If you’ve ever deleted a photo album by mistake or had all pictures lost due to some other reasons on Android devices, you may feel very frustrated about this. Don’t worry, we will show you how easy it is to recover deleted photos from Android devices, whether you are using a Samsung, HTC One, LG, Sony Xperia, Motorola Droid, Google Nexus or etc. One thing to remember: Act Fast. The lost photos are all recoverable from Android before they have been overwritten by new data. Therefore, you’d better stop using your Android phone to take new photos or videos.

Part 1: Directly Recover Deleted Photos/Pictures from Android Devices

Step 1. Choose Professional Android Photo Recovery Software

Gihosoft Free Android Recovery software is recommended for you to handle photo recovery for Android as it’s a world-class program with powerful features. This software can empower you to retrieve deleted and lost photos from all popular Android devices like Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 +/S7/S7 Edge/S6/S6 Edge/Note 5/J7/J5, HTC 10/A9/M9, LG V20/V10/G6/G5, Google Nexus 6P/5X, Moto Z/X/E, Sony Xperia Z5/Z4, Huawei Mate 8/9, OnePlus, ZTE, and more.

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Step 2. Run Photo Recovery Software for Android Program

Once you have successfully downloaded and installed Gihosoft Android picture recovery program on your PC, please double click the software icon to launch it. Soon, you will see the below interface. Please select “Gallery” under the “Multimedia” column.

Android Photo Recovery - Recover Deleted Photos/Pictures from Android Devices

Step 3. Connect Android Device with Your Computer

Click “Next”, you will be asked to connect your Android phone to the computer. Please enable the USB debugging on your Android and connect the device with your PC with USB cable. (Have problem? Please refer to: How to connect Android to PC.)

Step 4. Scan Deleted Photos and Pictures from Android

While it’s ready to scan, please click “Start”. The software will automatically scan images from the Android mobile device. The process will take a few minutes, please wait. The scanning progress will be shown on the top of software interface. You can pause or stop scanning files.

Step 5. Preview and Recover Deleted Android Photos

When scanning is completed, all the scanning results such as photos, videos, messages and etc will be listed by file type on the main window of Android photo recovery software. You can preview them and choose the photos that you want to restore from Android, then click “Recover” to save recovered Android pictures to computer.

Recover Deleted Android Photos

Part 2: Use Smart Switch to Backup and Restore Photos on Samsung

Those deleted photos on Samsung phone may also be very possible to come back by leveraging Smart Switch which you should have installed on your PC for Samsung data backup. If so, you’re able to get back missing photos from the backup there.

1. Launch Smart Switch on your PC, then click on “Restore” that should be in the middle of three columns.
2. Click on “Select a different backup” at the lower left corner and select “Images” followed by a click on “OK”. (If you want to restore all files, please directly click on “Restore now”)

Use Smart Switch to Backup and Restore Photos on Samsung

3. Back and click on “Restore now”.
4. You’ll see a window showing the number and size of the restored photos.

Use Smart Switch to Backup and Restore Photos on Samsung


You’re allowed to recover photos for free via Smart Switch yet from only Samsung smartphones on the condition that you have previous backup. While with simple operation of Gihosoft Android Photo Recovery, you can recover deleted or lost photos effortlessly and effectively from all Android phones without backup yet you need to pay for it. This high-quality program not only can recover photos, but also recover videos and music from Android, as well as contacts, text messages, WhatsApp, Viber, and more.