How to Recover Deleted Photos from Android Internal Storage

“Is there any way to recover accidentally deleted photos from my Android phone? All of them are my precious memories.” asked by Eileen in Android Forums.

If you’ve ever lost or deleted some important photos by mistake on your Android phone, you may feel very frustrated and wonder how to restore deleted photos on Android quickly. Actually, you do not need to worry about this! Whether you are using Samsung, Huawei, LG, HTC, Motorola, Google, Oneplus, Sony, Lenovo, ZTE or other phones, you can easily recover the deleted photos from Android by following this instruction.

Note: 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: How to Recover Deleted Photos from Android without Backup

Step 1. Choose Professional Android Photo Recovery Software

Gihosoft Free Android Data Recovery software is recommended for you to handle Android photo recovery 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 Note 8/ S8/S8 +, Huawei Mate 10 Pro/P10 Plus, Google Pixel 2/2 XL, LG V 30/G6/G5, HTC U 11, Moto Z/X/E, Sony Xperia XZ/L2, OnePlus 5/5T and more.

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Step 2. Run the Android Photo Recovery App on Computer

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

Android file recovery

Step 3. Connect Your Android Phone to the Computer

Click “Next”, you will be asked to connect your Android phone to the computer. Please enable the USB debugging and connect Android to PC via a 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 Photos from Android

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 retrieve deleted photos from Android.

Preview and Recover Deleted Photos from Android

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Photos from Android with Backup

Gihosoft Phone Transfer provides an easy way to backup photos, videos, music, contacts, text messages, call logs and more on Android deivces. If encounter data loss , you’re able to recover deleted photos from Android backup sessions.

Backup Photos on Android:

  1. Launch Phone Transfer and tap “Backup Your Phone”, then connect your Android phone to computer.
  2. Choose “Photos” and other data you would like to save, then click on “Start Copy” to begin the backup.

Backup Photos on Android

Restore Photos to Android:

  1. Run Mobile Transfer and tap “Restore Data > From Phone Transfer”, then connect Android phone to computer.
  2. Choose a backup copy and “Photos” you want to restore, then click on “Start Copy” to begin the process.

Restore Photos to Android


You’re allowed to recover deleted photos from Android via Gihosoft Phone Transfer 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 Android phones without backup. 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.