How to Recover Deleted Files on Android Smartphone

Author:Jake | TIME:October 25,2017

“I am in great trouble because I just lost all data and files on my Galaxy S7 after flashing. I thought it would go smooth so I didn’t make a backup of my Android device. Now everything including contacts, text messages, memorable photos, favorite songs, notes, schedules and personal information are gone. How can I recover deleted files Android?”

-- Garry White


We have received many emails from our customers and users complaining about data loss while consulting solution to recover deleted files on Android device. From their description, we learn that the reasons that result in file loss on Android can vary from simple accident deletion to factory reset, device damage, hardware malfunction, system crash and so on. And this brings up a question: How to recover deleted files on Android?


The solution may lies in a sound third-party data recovery app. However, with so many choices out there in the market, how can you pick up the right one? There are a few things to consider for choosing a good Android file recovery tool:

 ※ 1. The capability to recover various file types: contacts, call history, text messages, photos, music, videos, documents, apps, etc.

 ※ 2. The compatibility with all Android devices: Samsung, HTC, HUAWEI, Sony, Google, Motorola, LG, ZTE, etc.

 ※ 3. The ability to recover all or selected Android files: Sometimes you just don’t need a full Android file recovery; instead, you need to get back some specific file types or specific files.

 ※ 4. The Ease of use: User experience is very important, so you need a user-friendly tool instead of a complex one.


Taking above into consideration, then cFone Android Data Recovery must be the best choice to recover deleted files Android. It enables you to recover a variety of file types from almost all Android phones and tablets. You are allowed to recover all data or just those you want in a couple of clicks.


Now you can download and install the program on your computer and check below how to recover deleted files on Android.

Step 1: Connect Android to Computer

After installation, launch cFone Android Data Recovery and choose “Data Recovery” in the user interface.



Now connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable and follow the steps to enable USB debugging.

android file recovery - enable USB debugging 


Step 2: Scan Android for Deleted Files

In this step, you will need to select file types to scan. You can select all file types or specific file types that you want to recover, and then click “Next”.

android file recovery 

Now you should select a scanning mode and click “Start” to scan through the Android phone.

recover deleted files android 

The program will find and display the deleted files in the interface.



Step 3: Recover Deleted Files from Android

Once the scanning process is completed, you will see all your Android data including existing and deleted files. You can preview the deleted files before recovery. And once you select what you want to recover, click the “Recover” button to start the Android file recovery process. It may take a while and once the recovery process is completed, you will see the deleted files on your Android phone then.

how to recover deleted files on android 

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