"Can I restore photos deleted from my Samsung Galaxy S4? I accidently deleted the full contents of the "Camera" folder on my Samsung Galaxy S4. All the photos and video that I had taken in the last 2 months were lost. I know I should back them up. Is there any way I can restore them?"
Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most popular Android phones, and perhaps more popular than Samsung Galaxy S3. According to the latest news, Samsung Galaxy S4 had managed to ship over 20 million units of by end of June which is 1.7 times faster than Samsung Galaxy S3 who sold the same amount units.
It is maybe rather frustrating when you deleted your files from your Samsung Galaxy S4 by accident. However, don't worry, there is still method to recover deleted files from Samsung Galaxy S4 with some Android data recovery program.
Here, you can turn to Wondershare Dr .Fone for Android which is powerful enough to recover deleted contacts, text message, photos and videos from Samsung Galaxy S4 and other Android phones and tablets such as Samsung Captivate, Samsung Infuse, Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Epic 4G Touch, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung Galaxy Note and so on.
And below are the detailed steps to help you recover deleted files from Samsung Galaxy S4
Step 1: Connect Samsung Galaxy S4 to the computer
After installing and luanching Dr .Fone for Android on the computer, you will be able to see the main interface below. Then please connect your Samsung phone to the computer via a USB
Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your phone
If your Samsung device isn't detected by the program, you need to enable USB debugging (or enable USB Storage Mode) on your phone. Check what Android OS is your Samsung and then choose the right way to open USB debugging follow below steps:
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click"Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check"USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap"Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click"Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
Note: If you still get this window and the USB debugging has been enabled, please try to disable it and reset it again.
Step 3. Scan your Samsung Galaxy S4 for deleted files
Once your Samsung is detected, the program will ask you to click the "Start" button to start analyzing your phone's data.
Note: Before starting, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan.
If your device is not rooted before, the program will directly scan it after the analysis.
Note: For the device that Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android doesn’t support currently, it may lead you to set USB Mass Storage on your device to scan photos, videos, music and documents, or to root your device by yourself (if there is no USB Mass Storage option). All rooted Android devices are supported well. You can choose to do it or not by yourself.
If you rooted your device before, you need to allow the program Superuser authorization on the screen of your device. Just click "Allow" when the message pops out on your device’s screen. Then back to your computer, and click "Start" on the program's screen to scan your device.
Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click "Allow" more than one time on your device's homescreen. It's normal. Just do it if it askes. It doesn't matter. Just click it until it doesn't appear again or the program has begun its real scan.
Do not disconnect your device during the scan, or the scan will fail.
Step 4: Preview and recover data from Samsung Galaxy S4
After finishing the scanning process, a list of recoverable files that have been found from your Samung will be shown. In addition, there will be a preview window of files where you can preview the contacts, SMS, photos and videos from Samsung device. Mark those you want and click "Recover". You can selectively save them on your computer.
Note: Don't save the recovered data on your Samsung Galaxy S4 again. Find another place for it like on your computer or other external disk, for safety's sake. If you want to import your contacts, photos and video back to your device, you can use MobileGo for Android orMobileGo for Android (Mac) which lets you manage contents on your Android device effortlessly, including messages, contacts, photos, videos, apps, etc.
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