How to Recover Photos from Android SD Card

How can I restore deleted or lost photos? This article shows you a way to recover photos from android memory card effectively and easily.


Step 1: Run the software and connect your device to the computer

You can leave the SD card in your device or put the SD card in the card reader. And then connect your device or card reader to your computer.
Connect Android Device

Note: You need to enable USB debugging after you connect your phone to the computer.

For users of Android 2.3 or earlier:
Tap "Settings" > click "Applications" > click "Development" > check "USB debugging"
For users of Android 3.0 to 4.1:
Tap "Settings" > click "Developer options" > check "USB debugging"
For users of Android 4.2 or newer:
Tap "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".
Enable USB Debugging

Step 2: Scan the deleted photos from Android SD card

Before this step, you need to check the battery. Make sure it is more than 20% and it won't shutdown in the scanning step.

And now you can click "Start" on the pop-up window, and the software will run the scanning step.

Restore Photos from SD Card

Step 3: Choose the scanning mode

In this part, you will see many types of files on the window, put the check mark on the "gallery" which Correspond to the type of your photos. Also you can choose the other types of files you want to retrieve. Click "Next" and you can choose the scanning mode now. Here are two modes, and we strongly recommend the "standard mode" for scanning. And now you can click "Next" again and wait patiently.

Recovery Mode

Note: Some of the phones require you to click "allow"  on the phone to authorize the software to scan.

Click Allow

Step 4: Recover the lost photos from your Android SD card

When the scan is completed, you will see the result on your computer screen. There are all your deleted photos on it. Now you can choose the files you want to retrieve and click "Recover" to save in the computer.

Retrieve Photos from SD Card

Although the Android Data Recovery is so powerful that can recover deleted photos from SD card, you should routinely back up your data in case of accidentally damage.