Like the data storage principle of hard disk, images and videos taken by your Galaxy or got with a device are stored in phone’s SD memory card. If you erase pics or format your device, the removed photos or videos are not be erased really, they can be still there, in another type that is hidden and hard to get at. The place where they initially occupied will be noted as empty area and wait for new data taking in. Hence, once you deleted pictures on your Galaxy by careless, first of all you need to do is stopping to use your cellphone to get or catch new photos to avoid the removed pictures from becoming over-written by the new ones. Select a qualified data recovery software for the Android mobile to retrieve these types of misplaced pics right away.
You should have a try with my professional recommendation: Wondershare Dr.fone for Android (Windows), which features with full capacity to retrieve lost or deleted images, videos, music, text messaging, contacts and even more from Android based smartphones and tablets. With it, it is easy to recover what you want from Samsung Galaxy without taking out the SD card from your phone. It’s going to do a deep scan on both your device’s inside memory and exterior storage drive.
If you are Mac user, we recommend Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac, by using it you can not only get back images, audio and video files from your Galaxy, but can recover them from Mac pc, camera and other mobile storage devices.
Step-by-step to recover deleted pictures/videos from Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 (For Windows user)
First of all, Download, set up and start the Android recovery on your pc. Connect your phone to the computer.
Step 1: Enable USB debugging
If the device can be detected by the program, you can directly skip to the next step. If you’re not, you must have to enable USB debugging on the phone firstly.
There are three different ways to finish this job for different Android system as below:
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” < Click on “Applications” < Click on “Development” < Check “USB debugging”
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings” < Click on “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings” < Click on “About Phone” < Tap “Build number” for several times until getting a note “You are under developer mode” < Back to “Settings” < Press “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”
Step 2: Analyze and scan your Galaxy
Once the device being detected by the software , please hit the green “Start” to start the data analysis. Finish analyzing, go to the device and press “Allow”, at the same time, click the “Start” icon in the computer once. So as to go to the next step .
Tip: The “Allow” button sometimes will appear several times, click it until it disappears. Do not be panic when it happens on your device.
Step 3: Get back lost videos and photos from Galaxy
All scanned results would be organized by file types(including SMS, Contacts, photos, Videos). You can select gallery and video files to preview in the right windows, and then click on “Recover” to save them on your pc.
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