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Recover Deleted Pictures from Various Mobile Phones

Recover Deleted Pictures from Various Mobile Phones

September 25, 2014

 
  

Today, most modern smart phones cater the need of photo taking and video recording without the need to have a digital camera. With the ever growing business, a lot of communication happens through such phones. At times, it is required to share various important information including photos via a mobile phone. However, no one cares of backing up the information present on the cell phones. As a result, any mishandling or accidental press of any delete button could take away all your stored information.

Such accidental data loss situation can be overcome if you follow the correct steps. There are various ways using which you can recover your lost, formatted, or deleted pictures from your mobile phones. However, it is advised to use a professional tool to ensure data safety and integrity. Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is an ideal tool for such situations. It provides an easy-to-use interface, which facilitates hassle free recovery of all lost, deleted, and inaccessible multimedia files from your mobile phones.

How to recover lost or deleted pictures from mobile phone

When you accidentally delete any picture from your mobile phone, it is not permanently deleted. The process only deletes the file table entry; however, the data for the picture files still remains in the mobile phone. This makes it possible to recover deleted photos from mobile phones.

A professional photo recovery software like Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery scans the mobile phone and searches for those data. It uses an advanced algorithm exclusively programmed to retrieve lost or deleted photos from any situation of data loss. The interactive and easy-to-use interface makes the entire recovery process much simpler.

In order to retrieve your lost photos from a cell phone, first ensure that you are no longer using that device. This would avoid any new data to be written on to the mobile phone, thus increasing the chance of photo recovery. Before using the software, you need to connect the cell phone to the computer. You can either connect the device directly to the computer by enabling the USB mass storage mode or you can take out the memory card from the mobile phone and connect it to the computer through a card reader. If you connect your device directly to the computer, your mobile phone should appear as a drive letter.

Various mobile brands supported

The software supports various mobile brands like Samsung (Galaxy Note/S2/i5700, etc), HTC (Hero, Pure, Wildfire, Thunderbolt, etc), Nokia (5800, N97, E7-00, C6-01, etc), BlackBerry (Curve, Storm, Tour, etc), Motorola (Droid X, Touch Screen, DEFY, etc), Sony Ericsson (Xperia X10i, U1i Satio, etc), LG (Cookie, Accolade, Xenon, etc), etc. Almost all of these brands use a similar kind of memory card to store data. Some of the common types of memory card used in phone include SD, XD, CF, etc, which are all supported by the software.

How to initiate photo recovery in Mobile Phones

Note: It is recommended to connect the mobile phone before running the software. However, you can also connect it after launching the software.

  1. Open 'Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery' software
  2. The 'Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery' software main interface is displayed as shown below.
  3. To recover photos, audios, and videos from the attached device, click on 'Recover Photo, Audio & Video' option.
  4. A list of logical drives and physical drives are shown on the next screen, as shown below.
  5. Look for the desired storage media under the 'Physical Drive' option in the list. Select the drive and click the 'Scan Now' button on the bottom right of the interface.
    Note: You can click 'Refresh Drive' on the bottom left of the screen, if your attached device is not listed under the 'Logical Drive' option on the screen. You can also use the 'Advanced Scan' option, if you want to customize the recovery process on the basis of file types as shown below.
  6. From the 'File List' tab, select the desired file type for recovery.
  7. Click the 'Scan Now' button on the bottom right of the screen as shown below.
    Note: You can also select the 'Select Range' tab and specify the regions of the device to recover. However, it is advised to select only those files you want to retrieve to enhance the scanning speed.
  8. The next screen shows a progress bar moving from left to right, indicating the ongoing scanning process. The left side of the screen includes the list of files present on the device in a tree like structure as shown below.
  9. On the completion of the scanning process, the top main interface of the screen displays the preview of the files. You can choose to recover the desired files click 'Recover' on the bottom right of the screen as shown below.
    Note: The screen also shows the number of files and folders being selected along with the total occupied space at the bottom portion of the screen.>
  10. You can then choose a desired location to save the recovered files.
  11. Finally, the recovered files will be saved as shown below.

Thus, you can efficiently and safely recover and restore deleted photos from Mobile phones using the 'Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery' software.

Tips before performing photo recovery

There are various tips that can be performed to increase the chance of data recovery as well as avoid any further data loss.

  1. You can increase the chances of retrieving lost photos from the storage device by avoiding data overwriting by storing new images at a different location.
  2. You need to keep the damaged camera or card at a safe location to prevent any further data loss of the already affected storage device.
  3. The best chance of recovering complete data is to use a professional mobile recovery software.
  4. For a smooth and hassle free recovery, connect the device to the computer before performing recovery.
 
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