If you accidentally deleted an important video on your smartphone, not all hope is lost. There are a few ways you can still recover it. Most smartphones do not permanently remove images and videos right away. The file is first sent to the recycle bin, where it is kept for 30 days before being permanently deleted. If the file has been deleted from the recycle bin as well, it can still be restored using a specialised data recovery tool. In this article, we bring you the best ways to recover deleted videos from an Android phone.
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Recover deleted videos from Recycle Bin
Step 1: Launch the Gallery app on your smartphone.
Step 2: Tap on the hamburger menu at the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Select Recycle Bin.
Step 4: Locate the deleted video you want to recover, long-press it, and select Restore.
Recover videos using Google Photos
If you use Google Photos on your Android phone, here’s how you can recover deleted videos.
Step 1: Launch the Google Photos app.
Step 2: Tap on the ‘Library’ tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Bin’.
Step 4: Long press the video you want to recover and select ‘Restore’.
Recover deleted videos using a third-party app
There are several third-party apps you can use to recover deleted videos on your Android phone without needing to connect it to a PC. Apps like UltData, Dumpster, and File Recovery will restore any deleted files on your Android phone. Here’s how you can use File Recovery to recover a deleted video on your Android phone.
Step 1: Download and install the File Recovery – Restore Files app from Google Play Store.
Step 2: Launch the File Recovery app and select ‘Video’.
Step 3: File Recovery will scan your device’s storage for deleted videos.
Step 4: Tap on the video you want to restore and select ‘Recover’.
Recover deleted videos using a data recovery tool on a PC
If you don’t want to use a data recovery app on your smartphone, there are several recovery tools for PC that can do the job for you. Before you begin this process, make sure you have enabled USB Debugging from the Developer Settings on your phone. Here’s how you can recover deleted videos using the UltData tool.
Step 1: Download and install the UltData for Android tool on your PC.
Step 2: Enable ‘USB Debugging’ on your smartphone from the Developer options.
Step 3: Connect your smartphone to your PC using a USB cable. Select ‘Recover lost data’ on UltData.
Step 4: Once the UltData for Android tool is able to detect your phone, choose the file types you want to recover. In this case, select ‘Video’. Hit ‘Start’.
Step 5: After the tool completes the data recovery process, preview the files you want to save. Hit ‘Recover’ to save the files on your computer.
These are the best ways to recover deleted videos from an Android phone. In order to ensure smoother recovery, make sure you make periodic backups of your images and videos on Google Photos or other cloud storage services like Dropbox and OneDrive. If you do not see a recycle bin option on your smartphone, go to gallery settings and turn it on.
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