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How to Recover Lost Files on Samsung Galaxy

Taking a page from another manufacturer, Samsung has added an improved Find My Mobile feature that lets you brick a phone remotely or track where it is and erase all the data from a stolen or lost phone. At this point, some of you may ask about the recovery function, like how to recover deleted files on Samsung Galaxy. There is no official solution to these problem so far. If you have such kind of problems, you should turn to a third-party program. I believe Android Data Recovery is what you are looking for.

Android Data Recovery can be your great assistant to retrieve your deleted data like contacts, messages, photos and videos on Samsung Galaxy. This powerful recovery tool is compatible to most Samsung devices, such as Samsung Galaxy S6/S5/S4/S3 Mini/S/Note 4/Note 3 and even rooted devices. Please be noticed not to overwritten your files before they are recovered.

Click the icons below and have the free version downloaded.

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How to Recover Files on Samsung Galaxy Phone


Step 1. Connect Your Samsung Galaxy to Computer
Step 2. Enable USB Debugging on Your Samsung Device
Step 3. Analyze and Scan Your Samsung Galaxy
Step 4. Preview and Restore Deleted Files on Samsung Galaxy

Step 1. Connect Your Samsung Galaxy to Computer

First, you need to download the program on your computer, then run it. A window will show up on your PC. Do according to what appear on the interface - connect your device to the computer via USB. 
connect to pc

Step 2. Enable USB Debugging on Your Samsung Device

If you haven’t enabled USB debugging on your device, you need to do it now. If you did, just skip it and move to next step. Here are three ways for you to enable USB debugging on devices with different Android OS, choose the suitable one for your Samsung.
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" 
usb debugging

Step 3. Analyze and Scan Your Samsung Galaxy 

When your device is detected by the program, you'll get the window below. Click "Start" to analyze your device and prepare for the scanning. 
start analysis to samsung
During the scanning, the Superuser Request will pop up on your phone. You need to turn to your phone and click “Allow” on the screen, then click “Start” to begin the scanning process as instructed by the interface. 
begin scanning

Step 4. Preview and Restore Deleted Files on Samsung Galaxy

When the scan completes, you can preview recoverable data in the scan result, including photos, messages and contacts. Mark those you want and click "Recover". You can save what you want on computer. 

samsung restore files

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