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How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos on Android

Smartphone users often store their photos and videos on their devices, enabling them to easily share these cherished moments with friends and family.

However, as device storage space becomes limited, users may find it necessary to delete some of their data. Yet, there are instances when photos and videos are accidentally deleted from the Android gallery.

Fortunately, in such cases, users have the option to recover deleted items within a specific time frame.

Recovering deleted photos and videos on Android:

Android smartphones’ Gallery app has a specific folder which contains all the recently deleted photos and videos. The folder stores the deleted items for the next 30 days and after which they get deleted permanently.

Once deleted permanently, they cannot be restored on your device again. That’s why here’s a step-by-step guide to help you restore your photos and videos before they complete 30 days in the Recently deleted folder of your Gallery app.

Method 1: Recovering deleted photos from Android Gallery

  1. Open the Gallery app on your Android device.

  2. Scroll to the bottom and go to the Recently deleted items tab.

  3. Select the images you want to restore and hit the Restore button.

Method 2: Recovering deleted photos from Google Photos

If you use the Google Photos app for the cloud storage of your photos and videos, it also allows you to restore deleted items on your smartphone.

Google Photos app keeps your recently deleted photos and videos in the Trash folder and deletes them for forever after 60 days.

Here’s how you restore deleted photos on Android using the Google Photos app.

  1. Open the Google Photos app on your Android smartphone.

  2. Go to the Library tab and tap on the Trash or Bin option.

  3. Select the deleted items you want to restore on your device.

  4. Hit the Restore button available at the bottom of the screen.


After following these steps, the recently deleted photos and videos will be successfully restored on your Android device. They won't be removed from your phone's gallery again unless you choose to delete them intentionally.

Keep in mind that it's essential to act promptly and restore your deleted items within the specified time frame to avoid permanent loss.


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