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How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android

Nowadays, smartphones are becoming more popular, and it has become one of the important gadgets in our lives. We not only use this device for communication but also for storing data and files. This small device can store several data of various types, which makes it easy for us to record every important moment in our lives.

But what happens if you will accidently lose (delete) some important videos on your Android phone which you want to keep forever, such as a kid's birthday party, office video, etc.

In this article, we will discuss some methods and tips that can help you easily recover lost or deleted videos on an Android smartphone, along with some tips that prevent it from happening again.

Where the videos content are saved on an Android phone

A phone has two different types of storage that is phone internal storage and SD card storage. It is easy to find the downloaded and saved videos on an Android phone when familiar with your gadget. Follow the below-given steps to find where your video is saved directly easily.

  1. Open your device's Settings icon.
  2. Under the Settings screen, look for the Device storage or File manager.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android
  3. Now, check the device's internal storage and SD card.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android
  1. Finally, find where your video's content is present.

Generally, the video data is stored in your smartphone photo gallery app if you navigate via your phone. But, if you navigate to your files that are present in your Android phone to your PC, check first the settings and go through above mentioned steps.

Part 1: Recover Deleted Videos from Android without Computer

There are several methods and tools available to recover deleted videos from an Android smartphone without using any other device (computer). Based on when you delete or whether you have the backup of your deleted videos or not, you can go through different solutions to get your videos back.

Method 1: Recover Deleted Videos on Android Phone from Recently Deleted folder

The newer Android phones are offering a two steps deletion process to delete videos and photos from the phone. At first, steps when you delete videos or photos from the Gallery app, deleted data are moved to the Recently Deleted folder for 30 days generally. After 30 days, they automatically get deleted from the device if you won't restore them from this folder. So you get one simple chance to recover the deleted videos during this period.

Thus, if your deleted photos and videos are still present in the Recent Deleted folder, you can easily recover them from your Gallery app.

To recover the deleted videos from the Android phone which are still present in the Recently Deleted folder, go through the steps below:

  1. Launch the device Gallery app and tap on the "Albums".
  2. Scroll down and look for the "Recently deleted" option and tap on it.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android
  3. In this "Recently deleted" folder, you will see the recently deleted videos and photos. Select the videos you want to recover.
  4. Now, tap on the "Restore" option to restore the deleted videos and photos.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android

Method 2: Recover Permanently Deleted Videos on Android with Recovery App

Suppose your device doesn't offer the feature of the "Recently Deleted" folder or whether you permanently deleted your videos also from this folder. Then how could you recover your permanently deleted videos from your device?

To retrieve permanently lost videos or other documents and data from an Android smartphone, a third-party Android data recovery app: EaseUS MobiSaver will help. The app helps to retrieve various deleted data such as audio, video, contacts list, photo, WhatsApp messages, call logs, etc.

It works to recover deleted or lost photos, videos, contacts, call logs, SMS, and WhatsApp messages from various kinds of Android devices. So, when you need to recover data from an Android smartphone, you can use the MobiSaver app.

Recover permanently lost videos from Android device using MobiSaver app

  1. Install and launch the MobiSaver app on your Android phone.
  2. Now tap on the Photo & Video section and start scanning by clicking on the "START SCAN" button.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android
  3. Now, you will see your deleted photos and videos in tab Photos and Videos, respectively.
  4. Tap on settings to set only preferred items that should scan and display.
  5. One the scanning finishes, select from the displayed videos you want to recover and tap on Recover.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android

Method 3: Recover Deleted Videos on Android phone via Google Photos app

If you already backup videos from your Android device to the Google Photos app, you can easily retrieve them straight from the Google Photos app without using any external tools.

To retrieve the deleted videos from Android phone using the Google Photos backup app, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Google Photos app on your Android phone.
  2. Click on the "Menu" option at the top-left of the app
  3. Go to the "Trash" option.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android
  4. Now, choose the videos you want to get back and tap on the "Restore" button.
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Method 4: Get back your deleted videos and photos from Google Drive

If you already backed up your videos and other data to Google Drive, you can even get the deleted videos and photos to your Android even without using a PC. To do this, follows the steps below:

  1. Launch the Google Drive app on your device or visit the Google Drive webpage with the same account you used to backup your data.
  2. Now, you will see all your backed-up videos and photos on Google Drive.
  3. Select the videos you want to restore and download them to your Android phone.

Part 2: Recover Deleted Videos from Android Phone with Computer

There are also computer software tools that you can use to recover your deleted videos/photos from your Android phone. Some of the popular Android data recovery tools are Dr. Fone, EaseUS MobiSaver, FoneLab, etc. With the help of these tools, you can restore your lost videos, photos, and other documents.

1. Using Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android) software

Dr.Fone - Data recovery software recovers all the file types such as contacts, messages, call history, photos, videos, WhatsApp messages, and lots more. Dr. Fone's software tool supports more than 2000 Android device models, including Samsung, HTC, Google, Sony, Motorola, LG, etc.

Note: If you use a smartphone running on Android 8.0 or later, you have to root your device to recover the deleted data.

Below are the steps to recover deleted videos from Android using Dr.Fone - Data recovery tools:

  1. Download and install Dr.Fone Data Recovery on your computer.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android
  2. After installation, open the tool, and it will show different actions to perform such as recovery, data transfer, restore social app, etc.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android
  3. Connect your smartphone with your PC using a USB cable before selecting any action. If you can't connect both devices before choosing an action, it will throw an exception displaying "Connect your device to PC" on a screen.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android
  4. After connecting the devices, click on Recover (Recover data from your phone) option. During this process, don't start any other Android phone management software.
  5. The software starts scanning your Android phone and shows all deleted and hidden files on its screen. Select the video categories for recovery and click Next.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android
  6. Mark the boxes below the specific data you want to recover to your Android phone and click the Recover button.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android

2. Using EaseUS MobiSaver (Android) software

Like Dr.Fone, EaseUS MobiSaver is also free Android data recovery software to easily recover all lost files, contacts, messages, photos, music, and videos. It will recover Android data from various scenarios like virus attack, accidental deletion, rooting, improper handling of SD card issues, and lots more from your phone memory.

After installing the EaseUS MobiSaver tool on your PC, you can recover files such as videos, photos, contacts from an Android device.

Note: As this application only works on a rooted device, make sure your phone is rooted before recovering deleted files.

  1. Download and install the EaseUs MobiSaver Android data recovery software on your PC.
  2. Launch the software and connect your Android device using a USB cable. After connecting both devices, tap on the Start button to proceed.
  3. Turn ON your USB flash drive. It will automatically scan your smartphone and analyze the data.
  4. Click Go to scan your device. After that, it can help you to find out all your deleted files.
    How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android
  5. Preview your lost data and decide easily what to recover and what to not. Select the deleted videos you want to recover and click on Recover. Now, please provide the location (folder) on your computer where you want to save your recovered videos so that you can transfer them later on your Android phone.

3. FoneLab - Android Data Recovery

Like the above two recovery tools, FoneLab software also helps recover deleted or lost data such as photos, contacts, videos, messages, etc., from Android devices. The tool is compatible with most Android smartphones such as Samsung, Sony, Motorola, Huawei, LG, HTC, Xiaomi, and lots more.

To recover deleted videos from your Android phone using this FoneLab program, follow the given steps:

  1. Download and install the FoneLab on your computer and run it.
  2. Now connect your phone and computer using a USB cable. After a successful connection, the application detects and recognizes your phone automatically.
  3. If you do not enable the USB debugging option on an Android phone earlier, you need to enable USB debugging on your phone. After enabling it, click the "OK" button on your device.
    • For Android 2.3 or earlier device: Navigate to device "Settings" > "Applications" > "Development" and > check "USB debugging".
    • For Android 3.0 to 4.1 device: Navigate to device "Settings" > "Developer options" > check "USB debugging".
    • For Android 4.2 or newer device: Navigate to device "Settings" > "About Phone". Now tap on "Build number" several times until you see a message "You are under developer mode". Go back to "Settings" > "Developer options" > check "USB debugging".
  4. You will find various types of file options to choose from. Select the specific (videos) content or all you need to recover. After that, click on the Next button.
  5. Now the program asks for permission to read data from an Android device. If not rooted before, the program requests a rooted device, and it will install an app from FoneLab that helps you root your phone. Once the app is installed successfully, you will get a pop-up note requiring you to Allow for permission.
  6. Now you can see your deleted data and be able to recover them. Click on the category from the left of the screen panel and select the content you want to recover. Now click on the Recover button to store them on your PC, which you can transfer later to your phone.

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