How to Recover Deleted Photos from Android Gallery app

Oh no! Did you just mistakenly delete your favorite photos from your android gallery app; don’t worry, you can recover your photos.

Immediately you delete a file from the phone, the file does not delete from the phone completely, and you can recover it if you are yet to occupy the space by newly created data.

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If this is the case hurry up and download the best photo recovery tool. You can also recover the deleted photos with ease if you back up your photos to the cloud or to the Google photos.

Best recovery tool to recover deleted photos

Stellar Photo Recovery

Search for this app in the Google play store and download, it is virtually free to use unless you want to recover more than photos and videos. Follow these steps to use Stellar Photo Recovery

  • Start the app
  • Allow root permissions upon request
  • Then choose the full scan option (basic scan can only find low-res thumbnails of your images)
  • Look for your phone internal storage
  • Tap on it
  • Choose the type of file you want to recover either jpg or png
  • Press ok to start the scan
  • Then wait for the app to complete the scan
  • Then it shows all the images on your phone including the deleted photos
  • you can limit the search results with either the size of picture or date
  • Select the deleted photos found by the app and press “recover”
  • The choose the DCIM folder to save the photos

To recover the deleted photos from the Google photos app

  • Log in to your Google account on your android phone
  • Open the Google photo apps on your phone
  • Click the menu option on the top left corner and select Trash
  • Then touch and hold the deleted photos you want to recover
  • Then click restore on the top right side

For Microsoft drive

  • Open the app
  • Go to me
  • Then go to recycle bin
  • Select the deleted files
  • And click restore

For Dropbox

  • Go to files
  • Then go to deleted
  • Then select the deleted files you want to recover


If you auto back-up your photos into the cloud then you have little to worry about, as you can easily recover the photos by just opening the appropriate cloud app and restore your pictures whether Google photos, Dropbox, Google Drive or any other cloud apps.

And if you did not back up your photos you can use the Stellar photo recovery software to recover your photos provided space is the same as it was after the deletion.

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But, your best bet is to back up your photos because of a situation like this. Your options are Google drive, Google photos, Dropbox and on other cloud apps.