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How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Android Phone? [Fixed]

To extend the storage space of mobile phones, many people will insert an SD card on Android phones to store some large files like movies, photos, videos, etc. Though the SD card brings great convenience to us, we are unable to avoid data loss caused by some accidents. Are you suffering from the accidental loss of the photos on the SD card? Well, relax, you still have the chance to recover the deleted photos on the SD card with an effective tool. Follow this article and let's see how to recover deleted photos from SD card on Android phone easily.

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Part 1: Before SD Card Photo Recovery
Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Android Phone with Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android
Part 3: How to Recover Deleted Pictures from SD Card on Phone via Cloud Backup
3.1 How to Recover Deleted Pictures from SD Card on Android via Google Photos
3.2 Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Android via Dropbox
Part 4: Useful Tips for Preventing Photos from Losing Again

Part 1: Before SD Card Photo Recovery

Reasons for Losing Photos on SD Card

There are various reasons that can cause your photos to be lost on the SD card, for instances:

* Accidental formatting.

* Mistakenly deleted.

* Physical damage.

* Virus attacks.

* Use your Photos app in a low battery state.

* Download unsafe apps.

* Remove the SD card from Android phone suddenly.

Is It Possible to Recover Photos from SD Card?

The answer is yes. When you delete the photos on your SD card, they won't be erased permanently. The deleted photos still exist on your device and it is possible to get your photos back as long as they are not covered by new data. Thus, when data loss happens, you'd better stop using your phone in order to avoid creating new data and turn to the help of a professional data recovery tool.

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Android Phone with Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android

Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android is a trusted and effective Android data recovery program that allows you to conduct SD card data recovery on Android phone without rooting. It supports recovering deleted photos, videos, music and documents from SD card and save the recovered files to computer. Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android offers two recovery modes, the Android Data Recovery mode also enables you to recover deleted photos from Android internal storage.

Main Features of Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android:

> It lets you recover deleted data from SD card, SIM card, or internal memory of Android phone.

> Recover deleted photos, videos, music, and documents from SD card on Android.

> Retrieve lost photos, text messages, call logs, contacts, videos, music, and documents from internal memory of Android.

> Back up the lost or existing files from Android to computer.

> It allows you to preview before the SD card photo recovery and selectively restore photos you want.

> Photos will be recovered in their original quality and format.

Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android supports almost all the Android models and brands, such as Samsung Galaxy S20/S10/S10+/S10e/S9/S8/S7/S6, HTC U11+/U11/10, LG G8/G7/G6+/G5/Q8/Q7, Huawei, Google, Sony, Motorola, ZTE, Xiaomi.

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Here's how to recover deleted photos from SD card on Android phone via Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android:

Step 1: Insert your SD card to the computer

Download and run Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android on your computer and then select the SD Card Recovery mode. Remove your SD card from your Android phone and then insert it to the computer with an SD card reader.

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Step 2: Select your inserted SD card

Click Next to continue and you will see your inserted SD card displayed on the screen. Select the SD card and then click Next to start the scanning.

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Step 3: Recover deleted photos from SD card on Android

After the scanning, the deleted files on the SD card including photos, videos, audios, and documents will be categorized according to file types. Click Photos and you can easily preview the deleted photos from SD card, select the one you want and then click Recover to get them back.

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Video Tutorial:

Watch the video below to learn more details on how to recover deleted photos from SD car on Android.

Part 3: How to Recover Deleted Pictures from SD Card on Phone via Cloud Backup

Many Android users will use Cloud service to create an automatic backup for photos. If you have backed up your photos before deleting with Cloud services like Google Photos, Dropbox, OneDrive, then you are so lucky! You can make good use of the trash bin feature in these apps to recover deleted photos from the micro SD card.

3.1 How to Recover Deleted Pictures from SD Card on Android via Google Photos

Here we will take the Google Photos app as an example. This app provides unlimited storage space to store photos and videos in high quality for free. Your deleted photos will be saved in the "Trash" for 60 days.

Steps on how to recover deleted pictures from SD card on Android phone via Google Photos app:

Step 1: Open the Google Photos app on your Android phone.

Step 2: Tap the Menu icon (three-dash) on the top-left corner and tap Trash.

Step 3: Locate and select the photos you want to recover and then tap Restore.

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3.2 Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Android via Dropbox

If your photos have backed up to your personal Dropbox before losing, you can log in to the Dropbox website to see if your deleted photos are available and then restore them to your Android phone.

Here's how to recover deleted photos from memory card in Android phone via Dropbox:

Step 1: On your computer, visit and log in to Dropbox.com with your Dropbox account.

Step 2: Click Files and then click Show deleted files.

Step 3: Choose the deleted photos you wish you get back and click Restore.

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Part 4: Useful Tips for Preventing Photos from Losing Again

The most ideal way to prevent photos on SD card or internal memory on Android from losing is to back up photos for Android regularly. To do this, you can back up photos to the Cloud service like Google Photos, Dropbox, OneDrive over Wi-Fi.

Or you can use Coolmuster Android Assistant to back up photos to PC with a USB cable. Coolmuster Android Assistant is a one-stop solution for Android users to manage data on the mobile phone. It allows you to preview and choose specific photos from Android before transferring to PC. It also enables you to back up all photos from Android to computer in one go.

You can download Coolmuster Android Assistant on your computer for a free trial:

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Words in the End

So if you lose some precious photos on your SD card, use Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android to get them back. The built-in SD Card Recovery mode of this tool allows you to recover deleted photos from SD card directly. Download this tool and start the SD card photos recovery by yourself. And you are welcomed to leave a comment below if you encounter any problems during use.

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