How to Recover Hidden Pictures on Android


Jean updated on Feb 04, 2021 to Android Data Recovery | How-to Articles


Download and run EaseUS Android data recovery tool to restore hidden pictures not showing on Android phone, which has helped Samsung, HTC, Sony users successfully find every hidden image on their phones and tablets.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Not Showing All Pictures

"Hi, my Galaxy S6 is not showing pictures that I download and save from a browser, or save an image from Facebook and Instagram apps. The only pictures that show up in the gallery are those that I take with the Camera. Please, I need help to troubleshoot pictures not showing up in gallery on Samsung and I really want to recover hidden pictures on Android."

Images not showing up in gallery or photo album on Android? It's probably because there is a file called ".nomedia". .nomedia instructs the system to ignore all media files in a certain directory and subdirectories on internal storage when system scanning for files to add to the gallery, music and video databases.

How to Fix Pictures not Showing up & Recover Hidden Pictures on Android?

In order to troubleshoot pictures not showing up on Samsung's Gallery and recover lost photos on Android phones, users have to make sure that this .nomedia file doesn't exist. Usually, a file manager app can help find the file. Once it is located, clear if off from your Android storage. Your pictures saved from web will no longer be hidden in the future.

What about the hidden pictures you saved earlier? Don't worry, an Android data recovery tool is able to find them back. Pictures that are lost, deleted, hidden and formatted can be easily retrieved by EaseUS MobiSaver for Android, a piece of highly praised Android data recovery software in the market which is also very good at retrieving data including contacts, music, videos, web browsing history, memo files and more.

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer

Install and run EaseUS MobiSaver for Android and connect your Android phone to the computer with USB cable. Then click "Start" button to make the software recognize and connect your device.

NOTE: As the software can only access the rooted Android device, you need to make sure that your phone has been rooted before recovery.

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Step 2. Scan Android phone to find hidden pictures

After connected your Android phone, the software will quickly scan the device to find all the existing and lost data. You can easily find the hidden pictures you want by choosing the correct file types.

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Step 3. Preview and recover hidden pictures from Android phone

Preview all the recoverable files one by one and then you can select out those you want quickly. Here you can turn on "Only displayed deleted items" option to list the deleted files only. Finally, you can click "Recover" button to get the selected files back once.

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