How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Android Phone

Roxanne updated on Jan 22, 2021 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

If you happen to delete important photos from the SD card on a camera or Android phone, don't fear. You can learn three effective ways here to recover deleted photos from SD card on android phone. If you only want to recover photos from an SD card, download EaseUS data recovery software and retrieve photos with simple steps.

SD Card Photos Get Lost, Why

SD card brings convenience, but it also easily comes with data loss problems by the smallest operation you are performing. Losing photos from the SD card is one of the top issues for most android phones and camera users. Usually, you lose pictures in the following cases.

  • Delete photos by mistake
  • SD card gets corrupted or damaged
  • Format the SD card
  • Virus infection, power failure, and others

No matter how you lose your photos, once you realize data loss, stop using the SD card instantly. That is to say, don't take any more pictures on the card and remove them from the camera or android smartphone immediately. Then, apply a professional photo recovery tool to recover deleted photos from SD card on Android phone.

Why Deleted Photos Can Be Restored

Whenever you delete files from the SD card, you don't remove them permanently. Although the space freed is available, the deleted files are still there as long as there is no new data saved.

After deletion, you'd better stop using the memory card, and then apply SD card photo recovery software to scan and recover the lost photos. Unlike internal storage, SD Card can be taken out and connected to the computer, which makes recovery easier.

How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Android Phone

Now, most modern Android phones have internal memory cards. When you encounter data loss, you can't take out the SD card to recover files. In this case, you can use a great program - EaseUS MobiSaver For Android to recover deleted files from your Android phone.

Step 1. Install and run EaseUS MobiSaver for Android and connect your Android phone to the computer with a USB cable. Then click the "Start" button to let 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. Learn how to root your phone with details. 

Android photo recovery with computer.

Step 2. 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 photos you want by choosing the correct file types.

Scan to find lost photos and videos.

Step 3. Preview all found photos and select out what you want to restore. Finally, click the "Recover" button to restore the selected data to the computer. After this, you can keep a copy of those recovered photos as a backup on the computer and then transfer them into your Android phone, so to continue using them again.

Android photo recovery on Android with PC.

How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card Without Computer

If you lose pictures from an Android phone, and you don't want to use the PC, you can still restore deleted photos from the SD card with the help of EaseUS. 

There is no doubt that the smartphone plays an important role in our daily life. We usually use it for communication, gaming, social networking, and taking photos. So it stores a lot of private and valuable data on the phone or SD card like contacts, pictures, music, note, and so on. If you accidentally deleted the items. Don't panic! Recover your data with the mobile version of EaseUS MobiSaver for Android. This application can restore deleted photos, videos, contacts, call logs, SMS, and WhatsApp messages from Android devices. 


Step 1. Launch the app on your phone and select "SD card". Start scanning lost photos and videos by tapping the "START SCAN" button. Deleted photos and videos will appear on the screen.

Step 2. Tap on settings. You can set preferences to let the software scan and display some specific file sizes, file formats, etc.

Step 3. After the scan, select displayed files and tap on "Recover". Tap on the eye icon. All the recovered photos and videos are kept there.

recover android sd card photos

How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card with PC

After reading the previous introductions, you may have another question about how to recover deleted photos from SD card without software. Unfortunately, you can't do it unless you have made a backup before. So, if you have no copy and need the lost photos to come back, follow the tutorials below to troubleshoot. The sooner you make the data recovery, the better the chances of recovery will be. Here's how to get started.

What You Need to Restore Deleted Files/Photos

  • A Computer/laptop to install the data recovery software
  • A card reader to connect SD card to the computer
  • The SD card from which photos are lost
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - one of the top data recovery tool

3 Steps to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, the powerful card recovery software, can easily and quickly recover deleted photos, videos, and other files from micro card, CF/SD card. Whenever you lose photos or deleted vital data from the SD card on your camera or android phone, calm down and let this software help you. It has the following main features.

  • Recover formatted data or deleted files from different data loss situations.
  • Recover lost data from PCs, laptops, digital devices, hard drives (HDD, SSD, USB, etc.), storage media, server, RAID, etc.
  • Recover any data and file types like office documents, photos, video, audios, and Email, etc.

Also read: Top 10 SD Card Recovery Software in 2021

We give you both video and text guidance. Follow and recover the deleted photos from the SD card effortlessly.

Step 1. Connect the SD card and start scanning.

Connect the SD card to the computer via a card reader. Then launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the SD card, and click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Select the photos you want to recover.

Wait until the scanning completes and then select the photos you want to recover. To locate the items faster, click "Filter" > "Pictures".

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover photos.

Click "Recover" and choose a location on another device to save the photos.

Recover lost data

It's quite simple to recover deleted photos from memory cards with this data recovery program. Not only does it help you recover data, but it also enables you to repair JPEG/JPG files, which have been corrupted by formatting or deletion. This is something that no other competing products can do. What's more, you can EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted photos from the SD card for free with its free version. Use it anyway; it's worth trying. 

Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Mac

If you are a Mac user, you can also get back SD card photos and data with EaseUS Mac data recovery software. EaseUS Mac data recovery software is capable of restoring lost data from Mac hard drive, external hard drive, memory stick, memory card, USB flash drive, and SD card.

  • It is compatible with the latest macOS
  • It supports T2 chip - first and only
  • It can recover data from Fusion Drive
  • The recovery process is no quality-loss

Download the Mac version and recover photos from Mac:

Step 1. Correctly connect your memory card to your Mac. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. Start selecting the card and click Scan to let the software search for lost files on it.

select the sd card where data lost and click scan

Step 2. After a quick scan and deep scan, all files will be presented in the left panel in the scan results.

scan the sd card to find the lost data on it

Step 3. Select files you want to recover and click the "Recover Now" button. Don't save the recoverable files to the SD card itself in case of data overwriting.

scan the sd card to find the lost data on it


On this page, we cover four useful ways to recover lost photos for you. You can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted pictures from an SD card for a camera or Android phone. If you want to restore images from an SD card without a computer, use the mobile version of EaseUS MobiSaver For Android. To get back deleted photos from the internal memory on an Android phone, you need to choose the PC version of EaseUS MobiSaver For Android. If you still have problems, you can contact us and get additional help.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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