How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Android Phone

If you happen to delete important photos from the SD card on an Android phone or a camera, don't fear. You can learn effective ways here to recover deleted photos from SD card on Android phone with EaseUS SD card recovery software. Besides, you can also leran how to recover deleted photos from SD card on Android phone without computer by using EaseUS Android data recovery app.

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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 professional Android pictures recovery tools to recover deleted photos from SD cards on Android phones.

How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Android Phone

In this part, we will show you two ways to restore deleted photos from Android Samsung and other phones using a computer.

1. Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card Using Memory Card Recovery Software with Computer

When you need to recover lost or deleted SD card photos, you can use the top-notch data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to get back deleted pictures on Android phones. This photo recovery software is not only for deleted and formatted recovery, but also useful for more data loss issues like virus attack, human error, power failure, system crash, OS re-installation/upgrade, and more. Whenever you lose photos or delete 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.

EaseUS Memory Card Recovery Software

  • Recover deleted videos, photos, files, documents, emails, and other data effectively.
  • Recover files from SD card, memory card, HDD, SSD, CF card, USB flash drive, and digital camera.
  • Support data recovery for sudden deletion, hard drive formatting, corruption, virus attack, system crash, and more.
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3 steps to recover deleted photos from SD card in Android Phone on Windows 11/10/8/7

We give you both video and text guidance. Follow and retrieve deleted images from SD card on Android phone using Windows computer. If you are a Mac user, check the tutorial: how to recover deleted files from an sd card on Mac.

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, select 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" > Check lost files via tree view. Or type file extension on the search box.

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.

Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card with Andriod Data Recovery Software

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. Whether your Android phone runs on the internal memory or an SD card, you can use a great program - EaseUS MobiSaver for Android to help you restore deleted pictures.

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. If you don't want to root your phone, go back to the above method to take out your SD card to restore images with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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. 

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

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 lose pictures from an Android phone and don't want to use the PC, you can restore deleted photos from the SD card without computer by installing and using EaseUS Android data recovery app. This application can restore deleted photos, videos, contacts, call logs, SMS, and WhatsApp messages on your Android devices. 


Note: To scan and recover deleted pictures on an Android SD card with EaseUS Android data recovery app, there is no need to root your phone. But if you want to use this app to recover contacts, messages, etc., you'll need to root the Android phone at first.

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

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. 

How to Recover Deleted Photos from SD Card on Android Phone for Free

To recover deleted pictures from SD card on Android phone for free, you have two options:

To Sum Up 

On this page, we cover a few useful ways for Android pic recovery. You can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and EaseUS MobiSaver for Android to recover deleted pictures from an SD card for a camera or Android mobile phone.

If you want to restore images from an SD card without a computer, use the mobile version of EaseUS MobiSaver For Android. If you still have problems, you can contact us and get additional help.

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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 without software?

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 on this page to troubleshoot. The sooner you make the data recovery, the better the chances of recovery will be. 

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