Photo Recovery: How to Recover Photos from PC/USB Drives/Android/iPhone

Daisy updated on Jul 24, 2019 to Resource | How-to Articles


You may need to recover photos from your computer, external storage device, Android phone, or iPhone after accidental deletion. Here we will not only show you how to perform data recovery from computer or USB devices with the reliable software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard but also present you the ways to recover photos from Android or iPhone with photo recovery app.

Each photo carries a precious memory. If you accidentally deleted a photo you want to keep, it's urgent to perform data recovery as soon as possible. Whether you have lost photos from your computer, USB flash drive, memory card, or mobile, you can choose one of the methods below to recover photos after accidental deletion, formatting, or other misoperations.

Photo Recovery on PC/External Storage Devices
Photo Recovery on Android Phones
Photo Recovery on iPhone

Photo Recovery on PC/External Storage Devices

The hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard helps to recover photos or other files from computer hard drives or external storage devices. With this software, you can recover lost, deleted, and formatted photos with ease.

  • Recover photos from local/external hard drives, USB flash drives, memory card, digital camera, and other conventional storage devices
  • Recover photos lost due to deletion, formatting, hiding, virus attack, OS crash, OS reinstallation, file system becoming RAW...
  • Recover all existing file types, including photos, videos, audio files, emails, Microsoft files, Adobe files, etc.

To recover photo with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard:

Step 1. Choose the location and start scanning.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition or device you want to recover images from and then 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" or search for images via the search bar.

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Recover photos.

Click "Recover" and choose a location on another disk or device to save the recovered images.

Recover lost data

Photo Recovery on Android Phones

If you want to recover photos from the memory card on your Android phone, using EaseUS data recovery software for Windows is your choice. While if you want to recover photos from the internal storage of your device, you need the Android data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver for Android to retrieve your precious photos. (If you prefer the app version, you can get it on Google Play.)

  • Recover lost photos, videos, audio files or documents from Android devices
  • Recover photos lost due to accidental deletion, virus attack, device failure, improper handling, 

To recover photos from Android phones:

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 the "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.

Connect Android phone to PC to recover lost photos

Step 2. Scan Android phone to find the lost photos

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 lost files you want by choosing the correct file types.

Scan Android phone to find lost photos

Step 3. Preview and recover lost photos 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 the "Recover" button to get the selected files back once.

Photo Recovery on iPhone

When it comes to recovering photos on iPhone, you can either use an iCloud/iTunes backup available or use iPhone data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver for iOS.

  • Recover photos, videos, reminders, contacts, messages, call history, notes, voice memos, and more
  • Recover photos after sudden deletion, system crash, iOS upgrade failure, virus attack, operation error...
  • Recover photos from iCloud/iTunes backup or from iPhone directly

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiSaver. Among the three recovery options, choose "Recover from iCloud" (depending on your situation, you can also choose "Recover from iOS Device" or "Recover from iTunes").

You need to enter your Apple ID and password.

Recover photos from iphone - step 1

Step 2. Scan iCloud backups and recover.

After the scan, all the files that were found will be displayed on the left side. You can find the iCloud photos quickly by choosing the "Photos/Videos" category. 

Preview the recoverable pictures one by one. Click "Recover" and specify a location to save them on your computer.

Recover photos from iPhone - Step 2

The Bottom Line

Depending on the device you want to perform data recovery from, you will need different photo recovery software to get back your files. Honestly speaking, photo recovery on computer/external storage device or iPhone is easiest compared to on Android. Data recovery on Android generally needs you to root your device in order to get permission. If you are using an Android device, back up your photos regularly to avoid loss of data or rooting your device, which may expose your data in danger.


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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 to better 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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