Having to recover accidentally deleted photos or videos on an Android mobile can become a very tedious process, especially if the content to be recovered was deleted some time ago. For this reason, manufacturers like Samsung have decided to implement tools on their phones that allow you to easily recover deleted images and videos.
If you have a Samsung mobile and you need to recover a deleted image or a video that you have deleted, either intentionally or by accident, today we explain the steps you must follow to do it easily.
Recover deleted content from your Samsung mobile
To recover deleted content from a Samsung mobile, you will have to use the recycle bin tool to which the images and videos deleted from the gallery go.
This bin is present in all Samsung Galaxy mobiles with an Android version equal to or greater than Android 9 Pie.
In case of meeting this requirement, the steps to follow to recover images or videos are as follows:
- Open the gallery application of your mobile.
- Tap the menu icon in the lower right, represented by three dots. On some older mobiles, this menu could be located in the lower right corner of the screen.
- Access the “Trash” section.
- You will see all the deleted images and videos. Tap on the image or video you want to recover or long-press to choose multiple images and videos.
- To finish, touch the “Restore” button and wait for the process to finish.
When you are done, the images and videos that you have recovered will be available again in the mobile gallery.
It is worth bearing in mind that the Samsung mobile recycles bin only stores content for 30 days and permanently deletes all those images and videos that have been sent to the bin once that limit has been exceeded. In that case, recovering the photos or videos will be more difficult, and you will have to resort to more advanced tools. A good way to avoid losing this type of content is to perform full backups frequently.
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