Retrieve Deleted Screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S2

“Hi all, I use Samsung Galaxy S2 Android smartphone. Yesterday my friend had deleted few screenshots on it by mistake and I do not have other copy of screenshots. I need them back at any cost because erased screenshots consist of highly confidential data which I cannot take again. Please help me... Thanks in advance!!”

Many users delete their crucial files unintentionally from Galaxy S2 Smartphone in the situation similar to the above discussed one. In such case, you will be worried about the screenshots that you have deleted from Samsung Galaxy S2, which is one of the best Android Smartphone released by Samsung. It consisted of Gingerbread operating system when it was released; but now it has been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. It comes with lots of amazing features, enabling you to capture screenshot at the time users need is one amongst them.

How to capture screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S2?

  • Samsung Galaxy S2 before update: You can capture screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S2 without update, i.e. on the phone with Gingerbread as OS. Press and hold both volume down button and power button at the top right and left of the Smartphone respectively. You will get a sound of flash when the screenshot is captured
  • Samsung Galaxy S2 after update: After updating Samsung Galaxy S2 to Ice Cream Sandwich it is bit easy to take the screenshot. Press the power button lightly and then immediately press home screen button at the front bottom of the screen by holding the power button. As before, you will get the flash when screenshot is captured

As given above, you might have taken number of screenshots which are saved in “My Files” application in .png image file format. Go to the location and move screenshots to wherever you want either on Samsung Galaxy S2 internal memory or on its SD card. While using Samsung Galaxy S2 phone, you may have deleted important screenshots for various reasons as given below:

  • Accidental Deletion: You may delete screenshots on Samsung GalaxyS2 mobile while deleting some unwanted screenshots or other files from it
  • Formatting: Formatting Samsung Galaxy S2 phone’s internal memory or SD card might erase all files including any screenshots present in it
  • While scanning for viruses: When Samsung Galaxy S2 phone is being scanned for viruses or external threats, then screenshots may get deleted by antivirus software

Do not panic after erasing images, you can get back deleted screenshots from Samsung Galaxy S2 phone by using Yodot Recovery for Android software on your PC.

Samsung Galaxy S2 recovery software:

Yodot Recovery for Android software helps you get back deleted screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S2 Smartphone. This program can recover deleted screenshots in PNG image file format from either internal or external memory of Samsung Galaxy S2. In addition to PNG files, it can also regain various types of photos, videos, music files, apk files and other documents deleted or missing from Samsung Galaxy S2 Smartphone with either Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich OS. This utility is can retrieve data from dead Samsung Galaxy S2 and other Smartphones as well as Tablets  working with Android 4.1.x Jelly Bean, 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich, 2.3.x Gingerbread and 2.2 Froyo OS. This application is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2008 OS on your desktop or laptop.

Procedural steps to regain deleted screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S2 phone:

Note: Yodot Recovery for Android software restores data from Samsung Galaxy S2 Smartphone detectable in UMS mode on Windows computers.

  • Download Yodot Recovery for Android software and install it on your computer
  • Run the tool and select “Deleted File Recovery” or “Lost File Recovery” from main screen
  • Connect Samsung Galaxy S2 Android Smartphone to system
  • The software detects Samsung Galaxy S2 on your PC and establishes the connection; click on ‘Next’ to get succeeding screen
  • Choose drive representing Samsung Galaxy S2 mobile and click on ‘Next’
  • Select image file format in which screenshots was saved i.e. .png file format and click on ‘Next’
  • Software scans for deleted screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S2 Smartphone and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Save recovered screenshots using ‘Save’ option on desired location, not on same drive from which they were retrieved

Tips and Tricks:

  • Before upgrading to Ice Cream Sandwich make sure that you do not have any essential data on Samsung Galaxy S2 Smartphone
  • Keep backup of your important screenshots on Samsung Galaxy S2 on any external storage device