Restore Deleted Screenshots on Android

“Hey everyone, I have Samsung Galaxy Nexus Version 4.1.2. I recently deleted all my 500 photos (screenshots) accidentally, they were really important photos. I have tried many programs for photo recovery but they all require a rooted phone. My phone is a weird model that is not compatible with most programs so please do not give me a program unless it does not require rooting. (Doesn't rooting wipe all data anyway?) Anyways I am thinking about bringing my phone to a recovery place but I wanted to see if anyone could help me do it at home.”

Screenshots saved in the cell phone or on Android tablet gives you the exact images as it is present on the screen and gets saved on Android device in PNG image file format. This may vary from your mails to the photos that are being uploaded or can be any task that is carried out using your Android device. While transferring these pictures or when sharing them on internet, unwanted errors do occur that leads to deletion of the screenshots from Android gadget. To make sure this error doesn’t happen again, let’s look at some of the scenarios that lead to deletion of screenshots from Android device:

  • Abrupt Removal: Improper removal of external storage media from the system when file sharing process is being carried out using cut paste method leads to deletion of files that were being processed
  • Unknown Apps: Installation of unknown applications in the system to edit or to modify the screenshots could be unsafe, as that may cause minor errors resulting in deletion of screen from your Android gadget
  • Other Reasons: Some of the other scenarios that can be included are virus infections; restoring phone to its factory settings; format error; accidental deletion of screenshots and so on.

Android data recovery tool

Yodot Android Data Recovery is highly effective data recovery application when it comes to restoring deleted screenshots from Android cell phones / tablets respectively. With the presence of smart and interactive interface, this recovery product assists even a non-technical user to overcome the problem without facing any issues. Along with screenshots, this Android data recovery utility is capable to recover apk files, generic picture files, RAW images, video files, music files and other documents from all Smartphones and Tablets that run on various versions of Android operating systems like 4.1.x Jelly Bean, 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich, 2.3.x Gingerbread and 2.2 Froyo. Trouble free installation process can be carried out on various versions of Windows operating systems like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Xp, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 respectively. If any drawbacks occur during the installation process or during the file recovery process from your Android device, get in-touch with the technical support team who will solve your problem immediately.

Steps to follow for recovering deleted screenshots from Android:

Note: Make sure your Android device supports UMS mode of connection.

  • Download and install Yodot Android Data Recovery tool in your Windows system by logging in as local system administrator
  • Connect the Android device from where screenshots have been deleted
  • Run the program with the help of shortcut icon provided on the main screen of the application
  • Use the option Deleted File Recovery and then proceed to the next screen
  • Select the Android device from where recovery process has to be carried out and then move on to the next tab
  • Once the drive (Android device) is selected, initiate the scanning process to rescue deleted screenshots
  • Upon completion of the scanning process, the restored list of files can viewed in Data View or File Type View
  • Preview the rescued screenshots prior to saving them on known destination location as applicable to user

Helpful Tips:

  • Avoid installation of unknown apps in your Android device
  • Backup important screenshots on separate external hard drive
  • Follow proper procedure while unplugging Android phone from the system