Android Recycle Bin – How to Restore Deleted Files on Android


On a Windows computer, we have the Recycle Bin that stores all our files before we permanently delete them. For Android OS, we do not have any such Recycle Bin. To make it easy for Android users to recover deleted files, dr.fone introduced an Android Recycle Bin that acts as an Android Data Recovery tool. Let’s take a look at why this tool is needed and what’s good about it.

Our smartphones these days the most important data that we have to interact with every now and then. All of our important contacts, the text messages, emails and our business communication material gets stored in the phones. We take thousands of pictures which go down the memory lane. We trust our phones with the data we cannot afford to lose. At times, the information that resides inside our phone is very much important for our education or our business.

Usually, we do not take any security measures which would help us in case something goes towards East with our data. That is because we think that either our phones are too much secure, our phone will not crash or a mishap won’t take our phone away. These are all just thoughts as long as it doesn’t happen. Imagine if your phone’s system crashes or an accidental wipe takes place, and as a result, you end up saying goodbye to all of your data, and the gone data includes the most important information, what are you going to do then? Absolutely nothing, right? You can do something about it, but only as long as you have taken a backup. But what if you have not even taken a backup? At this point, without a backup, you are going to be completely helpless.

The aforementioned state is the one in which we need a tool that can act as an Android Recycle Bin. An Android Recycle Bin would scan through your phone, it will look for all the deleted files, it will identify what was lost recently and give you an option to restore your data immediately.

The Android Recycle Bin by dr.fone works in several scenarios. It can let you restore your deleted data. If your phone’s factory wiped and all your data has been lost, then this tool is going to help in that case as well. If the SD card has got malfunctioned, the system of your phone has crashed, or the phone has been locked up because of a password loss, Android Data Recovery is going to be your friend. The data that you lose as a result of a system update, or after you install a new OS manually, it can be restored using this tool as well. The list of scenarios to make Android Recycle Bin work just goes on like this.

This tool is extremely easy to use as well. It’s also very secure to use. It does not store any of your data. It’s just an interface to interact with your lost files. At first, users can connect their phones to their computers and let the tool scan for all the deleted files. The tool then snoops through the phone and pulls up a list of all the deleted files. It does not automatically restore the files. It first shows you the files. Users can select all the files and then click the restore button. That’s how simple and cool its functionality is. Let’s go through a little tutorial to learn about Android Recycle Bin by dr.fone and restore your lost files now.

How to Restore Deleted Files on Android

  1. Download and install Android Data Recovery tool on your computer.
  2. Launch the Android Data Recovery tool.
  3. Connect your Android phone to your computer having the USB Debugging mode enabled.
  4. After connecting the phone, select the type of files you want to scan and also select the directory that you want to check.
  5. Android Recycle Bin will now start looking for all the deleted files. 
  6. Select the files you want to restore and click on the restore button.
  7. The tool will do its job now. That’s all.

Usama is a software engineer by profession and at he uses his expertise to solve everyday consumer tech problems with his main areas of interest being Android, iOS and Windows.

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