We all know the painful moment when you realize you just deleted an entire photo album by mistake, or simply cleared up your gallery. However, thank God there are some ways to recover the photos you had there. Bonus, it’s not that difficult at all, and you just have to follow some simple steps.

Before starting any process of recovering data on Android, you have to turn off the Internet on the phone. This happens because when you delete some data, it doesn’t get deleted immediately, but only when something else is written instead of it in the memory. What gets deleted is the index that shows where the data is, and if you manage to find the point, you can recover the data.

So now you have to install a program that will help you recover data. There are lots of them available online, but many people recommend Dr. Fone by Wondershare, which is available for PC or Mac. You have to install, launch and then register with it. Then you will need to connect your smartphone to the computer through an USB cable. Select the USB debugging in your phone (go to Settings, About Phone, and tap Build Number various times until you enable the Developer Options. Then go to Settings, Developer Options and check USB debugging).

The next step is to select what type of files you want to recover, photos, videos and so on, and select what you need. Then, the program will scan the phone and recover the data, rebooting the phone. You will then see all the files it has recovered, and you can choose which ones you want to keep. Then press Recover and that’s it. However, be careful when deleting data after this, since not always you will be able to recover it.