There are a lot of great things about Android, but one drawback is that deleted data is very difficult to get back. Thanks to the openness of the OS and the hard work of Wondershare, though, there is an option for Android data recovery: Dr.Fone.

From the Android app, you can recover several types of data. First and foremost, you can recover deleted photos and videos. And when you know exactly what you're looking for, you can even specify which file types Dr.Fone should search for. As it retrieves the deleted files, you can see a preview of what is found and you can choose which ones to recover.

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Photos aren't all that Dr.Fone can handle, though. The Android app can also recover deleted SMS messages as well as contacts. For messages and contacts in addition to photos and videos, you can choose either to restore them to your device or to a cloud storage service like Google Drive and Dropbox.

When you recover deleted contacts with Dr.Fone, you also have the option to save to a CSV file. Contacts and messages can, of course, be restored directly to the default messaging and contacts apps too. While you can initiate scanning for free, you do need to purchase a $7.99 upgrade to recover the data.

The Dr.Fone Android app requires root to function. If you do not have it or do not want to root your device, you have another choice: Dr.Fone has desktop apps for Windows and Mac. More than just a desktop equivalent, the desktop apps have even more Android data recovery features and can achieve root on many devices without permanently changing the root status of the phone.


Beyond recovering deleted messages, contacts, photos, and videos from your Android phone, Dr.Fone's Windows and Mac apps can grab even more deleted info from your phone, including: call history, WhatsApp messages and attachments, audio files, and miscellaneous documents.

Dr.Fone is compatible with over 6,000 devices. If you're not sure if your device is compatible or if your deleted data can be recovered, there's no risk involved. The free trial will scan your Android phone for deleted data and let you review the results before any purchase is necessary.

If Dr.Fone finds what you're looking for, you can buy the desktop app for $49.95 on Windows. In addition to all the features described here, you will get a lifetime of free updates and customer support.

And if any of this sounds difficult to do, don't worry; it isn't. Dr.Fone is designed for use by people of all skill levels, walking you through each step of the process in very simple terms. When you're still uncertain, you can always reach out to the included customer support. They also have a helpful series of videos on YouTube to walk you through using Dr.Fone:

Dr.Fone has two other products that you might be interested in as well: Android Data Extraction for unusable devices and Android Lock Screen Removal for select phones.

You can learn more or purchase at Dr.Fone's website.

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