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How to Recover Lost GIF Picture Files from Android

I deleted my GIF images by pressing wrong button and I am wondering if I can retrieve them by some ways. Is it feasible? If yes, how can I do that? Please help me.


GIF(Graphics Interchange Format) is limited to an 8-bit palette, or 256 colors. This makes the GIF format suitable for storing graphics with relatively few coloes such as simple diagrams, shapes, logos and cartoon style images. GIF files are important and in many ways and also very reliable but in spite there are very unavoidable reasons that leads to GIF image files loss after which users just wonder for solution to retrieve GIF image files.

Losing GIF data is very common but this is terrible also. It can be faced by use due to many different reasons, for example, accidentally deleted taken pictures off digital cameras by pressing wrong button; formatted memory card or disk drive which contains a batch of GIF files; transfer Interruption; storage media corrupted, casuing those GIF images inaccessible and other GIF loss or damaged situation. So if you are the one who is looking to restore the lost, deleted GIF image files from Android(Samsung Galaxy Note 7, s7/s6/s5, HTC, Nexus 6, Sony, Moto, HUAWEI, etc) then here is the solution.

Part 1. Recover Lost GIF Files from Android without Backup

In case you have not updated backup or forgotten to do backup then you are advised to make use of GIF Data Recovery software. The very tool has been designed excellently to recover lost GIF files from Android phone. Moreover, the tool supports almost all data for contacts, text messages, photos, call logs, apps, WhatsApp chat history and more and also without any risk.

Step 1.Free Download the Program on Computer

To begin with, install and run the program on your computer by clicking the above icon. Then click “Android Data Recovery” at the left pane and connect Android phone to PC via USB cable.

Note: Before you can connect successfully, you need to go to your Samsung device and enable USB Debugging.

retrieve lost gif data from android without backup

Step 2.Select Data to Recover

Next, you can see all the data types are displayed on the interface as below. Select “Gallery” and click “Next” to begin scanning your Android phone.

Note: Animated GIF is a kind of image format. So if you want to recover the GIF format, you need to choose the “Gallery” file type.

retrieve lost gif data from android without backup

The program needs to get privilege to scan the data from device, go to your device and tap “Allow” on the pop-up window.

retrieve lost gif data from android without backup

Step 3.Restore the GIF Files from Android

Once the scanning process is OK, you can preview the photos by clicking “Gallery” at the left pane. Choose the GIF images you want to restore, and click “Recover” button. Well, you can view the exported GIF images on your computer.

retrieve lost gif data from android without backup

Follow the same steps,you can also recover deleted or lost other Android data like contacts, messages, videos, call logs, apps to your computer though you do not have a backup.

Part 2. Recover Android Lost GIF Files from Backup

If you have done backup from Android phone with Android Data Recovery before, you can retrieve your animated GIF from backup easily. Android Data Recovery is a reliable tool to recover lost GIF files on Android phone. It will work on Windows or Mac operating system.

Step 1.Connect Your Android Phone to PC

Firstly, launch the Android Data Recovery on your computer, Please connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable. When your device has been connected, please click “Android Data Backup & Restore” option from “Mote Tools” and you will see the interface as below.

restore gif files from backup

Step 2.View Backup from the Program

You can preview the backup history by clicking “View backup history”. Here you can check the details of the backup history in Name, Model, Backup Time, and File Size. It would be very easy for you to recognize the backup copy you want to recover.

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Step 3.Restore GIF Images to PC

Choose the backup copy by clicking “View” and you can preview the photos. Select the GIF images you want to restore by clicking the “Restore”button.

restore gif files from backup

Now, you can view the exported GIF images on your PC and check if it is the result you want.

It is really convenient because you can view the backup history and retrieve the ones you need by several steps.

Free download the Android Toolkit and try to backup your GIF files, photos, videos and music to the computer.

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