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How to Recover Missing Photos/Videos on Locked Galaxy S7

“I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 which has been used for a year. Yesterday I just changed the new password on the phone, but now the screen is permanently locked because I forgot my password. The Galaxy S7 saved lots of precious photos and some memorized videos, how do I get them back? Please share a viable solution where I can access locked Samsung phone without losing the data stored in them, especially the images.”

Pattern lock is a secured way to well protect your privacy by preventing anyone from peeking at your photos, videos and other contents on Samsung Galaxy S7/edge. Absolutely, you can reset your Samsung phone to factory settings to remove the lock screen. But this may cause data loss issue along with the factory resetting. It means that everything stored on your Samsung Galaxy (S8/Plus, S7/edge, S6/edge, S5/S4/Note 5, A7/A9/J5/J7, etc.) such as contacts, SMS, photos, videos, music, call history, wahtsapp messages, calendars will be permanently erased after factory reset. So the best way to recover disappeared photos and videos is by using any third party tool.

Samsung Data Recovery tool is good at restoring deleted/lost data from Samsung Galaxy phones, including images and videos. Recently, it releases a new feature that can assist users to retrieve photos/videos from a pattern locked Galaxy S7. Apart from photo recovery, the program lets you recover other files from Samsung phones, including contacts, SMS, call logs, calendars, music, apps, documents, etc. And it is compatible with Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus/S7/S7 Edge+/S6/S6 Edge/Note 4, Galaxy A9/A7/A5, etc. To access your picture/video files on Samsung Galaxy S7 with locked screen, you need to download the program and install it on your computer to get ready. Trial version of it is provided here:

How to Restore Missing Photos/Videos on Locked Galaxy S7

Step 1.Select “Android Lock Screen Removal” Feature

Install and run the program on your computer. Then, connect your locked Samsung Galaxy S7 to the computer and you’ll see the window as shown below and enter “Android Lock Screen Removal“.

select android lock screen removal feature

Hit the “Start” button to begin.

start the recovery process

Step 2.Enter the Download Mode on Galaxy S7

To enter the Download Mode, please follow the simple steps as follow:

1. First of all, turn off your Samsung Galaxy S7 phone.
2. Press and hold volume down + home button + power button simultaneously.
3. Type the volume up to enter download mode.

boot samsung galaxy s7 into download mode

Step 3.Screen Lock Removal Complete

After that, the program will tell you the model matched successfully and begin downloading recovery package automatically. However, the download may cost you a few minutes.

download recovery package

In a little while, you will see the interface as below showing you that the phone screen lock being removed successfully.

samsung galaxy s7 locked screen removal

Step 4.Recover Photos and Videos from Galaxy S7

Switch to the home page, enter the “Data Recovery” option. After scanning and analyzing your Samsung phone by the program, you will get a list of recoverable files, then review and select the photos and videos you want to get back, and retrieve them by clicking on the “Recover”.

recover photos and videos from locked galaxy s7

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