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How to Recover Deleted Photos, Videos from Samsung Galaxy S7

“I accidentally deleted photos from my Samsung Galaxy S7. Yesterday, I intended to delete a few pictures, after I grouped a couple of shots and hit the “Delete all” button, All my pictures are gone. Can you tell me how to retrieve deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy?”

Photos on your Samsung Galaxy S7 could be lost due to an inadvertent press of a “Delete All” button, formatting, virus attacks, corruption in the memory card and many other unexpected incidents. Fortunately, you can still retrieve deleted/lost pictures and videos on a Galaxy S7/S7 edge smart phone(Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus, Galaxy S6/edge, Galaxy S5/Note 5, Samsung J series…) by using specific software.

Why Samsung photo recovery is possible

Stop taking or saving new pictures(videos) and other data on your Samsung Galaxy S7 once you find that the data has disappeared. Because the newly added data may overwrite the deleted images and make them unrecoverable. Then you can easily recover deleted photos, videos from Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge by using Samsung Photo Recovery software. No matter whatever the reasons of data loss, this tool is capable of retrieving all types of files such as text messages, whatsapp messages, notes, voice recordings, calls history, contacts, photos, videos, audio files, document files and many other files from any Samsung phone and tablets, such as Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5, Galaxy Note 5/4/3, Samsung A8/A9/J7/J5, Galaxy Mega 6.3/5.8, Samsung Tab and so on. Now, follow the tutorial below and try to get back deleted, lost, erased, disappeared, formatted pictures, videos data from Galaxy S7, S7 Edge.

Part 1: Directly Retrieve Deleted Photos & Videos from Galaxy S7

Step 1.Download and Install Samsung Photo Recovery Software

Install and run Samsung Photo Recovery on your computer and connect your Galaxy S7 to the computer with a USB cable. Then begin the Samsung Galaxy photo recovery job.

connect samsung s7 to computer

Next, when it’s connected it will prompt you to enable “USB Debugging” mode on settings. You can follow these instructions to enable USB debugging:

Turn on USB Debugging on samsung s7

Step 2.Select Photos to Scan

A list of recoverable data will be shown like the image shown below and choose “Gallery” since we are recovering photos.

select data you want to recover

Step 3.Start Scanning Samsung Phone for Deleted Data

After selecting data you wanto to get back, the Superuser Request pops up on your Galaxy phone, just click “Allow”. Then turn to the software — hit “Start” and select your file types for scanning.

scan lost photos from Samsung Galaxy S7

Then the software will start scanning your deleted photos for you to check and probably you have more photos you would like to recover.

start scanning deleted pictures and videos on galaxy s7

Step 4.Preview and Restore Photos, Videos on Galaxy S7/Edge

After a while, all your files will be scanned out and displayed in categories. Choose the category for photos to preview them one by one, and mark those you need to recover. Then click the button of “Recover” to get your selected pictures back.

recover deleted photos and videos from samsung galaxy s7

Part 2: Tips To Prevent Photos, Videos From Being Deleted

Although the Samsung Photo Recovery is available for retrieving deleted or lost files on your Samsung Galaxy mobile phones, it is still important to follow some best practices to ensure photos, videos can be saved from being deleted.


Do a back up with Samsung Galaxy phone from time to time, then you don’t need to worry about losing data any more.

• Take a backup using Samsung Kies which is free for you to backup and restore the important content saved in your Samsung phone on computer.
• Backup Samsung data via Phone Transfer. It is a good helper for you to backup & restore phone data, transfer data between iDevices and Android phones.
• If you are outdoors and couldn’t get a PC, you can use Dropbox to back up Samsung data.


If your photos or other data are lost, you should:

• Don’t add or even delete any data from your Samsung phone, preventing your data from being overwritten.
• Avoid using the phone until the photos have been recovered.

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