How to Recover Deleted Photos on Google Pixel and Pixel XL [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL]
Among the features loved by Google Pixel users is its 12.3 megapixel rear camera. The camera features a large sensor and is said to be good in low light photography. It also processes photos quickly thanks to its Snapdragon 821 chip and 4 GB of RAM.
With a camera like that, it’s likely you’ll be able to take a lot of great photos. But what happens when you accidentally delete a photo that was a keeper? Such things can happen when you’re deleting photos in order to clear up room for more on your phone.
Rest assured, you can still get them back. There is an app that can help you, Dr. FoneAndroid Data Recovery.
The most important thing is to not let your Pixel smartphone update. You could overwrite your backup file and lose the photos for good.
How to Recover Deleted Photos on Pixel /Pixel XL [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL]:
Dr. FoneAndroid Data Recovery
Android Data Recovery is promoted as being “the easiest and fastest way to recover Android data.” The phone enables users to recover not only lost photos but lost contacts, texts, WhatsApp messages, audio files, documents, videos and more.
Step 1: Download the Android Data Recovery app.
Step 2: Connect your computer and phone using a USB cable.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your Pixel phone if the program does not detect your phone when you connect the cable. Here is how to do it depending on what Android version your phone is running.
Android 7.0: Skip this step.
Android 4.2 or newer: Enter Settings>About Phone. Tap Build Number for several times until a prompt appears saying “You are under developer mode.” Go back to Settings>Developer Options>USB debugging.
Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter Settings>Developer Options>USB debugging.
Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter Settings>Applications>Development>USB debugging.
Step 4: The program will show you different types of files. You will be asked to select what types of data you want to recover then prompted to click “Next.”
Step 5: Decide whether you want the faster “Standard Mode” or scan in “Advanced Mode.” It’s suggested to use Standard Mode first then Advanced.
Step 6: Click Start to begin scanning your phone for your lost photos and other data.
Step 7: When the scan ends, look over what was found and choose what files to save on your computer by clicking Recover.
Step 8: Once the files are saved on your computer, you can restore them to your Google Pixel.
Extra: Free Storage for Photos
Don’t forget that your Google Pixel/Pixel XL smartphone comes with unlimited storage for full-resolution photos and videos. You can save high quality resolutions without taking away from the storage allocated in your Google account.
The media is sent to the cloud automatically courtesy of what’s called its Smart Storage feature. You have to set it up one time then it automatically saves photos in the cloud on its own.
Now you know how to retrieve photos you thought were lost. Go out and create more memories with your Google Pixel smartphone.
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