“Hi,I do a factory reset to my Android Samsung mobile phone,but forget to backup the files, which are important to me, can I recover them? How? Thanks for your help in advance.”-Kelly
“I did a factory reset on my HTC phone after accidentally pressed the factory reset option.I am really so frustrated right now because all the contacts, text messages and photos, bookmarks information is gone. I assumed the phone was already automatically backed up by Google. So I can recover contacts from Android after factory reset from the backup file easily.But I don’t why all my apps, pictures and other files backed up and got installed onto the phone but all my contacts and photos are gone.Is there anyway to recover them?”-David
What is restore Android phone to factory settings?
A factory reset is a full restore of an electronic device such as mobile phones to its factory settings. It entails deleting all information stored on the device. This is essentially the same as reformatting a hard drive.
If you accidentally press the Factory Reset without backup files,you need a third-party data recovery software in this situation.We recommend Android Data Recovery,which is an useful application design for recover data from Android phones after factory reset,like Samsung, HTC,Motorola,Sony,LG,etc.The recoverable data include contacts,text messages,call history, photos,videos,audio and music files,documents and so farth.Moreover,Android Data Recovery enables to recover data from Android phones due to rooting,accidental deletion,device formatting,virus infection and more.
Step 1.Connect Android Phone to PC
Firstly download Android Data Recovery,then launch it on your computer,run it and connect your Android phone to PC via USB.
Step 2.Turn on USB Debugging on Android Phone
You should make it possible in advance.Here is the right way to open USB debugging follow below steps:
1) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings”> Click “About Phone” > Tap “Build number” for several times until getting a note “You are under developer mode” > Back to “Settings” > Click “Developer options”> Check “USB debugging”
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings”> Click “Developer options”> Check “USB debugging”
3) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings”> Click “Applications” > Click “Development”> Check “USB debugging”
4)For Android 5.0 or newer: Tap “Settings” > “About Phone” to tap “Build number” seven times for “You are now a developer!” signal.Then,move to “Settings”> “Developer options” to turn on “USB debugging”
Step 3.Select File Types to Recover
You need to select the files types from category in this step,for example “Contacts”,”Messaging”,”Videos”,Then click the “Next” button.
If there is a prompt on your Android phone as follow,tap “Allow” and permit the program to access and scan the selected files on your Android phone.
Now the program will begin to scan data stored on your Android phone.
Step 4.Preview and Recover Data from Android Phone after Factory Reset
When the scanning is accomplish,all data will be displayed in the table.Preview them in details.After that,select the data you wanna recover and click “Recover” to restore on computer.