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iSkysoft Toolbox - Android Data Recovery User Guide

Generally speaking, the tutorial of iSkysoft Android Data Recovery can be divided into two main parts as follows:

You can learn how to perform Android Data Recovery from the beginning to the end, or directly drive to the right section at your will. Now, let's start the whole process.

Part 1. Recover Deleted/Lost Data Directly from Android Devices

Step 1. Connect Android Phone with Computer

Run iSkysoft Toolbox for Android on your computer and click "Data Recovery". Then using a USB cable to connect your Android phone or tablet to computer, and follow the instructions to enable USB debugging on your device.

android data recovery main screen

If the USB debugging is opened before, the program will quickly detect the settings and go to the next step. Otherwise, you can follow the below steps to open it now:

1. For users using Android version 2.3 or earlier: tap on Settings > Applications > Development. Click the box next to USB Debugging.

2. For users using Android version 3.0 to 4.1: tap on Settings > Developer Options. Click the box next to USB Debugging.

3. For users using Android version 4.2 or later: tap on Settings > About Phone > Build Number 7 times. Tap on. This should enable the developer mode, and your device informs you of the same with the message "You are under developer mode". Go back to the Settings > Developer Options. Check the box next to USB Debugging.

enable usb debugging

[Attention] Somethings should be noted during the connection process:

- If you stuck into the step of opening USB debugging, you can try to scan and restore data from connection failed device by clicking "scan it" button.

- To ensure your device is connected to PC successfully, you need to check the USB driver is installed well on your PC. If the driver is failed to be installed automatically, you can go to your phone's official site and download, install the USB driver to PC manually.

Step 2. Select the File Type(s) You Want to Recover

When your device is successfully recognized by the program, you'll be required to check the file types that you wish to recover. Here, you can only select the file type(s) you wish to recover, instead of selecting all file types to scan, for saving time. But if you wish to conduct a deeply scanning on your device, just simple tick all types on the screen. Then, click on "Next".

select file types to recover android data

[Note]: To get access to your Android's internal memory, your Android device is required to be rooted. If it is not rooted, iSkysoft Toolbox will try to root it before scanning, and return the settings after the recovery. There is no harm to your personal info on the device and during the rooting process, your Android phone might be rebooted several times, don't worry about it.

And if the auto-root is failed, you can try to root your device manually, then try iSkysoft Toolbox again to get back your lost data.

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data on Android Phone

It takes a few minutes for the software to scan your Android device. After then, the result is displayed in the main window in categories. Now, you can choose the right category and preview the scanning results on the PC. Then tick your target files and hit "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

- Contacts

view android contacts on pc

- Photos

view android photos on pc

Part 2. Recover Deleted/Lost Data from SD Card

If you're sure the lost data is stored on SD card, then you can directly try iSkysoft Android SD Card Data Recovery mode to recover it as well. In this mode, your don't need to root your Android phone, and you only need to take out the SD card and insert it into your computer via a card reader.

Below is the detailed steps for recovering data from SD card on Android.

Step 1. Install SD Card to Handset or A Card Reader

Launch iSkysoft Toolbox for Android and click "Data Recovery" and directly click on "Android SD Card Data Recovery". (You don't need to connect your Android to PC in this mode)

android sd card data recovery free download

Connect SD card to computer by using a Card Reader, then click "Next".

connect sd card to pc

When the SD card is connected successfully, you will see the window as below. Select removable disk and click "Next" to scan for files.

choose hard disk for scanning

Step 2. Select A Scan Mode to Scan Your SD Card

Before scanning, you need to select a scan mode according to your own needs: Standard Mode and Advanced Mode. Generally, I suggest you try Standard Mode first, which will greatly save your time. If this mode can't find the files you need, then try "Advance Mode".

select scanning mode

Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from SD card

In the result window, you can see the found data is sorted into categories. Next, choose the files and preview them whether they are the one you need or not. When find the needed data, select it and click "Recover".

preview and recover data from sd card

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