We take the mobile everywhere and use your camera for everything from photos to videos. Also video calls, or video messages left to known. So the mobile has become, almost without realizing it. The store of our memories and we usually carry them all with us and even edit them there. So when we delete one of them by mistake, the drama is served.
It has happened to all of us that we click on an icon on the screen that we should not touch at the most inopportune moment, and when that icon is that of the wastebasket, it is usual for us to lose what we had in front of us. That is why we are going to tell you how to recover those videos deleted by mistake on Android or those that we knowingly deleted and now we regret having done so.
Does your mobile phone have a recycle bin?
We recorded a video that we want to keep and accidentally delete it. Drama. But perhaps there is a fairly easy way to get it back and that is to locate the recycle bin on your mobile phone if your mobile phone has one. At Huawei, for example, it’s called “Recently Deleted”. If we have it, most likely our video is there and we just have to restore it. But hurry up as the bins are usually erased every several days.
Another place where there are usually recycle bins is in the photo gallery application that your phone has installed. It usually comes with the operating system and is usually simply called Gallery. They usually find specific sections to access the recycle bin. And from there we can restore the last deleted items wanting or not wanting. In addition, they are usually the apps in charge of displaying videos and images by default. So it is logical that we have pressed the Delete button in the same app that we can use to restore the video.
Android does not include a recycle bin per se, although it does include it in some of the apps that we have installed and that are owned by Google. Google Photos, for example, has a recycle bin and can be salvation right now. Suppose that we have deleted the video from our gallery app. And that we cannot recover it because the trash has been emptied already. Do we have synchronization with Google Photos active? In this case, our video will be archived in the Google cloud even if it is not physically on the phone, and we can retrieve it from there. And if we have also deleted it in Photos. We have 30 days to remove it from the trash until it disappears forever.
Some apps to recover deleted videos
Keep in mind that when we erase something on a phone, it is not actually erased in its entirety, but it is erased the part of the memory that indicates what space of the internal storage is occupied and what is occupying it. This indicates the system, Android in this case, that this part of the memory can be used again to record things without the risk of losing files.
Thus, when we have deleted a video (or any other file) it can be recoverable as long as the system has not used the space it occupied to write something on it. And to locate these files that are but are not, there are apps designed specifically for this purpose and that trace the memory in search of these complete but hidden files (not exactly like this, but it serves as an example).
One of the best known deleted video recovery apps is Video Recovery. This app has a specific process that tracks the storage of our phone to find those videos that were deleted and are still recoverable. You can find all kinds of video formats among which are the most popular as MP4, MPG, or MOV.
It will be enough to install the app, grant it permission to access the storage, and tell it to start searching. Once you have completed your work, Video Recovery will take all the videos found and place them in a folder called ALL RECOVERED VIDEO that will be accessible from the app itself or from the Gallery app on your phone. As simple as this. And also, we can tell you to also look at the microSD. If our phone has it and we use it to record video. Keep reading: sites like Omegle
Another app designed to track phone storage and recover what has not yet been overwritten is MobiSaver, from EaseUS. Here we find an app with more functions than recovering deleted videos. With MobiSaver we will be able to recover SMS files, contacts from our calendar. And even call history if we have made it disappear.
It will be enough to install it, grant it access permissions, and indicate to it. From its home screen, what it is that we want it to look for. In our case, we will ask her to locate Photo & Video files and let her do her job. Once finished, it will show us the results and it will only be necessary to cross our fingers. So that the one we are looking for appears among the resurrected ones. It also allows us to search for the microSD card.
Disk Video Recovery Pro
Another app that we can easily find in Google Play is Disk Video Recovery Pro. As we can see by its title, it is also a specific app to locate videos that were previously on our phone and now are not. In addition, we have several modes of operation to decide how exhaustive we want the search to be. There is a quick search mode, a custom mode, and the full search mode.
With the custom mode, we indicate where we want it to search (phone storage, SD card, or both), and then we decide what video formats and what qualities we are looking for. The quick search option will take about two minutes (although it will depend on the size of the memory of the phone) and finally the complete scan that will be the longest, but also the most efficient.
Once the search has finished in any of the modes that we have chosen. The app will show us a list of the videos that can be retrieved with their preview. We only have to choose what we want to make them available again and ready. They will return to the folder where they were original.