Summary: Lost photos on Galaxy S5? Do not worry, you can restore deleted photos from Samsung Galax S5 with the help of Photo Recovery and use the Android Data Recovery to recover lost photos from S5 internal memory storage.

Samsung Galaxy S5 should be a great digital camera alternative, with its 16 megapixel camera, it can capture wonderful photos with super high quality, as well as other features such as fast Auto Focus, advanced HDR (Rich tone), Selective Focus, Virtual Tour Shot, etc. makes the device a robust camera.

“I took some photos with my S5 and save to the memory card, but for some unknown reasons, the photos are gone. I cannot find them on the device storage or the memory card anymore. Can I get them back? “

Well, like all other devices, it is very easy to delete photos on Galaxy S5 by accident, an improper operation may delete the photos, and some other reasons such as system errors, memory card crash, etc. can also delete photos. Luckily, no matter how the photos are deleted, it is possible to recover them as long as they are not overwritten by new files. So, stop using your device once you realize your precious photos are deleted, and find a workable tool to recover the lost photos.

To recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy S5, here I get two recommendations: Photo Recovery and Android Data Recovery. If you stored the photos in the memory card, photo recovery can help you; and if you save the photos to the internal storage, you need to use Android data recovery. The guide below will show you how to restore lost photos from memory card on S5. If you need to recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy S5 internal storage, go to: How to Recover data from Android Devices

How to Recover Deleted Photos from Samsung Galaxy S5

Photo Recovery can be a good tool to restore lost pictures from Galaxy S5, now, download the tool and follow the steps below to see how.

Step 1. Connect your card to the software

Remove your memory card out of your phone and connect it to your computer with a card reader, then start the Photo Recovery, in the home menu select a recovery mode to go on.


Step 2. Scan your card for the lost photos

Next, the software will show your card as a drive letter, select it and click Scan button to find the deleted pictures.


Step 3. Preview and recover deleted photos from Galaxy S5

At last, after the scan, you are able to preview the found photos, select the ones you need, and click Recover to restore them. You are not recommended to save the recovered photos to the memory card for safety’s sake.


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Recover Deleted Photos from Galaxy S5 Internal Memory

Good News: The new Android Data Recovery for Mac now can recover files both from the internal memory and from the SD card inside the Android phone. Just give it a free try now! 
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Step 1. Download and install the Android Data Recovery, connect your Galaxy S5 to the software.
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Step 2. Run the Android data recovery, and on your phone, enable USB debugging
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Step 3. Scan your phone, and then preview and recover deleted photos from Samsung Galaxy S5 internal memory.
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  • Alan Richmond

    This Android Data Recovery saved my photos! But when will you release the Mac version? One of my friends needs to recover photos from Galaxy S5 too, but he has a Macbook Pro. It is a pity that you do not have a Mac Android data recovery.

    • smartiphonerecovery

      Thanks for your feedback. The Mac version is on the way now. We will release it once we finish testing it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • bing

    Deleted files from samsung galaxy s5. Failed to connext the device, click retry to reconnect it. I did several times click retry. Unplugged usb and reconnect it and also did changed another usb cable. But nothing happens. Pls help.

  • irakli

    Hello, I did USB debugging but after reconecting device nothing changes. What shell i do now? and will it really help me to recover files deleted from phone memory?

    • Sure it can recover files from phone memory. What did you mean by “Nothing changes”? The program cannot detect your phone or cannot recover your files?

  • Constance Toney

    If the status of the file says bad or poor, can i still recover the file? Please say yes or i will be brokenhearted. My pictures mean so so so much to me. I’m so bummed right now…

  • Constance Toney

    Is it possible to recover files if the status of the file is bad or poor?

    • Yes, sure, it is possible to recover such files. As long as the photos are not overwritten by other files, you can use this tool to recover deleted pictures from your Samsung Galaxy S5.

  • Endless Rage

    I accidentally deleted everything from my cell by using Google play on my computer not my cell and it restarted everything. So if I used this term of recovery I am able to recover all pictures lost?!.. BTW I HAVE A GALAXY S5

    • Sure, you can recover lost pictures from your Samsung Galaxy S5 with this software. Just give it a try. But, if you add new files to your phone, this software may not be able to recover all pictures for some deleted pics may be overwritten by new files.

  • Karen Wicker

    I did the entire process however, not all the files I deleted were recovered. I kept receiving an error saying I needed to delete some files in my storage, which is what I did. (Device Storage) I had several different folders of pics (family, house constructions, etc.) but it’s not pulling all of them back. Am I overlooking something? Please help. 🙂

    • Yes, you did overlook something. If the deleted files are overwritten by new files, they cannot be recovered anymore. And, do not save recovered files to your device but to your computer first, or the new files added to your device need space to save and overwrite previously deleted files.

  • Renich

    I deleted the camera directory using my Windows PC by accident when cleaning up my phone pics. I am trying to recover using this software and it keeps hanging at the scanning process. Any thoughts?

    • Hi, Renich, thanks for choosing our software. I think this may have something to do with your computer’s performance. Restart the software, and try to recover photos from your Galaxy S5 once again.

  • Lewis

    I deleted a video on accident, can i recover this?

    • As long as is not overwritten by new data, you can use this software to recover deleted videos from Galaxy S5

  • Hi, kelly. I am afraid there is no other method can restore photos except on PC. Stop using your phone, and your deleted photos will be safe. This software can recover photos as long as they are not overwritten by new data. When you have access to PC, try this software to get back the pics.

  • Did you try OneClickRoot? If not, you can have a try.
    Hope that works for you.

    • MACangel

      Yes, and iRoot.

  • Hi. The software is not free here. And, if you want to recover every photo you lost; do not use your phone once you delete the photos.

  • Hi, just try the Android Data Recovery listed here. If you want to recover data from the SD card, try the Data Recovery or Photo Recovery for Mac if you are a Mac user.

  • Yin

    Is this program safe to use?