Fonedog Android Data Recovery Review and Its Best Alternative

Fonedog Android Data Recovery Review and the Best Alternative

Looking for an Android data recovery tool? Here’s a review of Fonedog Android Data Recovery to help you narrow the search.

Wondershare Recoverit Authors

Dec 21, 2020 • Filed to: Phone Solution • Proven solutions


Data loss is a reality that most Android device users have to deal with regularly. The numerous options you have to back up the data on the device makes it easier to recover the data when you lose the date. But sometimes you can lose data that is not included in a backup and this case, it is necessary to have a data recovery tool.

One of the best Android data recovery tools available in the market is Fonedog Android Data Recovery. It has made its mark as one of the most effective solutions. But there are very many tools in the market and it can be difficult to choose the most reliable. In this article, we take a closer look at Fonedog Android Data Recovery to help you make a decision.

Part 1: Fonedog Android Phone Recovery Review

Fonedog Android Data Recovery is a data recovery tool that specializes in the recovery of data from Android devices. It is a highly rated recovery tool that most people claim works very well for the recovery of various types of data. To understand exactly what Fonedog can do for you, it is important to take a look at some of its features;

But Fonedog also has a few shortcomings. One of the most notable is that the free trial version limits the number of files you can recover and there are instances when the data you want is not recovered.

Part 2: How to Use Fonedog to Recover Data from an Android phone

To better understand what Fonedog can do for you, it is best to see it in action. The following is a simple guide to help you use Fonedog to recover data from your Android device;

Step 1: Install Fonedog on to your computer and then run the program. Connect the Android device to the computer using USB cables.

fonedog android data recovery 1

Step 2: You will have to enable USB debugging to allow the program to detect the device. Fonedog provides instructions on how to do that in the next window.

fonedog android data recovery 2

Step 3: One the device has been detected, select the type of data you would like to recover from the device. Click "Next" to continue.

fonedog android data recovery 3

Step 4: The program will scan the device for the missing data. When the scan is complete, review the files in the next window and select the files you want to recover to preview then. Click on "Recover" when you're ready.

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Part 3: The Best Alternative to Fonedog Android Data Recovery

As we've seen Fonedog offers a relatively good solution when you want to recover data from an Android device. But what if the data you need to recover is on the device's SD card? In this case, the best tool to use is the Wondershare Recoverit Data Recovery. Not only is it highly effective and very easy to use, but it will also allow you to recover the first 100MB data from the SD card for free.

Some of its other features include the following;

deleted data recovery

Recoverit Data Recovery - The Best File Recovery Software

  • It recovers lost or deleted files including photos, audio, music, emails, and up to 1000 other types of data.
  • It supports data recovery from all storage devices including the hard drive, memory card, flash drives, and so many others
  • It can recover the files regardless of the reason why you lost the data in the first place; whether the data was lost accidentally, formatting, lost partition, system crash or virus/malware attack s
  • It is very easy to use, allowing you to recover data on the drive in just a few minutes.

Here's how you can use Recoverit to recover data from an Android device's SD card;

Step 1: Choose the Drive Location

Download and install Recoverit on your computer and then double-click on the program's icon on your computer to run it. In the main window, select the drive that contains the missing data, in this case, the SD card and click "Start"

recoverit interface

You may have to connect the device to the computer or remove the SD card and connect it to the computer.

Step 2: Scan the Drive

Recoverit will then begin a full advanced scan of the SD card for all the lost or deleted data on it. This scanning process can take some time depending on the size of the files on that drive. But you can use the "Pause" or "Stop" button to stop the scanning process when you see the missing data.

operations during scanning

Step 3: Preview and Recover Data

Once the scan is complete, you can preview the files by clicking on the file. Once you are certain you're recovering the file you want, click "Recover" to recover the file.

preview recovered photos

Losing data on your Android device may not be new, but most people struggle with the best way to recover the missing data. Fonedog and other Android data recovery tools may present some of the best tools to recover Android data, but each has its weaknesses as we've seen with Fonedog. Data loss is always a sore subject, so if you are struggling with the best way to get your data back, share your thoughts or questions with us in the comments section below and we'll do our best to help.

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