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How to Recover Deleted Videos from Phone?

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Feb 26, 2024 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions


There is not a single smartphone user that hasn't suffered from data loss. Whether it is videos or photos, music files, or documents, they have lost files at some point. But the good thing about technology is that it has made a possible recovery for smartphone users. So, if you want to know how to recover deleted videos from the phone, then this guide will help you.

Here we are going to learn the possible reasons for data loss as what we can to prevent that. We have gathered a few simple and easy methods for you so that you can get the video files back on your device.

Part 1: Possible Reasons for Phone Video Loss

Before we learn about the phone video recovery, let's go through the possible reasons why videos might get lost from the device. The list of reasons involves:

  • Accidental deletion of files, i.e. user error.
  • Faulty software or damaged hardware
  • Overheating, water, or fire damage due to a power surge or outage.
  • Malware or virus attack which makes the files inaccessible.
  • File corruption prevents the file from use.
  • Formatting of the device.
  • Software updates bugs or issues.

Whether it is an accident or you intentionally deleted the video, if you want to get it back, you will certainly need help.

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Videos from Phone

Here are the various mobile video recovery solutions for you. All these methods are pretty easy and fast. Thus, you should consider them in the time of crisis.

Method 1. Phone Video Recovery Software

If you have a powerful tool in your hands, then it becomes easier to recover deleted videos from the phone. One of these powerful tools is Dr.Fone - Data Recovery. This tool is available for both Android and iOS It is specially designed so that the users can have the advantage of performing a selective recovery of the lost or deleted files. The software is well-prepared to handle even the most bizarre data loss situation. Being a complete digital media solution, this tool is reliable, fast, and efficient. No matter how you lost the files, Data Recovery can bring them back with just one click.

Note: The Data Recovery program isn't designed to recover deleted files from iPhone or phones without an SD card.

The steps you need to follow to recover the videos files via Data Recovery are given below. Before that, download and install the software on your computer, and connect your phone to the computer. As soon as the setup finishes, the software will be ready to use.

Step 1: Run Data Recovery

Launch the program and specify the target location or device which you want to scan for the lost files. Press the Start button to initiate the scan for lost and deleted files.


Step 2: Scan Results

The software will start scanning the device. It will only take a few minutes to complete the scan and the results will appear on the screen. You can decide whether you want to look for the files via file path or file type.


There is also an advanced filter that allows you to look for specific files according to their formats.

Step 3: Preview and Recover Files

Once you find the video files you want to retrieve, select them, and have a preview. You can select multiple files at once.


Finally, tap on the Recover button and save the files in a safe location different than the previous one. Along with videos, you can also retrieve photos, documents, archives, and other files in over 550 formats with just one click.

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Method 2. Recover Videos from Google Drive

We all know that Google drive is a primary backup option for Android users. That's why it comes in handy for mobile deleted video recovery. If you have synced your device storage with Google drive, it means that the files get uploaded to the drive automatically. You can also manually upload the files in the drive. As for the videos, you can find the videos in the Google Photos app as well.

To restore videos which are stored on Google drive, you have to follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Google Drive app on your phone and the primary storage space will open up. Tap on the three vertical dots next to the file and it will open multiple options.
  2. Among the options, select "Download" or "Make Available Offline" to get the video file on your device.


If you can't find the video inside the drive, don't forget to check the trash folder. The deleted files stay in the trash folder for over 30 days after deletion. You can also restore your videos from there.

Method 3. Recover Videos from OneDrive

OneDrive by Microsoft is a secure, online, and free storage service where you can store your important files. You get free 5 GB of storage space that lets you securely save your personal data like videos, music, photos, documents, etc. If you're a user of OneDrive, and regularly upload your precious files like videos, then you can look for deleted videos in your OneDrive account. Maybe the video you deleted is present in your account and if it is so, then you can easily recover your deleted video from there.

To learn how to recover videos from OneDrive, follow the below steps:

  1. To start with, download and install the OneDrive app from the Google Play store. Then, run it and enter your OneDrive login credentials for log-in.
  2. Next, look for the video file you would like to recover.
  3. Once you find the target file, click on the three-dot icon of that file and then, choose the "Save" option. Finally, you need to define the target location where you want to restore the selected files on your phone.


Method 4. Recover Videos from Dropbox

Last but not the least way to recover deleted videos from mobile is using Dropbox. It is another quite popular cloud storage solution that enables you to store your important files to the cloud so you can access them later. Thus, it means that it helps you to have a backup of your data, which includes videos, photos, documents, etc. It ensures the safety and security of your important files by providing you free 2 GB of storage space. The best part is that you can upload videos or other files to Dropbox directly from your device.

Thus, if you have a Dropbox account and uploaded videos before they get deleted, then you can easily get back your deleted videos from Dropbox. Follow the below steps to learn how to restore deleted videos from Dropbox:

  1. To begin, download and install the Dropbox app from the Google Play store on your phone. After installing it successfully, run it and enter your Dropbox login credentials for sign-in.
  2. Now, you need to find the target videos you would like to recover from the Dropbox.
  3. Once you find the desired videos, select them and click on the three-dot icon from the top-right corner and choose the "Save to Device" option to get back the deleted video on your device.

Keep in mind that this method works only if you've synced the videos to Dropbox before they get deleted from your phone.


Part 3: How to Avoid Losing Your Videos in Future

Once performing phone video recovery, the next thing you need to know is how to avoid losing your videos again in the future. Luckily, there are several things you can do to ensure the safety of your precious videos and so, let's learn what you can do:

  • The first thing you should do is to backup your videos. As you now most probably know that there are several ways in which you can backup your important files - Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox. Or you can simply transfer your videos to a computer from the phone.
  • You can install anti-virus software on your phone to protect your device data from virus or malware attack.
  • Don't record videos when your phone battery is quite low.
  • When deleting unwanted files on your phone, double-check what you're going to delete.
  • Once you realize that videos get deleted by mistake and you don't have a backup, don't perform any operation on your phone. And try to recover deleted videos using the phone video recovery software as fast as you can.


That's all on how to perform mobile deleted video recovery. These days, it has become quite common to lose files on smartphones. That's why the best thing you can do is to backup your important data regularly, even though photo video recovery software like Data Recovery is available.

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David Darlington

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