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How to Recover Data from Samsung after Factory Reset

Wondershare Recoverit Authors

May 16, 2024 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions

"I have reset my Samsung phone and now I can't get some of my data. How can I do Samsung data recovery after a factory reset?"

Part 1: Can Data be Recovered after a Factory Reset of Samsung devices?

Some people suggest that there is no way to recover data from Samsung factory reset.

If you find yourself agreeing or disagreeing with that idea, it's time to shed some light on that issue.

And to understand better, let's start with what happens after the Android factory reset.

What Happens After Android Factory Reset

Folks resolve to restore their Android to factory settings when trying to fix software problems so that they can use it as new. After all, that's the main reason why the Factory Reset exists.

But for the most part, the data erasure part isn't desirable for all.

And if you weren't sure of what happens during and after Android's factory reset, here's what happens:

First, factory reset literally means deleting all files, apps, and settings on an Android smartphone, so that the device returns to its original state as it came from the company.

Originally, factory reset is designed by manufacturers to fix problems that are unfixable using other methods as well as wiping the device clean before one selling it.

Misuse of this utility loses all crucial files on the Android device. For this reason, tons of people are asking on the internet about how to recover data not only from factory reset Samsung but also other Android mobiles.

Maybe you have accidentally initiated the restore-to-factory setting and lost tons of data. Or your kid might have hit this setting unknowingly, and accidentally factory reset your Samsung device.

If that's the case, the one important question to ask is:

Is Android data recoverable? And if yes, how do you execute data recovery on Android?

Well, it is possible to retrieve data from a factory reset Samsung device or any other Android phone.

If you had a backup on Samsung cloud or Google, you're almost certain you'll retrieve your data.

If you had no backup, that's where the work starts. But don't panic, with the right tools and procedure, you can still get all your data back.

Part 2: Recover Data from Samsung Galaxy SD Card After Factory Reset

Recoverit Data Recovery Software

With Recoverit Data Recovery software, you have two alternatives to restore Samsung after a factory reset.

First, you can connect your Android with a storage card directly to your computer and recover the external storage.

Or you can remove the SD card from your Android, connect it directly to your PC, and execute data recovery.

Either way, the recovery process will pretty much be the same.

deleted data recovery

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Recoverit Data Recovery User Guide

First, connect your Android phone or the SD card to your PC and launch Recoverit on your Windows computer. Then proceed with the steps below:

Step 1: Select the location of your SD-card

Launching Recoverit opens the "Select a location to start recovering file" window. Identify your SD card and click on it.

recoverit interface

Step 2: Scan the SD-card

Hit the 'Start' button at the bottom-right of the windows to initiate the scanning process. The tool will execute an all-round scan. This takes some time, depending on the file sizes present.

operations during scanning

You can filter down the scanning process to a more specific file.

For instance, if you wanted to Retrieve private mode pictures from Samsung device, use the "File type filter" utility and select photos to scan images alone.

You can even go further to filter on the image type or date you executed modification.

Step 3: Preview and Recover your Data

After the scan is complete, tap the Preview function to preview the files you desire to recover. Then hit the "Recover" button to retrieve your SD-card.

preview recovered videos

More Related: Restore Data After Factory Reset Android With/Without Backup

Part 3: Restore Data from Google Account After Factory Reset

The factory reset is a master reset or hard reset and deletes all data, settings, that you might have added to your device.

But if you had set up a Google account on your Android and enable synchronization for all your data, Google has an excellent habit of backing up the Android data using the Android Backup Services.

To get your data back, set up your Google account again after a factory reset. In the signing in process, Google will automatically restore all the synced data.

With this method, you'll restore Apps you installed via Play Store, third-party app settings and data, Google calendar settings, calendar, wallpaper, and even more.

All you need is to sign in to your Google Account.

To get all your photos that Google backed up, click on the Google Photos app—you'll find all your photos—tap on the photo icon, then select restore to restore any of the images.

If you want to restore any other file you had backed up with your Google account, head over to the 'Drive' app, view the data available, and restore the folder you want back.

Part 4: Retrieve Lost Data from Backup Files if You're Lucky

Samsung is pretty smart. Nearly all its current devices come with a backup feature they call "Samsung Cloud."

The utility allows Samsung users to backup files and can download them any time at their disposal.

If you are lucky and disciplined enough to allow automatic backups or manually executed backups, restoring your data is very simple.

  1. Just head over to Settings and select Account and backup
  2. Then hit the Backup and Restore icon and select the Restore Data button.
  3. Tapping the Restore Data option presents a listing of your desired device. Select from the listing the content you wish to restore
  4. After your selection, hit the Restore button to download all your backup.

The only problem is that not all countries or carriers support this service.


Samsung offers a whole new world of possibilities in the Smartphone world.

But an unintentional factory reset resulting in data loss can turn everything sour.

Luckily enough, it is possible to recover data after factory reset Samsung Galaxy S7 or any other Samsung model.

So if you were wondering about how to recover deleted photos after factory resetting Samsung, now you know.

With the right tool, you can retrieve your data back. However, recovering data from Android internal storage is one of the most grievous jobs, even with the world's best data recovery software.

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David Darlington

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