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How to Recover Deleted Files from Android Recycle Bin?

Wondershare Recoverit Authors

Jan 15, 2024 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions

"How to Recover Deleted Files from Android Recycle Bin? I erased some files from my Android phone earlier and wanted to restore them. Does Android have a recycle bin like the Windows operating system? If yes, then how can I recover deleted files from my android's recycle bin?"

Inadvertent deletion of data may occur at any time and especially when you are using a smartphone, as the chances of files getting deleted accidentally increase significantly high. In this article, we will show you the tips to avoid accidental deletion and lead you a guide with which you will be able to recover your Android phone's data instantly.

Part 1: Is There a Recycle Bin on My Android Phone?

Computer-based operating systems such as Windows and macOS offer their user a second chance at redeeming their data in the form of the Recycle Bin and Trash folder, respectively. From there, you get the opportunity to restore your files or erase them permanently.

Unfortunately, the Android operating system does not offer any such convenience for its user, and once you remove the data from storage, they remain deleted until you resort to some other means to recover the files back. In the next section of the article, we will show How to Recover Deleted Files from Android's Recycle Bin(imaginary).

Part 2: How Can I Recover Permanently Deleted Files from Recycle Bin Android:

Step 1. Connect Your Android Phone

Launch Dr.Fone on your computer, and select "Data Recovery".

drfone home screen

Connect your Android phone to the computer using a USB cable. Please make sure you have enabled USB debugging on your Android phone. When your device is detected, you will see the screen as follows.

connect android device

Step 2. Select file types to scan

After the phone is connected successfully, Dr.Fone for Android will display all the data types it supports to recover. By default, it has checked all the file types. You can just select the type of data that you'd like to recover.

And then click "Next" to continue the data recovery process. The program will analyze your device first.

analyze android device

After that, it will continue scanning your Android phone to recover deleted data. This process will take a few minutes. Just be patient. Precious things are always worth waiting for.

scan android device

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted data on Android devices

When the scan is complete, you can preview the found data one by one. Check the items you want and click "Recover" to save them all on your computer.

recover data from android

Tip: How to Avoid Android Data Loss:

As mentioned earlier, human error is the number one cause of data deletion, and it is simply unavoidable. But you can work your way around it and keeping the effects of the damage to a bare minimum by continually keeping a back up of the more valuable files on a cloud storage platform such as Google Drive or Dropbox.

It is also essential to keep checking the health of the SD card as it can get corrupted easily upon the installation of a damaged or virus-infected file, which eventually leads to data loss.


While it is unfortunate that Android doesn't offer a recycle bin facility for data restoration, there are still accessible and more secure ways to get those files back immediately. Dr.Fone is among the top methods to recover data from an Android phone, which performs the job at high efficiency, briskly.

Other than that, it is incredibly vital to keep a backup of files that you consider to be important. Feel free to share this article with anyone who is in a rut with their Android smartphone and wishes to retrieve their data, without any further delay.

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David Darlington

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