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How to Recover Kik Files from Your Smartphone: 3 Methods that You Should Try!

Wondershare Recoverit Authors

Jan 27, 2024 • Filed to: SD Card Solutions • Proven solutions

Kik is a messaging app that is gaining popularity among people. It can be downloaded both by Android and Apple users and provides functionalities similar to social apps like Viber and Whatsapp with some additional features.

Kik allows its users to exchange texts with individuals or in groups. They can share photos, videos, gifs, games and more, without the need for registering a mobile number. Kik conversations are very important to some people as they contain valuable data.

Kik photos can be lost due to accidental deletions, deletion of cache files, or the corruption of data. Once deleted, Kik ensures that these files cannot be recovered. But that said, there is some hope for the users if you are open to looking.

A majority of mobile phone users save their media files to their phones. If the photos or any other media were stored in the mobile’s removable storage (SD card) before deletion, software’s like the Recoverit Data Recovery can be used to recover these files.

3 Ways To Recover Kik Photos From Your Device

Commonly, people delete their old photos due to storage becoming full or thinking that it won’t be needed in the future. Or important photos can get deleted among the bulk deletion of files. Let us see what we can do to recover old Kik pictures as well as deleted Kik pictures.

Method 1. Recover Files From Kik History

Recovery of files from Kik history is the easiest way to recover files and photos. Kik messenger creates a backup of every 600 messages, which lasts for at least 2 days. If any of the messages or photos got deleted accidentally in a conversation, you can ask that person to check the Kik history on their phone and ask them to send it back.

Of course, this method cannot be used for photos or files that got deleted a long time back.

Method 2. Recover Kik Files From Your Phone’s Backup

Another way to recover the deleted photos is from Backup. Every Android phone has a built-in Backup and Restore option, which can be used to recover deleted files as well. This can only be done the user have previously backed up the files to their Android phone. Let us see how it is done.

The phone will start recovering your files. The recovery may take some time depending on the phone and the size of the file.

Method 3. How To Recover Files From Your Phone SD Card

The third way to recover files is with the help of trusted applications available in the market like the Recoverit Data Recovery. This recovery process can only be done if the Kik files were previously saved on the Android mobile’s external SD card. So, the recovery can be done directly from the SD card or the phone when the SD card is inserted in it.

Recoverit Data Recovery is one of the trusted and widely used applications by people all over the globe. Recoverit offers a high recovery rate of files and is easy to use. You can easily recover documents, photos, videos, archived files, messages, emails, and audio files using Recoverit.

Let us have a look at how the lost photos and data of Kik can be recovered by Recoverit Data Recovery

Recovery by Recoverit Data Recovery

Make sure that you have downloaded and installed the Wondershare Recoverit application on your Windows PC. You can either recover files by plugging the SD card directly into your computer, or you can connect your mobile with the External SD card in it.

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[Note!] Wondershare Recoverit only supports data recovery of the SD-card smartphone. If you are looking for data restoration of internal storage, it is advised that you use Wondershare Dr.Fone.

Step 1: After plugging in your device, select your SD card

Check whether your SD card or mobile is connected properly to the PC to ensure proper data transfer. Select your memory card from the list and tap on the Start button

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Step 2: Start the scanning of the external SD card and search for files

Once the Start button is tapped, the scanning process will start. This process may take a few minutes to complete.

scanning lost files

Step 3: Preview the recovered files and Recover Deleted Data

Once the scanning process is complete, you will be displayed the recovered files. You can preview these files and choose which ones to recover. This allows you to recover Kik photos alone or recover the whole files.

Select the file and tap on Recover

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Once you have recovered all the desired files, make sure that you save them to a safer location and not the same external SD card.


Loss of files from an Android phone is a common issue faced by people all over the world. These files may be important documents, photos, videos, or even files from Social Apps like that of Kik’s. As a problem arises, a solution will find its way.

There are numerous recovery apps available in the market to recover these lost files. But it is important to choose a reliable and trusted application that produces the best results, hence we recommend the Recoverit Data Recovery software.

Recoverit author

David Darlington

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