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How to Recover Lost Data after Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy

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March 10,2015

[Summary]: After factory reset the Samsung Galaxy phone will cause data lost data?Factory reset data recovery for Android is possible if you find a solution to recover deleted data after factory reset Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5/S6/S7/Galaxy Note 5/Note 4 and Galaxy J/Ace/A/Nexus series.

What is Factory Reset?

A factory reset or master reset is a full restore of an electronic device such as mobile phones to its factory settings. It entails deleting all information stored in the device. This is essentially the same as reformatting a hard drive. A factory reset may become necessary on a device which is no longer working. Many problems with a hand held device such as freezing can be resolved by performing a factory reset. But it should be used with caution, as it destroys all data stored in the unit.

What happens when you do a Factory Reset on Samsung device?

Factory reset will erase all the data on your Samsung phone. It will erase all the data off the internal storage of the device and return it to the default factory settings. This means all person media data such as contacts, messages, call logs, photos, videos, music files, documents, and other files on the android mobile phone will be deleted. In addition, you can also choose to have your external storage erased as well.

Sometimes you may accidentally press the Factory Reset button without backup important files stored on your Android, for example:

When you restore factory setting for your android mobile phone such as Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, or Galaxy S6 due to different reasons, for example, the phone is freezing, the phone cannot work properly, etc.. No matter for what reasons, after you do the factory reset, all you data on the device are erased. So, what if you forget to backup some important data before you perform the factory reset? Once erase data after factory reset Samsung Galaxy mobile phone,how can you recover lost data after factory reset Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5/S6/S7?

Two Solutions to Restore Data after Factory Reset Samsung


Recover Deleted Data after Factory Reset Galaxy S/Note/Ace/A Series

It is easy to recover erased data from your Samsung phones after your do the factory reset. The Android Data Recovery for Windows and Android Data Recovery(Mac), both allows you restore lost data from Samsung Galaxy smartphone,including contacts, messages, photos, videos, documents and other contents.The program allows you restore lost data after factory reset Samsung Galaxy S7/S6/S5/S5/S3, Galaxy Note 5/4/3/2, Galaxy Ace and Samsung Galaxy A9/A8/A7/A5,ect. Let’s show you the use guide to scan and recover lost files from the internal storage on your Samsung device. Good new,now the Dr.Fone android data recovery can help you recover data from broken Samsung phone and get back deleted files from SD Card inside of your mobile phone.

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Tips: If you want to recover photo, videos, or other files from the memory card inside your phone, you can try this Data Recovery software and Data Recovery for Mac, which is able to recover various files from the memory card with ease.


Restore Data from Samsung Galaxy after Factory Reset with Backup

When you do a factory reset on an Android phone, it will wipe all of the existing data from the device. Please remember to back up any data you want to keep first! If you want to do a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S4, you can find the options to Backup My Data and Auto Restore in the same screen where you can see the Factory Reset. You can backup your apps manually, or let the Google Cloud to do it.

Recover Data after Factory Reset Android


Recover Lost Data after Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy without Backup

Note: Before perform the recovery, you need root your phone to let the Android Data Recovery to access the internal memory.

Download the Android data recovery software at first:

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Step 1.Stop Updating Samsung Phone When Lost Files
Once your Android data was lost, remember not to operate your Android phone or update anything. Otherwise, your backup file will be overwritten and what you deleted accidentally can not be extracted back any longer.

Step 2.Connect your Samsung Phone to the Computer
After you installing and luanching the Samsung recovery software on the computer, you will be able to see the main window below. Then please connect your Samsung phone to the computer via a USB.

Connect Samsung Phone to Computer

Step 3.Enable USB debugging on your Samsung Device
If your Samsung device isn't detected by the program, you need to enable USB debugging on your phone. Check what Android OS is your Samsung and then choose the right way to open USB debugging follow below steps:

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
5) For Android 5.0 or newer: Tap "Settings" > "About Phone" to tap "Build number" seven times for "You are now a developer!" signal. Then, move to "Settings" > "Developer options" to turn on "USB debugging"

Restore Android Deleted Data after Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy

Step 4.Select Which Types of File You Want to Retrieve
Different types of Android files can be chose to be scan, it will, with no doubt, save your time. If you lost almost every type of Samsung data, you can tick "Select all" to have all your Galaxy data scanned.

Restore Samsung contacts after Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy

Step 5.Get Privilege to Scan the Device
At this step, you need to root your Android phone to get privilege for allowing this program to scan your phone data. After rooting your phone successfully, for scanning deleted data, this program needs your permission from the phone. You could make the setting for granting permission on your phone. Then click "Retry" to proceed the to next steps.

Then,it will prompt you turn back to your device again to accept and tap on the "Allow" button to permit the program to scan the lost contacts, SMS, photos and videos on your Samsung device.

Restore Samsung contacts after Factory Reset Galaxy S6

Note: Before starting, please make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged.After recover your lost data back,the device will turan to unrooted status.

Step 6.Analyze and Scan Samsung Galaxy for the Deleted Data
Once your Samsung is detected, the program will ask you to click the "Start" button to start analyzing your phone's data.

Recover Data after Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy

Step 7.Preview and Recover Lost Data from Samsung Galaxy After Factory Reset
After finishing the scanning process, a list of recoverable files that have been found from your Samung phone will be shown. In addition, there will be a preview window of files where you can preview the contacts, SMS, photos, videos, call logs and WhatsApp messages from Samsung device. Marck those you want and click "Recover". You can selectively save those selected files on your computer.

recover contacts after factory reset Samsung phone

Step 8.Back up Your Galaxy Data to Protect the Files
You can try to back up your Samsung data frequently to prevent your Android phone data from losing.Here,we recommend you this powerful and userful Samsung Manager,which not only can help you backup contact,SMS,photos,videos and more from Samsung to computer,but also allows you transfer files from PC/Mac to Samsung Galaxy S7/S6 without data loss.

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Here you have finish the 6 steps of how to recover deleted data from an Samsung device, is it easy and wonderful? Just download the powerful Android Data Recovery software to have a try.

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