How to Recover Data from Android after Factory Reset

Factory resetting is a common function we may use when we get sick of our overloaded phone or the phone is running too slow. However, it still takes a lot of courage to use it, because you may have the risk of losing some important information if you didn’t back up beforehand, such as contacts, text, files etc. It would definitely drive you crazy but never be upset, as we have found the solutions for you.


Here are some ways to help you recover the data from your Samsung Galaxy, LG phone, ZTE, or other Android devices after resetting it to factory.

Part 1: Recover Data from by Android Data Recovery after Factory Reset
Part 2: Back up and Restore your Data with Samsung Smart Switch

Part 1: Recover Data from by Android Data Recovery after Factory Reset

Android Data Recovery must be your ideal choice whenever you want to retrieve your missing files, especially after factory reset your phone. Working with both rooted and unrooted devices, it can help retrieve files including contacts, text messages, photos and WhatsApp messages, videos and documents from different Android devices and models. The complete but simple steps are as followed.
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Step 1: Launch Android Data Recovery and go to”Recover”, connect your Android device to computer.

Connect Android to Computer

Step 2: Next, follow the steps to enable USB debugging on your phone, and tap “OK” on your phone to authorize your PC.

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Allow USB Debugging

Step 3: Select the types of file to recover: contacts, message, call history, WhatsApp messages & attachments, gallery, audio, videos or documents. Then click “Next”.

Android Recovery Select File Type

Step 4: Select scan mode: Standard or Advanced. Standard Mode is faster and recommended as it won’t root your phone or void your device warranty. Or you can choose the advanced mode to deep scan the internal storage, but you should be aware that your phone will be rooted in this mode with the risk of loss of warranty.

Android Recovery Select Recovery Mode

Step 5: Once the scanning is completed, you can preview and choose the files you want to restore, and then click “Recover”.
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Part 2: Back up and Restore your Data with Samsung Smart Switch

All your problems start with not backing up your files beforehand, so always keep in mind to back up your data, especially before factory reset your Samsung. Here is another excellent tool for you to back up and restore your phone.

How to back up your data with Samsung Smart Switch?

As long as you’ve installed Smart Switch and have your phone connected, backing up your data is just a piece of cake for you.
1. Launch the Smart Switch app after downloading and installment on your computer.
2. Click “Backup” after connecting your phone to your PC via a USB cable.

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Backup Samsung Smart Switch Backup3. You’ll be prompt to allow access permissions on your Samsung Galaxy. If you do, tap “Allow” on your phone.

Backup Samsung Smart Switch Backup Prompt
4. You will be notified that all the data that was successfully backed up once the backup is complete. Click “OK”.

How to restore your data?

If you have your Samsung Galaxy backed up before, it won’t be a headache for you to retrieve some important information after factory reset your phone. Here’s how to restore your Samsung with Samsung Smart Switch.
1. Launch Samsung Smart Switch on your PC.
2. Plug your Samsung device into your PC with a USB cable, and make sure your phone is unlocked during the process for successful connection.
3. Click “Restore” after the connection.

4. Click “Restore now” if you want to recover to the last backup, or choose “Select a different backup” to select from other earlier backups.

Backup Samsung Smart Switch Restore

From there you can manually choose which data you are going to restore, contacts, messages, call log, videos, music, photos, application and the account info and settings.

Backup Samsung Smart Switch Restore Select

5. You’ll be notified once the restore process is finished. Click “OK”.


Hopefully the above tips can help you get your data back. In addition, here are 3 tips to prevent such situations:
1.Cultivate the habit of backing up your data periodically so that you won’t be so annoyed to retrieve it.
2.Please double check whether you have already backed up the important data before you want to factory reset it or delete it.
3.If you still need to retrieve your data after factory resetting it without backup beforehand, turn to Android Data Recovery.

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