How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos from Motorola G5 G5s

“I’m looking for solutions to recover deleted photos and videos came from erasing files when restoring my phone. Someone played my phone and deleted some photos and videos on purpose. I cannot find my meaningful pics several months ago.

–Quote from XDA Forum”


That sounds familiar. We could easily lose our photos or videos in daily operation. Except the saying causes above, there are other reasons for deleted or lost photos and videos, such as formatted drive, improper handling, file system corruption etc. However, whatever is deleted or lost, you can still get them back from your backup, or by handy recovery tools. If you have Google Photos installed in your Moto G5/G5 Plus/G5s Plus/G4/G4 Plus/G3, and have set auto sync, you can easily recover the deleted photos and videos. Those who don’t know how, please refer to the passage below.

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Part 1: Recover Recently Deleted Pictures from Google Photos Backup
Part 2: Recover Deleted Pictures by Android Data Recovery without Backup

Recover Recently Deleted Pictures from Google Photos Backup

If you have associated with Google account on your Moto device, Google Photos will auto sync your photos by default, and your deleted photos will move to “Trash” temporarily, where the deleted files will be placed. Before the Trash truly throws your photos and videos away as rubbish 60 days later, you should quickly find it.


Step 1. Open Google Photos and tap the Menu icon at the left top corner.


Step 2. Select “Trash” from the menu.


Step 3. View your photos and videos. Tap the More Menu icon at the upper right corner and then tap on “Select” to select multiple photos at once.


Step 4. Tap on the Undo icon at the top right corner.
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Simple clicks could recover help you get the deleted photos and videos back. But keep in mind that you must have logged in Google account on your device and the auto sync will be turned on by default.

Recover Deleted Pictures by Android Data Recovery without Backup

What if you don’t have the good habit of regular backup? Try Android Data Recovery, a useful and safe recovery tool.


Android Data Recovery is a tool to recover deleted and lost photos, videos, contacts, messages, and any other app data directly from your Moto G5/G5 plus or other Android devices. The stable performance of backup and restoration for your phone is bound to satisfy you. See the next steps to learn how.
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Step 1: Connect Moto G5/G5 Plus to Software
Plug your Moto G5/G5 plus into PC with USB cable. Choose “Recover” from the feature options in the menu. Wait few seconds, this toolkit will detect your phone automatically.

Connect Android to Computer If your Moto couldn’t be detected by the program, you need to check your phone if you have enabled USB debugging following the pop-ups.

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Step 2: Choose Photos to Scan
Once your Moto succeeds in being detected, select the file type you hope to retrieve. You should tick “Gallery” and “Videos” to scan photos and videos. If you need, you can also choose other data type available. Don’t forget to click “Next” to start.

Android Recovery Select File Type

Have you see the below window to choose scan mode. Select “Scan for deleted files”, also named as “Standard mode” for some Android devices. Wait for the scan complete. Then go to next steps.

Android Recovery Select Recovery Mode

Next the software will root your phone automatically. After rooting, the tool will ask for SuperSu allowance, please set the granting permission, or it cannot scan and recover your photos and videos. Tap “Allow” on your Moto.

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Step 3: Preview and Recover Photos and Videos
After all the scan procedures, you will see the preview window for your choice. Click the data type by the left side and you will be able to view the specific contents, all the photos and videos.


In short, choose your wanting photos and videos by checking the checkbox. And click “Recover” to download the recovering deleted photos and videos to your computer.

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This recovery toolkit for Android device does carry out your recovery tasks satisfactorily. And there is thing calling your attention that you had better keep doing backup regularly, otherwise the data, especially the important ones, will be hard to recover.

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