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How to Use Samsung Data Recovery

All the data were wiped after rooting your Samsung phone? Or the photos disappeared after updating Android OS? Samsung Data Recovery is here for the rescue. It can recover the lost data including contacts, call history, text messages, photos, music, documents and videos, on Samsung phone and tablet.

Following guide shows you how to use this software. Note: Please don't run any management software during the recovery process.

Overall steps:

1. Connect your Samsung device

This software offers you 2 options to connect your Samsung device with it. You can freely select to connect via Wi-Fi or USB cable according to your situation.

Option 1: Connect Samsung Device via USB Cable

If you have a USB cable at hand, you can simply connect your Samsung phone to PC with it.

Step 1. Connect Your Samsung Device to PC via USB cable

Switch to "USB Cable Connection" at the top and then connect your Samsung device to PC with a USB cable.

This program will open the Hardware Update Wizard if you haven't installed USB driver for your device. The wizard doesn't appear? Refer to how to install USB driver for Samsung device manually.

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Step 2. Enable USB debugging

Note: The USB debugging and USB Storage are disabled by default. If you have enabled them on your device before, directly click "Start" and go to scan Samsung Device. If not, keep the following steps.

The process of enabling the USB debugging varies for different versions of Android OS.

Step 3. Turn on USB Storage

Then turn on USB Storage according to your Android version.

Option 2: Connect Samsung Device via Wi-Fi

When you launch Samsung Data Recovery, "Wi-Fi Connection" is selected by default.

Step 1: Open Samsung Data Recovery App on Your Device

Download Tenorshare Samsung Data Recovery app from Google Play and run it on your Samsung device. If failed, download Samsung Data Recovery APK on your computer, and then copy and install on your device.

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Step 2: Click "Scan QR Code to Connect" Button

Tap "Scan QR Code to Connect" in Samsung Data Recovery app on your Samsung phone.

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Step 3: Scan the QR Code to Get Connected

Point your smartphone's camera at the QR code on Samsung Data Recovery interface. Then your device will be connected.

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2. Scan Samsung Device

After this software detects your device, click "Start". Click "Allow" on your device to allow the program super user authorization when an app Superuser Request pops up. Then click "Start" on the software interface to allow the program to scan your Samsung device. It provides you 2 recovery modes as well.

1. Before starting, make sure the battery of your Samsung device is more than 20%.
2. Do not disconnect your device during the scan, otherwise the scan will fail.

Mode 1: Quick Recovery

This mode costs less time to scan and list the recoverable files in original name and folder structure.

Step 1: Select Recovery Mode

Click "Quick Recovery" mode to start scanning quickly.

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Step 2: Start to Scan Samsung Phone for Lost Data

It will take you from seconds to minutes to finish the scanning, according to the size of data on your device.

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Mode 2: Deep Recovery

If you can't find the lost files with "Quick Recovery", use "Deep Recovery" to recover Samsung data with deep scan. It will take you relatively longer time.

Step 1: Select Recovery Mode

Click "Deep Recovery" mode to start scanning.

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Step 2: Specify File Types to Scan

By default, all the files types are selected. To save time, you can select the specific file types to scan. You can selectively turn off the file types you don't want to scan.

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Step 3: Start to Scan Samsung Phone for Lost Data

Click "Scan" to scan these file types on your Samsung phone. It will take you from seconds to minutes to finish the scanning, according to the size of data on your device.

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3. Preview and Recover Data

Then the recoverable files are displayed by file types. Here we supposed you need to recover photos. Click "Photos" on the left and check the photos appearing on the right. Click "Recover" to save them on your PC.

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For contacts, text messages, call history, you can save them in TXT, XML, or XSL; for photos, save them in JPG, TIFF/TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, and videos in MP4, 3GP, AVI, WMV, ASF, FLV,RM/RMVB, M4V, MOV, 3G2, SWF, MPG.

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Note: By default, Samsung Data Recovery will automatically access to the highest authority of your device. If it failed, root your Samsung phone and tablet firstly and then follow these steps.
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