How to recover photos accidentally deleted from the Galaxy S7

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If space is at a premium, it might be tempting to delete everything you can to make some space. Inevitably, there will be something you delete that you didn’t mean to, often photos as they take up a lot of storage space. If this sound familiar and you want to learn how to recover photos accidentally deleted from the Galaxy S7, this is how you do it.

There are two main ways to recover data you accidentally delete from your phone. One takes a little forethought and the other attempts to recover data using an app.

Set automatic backup of your images
Setting your images to back up to Google Drive as soon as you get your phone will save a lot of heartache later. Considering you get 15GB of free storage with your Gmail account, there really is no reason why you wouldn’t.

1. Navigate to the Photos app.
2. Tap the three lines in the top left and then Settings.
3. Tap Backup and sync.
4. Toggle it to on and then ensure your account and file settings are how you want them.

Now, every time you take an image, or connect to Wi-Fi if you have it set to backup over Wi-Fi only, your images will be saved to the cloud. When you need to recover photos accidentally deleted from your Galaxy S7, you just need to download them.

Use an app to recover photos accidentally deleted from the Galaxy S7
There are a number of file recovery apps on the Google Play Store and some are better than others. We won’t recommend any particular app here so it’s up to your judgement to decide which one you use. Just read the reviews and compare positive reviews with the number of downloads as you usually would. Then follow the app’s instructions.
 
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