The same as the data storage principle of hard disk drive, pictures and videos captured by your Galaxy or was sent by a device are stored in phone’s SD memory card. Whenever you remove images or format your phone, these misplaced pictures or videos are not be erased truly, they are still there, in a different form that is unseen and not reachable. The place they originally occupied will be marked as empty area and await new information taking in. Therefore, once you removed photos on your Galaxy by careless, firstly you need to do is stopping to use your cellphone to receive or capture new pics to prevent the deleted pictures from being over-written from the new ones. Choose a professional data retrieval program for the Android smartphone to retrieve these deleted pictures immediately.
You can have a try with my advice: Wondershare Dr.fone for Android (Windows), that features with full capability to recover lost or removed pics, videos, audio, text messaging, contacts and others from Android based phones and tablets. By it, you could restore what you want from Samsung Galaxy without taking out the SD card from your phone. It can perform a deeply scan on your device’s inside memory and exterior storage drive.
If you are Mac user, you can use Wondershare Photo Recovery for Mac, by using it you can not only get back pictures, audio and video files from your Android device, but can recover them from Mac , digital camera and other handset storage devices.
Three steps to restore misplaced photos/videos on Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5 (For Windows user)
To begin with, Download, set up and start the program on the computer. Connect your device to the computer.
Step 1: Enable USB debugging
When your device can be detected by the software, you can straight skip to the next step. Otherwise, you should to enable USB debugging on the phone firstly.
There are three methods to complete this task for different Android system below:
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” < Click on “Applications” < Click “Development” < Check “USB debugging”
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings” < Press “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Get into “Settings” < Click on “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”
Step 2: Analyze and scan your Galaxy
After the Android phone being detected by the program successfully, please hit key “Start” to begin the data analysis. Complete analyzing, move to your phone and hit “Allow”, as well, press the “Start” tab in the pc once. So that you can go to the next step .
Tip: The “Allow” button occasionally will appear several times, simply click it till it disappears. Don’t be panic if this happens on your device.
Step 3: Recover lost videos and images from Galaxy
All scanned results is going to be organized by file types(including Messages, Contacts, Gallery, Videos). select gallery and video files to preview on the right windows, and click “Recover” saving them onto the pc.