Are your Instagram photos are missing? Do you want to recover deleted Instagram photos from your Android phone? Now, in this post, MiniTool will show to how to make Instagram photo recovery with the free Android data recovery software - MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android, as well as two other possible ways.
Part 1: Instagram Photos Are Missing!
Instagram is a popular social networking service which is used to share photos and videos. It can be installed and ran on your mobile phone no matter your phone is running Android, iOS or Windows.
Perhaps, you would like to upload your important photos to share and keep them. However, these photos may be deleted by mistake one day. If this situation happens, what should you do to recover deleted Instagram photos?
There is no path like Recycle Bin in the Instagram APP. So, it is impossible to recover these deleted photos from Instagram. However, is there no way to do Instagram photo recovery? Not really.
Here, if you are an iOS device, and you have backed up your Instagram photos to iTunes or iCloud, you can restore Instagram photos from your previous backup file. MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS can help you do this job. Find the detailed steps in this post: 2 Simple Solutions to Recovering Deleted Photos on iPhone.
Now, in this post, we will tell you how to restore Instagram photos if you are using Android device.
Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Instagram Photos?
In fact, there is more than one way to recover deleted Instagram photos for Android. And we will list them one by one in this part. You can learn them and choose a proper one to get your deleted Instagram photos back.
How to Recover Deleted Instagram Photos?
- Utilize a Third-party Data Recovery Program
- Find Them in Android Photo Albums
- Restore Them from the Previous Backup
Method 1: Utilize a Third-party Data Recovery Program
Usually, when you use your Android device to take photos and upload them to Instagram, these photos will be saved to the device at the same time. However, you may delete these Instagram photos from your Android phone or tablet to release some space for new data.
In this situation, your first choice should be using a piece of professional Android data recovery software to find these deleted Instagram photos. MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android is a good option.
This software is specially developed to recover your Android data from Android phone, tablet, and SD card. Its two recovery modules, Recover from Phone and Recover from SD-Card, can be used to recover the lost and deleted photos, videos, messages, contacts, and more.
Thus, this tool can fully meet your need to recover deleted Instagram photos from your Android phone, tablet and SD card.
Now, there are something you need to know:
1. Before using this software to help you out, you need to know that any data recovery software is only used to retrieve the lost and deleted data which is not overwritten by new data.
So, you’d better stop using your Android device immediately to avoid overwriting the deleted Instagram photos.
2. To make this software work properly, you need to stop using any other Android management software during the operation.
If you are using Windows 10/8/7, you can try the Free Edition of this software to check whether it can find your deleted Instagram photos or not.
There is a relative topic you may be interested in: Android photo recovery. When you are facing this issue, you can also use MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android to solve it.
For more information about this topic, you can read this post: Detailed Steps to Recover Deleted Photos of Android - MiniTool.
Case 1: Recover from Android Device Directly
If you want to recover the deleted Instagram photos from your Android phone or tablet directly, you have to root your Android device in advance, and then this software can detect your Android data successfully.
How to root your Android device when necessary? In this article, we will show you some available Android tools that can help you root Android easily.
Then, the following guide will lead you to recover your Instagram photos:
Step 1: Connect your Android device to your computer via USB cable. Then, open the software and you will enter its main interface as follows.
Here, you will see its two recovery modules. To restore deleted Instagram photos from your Android device directly, please click on Recover from Phone module.
After that, this software will tell you how to enable USB debugging and identify your Android device. Just follow the wizards to finish the job.
Step 2: Then, you will enter this Device Ready to Scan interface. There are two scan modes: Quick Scan and Deep Scan.
After reading the introduction in this Device Ready to Scan interface, you can discover that:
- Quick Scan is used to scan the text data, including contacts, messages and call records. If you only want to recover these text Android data, you can use this scan method. In addition, this scan method won’t take you a long time.
- Deep Scan is used to scan all the data on your Android device, including text data and media data. It will cost more time contrastively. So, please be patient when you are using this method to scan your Android phone and tablet.
To recover deleted Instagram photos on your Android device, you need to use Deep Scan method. Just check that scan mode and click on Next button to start the scan process.
Step 3: When the scan process finishes, you can enter the scan result interface. The left side lists the data types. You can press Camera, Screenshot, App Picture, and Picture to find your deleted Instagram photos.
After checking your wanted photos, you need to click on Recover button and then follow the rest wizards to choose a path on your computer to save them.
If you only want to recover deleted items from the device, you can switch the blue button from OFF to ON to make this software only show you the deleted items.
Besides, you can enter the name of your wanted photos into the search bar to find the target item quickly.
This freeware enables you to recover ten photos each time. To recover your Instagram photos without this limitation, you’d better upgrade this free software to its advanced edition.
Case 2: Recover from Android SD Card
If you want to restore deleted Instagram photos from the Android SD card, you should use the Recover from SD-Card module of this software.
This recovery module is also easy-to-use. Please see the following step-by-step guide.
Step 1: You need to insert your Android SD card into an SD card reader and connect it to your computer. Then, open the software to enter its main interface and choose Recover from SD-Card module to continue.
Step 2: This software will show you the following interface. Here, the Android SD card has already been inserted, so you just need to click on Next button to enter the next step.
Step 3: In this interface, you are allowed to select the target Android SD card to scan. If there is more than one SD card, you can identify them from the drive letters. Then, you need to click on the SD card you want to recover, and press Next button to start the scan process.
Step 4: It will take some minutes to finish the scan process. When it is finished, you will enter the scan result interface as follows. Similarly, the data type list is on the left side. Still, you need to click on Camera, Screenshot, APP Picture and Picture to find your deleted Instagram photos.
Step 5: Then, you can check the files you want to recover and click on Recover button to save these photos to your computer.
Likewise, to break the limitation to recover more data, please use the advanced edition of MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android.
In addition to this software, you can also use MiniTool Photo Recovery and MiniTool Power Data Recovery to undelete Instagram photos.
Here, you can read this post to get more information about these two photo recovery programs: How Can I Restore Deleted Data from SD Card Android Easily?
Method 2: Find Them in Android Photo Albums
If you haven’t deleted Instagram photos from your Android device or SD card, this issue will be simple.
You can search for the Instagram photos from the following path on your Android device:
Android Gallery / DCIM or Camera folder / Downloads folder / other catalogs you may save your images to.
If both of the above two methods don’t work for you, and there happens to have an available backup file, you can try method 3.
Method 3: Restore Them from the Previous Backup
To keep data safe, some of you always choose to back up data on Android device to the Google account. In this situation, restoring your deleted Instagram photos from Google account will be a good choice.
Here, this post can tell you the way to restore Instagram photos from your Google backup in detail: How to Restore Backup from Google Account on Android Phone?
These above three methods focus on different situations, and you should choose a suitable method according to your actual situation.
Part 3: How to back up Instagram Photos to Keep Them Safe?
Although there are some available methods to recover your deleted Instagram photos, we still think it is necessary for you to back up your Instagram photos to keep them safe.
In this part, we will show you two ways to make a backup of the Instagram photos, and you can choose one way you like or both.
1. Back up the Instagram photos to your Google account
Google backup, a kind of cloud backup method, is a good way to keep your data safe. Different brands and models of Android phones have different ways to make Google backup. Here, you can look for a proper method on the internet accordingly.
Then, if Android data loss issue happens, you will have the chance to restore your data from Google backup.
2. Transfer the Instagram photos to your personal computer to keep them safe
It is a good idea to save your Instagram photos to your personal computer to make a backup. Copy them to your computer is one option. You can also use a piece of third-party software to transfer your Instagram photos on your Android device to your PC.
MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android is a good choice. Now, you can read this post to do this job: How to Transfer Files from Android to PC Effectively?
Part 4: Conclusion
In this post, we show you three ways to recover deleted Instagram photos:
If the photos are missing from your Instagram and Android device, you can use a piece of third-party software - MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android to get the deleted Instagram photos back. This software is really powerful.
You can open your Android photos albums to check whether your Instagram photos are still there or not.
If there is an available Google backup, your best choice is to restore these deleted Instagram photos from your previous Google backup.
Should you have any question when you are using MiniTool software, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to [email protected], or leaving a message on the following comment zone. Of course, if you have any useful solutions to this Instagram photo recovery issue, you can also contact us. Thank you!