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How to Recover Deleted Instagram Photos on Android Phone

Posted by Aimee , Apr 24, 2020

"I just lost a few important family photos on my Galaxy A51. My stupidity caused me misery. How can I restore Instagram pictures? I didn't make any backups? Please help me!"
People can share pictures and videos with friends on Android phones via Instagram. If you encounter a sudden loss of Instagram photos, how can you rescue them? Android devices do not have the trash bin, so deleted images cannot be retrieved from it. How can we retrieve the missing important data from the Android device? Fortunately, this article provides some feasible solutions to this problem.

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Part 1: Extract Instagram Photos directly from Android phone

Many people will wonder if the lost pictures can be retrieved directly from the Android device. This is possible. They can be retrieved with a suitable data recovery tool. RecoveryTool Android Data Recovery is one of the software that is highly recommended by many people. Now, let us understand its operation flow.
1. After installing the tool on a PC or Mac, click the software icon to run the software. Select the "Android Data Recovery" function and connect the Android phone to the computer.

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Note: Before operating, you need to enable USB debugging mode on your phone.
2. Select "Picture Library" and click the "Next" button. If this software cannot scan your device, then you need to root your phone.

Picture Library

3. When the scan is over, you will be able to browse all the found pictures on the interface of the recovery tool. Tap "Only display the deleted items" to display the Instagram image you need to find. Check the pictures you need and click "Recover" to save the lost data.


With the help of RecoveryTool, you can extract lost Instagram images directly from the device. To recover files from a damaged device, you can use the "Broken Android Data Extraction" function. However, this function is only applicable to some Samsung devices.

Part 2: Retrieve lost Instagram images from backup files

If you have backed up your phone's data in some way, then you can choose to restore data from these backup files. Many people have the habit of using Google to back up data. This is a good habit. If you pursue higher data backup efficiency, then you can use the "Android Data Back & Restore" function in RecoveryTool Android Data Recovery.


In summary, you can choose different methods according to different situations. For iOS devices, you need to use another tool to recover lost or deleted Instagram pictures.

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