It’s common to accidently delete data in your smartphone. Either you deleted them accidently or knowingly, your data is lost. But in the long run, once you need it back, there will be no way better than running a data recovery. For this, numerous data recovery software’s are out there that help users to find and recover lost data from their smartphones.
Fonepaw Android Data Recovery is one of them which we are going to review today. In this review, we will analyze the major features of the software, and will provide our final verdict on the product to help you to decide whether to try it or not. So, let’s start.
What is FonePaw Android Data Recovery?
FonePaw Android Data Recovery is a software that helps to recover deleted or lost photos, videos, audios, WhatsApp messages and attachments, text messages, contacts, call logs, documents, etc. from your Android phone, tablet, or SD card. The software is built with a special algorithm that can find most of your lost data and list them for the recovery. It works on almost all known Android devices. The compatibility includes the devices of almost all companies including Sony, HTC, Google, Huawei, Samsung, Asus, Motorola, Acer etc, without any troubles.
FonePaw Android Data Recovery Interface
At the first look itself, we could understand the simplicity of the software. There are three phases of the recovery process as Connect Device > Choose File Type > Scan Device. After performing the scan, the process will take no longer to bring back those deleted files. Usually, the software detects the devices automatically using the algorithm. If not, you can use the “Manually Connect” button on the main interface.
Something we got interested in FonePaw is this simple interface. There are no other navigations at all. Just go and recover the files you want. That’s all you can do with the software.
FonePaw Android Data Recovery Features
Now, let’s have a quick look at some of the most noticeable features of the software that we found from our tests. Like many other data recovery solutions, FonePaw includes some common features but some additions also.
- Fast Recovery Process: From our tests on the software, the recovery process is quite faster than many others on the field. But to be honest, not the best.
- Easy to Use: There are no complications in using the software at any phase of the process. Just sit back and click some buttons.
- Can Recover Almost Anything: We tested recovering numerous files and formats like Contacts, Whatsapp messages, Videos, Photos, Messages, PDF documents, and Music files. The results were positive for all of them.
- Compatible with numerous devices: We tested the software with many known devices of companies like Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, HTC, Motorola, etc. It worked perfectly on all of them.
- Good Recovery Ratio: The accuracy in finding and recovering lost files is also impressive. But yes, there are some exceptions.
How to use the software?
Here we are going to demonstrate the use of the software for recovering the deleted photos from Android. As the steps are almost similar for files of any type, this can help you in the process.
Step 1: Connect the device to PC
After installing the software, connect your Android device to the PC.
Note: Before connecting, make sure that you have enabled USB debugging on the Android device.
Step 2: Select the File Types
Here you have to select the file types you want to recover. In our case, we have to select “Gallery” or “Picture Library” to recover deleted photos. After selecting the formats, click the “Next” button at the lower right corner.
Step 3: Allow the Permission
Now, a screen asking for the permission to access the photos will pop up on the Android device. Press “Allow” to start the process.
Step 4: Sit back and let the Scan finish
Now, the program will start scanning your files. The process can take a little longer according to the file type and size of your lost files. So, be patient.
Step 5: Preview and Recover Lost Photos from your Android device
Now, it is the time to preview and recover the lost photos. Click “Gallery” or “Picture Library” in the left pane. If you have the registered version of the software, you can see the thumbnails of the pictures at the right side. Deleted photos will be shown in red. After finding the particular pictures you want to recover, mark them and click on the “Recover” button.
That’s all you have to do to recover your lost images or photos. The files will be stored on your computer (By default, in the C:\Users\USER\Documents\FonePaw\FonePaw Android Data Recovery\ folder. It could be changed from preferences.)
- User-friendly Interface
- Simplicity in the build
- Can recover almost any files
- Compatible with almost all Android devices
- Good recovery accuracy
- Recovery process takes a little longer for larger files
What users saying about the FonePaw Android Data Recovery software?
Here are some of the latest user reviews taken from the FonePaw website. This will help you to get a better idea of the product.
As you can see, some of them posted positively, and some of them say it’s not working. Anyhow, it worked fine in our case.
Now, it’s the time for the final verdict. After analyzing and testing the software for several hours in different devices, we found that the software does what it made for. We couldn’t figure out any problems in the process except few files that are missing in the scan. As it is common in most of the data recovery software’s, it is not a thing to consider as a con.
If you fed up of using other data recovery solutions that completely wasted your time, it is the time to give a try to the FonePaw Android Data Recovery software. It costs $49.95 for the single PC version that sounds affordable when compared to other competitors. If you would like to give a try, you could also download the trial from their website.