Dr. Fone for Android

This utility will scan the connected Android device or a backup file to find retrievable data and then restore it to your phone or another compatible device. By using Dr.Fone to restore data on an Android device, you are easily able to regain:


  • Videos
  • Images
  • Contacts
  • Messages
  • Call Histories
  • Music
  • And more…

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dr-android-img1It is important to be able to recover deleted or lost data when using an Android phone or tablet. Whether the device is used for capturing important moments or to store contacts, having a utility capable of quickly locating and retrieving these items creates a worry free environment. Dr.Fone for Android is a dependable, easy-to-use tool for achieving fast data retrieval. In minutes, you will be able to restore deleted files, everything stored on your device, or specific files.

It is a simple to use option when an unexpected deletion or iOS corruption results in catastrophe. The utility will scan the connected Android device or a backup file to find retrievable data and then restore it to your phone or another compatible device. By using Dr.Fone to restore data on an Android device, you are easily able to regain:

  • Videos
  • Images
  • Contacts
  • Messages
  • Call Histories
  • Music
  • And more…


Best Data Recovery Software

Dr. Fone has an incredibly simple UI with marvelously explained step-by-step instructions, so nothing can possibly go wrong. This is the best Data Recovery Software I’ve come across.

– by Ammar Syed

To start recovering data, just download and install Dr.Fone on your computer. Next, connect the Android device to the computer used for installing the utility. Upon physical connection, Dr.Fone will immediately identify the device, as shown below:


Please note that USB Debugging must be enabled before continuing with the scan. For Android devices using a later OS version such as 4.1, tap on Settings, then tap on Developer Options, and tap on the checkbox for the USB Debugging option.

Once these steps have been completed, you will be able to select what file types to recover and initiate the scan. Dr.Fone requires the following to operate on your computer:

System Requirements

Windows OS: Windows 8, Vista, and XP

Mac OS: Yosemite, Mavericks, 10.8, and 10.7.

CPU: 32 bit or 64 bit 1GHz

RAM: Minimum 256MB, 1028MB Recommended

Hard Disk: Minimum 1 Gigabyte

Dr.Fone Features

With Dr.Fone for Android, there are no complicated steps to master or time consuming processes. The utility provides a user-friendly interface where you can easily select what to restore to the Android phone or device and quickly complete the recovery.

Dr.Fone is designed for use with an Android phone or tablet and offers several data retrieval selection options including the ability to:

Restore One or More File Types – Dr.Fone for Android provides the option to choose multiple file types for recovery. For example, if you want to retrieve only images and music, all you need to do is select those file types and then start the scan.

Make Individual File Selections – If you do not want to recover every file for a specific type such as images, Dr.Fone for Android provides the option to select single items for recovery spanning multiple file types.

Perform a Complete Recovery – Sometimes restoring all device data is essential. With Dr.Fone, all you need to do is scan for all data and then click on Recover to quickly regain data on the device.

View and Recover Only Deleted Data – Dr.Fone for Android also provides the option to view and recover only deleted items from the connected phone or device. Just choose the option titled “Scan for deleted files” before initiating the scan.

Use an Advanced Recovery Mode – An advanced retrieval option is provided for instances where standard modes do not find the data you need to restore.

Whatever the need, Dr.Fone for Android has a recovery option to suit it! With Dr.Fone, you are able to restore all data, deleted data, or individual files by completing only six easy steps. See the tutorial below to learn how to quickly recover your data on an Android device.


How To Recover Data on Your Android Device

To restore all data on an Android phone or tablet, first make certain the device is connected to the computer used for installation of Dr.Fone. Then open the utility and follow the steps below:

Step 1: Dr.Fone will connect and identify the device for recovery. After this process has completed, you will be able to select what types of files will be located during the scan. By default, Dr.Fone selects the following file types for recovery scanning:

·      Contacts

·      Messages

·      Call History

·      Gallery Images

·      Audios

·      Videos

·      Documents

·      WhatsApp Messages & Attachments

To remove a file type, simply uncheck the box next to its name on the screen. If you want to restore more than one file type, make certain a checkmark resides in the check box next to each desired item.

If all data on the Android phone or device should be restored, simply leave everything checked and then click on Next in the bottom right corner of the screen.


Step 2: Choose the Recovery Mode to be used for data restoration on your Android phone or device.


·      Standard Mode – Scan for deleted files or all data on the device.


·      Advanced Mode – An alternative option when standard mode does not locate the required data.


After selecting the recovery mode, click on Next in the bottom right corner to continue with the scan.

Please note that the located files will not have their original names or file structure when advanced recovery mode is chosen.


Step 3: Next, Dr.Fone will need to apply an on-click root to the device to recover as much data as possible. Click on Next to start this process and continue with the scan.

The utility will analyze your device in preparation for the scan and this process will take a few minutes to complete.

Step 4: Wait patiently for the scan to complete. The scan will start automatically after the device has been analyzed. A progress bar at the top of the screen displays a percentage and estimated time for completion.

As the scan is in progress, you may click on an item in the left panel to see what data has been located based on the file type (i.e. Contacts, Gallery, etc.).

Step 5: Next, choose the items or categories of files you want to restore to the device. On the left of the utility, you will see a panel with the file types that were located during the scan. A count resides on the right side of the name and selection box resides on the left side.

By default, Dr.Fone checks every item for recovery; however you can uncheck a category in the panel or click on the category name to view and choose individual files for recovery.

After a category has been selected, you will see all located data for that file type on the right side of the screen. Please note that viewing options will vary based on the chosen file type. For example, contacts has the option to view only deleted contacts, as shown below:

If you are viewing images, the view defaults to a thumbnail image, but may be changed to a list format as well. Click on each category on the left panel to view and make selections.

If the category is checked in the left panel, then all items within that selection will be recovered to the device. For example, in the image below, Gallery is checked and all images found by the scan will be restored unless otherwise specified.

Additionally, you may check individual items on the right side of the screen and only recover them to the device.

Step 6: Click on Recover in the bottom corner of the utility after choosing the data you would like to restore. Dr.Fone will automatically restore each item to the connected Android device.

Dr.Fone provides a simple to use tool for salvaging photos, music, and other important items that have been lost or deleted from your Android phone or tablet. To recover important data, simply complete the steps outlined below:


1.    Connect the Android Device.

2.    Choose the Files Types to Scan For.

3.    Choose a Recovery Mode.

4.    Wait for Scanning to Finish.

5.    Select Items to Restore.

6.    Click on Recover to Finish.



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