Guide: How to Use Android Recovery (Mac) to Recover Lost Files
Step 1. Don't Update Data after Data Lost
Once you have unintentionally deleted some files, the most important thing is to make sure that you shouldn't update, download, input and generate any data before recovery. Adding or deleting contents on your Android will have the lost data overwritten and lead to the result that the lost data gone forever.
Note: More than 20% battery volume is needed to ensure the availability of the later steps.
Step 2. Have the Android Connected to Mac with USB Debugging Enabled
Connect your Android device to Mac with an USB cable.
In a short time, your Android will be detected by the Mac and you will be asked to enable the USB debugging. The process is different according to the different OS, choose the suitable one based on your Android OS.
1. For Android 5.0 or later: Tap "Settings" > "About Phone" to tap "Build number" seven times for "You are now a developer!" signal. Then, move to "Settings" > "Developer options" to turn on "USB debugging"
2. For Android 4.2 to 4.4.4: Just try "Settings" > "About Phone", tap "Build number" for several times until you get a note: "You are under developer mode". Then, go back to "Settings" > "Developer options" > "USB debugging".
3. For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Find "Settings" > "Developer Options" > "USB debugging"
4. For Android 2.3 or earlier: Click "Settings" > "Applications" > "Development[misspelling]" > "USB debugging"
Note: If you've already enabled USB debugging, just skip this step.
Step 3. Scan Data in Android Device
A window listing multiple data types will be shown. "Contacts", "Messages", "Call history", "WhatsApp Messaging & attachments", "Gallery", "Audios", "Videos", "Documents" are all included.
Choose the scan mode you want to employ, standard mode or advanced mode, and choose the data types you want to recover. After that, click "Next" to go on.
Then a window will come up asking superuser request, just allow it.
Note: Tap "Retry" if the superuser request doesn't pop-up.
Step 4. Preview and Recover the Data on your Android
After scanning, both the deleted and existing data will be listed in categories. You can preview the contents in each category before recovery. Then choose the files you want to recover by ticking the boxes next to the list. After choosing all you want, just click "Recover" in the lower right corner of the interface.
If you want to display the deleted items only, turn off the "Only display deleted items" option in the top of the interface.
OK! Now the data you need have been recovered on your Macbook, isn't it very simple and convenient? Just download it and have a try!