Review of Wondershare Dr. Fone - Android data recovery software for smartphones and tablets


I was looking for an Android data recovery software and came across the Wondershare Dr. Fone Recovery software. Read my review of the Dr. Fone for Android.

We were planning to build a house and started looking at various houses. Recently, during one of our holiday travels, we saw a beautiful house and we clicked some pictures using my Android phone. After a couple of days, I was looking for those pictures and found none of those photos in the phone's internal memory. For a few minutes, I couldn't figure out where they went but later figured out the phone was in the hands of my child and he was clicking a lot of photos in and around the house. At the end of the play, he deleted all the photos he clicked before returning the phone to me. But he accidentally deleted all those important photos I clicked as well.

I was desperate to get those photos back. Even though I have used and reviewed many data recovery software in the past, none of the names came into mind when I really wanted to use one. That's the right time I got a request to review Wondershare Dr. Fone for iPhone. Even though I was requested to review Dr. Fone for iOS, I decided to try their Android version first since I needed it for myself.

Wondershare Dr. Fone for Android


I didn't want to pay first and get a data recovery software since I have burnt my fingers in the past and got the software that didn't help at all. So I decided to try the trial version first.

I downloaded Dr. Fone for Android from the official website http://www.wondershare.com/data-recovery/android-data-recovery.html.

While I let Dr. Fone recover my precious photos let me take you through the main features and capabilities of this software.

Android data recovery in short

Dr. Fone is a small premium utility that is designed to recover most types of data from an Android smartphone, but before you take the plunge, you can use it as a trial software and test is capabilities. It is quite important to try it first because though this utility works on most of the smartphones after Android Gingerbread (2.3), it does give you a disclaimer that there might be smartphone that it might not support. So before you buy it, make sure you try it!
It is designed to recover almost all data that you can think of that exists on your smartphone. This includes your texts, phonebook, Whatsapp cache and messages, photos, audio, videos, documents and even your call history.

There are a lot of instances when you can lose your data like by mistake deleting some photos, or some friend or family member like in my case my son deleting an important photo, you can lose data while rooting your phone like when flashing the new ROM or when you phone has become too slow and you Factory Restore it making you lose your contacts or call history.

Going a little technically, any data which is stored in your storage hardware is not actually removed from the storage space when you do "delete" from your phone or on your computer even. Just the address that points to that data is removed. This data is only removed when the system needs to write new data and it has run out of free space on disk and will now overwrite that data which is not referenced by the system, means the data you "deleted".
So, in case you delete some data by mistake and now want to recover it, better not do any operation which might involve data write operations like adding a new address, sending a message or downloading an app or video.

Once you have taken care of the above point, it is quite easy to recover the deleted data.
  • Just connect the smartphone to the computer in which you have installed the above software. Make sure you enable the USB debugging mode in it. In case you are not aware how to do that, when you launch Dr. Fone on your computer it will show you how to do so.

  • Connecting to Dr. Fone
  • Once your phone is recognized by the software, you can select what type of data you want to recover. This is a good feature which will save the time that the software takes to recover data as it will then be searching for some particular files only.

  • Files to recover with Dr. Fone
  • Press Next and in this screen let the default option Scan for deleted files be checked. This method of search will take the least time and you should begin by this option to locate the date in consideration. In case this method does not find the file, you can go ahead with the more advanced options which will take more time but will do a more thorough search

  • Click Next and on the next screen press Start to start the data recovery process. It will take its own sweet time to complete the task depending on the data you have on the memory.

  • Recovered data

Once the process is complete you can click on the category of data you were looking for from the left side bar. Inside that, select the files you want to recover and click on Recover. This will store the files on your computer and you can access those from there.

Though the process is doing a lot of advanced technical stuff below the hood but for the user the process is extremely simple. I have actually used it and found it to be very useful to recover the photos I mentioned in the beginning.

You need to have a PC or a Mac to use Dr.Fone as the software installs on either of them and not on the smartphone. It will work for 5 smartphone with 1 license that will be used on the Mac or PC you are installing it on.

Find more details at http://www.wondershare.com/.


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