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    How to Recover Deleted Photos from Google Photos

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      Summary: If you have lost Google Photos due to deletion or other reasons, read on this post further to know how to recover permanently deleted photos from Google Photos.

      ‘I was relaxed as my several years of family photos were safely kept in Google Photos. Recently, I accidently deleted the Arizona vacation album on my mobile app. How can I recover deleted photos from Google Photos?’

      The photo-sharing and storage app, Google Photos is a popular and convenient way to store photos. You can free up your device space by saving unlimited photos in this Google cloud offering, and view them on any computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

      Although Google Photos ensures your photos are always with you, there are abundant cases of photo deletions. Read more about how to recover permanently deleted photos from PC.

      How to recover deleted photos from Google Photos

      recover deleted photos from Google Photos

      If you maintain and regularly update the backup of your photos, restore the deleted ones from the backup folder created on SD cards, pen drives, USB flash drives, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.

      In the absence of a backup, use the below methods to retrieve deleted photos from Google Photos:

      1. Recover photos from Google Photos Trash
      2. Recover with Stellar Data Recovery for Android
      3. Contact the Google Support team

      Method 1: Recover deleted photos from Trash in Google Photos

      Permanently deleted photos from your mobile phones or computer remain in the Trash folder of Google Photos for 60 days. If you have deleted the photos within the 60-day duration, you can restore them from the Trash folder on your computer or phone.

      Steps to recover photos from Trash on a computer

      1. On your computer, open in your browser
      2. Click on the Menu in the top left corner
      3. Select Trash
      4. Select the pictures you want to recover. Place your cursor over the photo, click on the Done icon
      5. Click the Restore icon on the top right
      Restore from Google Photos Trash
      Fig. Restore from Google Photos Trash

      The photos will be restored to your Google Photos library and added back to their respective albums

      Steps to recover deleted photos from Trash on Android phone/iPhone/iPad

      • On your phone, open the Google Photos app
      • At the top left, tap the Menu icon
      • Click Trash or Bin
      Recover from Google Photos Bin
      • Touch and hold the photo you want to restore. Tap Restore at the bottom

      The photo will be back in your phone’s gallery app, Google Photos library, and in the original album.

      If you can’t see your deleted photo in the Trash/Bin folder, it means the photo is permanently deleted. You may take the help of a Photo Recovery software to get back the permanently deleted photos from your phone or computer.

      Note: Photos you delete from Google Photos are also removed from:

      • Google Photos albums
      • Google Drive (in case your photos are synced with Google Drive)
      • Any synced devices
      • From the shared album, you added them to

      Method 2: Recover lost Photos by using Android Data Recovery

      If you can’t find your photos in Google Photos Trash, restore your valuable pictures with the help of Stellar Data Recovery for Android software. It is the best method to recover deleted photos from Google Photos after 60 days. The software approach is quick and safe.

      You can recover permanently deleted photos from any Android phone, Phone’s SD card, or other storage media. Since it restores photos with their original date-timestamp and file names, it is also easy to sort the recovered images. You get back the photos without losing their original quality after recovery.

      In addition, you can also restore lost videos, music, podcasts, etc. with the help of Stellar Photo Recovery.

      When should you use photo recovery software?

      • No backup of photos
      • You couldn’t find deleted photos in the Trash folder of Google Photos
      • Deleted photos from computer, mobile phone, or other media
      • Formatted the drive or SD card in which the photos were saved

      You can try the free version of the Stellar Data Recovery for Android Software here

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      Step-by-step: Recover deleted photos with Stellar Android Data Recovery

      • Download and launch Stellar Data Recovery for Android on your computer
      • Select the type of data you want to recover & click Next.
      Android Data Recovery- Choose file type
      • Once your Android® phone is connected, click Scan to initiate the scanning process.
      Connect Android device
      • Once the scanning is completed, preview and select the recovered data & click Save to restore them at a desired location.
      Preview Google Videos

      You can watch this video to learn “How to Recover Deleted Google Photos with Stellar Photo Recovery:

      Method 3: Contact the Google Support team

      If none of the above methods works, you can contact Google support for your Google Photos recovery. However, the support team can only recover recently deleted files in a limited time.

      Here’s how you can contact Google Drive support to recover Google Photos:

      • Go to
      • Scroll down and Go to the Need more Help option.
      Need more Help
      Need more Help
      • Click on Contact Us and describe your problem.
      Contact us
      What can we help with
      • And then click Next.
      • Check in the resources if you can find a solution. Else, move on to the next step.
      • Select Email support from the options.
      Google Email support
      Google Email support
      • Scroll down and submit the form so that Google support can assist you.
      Google submit form
      Submit Form

      To Sum Up

      Photos are valuable memories, which you don’t want to lose. So, if you happen to delete your photos from the Google Photos app and can’t find them in the app’s Trash, and Google support was of no help, trust Stellar Data Recovery for Android software.

      Whether you want to recover a single specific photo or an album containing hundreds of photos, the software recovers them efficiently. It works in a variety of photo loss situations like permanent deletion, no backup, formatting, or corruption of the drive or memory card of any size and capacity.

      Take a free trial of Stellar Data Recovery for Android to ascertain its capabilities.

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      Read More: How to Recover Deleted Photos from any device.

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      About The Author

      Sumona Chatterjee linkdin

      Sumona is a tech blogger, avid photographer, & technogeek with vast experience in writing about media file recovery tips and tutorials. She has over 10 years of experience in media file recovery/media file repair technology. She is passionate about Photography, Creative Designing, Music, and Exploring lesser-known destinations.


      1. Hi, My android phone was run over by a vehical in dirt. It still rings but screen is smashed broken. I want to transfer files (photos, contacts and text messages) to my widows 10 laptop. Is a forensic data recovery my best option.

        1. Hi Steve, No I would suggest you can try free tool such as Stellar Data Recovery for Android which help you ti retrieve your photos from broken Android phone. Thanks!

      2. Can you make a google permanent deleted photos recover recovery system make it for only permanent deleted photos to recover permanently deleted photos stellar app for my iphone, google photos,

        1. Dear Dasia, If your precious photos deleted from Google Photos. Our iPhone Data Recovery software recover deleted or lost photos from your iPhone as well as iTunes & iCloud. Thanks!

        1. Hi Rasel,
          Deleted photos remain in the Trash folder of Google Photos for 60 days. If you had deleted the photos within the 60 days duration, you can restore them from the Trash folder on your computer or phone.

        1. Hi Raj, You can try to recover photos from Google Photos Trash and if your pictures or video deleted from your phone SD card our software able to recover your pictures and video. Thanks!

      3. It happen to me, when I deleted couple of photos from my android phone due to space issue on my phone Thanks for discussing the ways to get back. It’s really helpful for me!

      4. Hi Sumona, I had an Issue with viewing the photos on my windows 10 PC. Actually, when I send the photos from phone to PC, the pic only show up as the generic jpeg icon see like a thumbnails. What should I do to fix this issue?

        1. Hi Dave, The problem comes when Android connects to the PC via USB was changed with ICS. It no longer connects using Mass Storage Mode (like a hard drive). You can change the setting of the camera app and clear all the cache. Thanks!

      5. Hi Sumona, I permanently deleted a few images and videos from my phone SD card due to go-slow and delay me to selecting something I didn’t want to be deleted. How to get them back?

      6. Hi, Unfortunately, I had deleted photos from Google Photos and Google drive. Now I want to recovery permanently deleted photos from google photos. Is it possible? Any help would be appreciated.

      7. Hi, I had lost my phone and I want recover all images and video clips on my new Phone through google photos app. This information help me to fix the problem. Thanks a lot!

      8. Hi, This information helps me a lot, I had deleted a couple of photos on my Google drive, What happened I don’t know it’s deleted from my phone SD card and I want to get back, I used your Photo recovery software and get back my important photos. This software is quick and safe. Thank you very much!

        1. Hi Nick, Thanks for choosing our software and sharing your valuable feedback with us!

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