Smartphones are versatile as we can capture videos, shoot photos, store documents, listen to music and browse the internet while on the move. As an electronic device, it is fitted with an internal memory that stores and allows access to the data and information above. As a portable electronic device, there is a chance you may delete or lose data and information accidentally. Want to know how you can recover files in your smartphone? The following is how to recover data from cell phones. Step One – Choose a mobile phone data recovery software To retrieve lost or deleted data from the internal memory of your smartphone, you need to choose the right mobile phone data recovery service. There are several versions out there and a vast majority are compatible with both Windows and Mac OS devices. Try Recover it from Wondershare and Kvisoft. Download the software and install it on your PC or laptop. Step Two – Launch the software Once the installation is successful, launch the software by double clicking on its icon. If you are running Windows 7 and below, the software’s icon should be on the desktop or under programs. For Windows 8 and above, the icon should be on the Start screen or the desktop. Step Three – Connect your smartphone to your PC If you have an Android smartphone, tap on “Settings” then “Applications” followed by “Development/Developer Options” and finally “USB Debugging.” If USB debugging is yet to be activated, tap “About Phone” then tap on “Build Number” 7 times. If done successfully, the menu item “Developer Options/Development” will appear. Now connect your USB data cable to your smartphone and PC. Pull down the status bar on your smartphone and tap on “USB Connected” then tap “Turn on USB Storage.” If everything goes well, you should see “Removable Memory” under My Computer. Step Four – Scan your Mobile phone Using your mobile data recovery software, scan your smartphone. A vast majority of mobile phone data recovery software offers two recovery modes: l Quick recovery mode – this option allows you to recover deleted videos, photos, and documents l Deep Scan – this option allows you to restore formatted data or lost files Allow the data recovery software to scan your smartphone. This should take a few minutes. If the process is successful, a new window will open and display the results. Step Five – Preview and Recover your files After scanning is complete, the mobile phone data recovery software will display the results – a list of recovered files. Take a few minutes to preview the files to find those you would like to recover/restore. Mark all files you would like to recover and click “Recover Files.” Make sure the files are restored to your external hard drive and not your memory card or internal ROM of your smartphone.