Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android is one of those tools you’ve badly needed at least a dozen times in your life. That’s why we’re putting it through a review to see if it does what it promises by recovering data you may have inadvertently deleted from your smartphone. The software is capable to resurrecting everything from photos to videos to documents to contacts to audio files and more. Here’s a detailed breakdown of how it works and what it has on offer.
This recovery tool is incredibly useful for when a failed ROM installation, hasty data deletion or just an accidental factory data reset hits you. All that data exists invisibly on your Android phone; so you can get it back. The process of doing this is a piece of cake. Without further ado, let’s go deeper into Wondershare Dr. Fone for Android to give you a lowdown of its features.
First thing you need to know is, if you end up deleting something on your smartphone which you weren’t supposed to, stop using the device right away. The more you keep using it, the more of your deleted content will get replaced by new data, making it difficult or perhaps impossible to recover.
Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android needs to be installed on your PC or Mac. There’s thankfully no app that you need to download directly onto your device. Once the software has been installed on your computer, you are greeted with a very clean interface which is fairly simple to understand.
Now on your Android smartphone, you need to enable USB debugging in order for Dr.Fone to work. You can do this by heading into the Settings menu, opening the About Phone tab and tapping repeatedly on the Build Number tab. Once you do so, the main Settings menu will get a fresh tab named Developer Options.
It’s in this section that you’ll find the toggle for USB debugging. You are now free to connect your device to your PC and start recovering deleted data. With the phone paired with your PC via USB, Dr.Fone will allow you to choose the exact type of files you want to recover.
It’s advised that you uncheck the stuff that you don’t want recovered in order to save time on the process. The options of recoverable information include contacts, messages, call history, gallery, audio files, videos, documents and even WhatsApp messages and media.
It’s now time to let Dr.Fone work its magic. Depending upon the number of recoverable files and the categories chosen by you, the software will take some time to deliver. But once it’s done, be ready to get amazed by its functionality. It shows you the recovered data in a beautiful table, giving you a clear view of everything.
Here too you can check the exact files you want recovered and finally hit the Recover button to let the process start. Once you’ve done this, sit back and relax as Wondershare’s Dr. Fone gives you back you deleted data. It’s saved on your PC or Mac; so all you need to do is transfer it back to your phone again.
One of the limitations of this software includes support for devices from only a select few manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, LG and Google among others. We can hope that more handsets will be added to this list in the near future though. At least, that’s a necessary move if the developers want to reach a wider audience.
Another caveat is that it of course needs to be purchased. There is a trial version available which only allows you to scan and view your deleted files, asking you to pay for the full version if you wish to recover them. A similar software also exists for Android Data Extraction from bricked or broken devices, while Wondershare even offers a tool for removing the screen lock in case you completely forget your passcode.
Wondershare Dr.Fone android data recovery app for Android can be purchased now in exchange of $49.95. Here, you’ll also find links to buy the other two above mentioned software or bundle containing all three. Go on, give it a spin.