Remember when digital cameras were a thing? Unless you’ve got some top of the line SLR model these days you probably don’t even own one anymore. And film? Wow. That was a really long time ago.
Nowadays, we all get to carry a phone around in our pocket for happy snaps whenever we please. Feeding the ducks with the nephew on the lake? Snap. Pretending the sun is a ball that you’re holding up? Snap. Obligatory holiday pic in front of the Eiffel Tower? Snap.
The LG G3 features a fantastic 13MP camera with f2.4 aperture, autofocus, optical image stabilization burst mode, panorama, dual LED flash and even that great 2.1MP forward facing camera for the odd selfie or two. So you’d be silly not to be using it to take a million different pictures!
But what happens if you forget to back up? Forget to save them to your computer or post them to Facebook or Instagram and then they get deleted or lost? It can be pretty devastating! Well let me tell you two little words that are going to make you a lot happier in just a small amount of time: Dr. Fone.
Dr. Fone for Android is a software product that you can use to get back old pictures that you’ve lost or deleted. It’s fully compatible with the LG G3 as well as a huge range of other Android devices. It can recover photos from smartphones and tablets from brands such as Samsung, Google, HTC, Motorola and Huawei.
Not only does it work with all sorts of Android devices it can also find all sorts of other data too. Using Dr. Fone, you can recover lost Contacts, Videos, Audio, Documents, Text Messages and WhatsApp History. The software is multi use so if it happens again you can just run the software on your device once more.
If you’d like to see Dr. Fone in action, we’ve captured some screenshots below so you can check out just exactly what it does.
After downloading the Dr. Fone for Android software onto the computer, you can open it up and this is the window that will be displayed. You need to grab your LG G3 data cable and your phone and connect them to the computer before you start. If any phone software starts to run in the background on the computer, you need to shut it down.
Once the phone has been identified, you may need to switch on USB Debugging. Grab your LG G3, go into the Setting > About phone > tap on Build number seven times. This turns on the Developer Options menu in the phone. Go back to the Settings page and find Developer Options. Switch on USB debugging (it should say enabled). When all that’s done, go back to the computer window and click on ‘Opened? Next…’ down at the bottom of the page.
The phone is now ready for scanning. You can choose regular scanning or for a more thorough option, choose deep scanning by using the Enable Deep Scan checkbox at the bottom. A deep scan will find more files but will take longer to run than a regular scan. Press the Start button to commence.
Scanning will start. You’ll see the items coming up in the central pane from your phone. Wait for the scan to fully run through before you start going in and playing around with the data. I know it’s hard to wait but it’ll be worth it. You can see how far along the scan is in the progress bar at the top. When it’s done, go and click where it says Gallery in the left pane. You will then see all your photos, both the ones still stored on your phone and the ones you thought you’ve lost forever! Select all the photos you’d like to keep by using the checkboxes next to them. If you have the paid version of Dr. Fone, you can save these all by pressing the Recover button at the bottom.
So there it is. The easiest way to recover photos from LG G3. Dr. Fone is the number one data recovery tool for mobile devices for a good reason. If you want to get back all the files you thought were gone, then this is the tool to use.