Are you still looking for Recuva (the free data recovery software) for Android, hoping to recover those deleted or lost files on your Samsung/Google phone?
Well, the short answer is: there is NOT Android for Recuva, yet. And the maker of Recuva (formerly Piriform, now CCleaner) doesn’t seem to launch Recuva for Android.
If you have seen the other websites or advertisements claiming to provide an Android version of Recuva for you to download, be aware that the claim is fake or misleading.
I really like the PC version of Recuva, clean UI/UX design, powerful features to help recover accidentally deleted files. More importantly, it’s free.
However, Recuva is only available for Windows (not for Mac). But fortunately, there are several alternatives that are good enough to serve what Recuva can do. In this article, we will show a few of them along with how to use them.
Recuva for Android?
As I said, Recuva is only available to download and use on PC. Now the latest version is v1.53.
Here’s how its setup interface looks like:
4 Great Recuva Alternatives for Android Data Recovery
Please note that some of the Android data recovery apps listed below are not freeware, some provide free trials that allow you to scan for lost files, but eventually, you’ll need to pay to recover your files.
1. Stellar Data Recovery for Android
Stellar is a renowned company that makes a range of data recovery related products. Stellar Data Recovery for Android is able to recover contacts, messages, call history, WhatsApp chats, photos, and videos from any Android device (phones and tablets). Supported brands include Samsung, Google, LG, Huawei, Lenovo, etc.
2. dr.fone for Android
What we like most about dr.fone is its clean user interface, which reduces the learning curve for how to use the program. You don’t need much tech know-how, all you have to do is follow the step-by-step instructions as shown on the software. dr.fone can recover your lost photos, videos, SMS and contacts from almost any Android device. You can preview lost files during the scanning process which saves you time to find out which files are actually what you wanted to bring back.
Furthermore, the latest version of dr.fone can even allow you to transfer any files between your Android devices and a computer. Simply put, dr.fone is more than just an Android data recovery program, it’s an all-in-one Android manager.
3. PhoneRescue for Android
Unlike dr.fone which can run on your Android phone, PhoneRescue will first configure an Android recovery environment for you on your laptop. I am on a Windows PC so I downloaded a PC version and then after connecting your phone to the PC, I could start recovering the lost files. Although the recovery feature might seem a bit complicated, PhoneRescue is a powerful tool that can help you get back those important files you deleted or lost.
4. EaseUS MobiSaver for Android
MobiSaver is another powerful recovery app that can help you retrieve accidentally deleted photos, pictures, images, videos and frequent contacts from both your Android phone’s internal memory and external SD card. Its WhatsApp chat recovery feature is very useful if you have the app on your phone to chat with friends but lost some chat history due to accidental deletion or backup failure.
We all don’t want to lose important files especially precious photos and messages on our Android phones or tablets. These days the value of the data is much higher than the phone or device itself. So make sure you always have at least one solid backup of your phone data.
If you use a Google Pixel phone, this article is definitely a must-read. You can back up any data and settings from your Android phone to your Google Account, and restore the content easily in any case. If you are using other types of Android phones like Samsung Galaxy, PCWorld has a useful guide as well.
Your last option is Android data recovery software. Recuva is a famous free data recovery program but it’s only available for Windows operating system. But now you have got some good alternatives to Recuva that may help you recover lost files on your Android phone.
Either way, I hope you find this article helpful. If you discover any other Recuva alternative for Android devices, feel free to leave a comment and let us know.
Jessica is the co-founder and content manager. She has been fascinated by the startup culture in Silicon Valley and she loves building things from zero to one. When she is not writing, she loves getting close to nature and shoot photos with her iPhone and Canon EOS 80D.