4 Ways to Recover Deleted Videos from Android without Root/Computer

Connie Wisley
Updated on September 05, 2019 Preview 2.0K Preview 0
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Though the numbers of Apple device users are growing, there are still a great part of users sticking to Android phone or tablets. And it is quite ordinary that we need to deal with all kinds of data everyday on our Android device, this is the reason why we may need to recover some deleted data on Android. Today, we are going to introduce 2 ways to recover deleted videos on Android device without root or without using a computer, as many Android users expect.

Why Is It Possible to Recover Deleted Android Videos?

Many Android users doubt and wonder why it is possible to recover deleted videos on Android devices. We need to understand the principle of deleting files on a device. When deleting a file on any device, be it internal storage space or external storage space, the device only allows users to delete the portal or access to the file, you cannot find the files on your device anymore, but they will stay invisibly on your device until there is new data added to the device to replace them, or your device is damaged for some reason.

For the sake that there will be new data sent or saved on your Android device at any time, it becomes not that easy to recover all deleted android videos successfully. Anyway, if you try to avoid adding new data to your device after the deleting, it is still much likely to get your deleted videos back.

How to Recover Deleted Videos on Android Phone or Tablet without Root?

Yes, we understand why there are so many Android users feel reluctant to root their phones or tables for video recovery, such a Root process is troublesome and will bring potential security risk to our device. For this reason, we will begin with the solution to recover deleted videos on Android without Root, i.e. using a computer to do the recovery, so a Root process is not required to install a 3rd party data recovery software. In consideration of the fact that we either use Mac or Windows PC, here we will introduce the steps for different users.

For Mac Users

To recover deleted videos on Android without Root on a Mac, you will need the help of Mac data recovery software. As you may have studied and learnt that, there is no way to recover a deleted Android video without using a data recovery program, unless you have backups for the deleted vidoes.

Cisdem Data Recovery is a mac program helping users to recover deleted and lost files from both internal or external storage devices. That’s to say, you can use this program to recover deleted videos, photos or other from a Mac, Android phone or tablet, cameras, music player, video player, etc. Also, it can repair corrupted videos with ease.


How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android without Root on Mac?

  • Step 1. Download and install Cisdem Data Recovery on Mac.
    Free Download  
  • Step 2. Select your Android phone or tablet, then click “Search for lost files” to find deleted videos on your Android.recover deleted videos android 02
  • Step 4. Preview and recover the deleted Android videos.
    You can notice all the found deleted files are organized in different folders, go to Videos and preview them before recovery. Check the box before the wanted videos, then click “Recover” to get your Android deleted videos back. recover deleted videos android mac 03
  • Step 4. Repair Android videos that recovered from Android.
    If the recovered videos cannot be played, you need to use the Video Repair tool to repair the videos.repair video cisdem

For Windows Users

To recover deleted videos from Android on Windows PC, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is a good choice. It supports to recover various types of files from both internal and external hard drive.

Main Features of Stellar

  • Recover videos, audios, documents, photos, folders and emails;
  • Recover data from Windows device, Android device and other storage device;
  • Recover data from corrupt hard drives, lost partitions, etc.;
  • Build in drive monitor utility and disk cloning for secure data recovery;
  • Preview files before recovery;
  • Deep scan allowed for better recovery results;

How to Recover Deleted Videos from Android without Root on Windows PC?

  • Step 1. Download and install Stellar on your Windows PC.
  • Step 2. Select Videos to recover, then click “Next”;recover deleted android videos windows 01
  • Step 3. Select your Android phone or tablet as the location to scan, then click “Scan” to start the scanning process;recover deleted android videos windows 02
  • Step 4. Preview the deleted Android videos, then select and click “Recover” to restore the deleted videos from your Android device on Windows PC.recover deleted videos android 03

How to Recover Deleted Videos on Android Phone or Tablet without Computer?

Though most of our users are recommended to do the Android video recovery on a computer due to high success rate and convenience, a part of users are still looking for a solution to recover the deleted Android videos without using computer. In this case, you will have to install a 3rd party Android data recovery app on your phone or tablet, or you are using Cloud service from an Android device supplier.

Using Android Video Recovery

To recover deleted Android videos without computer, here we recommend DiskDigger Pro, it is a Android app to recover videos, photos and other files easily. It offers 2 scan modes, the Basic Scan and Full Scan, but the Full scan is only available on rooted devices. Also, if you device is rooted, the app allows you to select memory partition to scan. For your information, the internal memory of your Android device is showed as “/data”, while the SD card is displayed as “/mnt/sdcard” or others similar in the app.

How to Recover Deleted Videos on Android without Computer?

  • Step 1. Root your Android phone;
  • Step 2. Download and install the Android video recovery app on your phone or tablet, you can visit its official website or search in Google Play;
  • Step 3. Choose Full Scan and select the memory partition for scanning;android video recovery 01
  • Step 4. Choose the video file types you want to scan, click “OK’ to continue;android video recovery 02
  • Step 5. Select the deleted videos DiskDigger Pro has found for you, choose them and select a way to recover the files;android video recovery 03
  • Step 6. Then choose the location to recover the deleted videos on Android.

Using Cloud Service for Android

If you are using the Cloud services from an Android device supplier, there is an alternative to recover deleted videos on Android without computer. For Samsung users, you can try following steps, while for users of other cloud services, you can refer to the individual website to find the tutorials.

  • Step 1. Tap on phone settings;
  • Step 2. Go to “Cloud and Accounts”> “Samsung Cloud”
  • Step 3. Tap “Restore” and you will find the backed up files on your Samsung Android phone;
  • Step 4. Select “Gallery”> “Restore Now” to get back the deleted Android videos.recover deleted videos android on samsung

Tips to Avoid Video Loss on Android Phone or Tablet

Is there any useful tip to avoid data loss on an Android phone or tablet? Yes. You can refer to the following.

1. Back up

Always back up files, especially those important ones to your hard drive or cloud storage services. In case of any device damage, data corruption or loss, you can always to turn to your backup files.

2. Find a tool to manage your files

There are tools available to backup and recover your files on Android, such as Dumpster. It helps to backup all your Android data, keep deleted files in Trash bin and retrieve instantly if you want to.


No matter you want to recover deleted videos from Android without Root or without computer, as long as you find the appropriate tool, such an Android video recovery task can be extremely easy. Now have a try and share with us your favorite way to do the data recovery.

Connie Wisley
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Connie has been writing for Mac productivity and utility apps since 2009. Each review and solution is based on her practical tests, she is aways energetic and trustworthy in this field.

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