MiniTool: Restore Backup from Your Google Account on Android Phone

Mobile phones are almost become a basic need in this digital world. It is an integral part of your daily life. Sometimes your mobile phone gets lost or damaged which is a common habit among many people. This can be a big problem when you think of the data that you have lost. For Android users, you can choose to back up your Android to Google account to keep these files safe. How to restore backup from Google account on Android phone if data loss issue happens? This article will tell you.

How to Restore Backup from Google Account on Android Phone

Generally speaking, you are able to back up the contents (photos & videos and files & folders), data and settings on your Android device to the Google account. Then, there are different ways to restore those different kinds of data to your Android device. Please see the following introduction.

How Do You Restore the Backed up Photos and Videos on Google

If you have backed up the photos and videos on Android phone to your Google account, it is easy to find them on your Android device.

To restore the backed up photos and videos:

Click on Google Photo APP google photo > Sign in your Google Account > Tap Photos icon photo mark, and then you can restore these backed up photos.

To restore the backed up files and folders:

You just need to tap Google Drive APP google drive to view and restore the backed up files and folders. Here the types of files include documents, images, audios, and videos.

How to Restore Android Data from Google Account

These Android data include contacts, calendar, wallpapers, and more. In fact, after you add your Google Account to your Android device, the previous backed up data will be restored to your Android device automatically.

How to Restore Android Contacts from Google Account

Some of you choose to sync your Android contacts to the Google account. Then, if you deleted some important contacts from your Android device in the last 30 day, you can undo this change to retrieve them:

Go to Google Contacts > Click “More” > Click “Undo changes” > Choose a time to go back to > Click “Confirm“.

Here, in our previous post How Can You Recover Deleted Contacts Android with Ease, we introduce this way in detail, and you can also get some useful information from this post.

Do Android Data Recovery without Google Backup

However, sometimes you forget to back up your Android data to Google account. In this situation, what should you do to recover deleted data on Android device?

In this part, we recommend you to use this professional third-party software – MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android. This software aims at recovering the lost and deleted Android data with its two powerful recovery modules: “Recover from Phone” and “Recover from SD-Card“.

With this software, you can recover all of your lost and deleted files, such as photos, contacts, messages, call logs, documents, and more from your Android phone & tablet and SD card. Here, you can use the Free Edition of this software to recover 10 pieces of one type of data each time. So, if you are using Windows 10/8/7, you can download this freeware to your computer to have a try first.

How to Recover Deleted Files from Android Phone Directly

With “Recover from Phone” module, you can recover deleted files from your Android internal storage directly. But, it is a general rule that, with a piece of third-party software, you are only allowed to recover the deleted data which are not overwritten by new data. Thus, when you discover you deleted some important data from your Android phone by mistake, please stop using the Android device as soon as possible to prevent these deleted data from being overwritten.

Here we recommend MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android to help you save most of the work and time.

Step 1: After downloading and installing this software to your computer, please open it to enter its main interface as follows. Then, you should click on “Recover from Phone” module to continue.

main interface

Step 2: This software will prompt you to connect your Android phone to the computer, just do it. After that, the software will detect your Android device voluntarily, and then enter “Identify your Device” interface.

If you haven’t enabled USB debugging on your Android phone, you can follow the guide in this software to do this job.

usb debugging

If you connect your Android phone to the computer for the first time, you will see the following interface. Here, if you are using your personal computer, we advise you to check “Always allow from this computer” option and then tap “OK” button on your Android phone. Next time, you will be able to skip this step when you want to recover deleted data from the same Android phone on the same computer.

always allow

Step 3: Then, you will see this “Device Ready to Scan” interface. Here, you can see the types of files, as well as two scan methods. Please read the introduction carefully and choose one scan method according to your own needs. Then, you should click on “Next” button to continue.

scan methods

Step 4: After the scan process, you will enter the scan result interface as shown in the following. You can choose one data type from the left list and view its items in this interface. Then, you can select the files you want to recover and click on “Recover” button to continue.

scan result

Step 5: Then the software will show you a pop-out window with the software default storage path. If you want to save these selected data to this default path, please just click on “Recover” button directly. If you want to store them to a certain path, please click on “Browse” button to choose another path on the computer and then follow the rest wizard to finish the operation.

If you want to use this software to recover deleted Android data without limitations, you can choose to upgrade this Free Edition to an advanced version.

This section tells you how to recover deleted Android data from Android internal storage. However, you should know that your Android data can also be saved on Android SD card. Then, the next section will show you how to retrieve deleted Android data from your Android SD card with this software.

How to Recover Deleted Data from Android SD Card

Likewise, don’t use your Android SD card after deleting some vital data from it by mistake. Because, if these deleted data are overwritten by new ones, they will become unrecoverable.

Android SD card can’t be connected to your computer directly. You need to insert it into an SD card reader and then connect the SD card reader to your computer.

Step 1: After entering the main interface of this software, you need to choose “Recover from SD-Card” module.

Step 2: You will enter this interface. Then you should select the target Android SD card and click on “Next” button to start the scan process.


Step 3: When the scan process is finished, you will enter the following scan result interface. Next, it’s time for you to select the data you want to recover and save them to a specified path on your computer. These operations are the same as “Recover from Phone” module. So, we will not repeat them here.


After these three steps, you can find your deleted Android SD card data in your specified storage path.

Actually, MiniTool offers you more than one tool to retrieve deleted data from Android SD card. In addition to MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android, you can also use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to do this work. Besides, MiniTool Photo Recovery enables you to recover deleted photos and videos from your Android SD card.

Here are two related articles, and you can read them to learn some useful solutions:
1. Two Ways to Recover Deleted Files from SD Card Android
2. How Do You Recover Deleted Videos Android Effectively?