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Do you need to recover a photo you accidentally deleted from Google Photos? Do you want to download some content from Google Photos to share it through other applications or share it through other applications or third-party services? Don't worry worry: in all these cases, I have solutions for you.
In today's guide, I'll show you how to recover photos from Google Photos in case you accidentally deleted them. I will I'll explain how to proceed both on smartphones and tablets (both Android and iOS) as well as from your computer, through the browser you usually use to browse the web. to browse the web. In addition, in case you want to download a copy of the photos synchronized with Google Photos through other devices, I will give you some I'll give you some tips on how to do it on mobile devices and PCs.
Come on, it's time to sit down and take a few minutes to go through all of the tips I've prepared for you in this guide. Are you ready? Are you? Very well! It only remains for me to wish you a good read and, above all, lots of fun!
Recover deleted photos deleted from the Cloud: Google Photos
If you have accidentally deleted photos in Google Photos, you don't have to worry, because you can easily you don't have to worry, because you can easily recover them, as long as they haven't been deleted for 60 days. been deleted for 60 days. In fact, Google Photos prevents accidental deletion of media items with a virtual trash garbage can, which saves this data for easy saves this data for easy recovery within the specified time limit. specified.
In the next few lines, I will show you how to recover deleted photos from Google Photos both through mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and smartphones and tablets, as well as from the computer, using the convenience of the web browser. web browser.
Recover on Smartphones and tablets
On smartphones and tablets, you can recover all your accidentally deleted media files from Google Photos via the
accidentally deleted media files from Google Photos via the trash section of the app.
Trash section of the application. To do this, simply
open the Google Photos application for Android or
iOS (the icon of which has a colorful flower inside) and
tap the ☰ icon located at the top left.
At this point, on the screen you are shown, locate the Trash section, where you will find all the multimedia Trash section, where you will find all the media items, such as photos and videos, that you have deleted, such as photos and videos, that you have accidentally deleted. As I have already mentioned in previous paragraphs, a file in this section will be available up to 60 days to recover it. days to retrieve it, after which time it will be permanently deleted from Google's servers from Google's servers and therefore will no longer be recoverable.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to see how much time is left before a media item is permanently deleted from Google servers. is definitively deleted from the trash section. trash. So, if you find your photo deleted by mistake, do not delay and restore it immediately.
Once you have located the photo in question, to restore it, just hold your finger on its mini just hold your finger on its thumbnail and tap the Restore button in the lower right corner. the bottom right corner. Alternatively, if you use Android, tap on the thumbnail to view the photo in full screen and then tap on the Restore icon in the lower right corner. then tap on the three-dot icon in the upper right corner; on the in the upper right corner; in the screen that appears, tap on the words Restore to words Restore to recover the photo. On iOS, tap the thumbnail and tap the Restore button in the lower right corner. bottom right corner.
If you want to recover all the media items from the Google Photos recycle garbage can, just tap on the words recycle bin from Google Photos, just tap the Restore button in the upper right corner to top right corner to put them back into their respective albums.
Recover to Computer
Google Photos is also available through the web panel, to upload photos from your PC and view those synchronized on other devices. This latter feature allows you to have a copy of your media files stored in the cloud (in a stored in the cloud (free of charge and without space erosion in Google Drive, if you accept a limitation to Drive, if you accept a limitation to 16MP resolution for photos and 1080p for videos, otherwise you must for videos, otherwise you will have to accept the erosion of storage space in Google Drive to keep your storage space erosion in Google Drive to keep the content in original quality). If you want to know more about this topic, I recommend you read my guide on how Google Photos works. operation of Google Photos.
The first thing you have to do is to access Google Photos from the web browser: go to the service's web page and click on the Go to Google Photos button, then type button Go to Google Photos, then enter the username and password of the Google account password of the Google account you use on your smartphone and tablet. smartphone and tablet.
You have now arrived at the main Google Photos screen. Now click on the ☰ icon in the upper left corner. Left and select Trash in the left sidebar. In this section you will find all the items you have deleted from Google Photos both through the web panel and from your mobile devices. In fact, as data synchronization is active, any operation performed on one device will be carried out on all devices. one device will be carried out on all other devices.
The media files in the recycle garbage can are only available for 60 days, after which they are are only available for 60 days, after which they are permanently deleted. permanently. That said, if you have located the photos that you want to restore, click the check mark icon on each thumbnail to select them one by one. thumbnail to select them one by one. Then click on the spinning arrow icon (Restore) to recover the deleted files, which will be available in your deleted files, which will be available in their respective albums.
Recover photos from the Google Photos archive
By enabling Google Photos synchronization, all media files can be streamed to any device. media files can be streamed to any device. If you want to download a copy of these files to your device's storage, perhaps to share the photo in other applications or services, Google Photos makes this task very easy. makes this task very easy.
In the next few paragraphs, I will explain how to recover photos from the Google Photos file on smartphones and tablets as well as on computers, through a web browser. computers, through a web browser.
Recovering on Smartphones smartphones and tablets
On smartphones and tablets, the release of the Google Photos app allows you to view photos from the Google Photos app allows you to view photos and videos from your device's and videos in your device's memory, as well as media files that have been backed up and that are backed up and synced from other devices. devices. For the latter type of content, the files are transmitted without the file actually being without the file actually being available on the device's local storage. device.
If you want to download a copy of the photos from the Google Photos archive on your smartphone or tablet, you have to start the Google Photos application and tap on the thumbnail of the touch the thumbnail of the media item you want to download. Then click on the icon with the three dots in the upper right corner and select the upper right corner and select Save to device (on Android) or Download (on iOS) in the or Download (on iOS) in the screen that appears.
This will download a copy of the photo to your device's local storage, so that you can share it on your storage on the device, so that it can be shared in other apps or third-party services. third-party services.
Recover on Computer
When accessing Google Photos from a web browser, unlike what I told you in the previous chapter on the in the previous chapter on mobile devices, you can download individual photos or entire albums. individual photos or entire albums. But let's go in order.
To download a single photo, first go to the official Google Photos website Photos, click on the Go to Google Photos button and enter the username and password of the and password of the Google account you use on your smartphone or tablet. you use on your smartphone or tablet.
Then, on the main screen, click on the thumbnail of a photo and presses the icon of a photo and press the ⋮ icon in the upper right corner. upper right corner. Among the items that appear, select the one called Download, to immediately download the individual photo. individual.
If, on the other hand, you want to download an entire album, click on click on Albums, located in the left sidebar, then select an album from the ones an album from those presented to you and click on the ⋮ icon , located at the top right. Among the items that are displayed, select the one called Download all, to download the album in a compressed ZIP file, which you can open compressed ZIP file, which you can open with the Explorer or with one of the programs I recommended in this guide. in this guide.
As an alternative to the above procedures, you can also decide to export all the media files from Google Photos to Google Drive. You can perform this simple operation by accessing the web panel of Google Drive or through the Google Drive app for Android and iOS. Android and iOS.
I recommend that you check if you have enough space in Google Drive before performing the Google Photos media import. If you do, you will have to upgrade your storage space starting at $1 .99/month for 100 GB of cloud space.
From the Google Drive web dashboard, sign in with your Google Account credentials and click on the Google account credentials and click on the gear icon in the top right corner. top right corner. Then, in the panel that appears, select Settings and, in the screen that appears, put a checkmark in the checkbox a check mark in the box Create a Google Photos folder. Photos.
On Android, start the Google Drive app, tap the ☰ icon at the top right and select Settings. Next, move the toggle switch from OFF to ON near the Add item Automatically in the Google Photos section.
On iOS, tap the ☰ icon in the top right corner and tap the gear icon upper right corner and tap the gear icon. On the screen that screen that appears, tap Photos and move the toggle from OFF to ON near the folder item. the item in the Google Photos folder.
This will create a folder called Google Photos in Google Drive. Drive. Inside it, you will find folders divided by year that contain all your media files. all your media files. If you use the backup and sync software, you can If you use the backup and sync software, you can download all these files to your computer to store them on your local hard drive. If you want to know how to use Google Backup and Sync to download photos from Google Drive to your PC, I suggest you your PC, I suggest you read my guide dedicated to this topic.
How to Restore Google Photos Backup
- Sign in to your Google account at Google Photos on your Android device or iPhone.
- Read the first card found in the Wizard option.
- Check if the first card says:
- " Waiting for connection" or "Waiting for wifi". It simply means that your connection is weak or unstable. What you can do is tap the tab to connect to a stronger wifi connection.
- Backup and synchronization are disabled". synchronization are disabled". Turn it back on by turn it back on by touching it to allow Google Photos to back up your photos and videos. back up your photos and videos.
- " The photo or video was ignored". The reason is that your photos and videos do not meet Google Photos upload requirements. Google Photos upload requirements. For Photos, it must be 75 MB or 100 MP or less. For videos, it must be 10GB or more.
- " Back up your photos. photos". Photos and videos are still being backed up. backed up.
- " Backup completed". This means that all your photos and videos have been saved to Google Photos.
Frequently asked questions and answers
On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app .
At the top left, tap Trash Menu .
Touch and hold the factor (photo or video) you want to restore.
At the bottom, tap Restore.
The photo or video will be restored: In the Gallery app on your phone.
On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app.
At the bottom, press Trash Library .
Press and hold the photo or video you want to restore.
At the bottom, press Restore.
The photo or video will reappear:
If you access photos.
com on Android you will not even have to log in, but being a default application on devices with this operating system you can enter directly into Google Photos and see everything you have saved in the cloud.
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Open the Google Photos app and in the bottom menu click on the "Library" button.
Now go to "Trash" and find the photo or video you have deleted by mistake.
Click on the image or video to see it in full size.
You will see a "Restore" button at the bottom of the screen.
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