How to recover files deleted on Android and iOS from Mac

A veteran tool with features

The nightmare that haunts us to many is that in which we turn on our computer, cell phone or tablet and see that our precious documents and photographs are not. Have disappeared, without knowing how or why.

An update of the operating system, enable the option of restoring the data without wanting to or do cleaning without taking into account what you are deleting is more valuable than we thought a priori are some many causes that we can lose files deleted and removed even from the Recycle Bin. Not to mention that your mobile device or computer fall into bad hands, or hands of untrained users and deleted what should not.

Luckily, the deleted files hasn’t why  disappeared forever from the hard disk or drive from a PC, Mac, smart phone or tablet, and tools such as the veteran Disk Drill can save you from some other unforeseen.Disk Drill we talked about earlier to highlight its best performance to recover files deleted both Windows and Mac. As well, the most recent version of Disk Drill for Mac also incorporates functions of recovery for iOS and Android platforms.

Some previous theory

From a PC or Mac drives differ from Android/iOS device storage system. While on a PC or Mac keep files on HDD drives (though SSDS are increasingly more presence), a phone or tablet saves the data in an internal memory or flash, consuming less energy and offering the files faster.

But as for how to store them, except for small differences as the size of the fragments of information stored, even if we delete a file it is possible that this remains even though it is not accessible without a specialized recovery tool. That has provided not be rewritten that slot or memory portion. In this sense, time is critical and the sooner you try to recover lost information, more opportunities must retrieve it.Like other recovery tools, Disk Drill does not promise miracles, but if your browser of files to find what you have lost, you can rest assured because you will recover that data.

In search of the files lost

The performance of Disk Drill with devices, Android / iOS is similar that with units of disk Windows / Mac. To connect the device via USB cable, Disk Drill will detect it and displays it on your main window.

By pressing the recovery button, Disk Drill will analyze the device and display the files that are recoverable. In the case of the iPhone, iPad, will be the backup of iTunes you have on your Mac or PC. This limits quite the recovery, since if not, use iTunes serves rather little, and more if have in has that cloud activated makes copies of security usually.

In the case of Android, you will have to enable the option USB debugging so that Disk Drill have access to the inside of the device and thus perform a full search. You will find more information in the official support of the tool, as well as enable the mode root or administrator if needed. In this case it is an analysis of rigor, deep or more full mode or quick mode.

In both cases, recovered files are organized by type of content if that is recognizable, such as contacts, SMS messages, videos, photographs, documents, etc.

Surprises on maintenance

Besides the main function of Disk Drill and recover files deleted in Windows platforms, Mac, Android and iOS, its third version also incorporates some free maintenance tools.

First of all, Disk Drill shows you information in real time of the State of your storage units such as the temperature of the disk, the space free and busy, if it is in good condition (State SMART).

On the other hand, it has a data protection feature that if you lose them, recover them in a way that is faster and more complete with the tool itself. With Recovery Vault option, for example, save the file metadata and file structure to organize the recovered information in the event that you lose it. And with the Guaranteed Recovery option, Disk Drill performs a backup of the files that we eliminate to, in the future, recover them more easily.

More functions available Disk Drill are the possibility of creating a startup disk to start it and retrieve files without booting the operating system, back up normal or organized in DMG images and even a cleaner to delete unused files or find duplicates.

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