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How to Recover Photos from Xiaomi

By Avery Pacheco, 31/08/2015, updated on 10/08/2019

Deleting or losing pictures stored in Xiaomi by accident is quite frustrating. We often hear from users asking for ways to restore the missing photos. Some are used to back up the precious images from Xiaomi to the computer regularly so that they can easily regain the lost pictures from the backup. And the others turn to 3rd-part recovery software, but can't retrieve all the images either. If you are digging around for a reliable recovery tool, Android Photo Recovery is recommended.

Android Photo Recovery is professional recovery software for Android phones like Samsung Galaxy, LG, Sony Xperia, HTC One, Google Nexus, HUAWEI, Xiaomi, OnePlus, etc. It supports you to restore photos, music, videos, contacts, messages, etc on your Android smartphones.

Guide to Recover Photos from Xiaomi

Click the buttons below to download and install Android Photo Recovery on your Windows or Mac.

Note: Once the photos get lost from your Xiaomi, stop using your phone to take new photos or delete the pictures in the device to prevent data being overwritten.

Step 1. Plug Xiaomi into the Computer

Run the program after installation and connect your Xiaomi to the PC or Mac via USB cable.

Note: Before starting, you should make sure your phone battery is more than 20% charged.

Connect Xiaomi to PC or Mac

To build the connection, you should enable USB Debugging on your Xiaomi. The operation to turn on USB Debugging mode will slightly differs among various Android OS versions. Follow the instruction that matches your Xiaomi OS version to enable USB Debugging mode.

  • Go to "Settings" option to enter "About Phone".
  • Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode"/"You are now a developer".
  • Back to "Settings" to click "Developer options".
  • Tick the box in front of "USB debugging".

Enable USB Debugging on Xiaomi

Step 2. Detect and Scan for Lost Photos

When the plug-in Xiaomi is detected and identified, you will see the interface as below. By default, all types of content that the software can restore are selected. If you just want to scan for photos, uncheck the boxes next to other data and leave the one besides "Gallery".

Start Scanning Lost Phots/Videos

Step 3. Allow Data Analysis on Xiaomi

Before the software is able to scan your Android smartphone, you should tap "Allow" on the device screen to confirm the request for the authority to scan your device.

Allow Data Analysis on Xiaomi

Step 4. Preview and Recover Photos on Xiaomi

After the scanning, you can click the "Gallery" option in the left column. All the thumbnails of pictures on your Xiaomi will be displayed. The names of deleted ones will be in red letters. Tick those you want to get back and hit the "Recover" button.

Recover Deleted Pictures on Xiaomi

Now, all the missing pictures are once again saved in your Xiaomi smartphone. You can enjoy them on your handset or share with your families and friends. Even though you can easily get back the lost photos with Android Photo Recovery software, it is fairly necessary for you to back up pictures from Xiaomi or other Android devices regularly.

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