How to recover your photos from your lost or stolen Android phone

Recover your photos and videos even if you have lost your cell phone.

Google Photos interface on a smartphone

A feature of Android phones is that to use them for the first time they must go through a brief configuration process that includes associating them with a Google account. This is used to access Google services available for Android, including the Google Play store, Google Drive, Find my device and Google Photos, a tool in the cloud that automatically backs up images captured with the camera.

Google Photos is a storage service for photos and videos. It is activated by default in the Android system, so that each photo taken by the user with the camera or some other manually selected image is uploaded to the Google account and is accessible from a series of devices with an Internet connection. In this way, it preserves the photos of a lost or stolen cell phone. It even saves recently deleted photos from the service, as they are only moved to a recycle bin where they remain for 60 days before being permanently deleted. Here we show you how to recover the photos from your Android cell phone that you thought you had lost.

How to recover photos from your phone through Google Photos

  1. Go to photos.google.com from your computer’s browser or download the Google Photos application on an Android phone or iPhone.
  2. Sign in with the Google account registered in the lost terminal.
  3. Navigate the main screen or use the search tool to search for photos by places, names, labels, etc.
Retrieving photos from an Android smartphone using Google Photos on a PC
  1. Once the image or album is found, you can download it to your hard drive or save it to the terminal, depending on the type of device used.

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