How to Recover Data after Factory Reset on Huawei

Recovering your data after a factory reset on your Huawei phone might seem impossible but it is not. There are ways to regain access to your data even if you have reset your phone and this guide describes the available methods to do it on your Huawei device.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 15, 2020

When you reset your Huawei phone to the factory settings, all the data stored on the phone gets erased. It is because factory resetting is basically a way for you to set up your phone from scratch. You cannot reset the phone without wiping off the existing data on it. If this compulsory deletion has made you lose your important data, you might be interested in methods for Huawei data recovery after a factory reset.

Sometimes we do not realize our important files are stored on our phones and we proceed with the reset procedure. If you have done the same and you are regretting your choice, you would be glad to know you can recover your deleted data using one of the many methods described below. Some of these methods require a backup whereas others do not.

One of the following methods will certainly help you recover deleted data on your Huawei phone.

Part 1. How to Restore Huawei Files after Factory Reset from Backups

Usually, when you reset your phone to the factory settings, you are suggested to make a backup of your phone before proceeding any further. It is to ensure you have something to fall back on if and when things go south.

A backup usually contains all of the data of your phone and it is either saved on the phone itself or on the cloud. If you made a backup before resetting your Huawei phone to the factory settings, you can use one of the following ways to restore the backup and recover your lost data.

Way 1. Retrieve from Google Account

Huawei phones run Google’s Android operating system and Google actually gives you multiple ways to backup your device. Since setting up an Android device requires linking the device to a Google account, it is likely you have a backup of your device stored in your Google account.

These backups come in two forms. One of them is a Google Drive backup that helps backup and restores your phone content such as your files, photos, and videos. The other type of backup lets you store your contacts, calendar entries, notes, and such other data.

Here we show how you can restore data from any of these backups on your Huawei phone.

Restore Contacts, Notes, Calendar, and Such Other Data

This type of content usually gets synced with various Google services so getting it back to your device is fairly easy. All you basically need to do is enable sync for these data types and you will have your required data restored on your phone.

The following are the steps on how to recover data after a factory reset on a Huawei device.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app from the app drawer on your phone.

Step 2. Scroll down and tap on the option that says Accounts. It will help you find your Google account settings menu.

Access Your Google account on Huawei Phone

Access Your Google account on Huawei Phone

Step 3. Choose your Google account on the screen that follows. This is the account from where your data will be fetched.

Step 4. Tap on the option that says Account sync on the following screen.

Open Account Sync Options

Open Account Sync Options

Step 5. Here you will see each type of data that you can sync between your phone and your Google account. Turn on the toggles for all the data types you want to recover on your phone.

Sync Data with Huawei Phone

Sync Data with Huawei Phone

Restore a Google Drive Backup

This will help restore many other types of files on your phone.

Step 1. Startup setting up your phone from scratch.

Step 2. When you get to the screen where it asks if you want to restore your data, tap on Restore and your existing backup will be restored on your phone.

Way 2. Restore from Local Backups – Huawei Backup App

Huawei phones come preloaded with an app called Backup to help users create, manage, and restore backups on their phones. If you care for your data, you have likely created at least one backup with this app on your phone.

Now that all the data on your phone is gone, you can restore this backup and it will get back all the lost data on your device. Everything that your backup contains will be recovered to your phone.

The app lets you selectively restore data if you want to do it. This way you will not necessarily have to restore all the files from your backup and you can restore only your chosen files. The following are the steps on how to recover data after a factory reset on a Huawei phone using the aforementioned app.

Step 1. Open the Backup app on your device, tap on Restore, choose the location where your backup is stored, and tap on Next at the bottom.

Choose and Restore A Backup

Choose and Restore A Backup

Step 2. If you set up a password while backing up your device, you will need to enter it to access your backup contents. Then, select the file types you would like to recover to your phone and tap on Start restoration at the bottom.

Start Restoring A Backup

Start Restoring A Backup

Step 3. It will take some time to restore your data. Wait for it to finish doing that.

Step 4. When your data is recovered, the app will display the following message on your screen. It indicates the files were successfully restored on your phone.

Data Successfully Recovered from the Backup

Data Successfully Recovered from the Backup

You will probably want to verify if your data has actually been recovered on your phone. You can open various apps on your phone, such as your Gallery app, and see if your photos and videos are back.

Similarly, you can open other apps and check if your files are all in there. Use the file manager app to access most file types on your phone.

Part 2. The Simplest Way to Retrieve Data from Huawei after Factory Reset

If you did not anticipate a situation like this where you will end-up deleting your important data with a factory reset, you likely will not have a backup of your data. Restoring data without a backup is a pain in the neck as there is simply nothing you can extract and recover files from.

With the advancement in the data recovery industry, though, we now have several apps to help recover our lost data. PhoneRescue for Android lets you recover lost data on your Android devices even without a backup.

The app does not necessarily need a backup to restore data on your device. The way it restores data is by scanning your device for any recoverable content and then using its smart techniques to help restore that content on your phone. You do not need to mess up with any of these items. You just need to click on a few buttons and your data is recovered.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for Android and run it on your computer. It is available for both Windows and Mac computers.

Step 2. Use a USB cable and plug-in your Huawei phone to your computer and launch the app.

Fire-up the PhoneRescue for Android

Fire-up the PhoneRescue for Android

Step 3. It will ask you to select all the file types you want to recover on your phone. Make a selection and click on the Next option.

Choose the Data Type to Recover

Choose the Data Type to Recover

Step 4. It is going to root your device before recovering the files. Wait for it to do that.

Wait for Huawei Phone to Root

Wait for Huawei Phone to Root

Step 5. When you see some files on your screen, it means the scanning has finished and you can start recovering your files. Select the files you would like to recover on your screen. Choose the data you want to recover and click on the button to recover to computer.

Select Data to Recover

Select Data to Recover with PhoneRescue for Android

The Bottom Line

If you have a factory reset your Huawei phone, there are still chances for you to recover data on your device. As explained in the above guide, you have several ways to recover your data even if your phone has been reset to the factory defaults.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.