How to Recover Deleted Files from Huawei Phone

If you have deleted files on your Huawei phone that you were not supposed to, these methods here will teach you how to recover deleted files from a Huawei device. There are multiple ways to recover lost files on your device and read on to learn more.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 24, 2021

Sometimes it happens that you end-up deleting a file that you were not supposed to delete. Maybe you were just trying to get rid of your non-important files and this important file came in between? Or maybe your fingers slipped off the actual file and that made you delete the file you did not want to delete? Regardless, there are ways to recover deleted files on Huawei based phones.

The methods that let you recover files on your Huawei phones are divided into two categories. The first one is a with-backup category meaning if you have a backup of your device, you can use these methods to restore the lost files on your device. The second category lets you restore content on your phone even if you never made a backup of your device.

Let us check out both types of methods and you can use whatever that fits your needs.

Method 1. How to Recover Deleted Files on Huawei with Backups

If you have ever made a backup of your Huawei phone using any of the following services, we have some good news for you. You can restore one of these backups on your phone and that will restore your deleted files, too.

Use the method that you have a backup with for your Huawei phone and you should be able to recover the deleted files on your Huawei phone.

Tip 1. Recover Deleted Data from Huawei Backup

One of the many good things about having a Huawei phone is that you do not need to use a third-party app to backup your device. Your phone comes preloaded with an app called Backup to help you create and restore backups on your device.

Huawei also has a desktop app called HiSuite to help you create and manage your phone backups on your computer.

If you created a backup using any of these apps prior to deleting your files, the following are the methods on how to recover your deleted files on your Huawei phone.

Restore a Backup Created with the Backup App

One of the reasons why many users prefer to create backups with the Backup app is that it comes preloaded on their phones. You do not need to go anywhere to get this app and it is extremely easy to use it to create full backups of your phones.

If you did use it to make a backup of your Huawei phone, now is the time to restore your backup and get your deleted files restored. Unlike iTunes and other apps that do not let you selectively restore files, this app lets you choose what you would like to restore on your phone. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Launch the Backup app from the app drawer on your Huawei phone.

Step 2. When the app launches, tap on the option that says Restore to restore a backup. Then, choose where your backup is saved and tap on Next at the bottom of your screen.

Restore A Backup

Restore A Backup

Step 3. If there were confidential files in your backup and you encrypted it, enter the password for your backup. Then, select the type of files you wish to restore and tap on Start restoration.

Start Restoring the Backup

Start Restoring the Backup

Step 4. Wait while the app restores the chosen file types on your phone. This can take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes.

Several minutes later, the files will be all restored.

Restore a Backup Created with the HiSuite App

If your Huawei phone does not have enough space, then you might prefer to use the HiSuite app on your computer to back up your phone. It is a pretty nice way to make full backups of your data without consuming any memory space on your phone.

Like the Backup app, HiSuite also allows you to selectively restore data on your Huawei phones. This way you can choose only your deleted files to be restored and it will only restore those files for you on your phone.

There are a few things you need to do before you can make your phone work with HiSuite but the following should teach you how to do it all on your device and computer.

Turn On HDB on Your Huawei Phone

You need to first enable the HDB option on your device.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app from the app drawer on your phone and tap on Advanced settings.

Open Advanced Settings on Your Phone

Open Advanced Settings on Your Phone

Step 2. Tap on the Security option and enable the option that says Allow HiSuite to use HDB.

Step 3. Go to the main settings menu and tap on Apps followed by HiSuite. It will open HiSuite settings on your screen.

Step 4. Tap on the option that says Permissions and enable all permissions for the app.

Enable All Permissions

Enable All Permissions

Turn On USB Debugging on Your Huawei Device

You now need to enable USB debugging so the app on your computer can interact with your phone.

Step 1. Head to Settings > About phone on your phone and tap on Build number for about seven times. It will say you are a developer.

Enable the Developer Options Menu

Enable the Developer Options Menu

Step 2. Head back to the Settings app and tap on Developer options. Enable the USB debugging option.

Turn on USB Debugging

Turn on USB Debugging

Restore a Backup

It is time to restore a HiSuite backup on your phone.

Step 1. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable and launch the HiSuite app.

Step 2. Click on the option that says Restore to restore one of your backups.

Restore Aa HiSuite Backup

Restore Aa HiSuite Backup

Step 3. Choose the data you would like to restore and click on Restore.

Select Files to Recover

Select Files to Recover

Step 4. It will restore your chosen files on your Huawei phone.

Files Restored from Backup

Files Restored from Backup

You are all set. Your deleted files are now recovered on your phone.

Tip 2. Retrieve Deleted Files from Google Account

If you made a backup of your phone with Google before deleting the files, you can restore the backup and that will restore your deleted files as well. The issue here is that you need to reset your phone to the factory settings to restore a backup.

Google does not allow you to restore a backup without erasing your device. It is because the only time you get the option to restore a backup is on the phone setup screen which only appears after you reset your device.

If you are fine with resetting your phone, the following is what you need to do to recover your files.

Retrieve Deleted Files from Google Account

Retrieve Deleted Files from Google Account

Step 1. Launch the Settings app on your phone.

Step 2. Scroll all the way down and tap on System > Click Reset for resetting your device > Choose the Erase all data (factory reset) option to reset your device.

Step 5. Start setting up your phone and use your existing Google account. You will get a prompt asking if you want to restore a backup and you need to answer in affirmative.

Your deleted files will be back on your Huawei phone.

Tip 3. Retrieve Deleted Files from SD Card

Most Huawei phones you buy nowadays come with a microSD card slot. This helps you slide in a card that you can store your data on. microSD cards are available in many sizes ranging from a small 4GB card to a large 32GB card.

If you use one with your Huawei device and you have your files stored on your card, you can actually plug it into your phone and use it to recover your files.

The following shows how you can use your SD card to recover the deleted files on your Huawei device.

Step 1. Insert your SD card into your Huawei phone.

Step 2. Launch the file manager app on your phone and access your SD card storage.

Step 3. Find the file you need, tap and hold on it, tap on the three dots at the top-right corner, and choose Copy.

Copy Files from SD Card

Copy Files from SD Card

Step 4. Go to your internal storage and use the Paste option to paste your file.

You now have your deleted files back on your Huawei phone.

Method 2. How to Recover Deleted Files on Huawei Without Backup

If you have a backup of your phone, restoring deleted files is like a walk in the park. However, if you never made a backup, things are going to be a bit difficult for you. That is not to say there are no methods at all to recover deleted files if you do not have a backup.

PhoneRescue for Android, a professional data recovery tool, lets you recover deleted files without requiring a backup. It scans your phone for recoverable content and lets you preview and restore the files back on your device.

It supports over 31+ file formats for recovery and that basically covers most files you use on your phone. The following shows how to use it to recover deleted files on your Huawei device.

Step 1. Download and install the PhoneRescue for Android on your computer.

Step 2. Attach your Huawei phone to your computer using a USB cable and open the app.

Connect Phone and Launch PhoneRescue for Android

Connect Phone and Launch PhoneRescue for Android

Step 3. You will be asked to choose the file types that you want to recover on your phone. Checkmark all files you want to restore and click on Next.

Select File Types to Recover on PhoneRescue for Android

Select File Types to Recover on PhoneRescue for Android

Step 4. Wait for the app to root your device. It will not take too long.

Rooting the Device via PhoneRescue for Android

Rooting the Device via PhoneRescue for Android

Step 5. When the rooting and scanning are finished, you will get the following screen. Here, click on the file types you want to recover in the left sidebar. Then, choose the files you want to actually recover on the right-hand side pane.

Choose Files to Recover via PhoneRescue for Android

Choose Files to Recover via PhoneRescue for Android

Step 6. Click on the To Device button at the bottom-right corner to recover and restore the files on your phone. You will see the following when the files are restored.

Files Successfully Recovered through PhoneRescue for Android

Files Successfully Recovered through PhoneRescue for Android

That is how you recover deleted files on your Huawei device using PhoneRescue for Android.

Conclusion

If you have never recovered deleted files and you are not really sure how to recover deleted files on a Huawei device, do not worry as there are various methods to do it. Most of these methods are easy to use and help recover your files in no time. Give PhoneRescue for Android a try now>

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