How to Retrieve Deleted Videos on Huawei

Sometimes we end-up accidentally deleting videos on our phones. If you have done that too and yours is a Huawei phone, this guide should teach you how to recover deleted photos on a Huawei device. You will learn multiple ways to recover your videos so keep reading.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jun. 12, 2020

If you have been using a smartphone for some time, you have likely encountered the issue where you accidentally deleted something important on it. If that content happens to be a video and it is a Huawei device, then you do not need to worry as there are ways to recover your videos on your phone. There are multiple methods for how to recover deleted videos in Huawei.

This guide should explain to you all the available methods to let you get back your deleted videos. Depending on your particular circumstances, you will need to use a method that is appropriate for your situation. However, you are free to use any method that you think will work for you.

Part 1. Restore Deleted Videos from Backups

If you created a backup prior to deleting videos from your phone, you can actually restore your backup to get your deleted photos restored. A backup usually consists of many files and you can choose to only restore your photos on your device.

There are two common ways people use to back up their videos. Use the method that applies to you and you will have recovered your deleted photos.

Way 1. Retrieve Deleted Videos from Google Photos

Google Photos is a service by Google that allows you to upload and keep your photos and videos in the cloud for free. As long as you choose high-quality and not original quality for your content, you can keep as much content as you want in your account.

If you made your videos backup using this service, all you basically need to do is enable an option in the app on your phone and your deleted photos will be restored. You need to make sure you have an active and fast Internet connection as this will fetch all of your videos from the Internet and save them to your device. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Launch the Google Photos app from the app drawer on your device.

Step 2. Tap on the hamburger icon at the top-right corner and choose the Settings. It will open the settings menu for your synced photos and videos.

Step 3. Click on Back up & sync which will open the option you are looking for.

Step 4. This Back up & sync is to help you sync your photos and videos on your phone. There will be a toggle next to the option and you need to turn it on to recover your videos.

Turn on Syncing for Google Photos

Turn on Syncing for Google Photos

As soon as the toggle is enabled, the app will start downloading your videos from your Google account to your phone. When all is downloaded, you will be able to access your deleted videos using the Google Photos app.

Way 2. Restore Deleted Videos from Local Backups – Huawei Backup App

These days, no matter what phone you buy, you normally get an app with it that allows you to create full and secure backups of your data. Huawei phones also come with such an app and it is called Backup. As the name implies, the app lets you create and restore full data backups on your Huawei devices.

Since it comes preloaded on most Huawei phones, users prefer to use it to create their backups. If you also chose it for your backups, then your deleted videos are in good hands. You can restore your backup using the same app and all of your videos will also be restored.

The great thing about the app is that it lets you selectively restore data on your phone. This way you can only choose for your videos to be restored leaving everything else out. The following is how you use it on your phone.

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

Step 2. You will see two options on the main screen of the app. Tap on the one that says Restore to restore one of your backups. On the following screen, select where your backup is saved and tap on Next at the bottom.

Restore A Backup with the Backup App

Restore A Backup with the Backup App

Step 3. If you have encrypted your backup, you will be asked to enter the password to open it. On the screen that follows, select Videos since you want to recover your videos and tap on Start restoration.

Restore Videos Using Huawei’s Backup App

Restore Videos Using Huawei’s Backup App

Step 4. Wait while the app restores your videos on your phone. It should take some good time to do it.

Part 2. Regain Deleted Videos from Recently Deleted Album

One of the intelligent things about smartphones is that they do not actually delete your items for good. What that means is that when you delete a video from your device, it does not get deleted but it gets moved to a different album instead.

This album keeps your deleted items for a predefined period of time. On most phones, it is a thirty days period meaning your photos and videos can be recovered even after they are deleted in this period. If it has not been thirty days since you deleted your videos, you can go into this album and get your videos recovered.

Step 1. Open the Gallery app from the main screen on your phone.

Step 2. Tap on Collections at the bottom and it will let you view all the albums you have in the app. This includes the recently deleted items album as well.

Step 3. The album will most likely be at the end of the screen. So scroll all the way down, find the album that says Recently Deleted, and tap on it to open it.

Access the Recently Deleted Album

Access the Recently Deleted Album

Step 4. You will now see all the items that you have deleted in the Gallery app in the last thirty days. Here, you will find your deleted videos as well. Find the ones that you want to restore, tap on them so they are selected, and then tap on Recover at the top to recover those videos.

Recover Videos from the Recently Deleted Album

Recover Videos from the Recently Deleted Album

Part 3. The Simplest Way to Retrieve Deleted Videos via PhoneRescue for Android

The above methods work perfectly fine as long as you meet their requirements. However, most users who are looking to recover videos either deleted their videos more than thirty days ago, or they never created a backup of their phone.

In those cases, none of the aforementioned methods will be effective as you simply do not meet their minimum requirements. However, all hope is not lost. There is actually a fantastic app that allows you to recover your videos even when you do not have a backup.

PhoneRescue for Android lets you recover many types of files on your Android device. You can use it to recover your deleted videos even if they were deleted a month ago and you do not have a backup. The app uses some intelligent algorithms and helps find and recover your videos on your phone.

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

Step 2. Plug-in your phone to your computer and launch the app.

Connect Huawei Phone and Run PhoneRescue for Android

Connect Huawei Phone and Run PhoneRescue for Android

Step 3. Select Videos on the main interface of the app and click on Next. It will help you recover your video files.

Choose the Videos to Scan the Phone with PhoneRescue for Android

Choose the Videos to Scan the Phone with PhoneRescue for Android

Step 4. On the following screen, you will be shown the videos that can be recovered to your phone. Choose the videos you want to restore and click on either To Device or To Computer button to recover your videos.

Recover the Videos to Computer via PhoneRescue for Android

Recover the Videos to Computer via PhoneRescue for Android

Your videos will be restored at the place you chose for them.


You should not feel sad if you have mistakenly deleted videos on your Huawei phone. There are methods to help you recover your videos when they are deleted and the above guide describes them all so you can get their benefits. We hope the guide helps you out.

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.