How to restore from the Recycle Bin?

Last Update date : Feb 05. 2021

If you accidentally deleted photos or videos in your Gallery Or favourite Ringtone via the My Files app? Don't stress, you can easily restore them from your Recycle Bin. Just make sure you restore your files within 30 days otherwise the will be permanently removed from your Samsung Phone or Tablet. Follow the below guide to learn how to activate and use your Recycling Bin.

Restoring via the Gallery app
1 Launch the Gallery icon Gallery app.
Launch Gallery app
2 Long press the photos or videos you would like to move to your Recycle Bin then tap on trash icon Delete.
Long press a video or photo to select then tap on delete
3 Tap on Move to Recycle bin.
tap on Move to Recycling bin
4

Once deleted the images will be stored within the Recycle bin for 30 days.

If you want to restore the photos or videos simply tap on three dots icon
Tap on 3 dots
5 Select Recycle bin
Select Recycling bin
6 Tap on a photo or video you would like to restore back to your Gallery
Tap on an image or video you would like to restore
7 Select restore icon to restore the file
Tap on restore
8 If you would like to restore multiple photos or videos, long press an image to select and choose other files. Once you have selected the images or videos tap on Restore.
Restoring multiple photos
Restoring via the My Files app

Please Note: This setting is exclusively available on Galaxy devices operating on Android OS Version 10.0 (Q) and above.

1 Launch the My Files icon My Files app.
Launch My Files app
2 Locate & long press the file you would like to move to your Recycling Bin then tap on Trash can icon Delete.
Tap on Delete all
3 Select Move to Recycle Bin
Select Move to Recycling bin
4 Once deleted the images will be stored within the Recycle bin for 30 days.

If you want to restore the file simply tap on 3 dots icon
Tap on 3 dots in My Files app
5 Select Recycle bin
Select Recycling Bin
6 Long press the file you would like to restore
Long press the file you would like to restore
7 Tap on Restore
Tap on restore

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