Smartphones have made all our lives a lot easier than they used to be, but we carry so much information and data in them that they actually become more valuable with time. Unfortunately, data loss from physical or software damage and even accidental deletions is quite common. However, there are ways to recover data from severely damaged smartphones as well, but everything depends on the kind of damage or data loss we are talking about.
If you have dropped your smartphone and the display is irresponsive or illegible, it is quite possible that none of the data is harmed and all your phone needs is a new display. This is a fairly easy process, but it can get quite expensive, depending on the model of the smartphone.
More often than not, a simple data recovery tool can help in the recovery of accidentally deleted content. However, keep the following points in mind:
• The faster you act towards recovery after the accidental deletion, the better your chances
• The more you use the phone afterwards, the higher are the chances of the deleted data getting permanently overwritten
• To prevent overwriting, switch off the data, stop loading or using apps and don’t click photos
Sometimes, even when general data retrieval tools cannot help you recover what you have deleted, professional data recovery teams can help.
Software Error/Bricked Device
It could happen while trying to flash a ROM manually or even while updating the OS via OTA, where the process is interrupted by a low battery, for example. Also known as being bricked, this is a situation where you need a professional data recovery service, such as the one offered by Secured Data Recovery.
In addition to retrieving data from bricked devices, their engineers are also capable of recovering all types of data from physically damaged Android, Windows, BlackBerry and iOS devices, as well as text messages and contact lists from damaged SIM cards. Check out the Secure Data Recovery website for more details on the various digital forensics and data retrieval services on offer.
Forgetting to write down the password somewhere safe is very common, especially as biometric security systems have almost made remembering lock-screen passwords unnecessary. The problem is that the biometric sensors can break physically or become erroneous due to data fragmentation.
As password entry is necessary when that happens, forgetting it can lock you out of your own device. Users should always set up their phone number or alternate email IDs so that the password can be reset automatically. In case you didn’t do that, professional data retrieval services are your best bet at gaining access to your phone or tablet again.
Sometimes, you don’t even need to recover data if you have set up your smartphone to back up everything on the cloud on a regular basis. However, given that how frequently cloud storage services are hacked these days, and the fact that they do start to charge a lot of money past a certain limit, it may not always be the most suitable option unfortunately.