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How To Recover Contacts/Messages/ Photos from Xperia

Sony is a popular brand in the smartphone industry and particularly, Sony Xperia is a model that has attracted millions of users, especially for women mainly because of the awesome appearance of all models under Sony Xperia. The camera on the phone is quite good so it is an ideal device to taking photos and selfies. Also, people send and receive a lot of text messages to and from their friends and relatives in their contact list. In the case of loss of any data, particularly contacts, messages and photos, the users will be highly frustrated.


But, this is something that can happen to anybody. The relieving news is that they can get their data back with the help of a dependable data recovery application. This is what Android Data Recovery is all about. As Sony Xperia is an Android phone, this application will help with data recovery, regardless of the type of data to be recovered.


Can I Recover Data from Sony Xperia XZ/X/Z5/Z4/Z3?

This application can be used for recovery of lost contacts, messages, photos and other types of data from Sony Xperia, irrespective of the Android operating system the phone has. Here is a step-by-step instruction on how to use this application for recovery of data from your Sony Xperia.


Once you find that some crucial data is missing from your phone, you are recommended to prevent yourself from using the phone until the lost data is recovered. The reason is that once the lost data is overwritten, it will never be possible to recover them.





Guide: How to Recover Contacts/SMS/Photos from Sony Xperia


Step 1 Install and Open Android Data Recovery Application

Download the application to a Windows/Mac computer and install it. When you run the application, it will ask you to connect the phone to the computer. You can do the same with the help of the USB cable. Remember that you should not disconnect the phone from the computer until the recovery process is completed.


Once the installation is completed, the next thing you will have to do is to run the Android Data Recovery application. When you click the 'Run' button, you will be asked to connect your Moto X to the computer. You can establish the connection through the USB.


downlaod Moto X data recovery


Step 2 Turn on USB Debugging on Sony Xperia Phone

Even though the interface has prompted you to connect the Sony Xperia, a connection can be established only when the USB debugging option is enabled in you Xperia. If this has not been done, you will be prompted to enable USB Debugging. Otherwise, if it has already been enabled, the scanning process will automatically begin. Now, comes the question how to enable USB debugging in Sony Xperia. This can be done in different ways and the method to be chosen relies on the version of Android operating system your phone has.


For Android 4.2 or newer version: Go to Settings ->about phone -> Build number and tap it for 7 times until you see a message that reads that your phone is now in developer mode. Again go to Settings -> Developer options and finally enable USB debugging.


For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Go to Settings, then to Developer options and then USB debugging.


For Android 2.3 or earlier version:Most Xperia phones come under this category and in these phones, you can enable USB debugging by going to settings and then applications, then development and finally USB Debugging


Enable the USB Debugging


Step 3 Scan Lost Data on Sony Xperia Z5/Z4/Z3

Once the USB debugging is enabled, the Android Data Recovery application will move to scanning mode. Choose the options like contacts, messages and gallery option to scan these files alone and click Next to select a data recovery mode. Usually, standard mode is enough to recover deleted data on Xperia phone.


Select files


Step 4 Preview and Recover Contacts/SMS/Photos from Sony Xperia

Once the scanning is completed by the application, it will show a preview of the photos, contacts and messages lost from your phone and from there you can select only those that you want to recover before clicking Recover button. Now, you can save the recovered data to your computer and then can move the same to your Sony Xperia.


Start to recover data on Moto X


Android Data Recovery is one of the best data recovery program I found out for Android based devices. It can almost recover all types of data on a phone and there are many options you can choose from, which is a big advantage over other similar programs. And that is the true reason why we recommend using it for data recovery. Don't hesitate to give it a try if you need restore lost files from Sony Xperia phone.






Lotte Hileman

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Lotte Hileman is the founder and editorial director at Android-rescuer studio and is enjoying discovering most useful Tips in the Android wrold.