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    Where is the recycle bin on Android?

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    Valery Aloyants
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    Today we will explain where is the android recycle bin, or at least where you will find something similar. This is because, today, on Android phones there is not just one recycle bin like in Windows, but rather several containers in different applications.


    We will then see where you will find the different types of recycle bin available on Android phones, so that you can recover deleted Android files before they are completely erased, similar to how the Windows recycle bin works.



    Before we get started, we need to clarify that Android phones today don't have a universal recycle bin where you can see and recover deleted Android data. Instead, there are some applications that have a recycle bin and some levels of customization (the software that comes with the mobile) have something similar.

    Therefore, we will see where you will find the different baskets that exist on an Android cellphone, from those where you can retrieve photos from your cellphone, emails and more.


    Recover deleted photos from Google Photos

    Google Photos is one of the Google applications that includes its own recycle bin. That is, when you delete a photo or video in Google Photos, it is not deleted immediately, but is placed in the trash. When a photo passes 60 days in the trash, it is automatically deleted. Here's how to recover deleted videos from Google Photos on Android:

    • Open Google Photos
    • Tap Library
    • Tap Trash

    The Gmail trash can

    Google's email application, Gmail, was one of the pioneers in including the trash. Emails you delete in Gmail go to the trash, where they will be completely deleted after 30 days. This is the process for recovering emails from Gmail:



    • Open Gmail
    • Tap the menu button in the search bar (1)
    • Scroll down the list until you see the Trash folder (2)

    The Google Drive recycle bin

    Google's application for cloud file storage, Google Drive, also has a recycle bin that works similar to that of Windows and allows for Android deleted file recovery. That is, when you delete a file in Google Drive, it is sent to the trash and will be deleted automatically after 30 days . Here is how you can recover deleted files from Android to Google Drive:


    • Open the Google Drive app
    • Tap the menu button (1) in the search bar
    • Touch Trash (2)

    The Google Keep recycle bin

    Google's application for cloud file storage, Google Drive, also has a recycle bin that works similar to that of Windows. That is, when you delete a file in Google Drive, it is sent to the trash and will be deleted automatically after 30 days . Here's how to recover deleted files from your mobile from the Google Drive recycle bin:

    • Open the Google Drive app
    • Tap the menu button (1) in the search bar
    • Touch Trash (2)

    The Google Keep recycle bin

    Google Keep is another Google app that has not one, but two baskets. The first is the archive, which is where the notes you have archived go because you don't need them anymore but you don't want to erase them completely. If you delete a note completely, it goes to the trash and is completely deleted afterwards seven days. Here's how you can get into the Google Keep trash:


    • Apri l’app Google Keep
    • Tap the menu button (1) in the search bar
    • Touch Trash (2)

    Android file recovery from Huawei phones

    Huawei phones have their own recycle bin, where the photos and videos you delete in the official photo gallery application go. This way, if you delete a photo, it is sent to the trash and automatically deleted afterwards 30 days. Here's how you can access the Huawei recycle bin:



    • Open the Huawei Gallery app
    • On the Albums tab, scroll down until you find the album named Recently Deleted

    Data recovery deleted from Samsung mobile

    Other phones that have their own level of customization are those from Samsung. Similar to Huawei's, when you delete a photo or video in the Samsung gallery app, it is sent to the recycle bin and will be completely deleted after 30 days . Here's how to access the Samsung recycle bin:


    • Open the Samsung gallery app
    • Tap the menu button (1)
    • Choose Trash (2) from the menu
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