See if you can restore deleted photos & videos

If you have back up & sync on, photos and videos you delete will stay in your trash for 60 days. Learn how to turn on back up & sync.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menuand then Trash Trash.
  3. Touch and hold the photo or video you want to recover.
  4. At the bottom, tap Restore. The photo or video will be back:
    • In your phone
    • Into the "Photos" section of the app.
    • Into any albums it was in.

To find and recover photos easily, turn on back up & sync. Learn how to turn on back up & sync.

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