How to Recover Deleted Photos from Photo Vault App

As the name suggests, Photo Vault app is designed to help safeguard the private photos on your device. Available for both Android and iOS devices, such kind of app allows users to take photos using the device's camera and then store them in the app, protecting them with a PIN number or Pattern lock. But even with all the protection measures you can take; it is still possible to lose some of the photos in the Photo Vault app.

If you have lost important photos for one reason or another, this article will prove very useful to you. In it, we will take a look at three possible solutions to recover photos from Photo Vault app. Keep reading.

Part 1. Photo Vault Recovery via ES File Explorer File Manager

The easiest ways to recover the photos in Photo Vault for Android devices is to use the ES File Explorer. It is a file manager tool for Android, allowing users to manage photos, videos, music, documents and even app data on their device. Using it, you can recover pictures from Photo Vault app. Follow these simple steps to do the photo vault app recovery:

  • Step 1: Download and install ES File Explorer on to your Android device from the Google Play store, then launch it.

  • Step 2: Go to your device's Settings and enable the option of "show hidden files".

  • Step 3: Go back to the home screen and then search for "My Security". Open the folder and there should be quite a number of files named "24ad4ca5".

  • Step 4: In the search function, select "advanced options" and input the size as "10KB-10MB". Select all the files that meet this criterion and tap "Search".

  • Step 5: Open the files you see and change the extensions back to "jpg". You can then move the newly recovered photos back to any folder you like.

Part 2. How to Recover Photos from Photo Vault for Android

If the ES File Explorer doesn't work, another effective way to recover photos from Photo Vault on Android phone is to use a third-party data recovery problem, like FoneGeek Android Data Recovery. This program is special designed to help users recover a wide range of data from Android devices easily and quickly. Check more features of FoneGeek Android Data Recovery below:

  • It can be used to recover different types of delete data including SMS, contacts, call logs, photos, videos, documents and even app data like WhatsApp.

  • It can not only recover deleted files from Android internal memory, but also rescue lost files from Android memory card.

  • It works to recover data from most Android phones and tablets from Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, Sony, Xiaomi, OnePlus, etc.

  • You can also use it to backup Android data including the deleted and existing files to your PC or Mac computer.


Here's how to recover photos from Photo Vault app for Android:

Step 1: Download and install FoneGeek Android Data Recovery on to your computer and then run the program. In the main interface, choose "Data Recovery" to proceed.

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Step 2: Connect your Android device to the computer using USB cable. Ensure that you have enabled USB debugging on the device and wait for the program to detect the device.

Step 3: In the next window, you should see a list of the types of data that you can recover. To recover the missing Photo Vault photos, select "Photos" and then click "Next" to continue.

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Step 4: The program will then begin scanning the device for the missing files. When the scan is complete, preview the recovered photos and then click on "Recover" to complete the process.

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Part 3. How to Recover Photos from Photo Vault for iPhone

For iOS device users, the best way to recover photos from Photo Vault for iPhone, we recommend you to use FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery. This is one of the most powerful iOS data recovery programs in the market, allowing users to recover data from any iOS device in a matter of minutes even if you don't have a backup. The following are some of the program's most useful features:

  • It can recover deleted data directly from the iOS device, or extact datafrom the iTunes or iCloud backup file selectively.

  • It is particularly useful because it allows you to recover nearly all types of data including WhatsApp, WeChat, messages, contacts, notes, photos and so many more.

  • It has the highest recovery rate of any similar tool in the market and can recover data lost under all circumstances.

  • It supports all iOS devices and all versions of the iOS firmware, including the latest iPhone 11/11 Pro and iOS 13.


To perform photo vault app recovery for iPhone, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Download and install the Photos Vault Recovery for iPhone on to your computer. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cable and then launch the software. When the program detects the iOS device, click on "Data Recovery" in the main window.

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Step 2: In the next interface, select the type of data you would like to recover, in this case "Photos", and then click "Start Scan".

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Step 3: The program will begin scanning the device for the missing photos. When the scan is complete, you should see all the photos available on the device (both existing and deleted). To see only the missing photo, click on "Only Display Deleted items" to turn on the option.

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Step 4: Now select the photos you would like to recover and preview them before clicking "Recover to Device" or "Recover to Computer".

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Keep in mind that you can also use FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery to extract & recover data from iTunes and iCloud backup file when you don’t want to restore the whole backup.

By Joan J. Mims

Posted on Apr 04, 2018, 18:02:36

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.