How To Recover Lost Music From Android Phone

How to recover lost music on Android phone.

A mobile phone is a multifunctional device capable of processing a large amount of data. Specifically, the gadget allows you to play music presented in audio file format. If you have ever realized that you have lost music on your Android phone and you don’t know how to get it back, we suggest you explore the ways to recover deleted files. But first, it’s worth getting to the bottom of what’s causing the problem.

Why is music deleted from your Android phone?

When we talk about lost music on phone, we are referring to previously downloaded audio files on the mobile device. These can be songs in MP3 format or recordings from a voice recorder. In both cases, these are individual data. There are two possible reasons for them to disappear:

  • If the music was recorded on a memory card, one of the main reasons for the problem could have been the failure of the external storage device;
  • You might also have accidentally deleted the files by performing a series of clumsy movements.

The first cause is the easiest to identify, as other files may have been saved on the memory card. If they do not appear, the MicroSD card has failed. You can confirm or refute this hypothesis by connecting the card to a computer or any other device.

If not all of the songs, but only some, are gone, most likely the user’s inattention is to blame, since it is enough to delete some files with just a few clicks. Another possibility is that the deletion was caused by external factors. However, this will not affect how to fix the problem.

How to Recover Deleted Music on Your Android Phone

Before explaining how to recover music, let us once again remind to check if your memory card is faulty. If there is nothing wrong, the files are gone because they were accidentally deleted. To recover your data, we recommend that you take a look at the methods discussed later in this article.

From the trash

An audio recording or any other file is not always irretrievably lost. In some cell phones there is a “Trash” where recently deleted information goes. It can be fully recovered by following a few simple steps:

  • Start the “File Explorer” or “File Manager” application.
  • Go to the “Trash” or “Recently Deleted” tab (the section you are looking for may be hidden in an additional menu, accessible by pressing the three-dot bar).
  • Check the box of the desired file.
  • Click the “Restore” button.

Another problem is that not all cell phones have a “Trash” in their default file explorer. Therefore, you may need to turn to third-party software to restore your music. Next, we will talk about this type of software.

Using Your PC and the UltData Utility for Android

First, we will try to recover the songs through a program installed on your PC. Download the UltData distribution on your PC and uninstall it, then follow these steps:

  • Connect your mobile phone to your PC.
  • Use the pop-up that appears on the gadget screen to enable data transfer.
  • Run UltData and make sure the mobile phone has been recognized correctly.
  • Press the button to start scanning.
  • Check the “Audio” box.
  • Press the “Restore” button.

If audio recordings are found, they will be restored.

However, the chance of 100% recovery will be affected by the time elapsed since the audio files were deleted.

It is important. In order to deeply scan the mobile phone for deleted files, you may need to enable the “USB Debugging” feature. It’s in the “For Developers” section of your phone’s settings.


dr.fone is another computer program whose main purpose is to recover deleted files on Android. It works on a similar principle to UltData, so you shouldn’t have any difficulties in the recovery process. All you have to do is install the program, connect your mobile phone to the PC, run the scan and recover the desired file type.

Make it easy for Android

This application will also help you recover deleted songs. Like the previous two applications, EaseUS is installed on the computer and data recovery is done by connecting the mobile phone to the PC. Despite the lack of Russian localization, EaseUS is just as easy to use as other similar programs:

  • Click the “Analyze Now” button.
  • Check the “Audio” box.
  • Press the “Recover” button.

If USB debugging has been enabled on the phone, all lost music will be restored within minutes. Otherwise, pay attention to the alternative programs in the selection.

phone leg

This app is translated into Russian, so you should have no problem using FonePaw. The principle of operation here is similar to that described above when considering other programs. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that FonePaw supports a wide range of file formats, so it’s possible to resend not only songs but also documents. Finally, it works with any mobile phone from Android 2.3.

disc drill

The name of this program speaks for itself. Disk Drill is designed to scan drives for recently deleted files. The vast majority of information can be retrieved in its entirety.

The only people who may have trouble using Disk Drill are those who don’t know the English interface at all. If you are one of those people, you just need to refer to the menu items called “Recover”, which are responsible for recovering your lost data.

Note. Disk Drill and other similar programs are able to recover music no matter where it was saved. This can be internal memory or a microSD card.


Other recovery software, without Russian translation. However, iMyFone has an intuitive interface. That is, if you see unfamiliar menu items, you can orient yourself based on their visual designations.

The iMyFone offers a selection of various actions that the user can perform. Each of them is marked with the word “Recover”. To start the recovery process, all you have to do is go to “Smart Recovery” and press the “Next” button to start the recovery process.


An English program designed to recover a wide variety of file types, be it music, documents or messages. Among other things, PhoneRescue is used to restore WhatsApp messages if you haven’t made a backup. Music is recovered here by running a general scan, checking the “Audio” box and pressing the “Recover” button.

Air Plus

Finally, AirMore deserves to be considered as one of the recovery tools. To perform a deep scan through this program, you must have root permissions. If you don’t, the app will ask you to get root rights.

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