Wondershare’s Dr. Fone for Android (Mac): Recover data from the dead!
In our current information age, data holds much more power and relevance than in the past. Adding to the role of data in our personal and professional lives is the growing popularity of mobile Android devices, which have tied the data we use to our personal identities. As such, it is very important to manage and secure it properly. However, in the event of occasional hiccups that erase your data, you need to look for simple, intuitive and effective tools that will help you recover the same. That’s where Wondershare’s Dr. Fone for Android comes in.
Dr. Phone for Android (Mac) is a fantastic application that makes clear data recovery accessible to all Mac and Android device owners. There is a version of the software that can be installed on Windows systems. If you include the great Dr. Phone for iOS (Mac and Windows), you don’t have to go anywhere else for your data recovery needs. The trial version is free to try and the paid version can be obtained from the Wondershare Store via the cheap flexible volume licensing options. To make up your mind, let’s dive deeper into the system requirements, features and how we use it.
|Supported OS||Mac OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite) /10.9 (Mavericks) /10.8/10.7|
|CPU||1 GHz (32 bit or 64 bit)|
|RAM||256 MB (1028 MB recommended)|
|Hard disk||1 GB or more|
Dr. Scan phone and preview messages, contacts, videos, photos, songs, documents and even your Whatsapp history once you start the process. Next, choose what you want to recover from your Android device in order to recover your data from the dead.
From the end of the device, Dr. Fone supports more than 2000 Android device models and various Android operating systems. Even rooted Samsung devices are supported regardless of OS. Never be complacent, the list of supported devices keeps growing.
The program is easy to use even for a beginner, thanks to the beautiful intuitive step-by-step method implemented on Dr. Phone. The tool provides excellent support services. Website support and documentation is very easy to follow. Informed representatives are available 24/7 to assist you via live-chat or email. Wondershare’s upgrade policy (for almost all of its products) is very fair to the user as it provides free lifetime upgrades to all their registered customers. Encryption of your personal data and enhanced fraud protection ensure that your experience with them is smooth and free of any damage.
Despite all the benefits of the software, if you want to revoke your license, Dr. Phone covers you with a 30-day money back guarantee.
For use, we have Dr. for Android on Macbook Air. I have installed version 1.0.0 of Fone, which runs OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite). The device we used to test it was a Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos (GT-I9082), running Android 4.2.2. The download file is just 60 MB in size and is easily accessible from their product page here. The software is very easy to use if you follow these steps:
1) Install and launch the application
Dr. for Android from the above mentioned link. After downloading Fone, mount the .dmg file and install it in your Applications folder. Click on the icon to turn it on.
You will be greeted by the screen above. If you have a registration code, go to (Wondershare Dr. Fone for Android) -> Preferences -> Register. Note that you will not be able to recover the scanned file with a trial version.
2) Connect the device
Connect your Android device to the laptop via a USB cable The program will automatically detect the device as long as your system detects the device.
When the screen above pops up, unlock your Android device and press OK to enable USB debugging for the phone. For your reference, here is the screenshot of the phone below:
When everything is OK, the program starts the connection phase and you will encounter a screen like below:
3) Choose what you want to scan
On the next screen (shown below), select the type of file you want to scan and recover.
Next, you need to select how the tool scans the storage media. We recommend the default scanning option for deleted files only.
Now, make sure that your device has at least 20% battery charge and press “Start” to start the scanning process.
4) Scanning the device
After a few preliminary tests to match the device model and analyze the data, Dr. for Android. Fone will start scanning the device for the file types you choose.
Depending on the file type, scanning mode, and capacity of your device, the scan time can last from 45 minutes to 2 hours. When you think the scan is complete, the preview of the recoverable files is accessible. To recover the file, press recovery.
After determining the location and name of the folder in which the data should be restored, press Save.
Now the program will start recovering files. It only takes a minute or two to complete.
After the recovery process is complete, you can find the relevant folder through Finder and see for yourself that Dr. Phone did its magic!
Dr. Phone for Android is an amazing application that promises a lot in terms of data recovery and manages to deliver it. Given the ease with which we can use the tool, Wondershare’s Data Recovery Suite is a reasonable choice for anyone who wants to recover deleted files.