Dr.Fone Android Review: Easiest Way to Recover Data from Broken Android Device

by Adeel Younas
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DrFone Review

Android is the most popular and most used operating system with over 2 billion devices running on Android. There are dozens of great things about Android. But similar to any OS it also has a data loss problem, which is not the operating system’s fault. In this article, we are going to review Dr.Fone by Wondershare for Android which offers data recovery from Android phones and much more.

Dr.Fone Android Review

Dr.Fone is available for Android, Windows, and MacOS. Using the Android app, you can recover photos, videos, and contacts but first, you’ll have to root your Android device. If you don’t know how to root android device or don’t want to root it, you can go to Dr.Fone for Windows or Dr Frone for MacOS. The app will not just allow you to recover from mention file types; it will also allow you to store and save in cloud storage like Google Drive, DropBox, etc.

When recovering contacts through Dr.Fone, you’ll have the option to save them as CSV file or restore them directly. You can scan for lost files free but to recover the data you’ll have to spend $7.99 for unlocking the feature and upgrading software.

Coming to the Desktop version of Dr.Fone you can do a lot more in the desktop variant of Dr.Fone from recovering data to erasing it permanently. Following are a few things that you can do through Dr.Fone’s desktop software

  • Recover Lost Data from your Phone
  • Transfer Data between your phone and computer
  • Copy data from one phone to another
  • Backup and Restore your device
  • Unlock Phone’s Screen Lock (Limited devices)
  • Root your Android Device

Recover Lost Data from your Phone

Dr.Fone can help you recover data from your Android that may be having one of the following issues; Deleted, System Crash, Forgotten Password, SD Card Issue, Rooting Error, ROM Flashing, Damaged,  Not Responding, Black Screen. It allows you to recover data without rooting your Android device. Not just that it can also help you restore your essential data in the following scenarios. In our tests, we’ve managed to recover data from Galaxy S6 Edge.

  • Lost data after factory restore
  • Lost data due to OS update
  • Device stuck and not responding
  • Data missing after Rooting or ROM flashing
  • Device locked or forgotten password
  • Unable to synchronise the backup

How to Recover Lost Data using Dr.Fone

Step1: Launch dr.fone on your computer, and select “Recover”. Then connect your Android phone to the network and make sure that you have enabled USB debugging on your phone.

Step2: Once the phone is connected successfully, choose the file types you want to recover from the options. If your phone is not rooted, you’ll be given an opportunity to Scan for deleted files and scan for all files. Scan for deleted files will take less time, but scan for all files will scan in depth for lost data.

Step3: When the scan is complete, you can preview the found data one by one. Check the items you want and click “Recover” to save them all on your computer.

That’s it, and in just three simple steps your tough work is over. Transfer Data Between Computer and Android

Transfer files from computer to a smartphone

Dr.Fone also allows you to transfer your files between phone and computer. Click on Transfer and connect your Android device after that you will be provided with options to browse and transfer images, music, videos, information, and apps. Not just that you can also explore files from your mobile through Explorer.

Unlock your Device

Have you ever forgot your screen password/pattern and couldn’t unlock your device or recover the password?.  The Unlock feature of Dr.Fone allows you to improve and unlock such devices (currently they are supporting limited devices).

Copy from one device to another

The phone switch comes in handy when you want to switch between device from iOS and Android and even Android to Android. This software support over 6000 smartphones, phablets, and tablets from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, Sony, HTC, Google, LG etc. Features of Switch are mention below:

  • Move data between devices with different operating systems, i.e. iOS to Android.
  • Transfer contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music and many other file types.
  • Simple, click-through, process
  • Compatible with the latest iOS 11 and Android 8.0.

Root your Device

The root feature allows you to get superuser features without affecting or changing the root in your device. That means you won’t void the warranty of your device when rooting it through Dr.Frone.



  • Easy to Use
  • Always works
  • The easiest way to recover data
  • Impressive Performance
  • Paid Tool
  • May Leave Your Device In Recovery Mode

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