Is it possible to recover deleted data on your cell phone?

Is it possible to recover deleted data on your cell phone?

Is your partner spending more time than usual on their mobile device? Do you find they cower and hide whatever they are looking at on their phone when you enter the room? Or maybe a password has now been set up when previously there was no protection required? If you have an inkling that your partner is hiding something from you on their phone, your instincts may be correct.

Perhaps your suspicions got the better of you and you went through their cell phone, only to find absolutely nothing there. And we mean nothing: no text messages, no missed or received calls, no emails. In fact, it’s almost as if they went through their phone and deleted all evidence before you could get a hold of it. Needless to say, finding nothing at all can ring alarm bells too.

 

Where do the files go if I can’t find anything?

A good way to make sense of where data goes once it is deleted is to think of a cell phone’s hard drive as a warehouse with many small rooms. For many cell phones, when something is deleted, the “room” in which the data was once stored is is renamed to “empty.” Your operating system (OS) will acknowledge that this room is a place where new data can be stored – even if the room isn’t actually empty. This occurs by overwriting the old data. When the old data will get written over by new data is anyone’s guess.

 

How do I recover deleted data on my cell phone?

Each cell phone device is different and will have a distinct operating system. The most difficult part is finding out where you need to go to access the recovery folder. For obvious reasons, it is not easily accessible. You’ll need to be able to navigate your way around the system of a cell phone, being careful not to disrupt the operating system or built-in security features.

A popular option is to mount the device on your computer and pay money to run a file recovery tool, but this can be risky – and costly in more ways than one. How can you trust that the file recovery tool has your best interests in mind and won’t take advantage of the data that they may find? To do this properly you need to back the phone up first and then reload it once finished. If done incorrectly you can wipe the phone’s data. You will also need a hard drive big enough to store all the data, and when you add up the size of all the photos you will have an enormous file (as most people don’t delete files anymore). The backup process on a regular computer can take as long as hours to days. Once you have the data file, you need to analyse it. It’s not generally clearly laid out.

 

 

Talk to Melbourne PI for cell phone data recovery

Is it possible to recover deleted data on your cell phone? The simple answer is yes – but why would you want to do it yourself, when you can ask the qualified and discreet team at Melbourne Private Investigations to do it for you? Our state-of-the-art equipment will ensure that no deleted email, SMS or other form of communication will go undetected by our keen technology.

If you need assistance in recovering deleted data on your cell phone, contact us on 1300 416 730 for a confidential chat about your needs. We assure you that your discretion is our number one priority. Anything that we should find in the deleted folders of your phone will be received impartially and wiped from our side after we have presented you with the evidence.