How Do I Recover Deleted Files in Redmi Note 5?

By Gina Barrow, Last updated: September 8, 2019

“Hi, I would like to know if there are any options to recover deleted files in Redmi note 5 devices. Thanks!”

If you are also experiencing data loss on a Redmi Note 5 phone, you are in the right content. Today, you will learn the most effective ways of restoring lost data plus more tips!

Part 1. The Most Effective Way to Recover Deleted Files from Redmi Note 5Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Files from Redmi Note 5 Using GooglePart 3. How to Avoid Data Loss on A Redmi Note 5Part 4. Recommendations

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Part 1. The Most Effective Way to Recover Deleted Files from Redmi Note 5

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is a cool Android Smartphone released early last year which received positive reviews from the different tech and mobile blogs and sites. This brand has been successful in launching devices that are highly world-class yet within a budget range.

It is perhaps the best budget-friendly Smartphone in the market with very competitive features.

  • Android v7.1.2 (Nougat) and Upgradable to v8.1 (Oreo)
  • Bezel-less display, 5.5 inches screen with Corning Gorilla glass protection
  • Metal body frames
  • 12MP Rear Camera
  • 3 GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 MSM8953 Tru-Octa Core Processor
  • 32 GB internal storage with an expandable option to 128GB

With these standout features, more android users are convinced that this phone can compete with the current market’s big names in Smartphones.

However, just like any kinds of devices, regardless of the features and specs, there comes a point where you experience data loss.

Data loss can be due to accidents, virus, corrupted SD cards, rooting problems, and many more. If you are one of the people who had lost files, then you are probably wondering how to get them back.

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  1. Install FoneDog Android Data Recovery program on your computer. You can refer to the onscreen prompts on how to complete the installation.
  2. Launch the program once it has been installed.
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  3. Connect your Redmi Note 5 device using a USB cable and enable the USB Debugging Mode. To do this go to Settings, scroll down to About Phone and tap on the Build Number at least 7 times to turn on the Developer Mode. Once you see the message “You are now under Developer mode” go back to Settings, and tap Developer Options, and finally tap USB debugging.
  4. After you have enabled the USB Debugging mode, you can now see on your screen all the data types you are able to recover. By default, all options were checked. If you wish to do a selective recovery, remove the check marks on the data types you don’t need. Click Next to continue.Choose File Type
  5. Allow the software to scan the entire phone. This might take a few minutes depending on the amount of data you have requested to be restored.
  6. Right after scanning, you can see all the recovered items onscreen. From here, you can select all files or again, selectively choose important files only. Mark the boxes of the desired files to be recovered and click the Recover button.
  7. Set the destination folder on the computer for all the recovered files.

Part 2. How to Recover Deleted Files from Redmi Note 5 Using Google

There is no other way to recover deleted files in a Redmi Note 5 unless you use dedicated recovery software such as FoneDog Android Data Recovery.

For contacts, calendars, and emails, you can sync it with your Google Account. But you have to make sure you have turned on the sync option before the accident.

To turn on the automatic sync option on Google, follow these:

  1. On your Redmi Note 5 phone, go to Settings
  2. Find and tap System and then tap Backup
  3. Toggle the “Backup to Google Drive” on

As long as you have turned this option on, you don’t have to worry about losing your contacts, emails, app data, and calendar anymore. They will be synced to your Google account.

Part 3. How to Avoid Data Loss on A Redmi Note 5

Every phone model and the brand has its special features and specs to gain more customers as well as improve their services.

Xiaomi, on the other hand, has been proactive in recommending their users to take actions and backup their devices. To avoid future data loss, make sure you have created backups so it won’t give you a hard time recovering data.

Backup with Mi Cloud

  1. On your device, head over to Settings
  2. Tap Mi account and log in. If you haven’t registered yet, then it’s best to do it now.
  3. After logging in, tap the Enable Mi cloud option to begin the backup
  4. Turn on the desired apps and data you want to back up among the list displayed
  5. Go back to the main settings and then tap Additional Settings
  6. Scroll and find Backup & Reset, tap Backup Now
  7. Wait for the backup process to be completed

After doing this, you are now assured that whatever happens, you have your Mi cloud to turn to.

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Or for the second option, FoneDog Android Data Backup and Restore is a rather secure and reliable tool to help back up data and avoid the unnecessary data loss.

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Part 4. Recommendations

Recovering deleted files in Redmi Note 5 involves 3 different options. The most effective is of course by using a third-party app called FoneDog Android Data Recovery. With this software, you can recover almost all data types on your phone even without creating any prior backups.

If you have set Google sync back up, then you can restore selected files like contacts, emails, and calendars. However, you must turn it on prior to anything.

The same thing with using the Mi Cloud account offered by Xiaomi, you must set up the backup first and make sure you have turned on the backup option for those important files. Otherwise, you are unable to retrieve them using this option.

Maybe this article will help a friend or a family, share it with them so they too, can recover deleted files from their android devices! If you have more concerns, don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below.

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Gina Barrow

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Kitchen, my safe space; black, my favorite color

Was a Technical Specialist for a while, troubleshooting Smartphone and Software-related issues until a writing stint caught my attention.

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