An Android device can perform many functions, just like your computer. The Android OS has become popular because of affordable and powerful device offerings from various companies like Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930), LG Electronics Inc. (KRX:066570) (KRX:066575), Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE), HTC Corp (TPE:2498), etc. Various Android smartphones and tablets can be used to browse the web, play media files, capture photos, read books, play games and more. But what if you accidentally delete a file from your device? On a computer, the file goes to Recycle Bin once deleted but on Android, there is no such Recycle Bin option. Once a file is deleted from the device, it means that it’s gone forever. Fortunately, there are some Android Recycle Bin apps that you can install on your device which can help you to recover deleted files.

The two most popular Recycle Bin apps are Dumpster and Recycle Bin. Once you have installed the app, you will have a recycle bin on your Android device, similar to that you have on your computer. But both the apps function differently. Therefore, let’s take a closer look at both apps separately.

Recycle Bin

This app is useful if you’ve deleted a purchased app from the Play Store. But it will only log the information of the apps that you’ve deleted, and it would not save the app themselves. Basically, it only stores the information of the app, with a link to the Play Store. You can then head over to that link and re-install the app.

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Download the app from Play Store

Dumpster

Dumpster has more features than the above mentioned Recycle Bin app. Dumpster can restore deleted pictures, music files, videos, PDFs, text files, and more. This app can restore deleted files with a single tap. There’s also an auto-clean option to delete backup files at a given period.

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Download Dumpster from Play Store

Go ahead, try out these apps so that you can recover/restore accidentally deleted files from your Android smartphone or tablet in a breeze.