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How To Add Recycle Bin Feature On an Android Device

Posted by on February 1, 2015

If you’ve ever used a windows computer, then you should be familiar with the concept of a Recycle Bin. It works by catching the deleted files and gives you an option to restore them back to its original location. This might not come useful in our day to day work cycle but when you accidentally delete your files or folder, the recycle bin will always come to your rescue.

On Android there is no such feature and whenever you delete something, it gets deleted permanently. So in case you accidentally delete a picture or a file on your Android phone or tablet, it will be gone forever.

Although Android devices don’t have this feature, but there are free third-party apps available on Play Store that allows you to add a recycle bin like feature on your Android device. One of the best among them is Dumpster. This app works just like the recycle bin on your computer. It gives you the ability to restore deleted pictures, music files, videos and other type of files. So with this app installed on your phone, you no longer have to worry about making the mistakes.

How to Get Recycle Bin Feature on Android with Dumpster

  1. Download and Install Dumpster on your Android phone or tablet.
  2. Once installed, open the app and accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’.
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  4. In the initial setup page, select all the files types that you want the app to save when they are deleted and tap on ‘Next’ button.
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    Note:If you have a rooted Android device, you can turn on the “Allow Root Access” option for better working of this app.

That’s it, Dumpster is now all configured to save all the items that are deleted from your device. Next time if you accidentally delete your files, just go the the Dumpster app and if you want to restore a deleted item, simply select it and tap the ‘Restore’ button to restore it.