Summary: Today we talk about an efficient & safe data recovery solution to help recover deleted Messages, Contacts, Photos, etc. from Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus and other Android devices that store data in the internal memory card, SD card or broken phone without root or superuser request.

As Samsung’s flagship phone, Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, are the best all-around phone out today. Tests and reviews from experts show it is superior to Google Pixel, Apple iPhone X, and Huawei Mate 10, P20 Pro etc.  Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus’s dual camera allows capturing a sharp picture even in a low light environment. While more and more people choose S9 and S9 Plus, data loss issue is talked a lot. Choose a reliable Android Data Recovery can be a life savior.

Wondershare dr.fone is an all-in-one Android and iOS toolkit. For Android devices, it is able to recover, transfer, switch, backup & restore, erase, root and unlock your Android phone and tablets no matter you are running Android 2.2 or Android 9.0. dr.fone Recover (Android Data Recovery), as the product name reveals, is not only designed to retrieve data from a Samsung phone and tablets, but also other devices running the Android operating system.

Key Features of Android Data Recovery

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  • Find data lost in different scenarios such as deletion, format, factory reset, root, etc.
  • Recover data from Android phone memory, SD card, and broken phone
  • Support all popular Android manufacturers including Samsung, HTC, Sony, Huawei, LG, etc.
  • Recover 8 types of files: Photos, Message, Contacts, Call History, WhatsApp, Audio, Video, and Others (documents, pdf, etc).
  • Perfectly compatible with Android OS ranges from 2.0 ~ Android P 9.0.
  • Preview files prior to recovery.
  • Selectively restore files without wiping current data in your device.

Recover Data from Samsung S9/S9 Plus

Below is a detailed guide on how we can recover lost messages, contacts, call histories, videos, photos etc from your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. Firstly please install the Android data recovery software to your PC or Mac. If you want to recover lost data on your computers, HDD, SSD etc, please go for Wondershare Recoverit.

Step 1. Go Recover

dr.fone is an all-in-one Android tools that are able to recover, transfer data etc for you. Click Recover to go for recovery function.

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Step 2. Connect Galaxy S9/S9+

Connect your Galaxy S9/S9+ to your computer with USB cable. And dr.fone Android recover will automatically connects Galaxy S9(+) to the Android data recovery software. 

Dr.Fone Android Recover-Connect Galaxy S9

After your Android phone: Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus is detected by dr.fone Recover. Wondershare dr.fone will install an app called MobileGoConnector if you are using the Windows version or Dr.Fone for Android by macOS version to your phone. Please make sure you allow this.

Step 3. Select What to Scan

Select what kind of files you want to scan for recovery. As mentioned above, 8 types of files are supported. Of course, you can select all. 

Step 4. Scan Android Data

After you click the Next button in step 3, dr.fone Recover for Android will start scanning data on your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. 

Dr.Fone Android Recover-Scan Files

Step 5. Preview and Recover

In the scan results, you can preview files like photos and videos prior to recovery. Pick up the items you need and click Recover button to restore your lost files.

Please make sure there is no other Android phone management software running during the recovery process.

With the simple four steps, your lost data on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus are recovered successfully. A very important guarantee is that you’d better stop using the device once there are precious files lost. Any further overwrite can lead to permanent data loss.

Troubleshooting-Cannot Detect Galaxy S9?

If the dr.fone Android Data Recovery cannot detect your Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, please enable the USB debugging in the device to make it detected.

Galaxy S9/S9 Plus runs the latest Android OS Android O 8.1.0 and you are able to enable the USB Debugging by going to Settings-About device, and tap Build number for 5 times until you get the message that reads:”You are under developer mode”. Then go back to Settings-Developer options, and check USB debugging. (It’s the same if you are still running Android 8.0.0)

Galaxy S9 Developer Mode

The above guide works for Android 4.2 or newer versions like 6.0.1, 7.1.1 etc.

Besides, as we can see dr.fone supports over 6000 Android devices from Android 2.2 to Android 9.0, aka, Android P. And actually this guide of how to recover data on Android also works for other Android devices. If your Android device is running on an older operating system, the steps to enable the USB debugging are different. And you can see the details below:

  • For Android 3.0 to 4.1 (here 4.0 is the example), navigate to Settings-Developer options, and then check USB debugging.
  • For Android 2.3 or earlier, go to Settings-Applications-Development, and then check USB debugging.

20% Off for Android Data Recovery

Besides, I am glad to offer a 20% discount for dr.fone Recover both Windows and Mac.

The coupon code is ONLY available in the link for Windows and Mac. You can simply click on the link and then click Order Now, the coupon code is already in the link.

Also, if you need more discount on other functions or the whole toolkit, 20% discount is also available for them here.

How to Recover Lost Messages, Contacts, Photos, etc. from Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus
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37 thoughts on “How to Recover Lost Messages, Contacts, Photos, etc. from Samsung Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

  • December 10, 2018 at 2:15 PM

    Hello..i tried the trial version of your product.
    It failed to recover or read for that matter my s9 plus after it was mistakenly set to factory reset mode. It fails after trying to root the device.
    I looked at other rooting software. But during the installation process it want to wipe the phone first which seems like that the opposite of what i want to do…
    I had videos and pics and conversations i wanted to keep.
    Is this a lost cause just asking.
    Thank you.

  • February 17, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Hi, I am interested in your software to recover data from my damaged s9+, the screen is cracked and black so I am unable to enable the USB debugging, infact I can’t do nothing that require the use of the screen. Will the software still achieve recovery or not? Many thanks

    • February 18, 2019 at 12:53 AM

      I am afraid not. I will have a test and keep you posted. Also, you can have a trial as well.

    • February 19, 2019 at 2:54 PM

      Hi Scott, I disabled the USB debugging and it still connects the phone. Would you like to have a try?

      • February 19, 2019 at 2:59 PM

        Hi, yes, I would like to try very much, how do I go about this? I will update you with the outcome. Thanks again.

  • February 19, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Hi Hank,
    I have opened the link you sent me and connected the phone following the instructions here on the site. Clicked on the black screen option on the recovery page. on the following screen where i am asked to select my device type from the list, my phone is not shown. Also if i click the device not listed tab and enter the details of my device when I press OK nothing happens? I am forced to close the window with no details being sent/submitted.? I hope this helps without the picture. Thanks

      • February 23, 2019 at 8:54 AM

        Hello, I have a problem with my s9 and I think this is the only place that can offer me a sulution. I was happy using my fingerprint to unlock my phone and when the battery died I realized that I forgot my unlock pattern.I saw some interesting stuff here about some recovery patch and such where I can factory reset my device without losing my precious data. Does the software supports galaxy s9? I’m really willing to pay good money to get my data back. Thank you very much in advance.

        • February 23, 2019 at 9:10 AM


          • February 24, 2019 at 12:32 AM

            Awesome! Could you please send me a link for the software I need to buy and, if possible, a video tutorial explaining how it works? Thank you very much!

          • February 24, 2019 at 2:19 AM

            Thank you very much for the fast answer. When I download, should I go for the unlock tool or the recovery one? If I choose the recovery one, should I hard reset my device first then recover my data? Sorry for all those questions, I really can’t mess that up. My phone isn’t rooted by the way.

          • February 24, 2019 at 11:42 AM

            Sorry for the late concern. Although it says no data loss to remove the lock screen, I always recommend you to recover the data first IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DO SO. If not, then unlock first. Never reset the device.

          • February 24, 2019 at 10:54 PM

            Hey man, thanks again. I’ve bought the software but there’s no support for Galaxy S9. What should I do to make it work? Thank you!

  • February 19, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    After connection it recognises me as a samsung, takes me to page where Debugging instructions are show a S8/S8+, on the following screeen where i am asked to select device mine is not listed so cannot progress further? cheers

  • February 19, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Unfortunately I don’t think this will work with my device😞

  • May 15, 2019 at 3:54 AM

    hello, I have a s9 galaxy…forgot the password and cant turn the phone fully off…how do and can I unlock my s9 with your unlock feature without turning off my phone or knowing the password?

    • May 15, 2019 at 3:41 PM

      NO, you have to turn off the phone to the recovery mode.

  • June 10, 2019 at 6:42 AM

    Hi, I have a Samsung s9 (android version 9.0). 2 days ago my phone blacked out with an error ‘Device storage corrupted’, data partition corrupted prompting me to factory reset the phone. I tried to wipe cachet and run it on safe mode but none of that worked. Eventually i had to reset my phone. After that, my photos saved to device (not synced to Google photos) are all gone. Is there anyway to recover my data with your software? Does it require rooting my phone?

    Many Thanks

    • June 10, 2019 at 2:21 PM

      This post is right for you. Have a trial first to see how it works for you.

  • June 11, 2019 at 3:36 PM

    Do i need to root my galaxy s9plus before or the software will do the necessary for me?

    • June 12, 2019 at 9:03 AM

      No you don’t have to.

  • June 14, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    I tried the data recovery twice now, with the same failure about I need to root the phone before it can work…? your step-by-step guide and comments here says i don’t have to root.
    It stops the “analysing device” at about 90% and then goes to “trying the alternate method” and a fail pops up, What do?
    (Galaxy S9)
    Thanks in advance – Aabo

    (Picture of the error : )

  • July 21, 2019 at 4:43 AM

    Im using my galaxy s9 it just reset itself and when it got to about 90% it said root failed what do I do it took 30 minutes to get to that point.

    • July 21, 2019 at 1:16 PM

      Hi AJ,

      I am sorry to hear that. But I am not sure why it failed at 90%.
      Would you please contact Wondershare for more help?


  • September 2, 2019 at 7:34 AM

    Hello, I tried DR.fone on my S9 to recover messages but after a while it say that mobile connector is too old for that android version, do you have a new one or should I shearch for another software solution ?


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