I have a lot of customers who are wanting to be able recover data from their child’s cell phone. With all the news lately about teens being convicted of child pornography I find it to be a valid worry. In the case of MOST phones when you teen takes pictures with their camera it is usually stored on a Mini or Micro SD card. Now you can look and see if your teens phone came with a USB cable for your computer or not.
If it did you should be able to plug it in and mount the phone as a drive on the computer just like you would a thumb drive. If it did not come with one then you are going to want to get a card reader for the type of SD card the phone has. You can take the phone to Best Buy and they should be able to point you in the right direction. Once you have the phone or card mounted as a drive on your machine you can use any photo harvesting software out there to get the photos off.
We sell Digital Picture Recovery which I was very successful in getting pictures off my teens phone he had deleted. The cool thing about Digital Picture Recovery is that you can run the demo and see all the thumbnails just to check up on your child without having to actually have any out of pocket expense. On the downside since cell phones are proprietary it would be very hard to recover text messages from the phone. They are generally kept in the internal memory of the phone which isn’t easily access without cracking or hacking the phone.You can buy Digital Picture Recovery Here.
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