How to Add a Recycling Bin to Your Android Device

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The recycling bin in our computers is something we are always going to find. It acts as a type of backup where we will always have access to the files we erased, whether it was by accident or not. There is no doubt that it’s very useful on our computers, but what about our Android devices? Unfortunately, smartphones don’t automatically come with a recycling bin, and if you delete something, you won’t have much luck getting it back. Read on to find out how you can add one to your Android device.

There are also some apps that could help you recover lost files on an Android  device, but there are very few that work the way they should. Until now, if you erased a song or a file, it was lost, but with Dumpster, you have a second chance to get back what you accidentally deleted. With this app you can only recover accidentally deleted files after you installed it in your Android device.

This app is very simple and user-friendly. If you don’t get along very well with technology or you’re new to the Android world, you are going to love this app. Dumpster will save all the files you delete, and they will be there as long as you want them to be.

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Before you start deleting, you need to go to the hamburger symbol on the upper left-hand corner and tap on settings.

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Once there, go to “Protect Settings” to allow you to toggle on the types of files you want Dumpster to save. You can choose from Images, Video, Audio, Documents, Other files, Apps and Protect Apps Updates.

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In Settings you can also set up Dumpster so it will automatically erase the files the app has saved every week, every month, or every three months.

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Dumpster also allows you to back up your deleted files to the cloud, add a lock screen to the content you have removed and also remove ads. To remove ads you have to be willing to pay for the Premium version which is $2.67 a month or $26.70 a year.

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Do you want to erase your images but keep your audio files a little longer? Dumpster offers you the oprion to only delete a particular type of file or erase everything all together. Being able to specify what you want to remove is a great feature since you can erase what you are sure you don’t need anymore and hold on to everything else.

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Before trusting the app with your files, do a little testing first to make sure it saves what you erase. When I first downloaded the app and tested to see if it saved what I eliminated, it only started saving from the third file. After that it worked just fine.

Dumpster gives you the freedom to make mistakes and not suffer because you erased the wrong file. Have you ever deleted a file accidentally? Were  you able to recover it? Let us know in the comments.

4 comments

  1. Newest version not working on Android Marshmallow 6.0. Doesn’t save to the recycle bin. Developer seems to just say I have a task killer app which I do not.

  2. Hi Michael,
    Looks like a bug since it worked just fine on my Lollipop phone. Hopefully, they will fix this soon. Thanks for commenting. =-)

  3. Where does it save all these files? Can it be installed and run from the SD card? Will it save these deleted files on the SD card? If not, it will pretty much useless to folks who have phones that are filling up. Too many have recently come with NO expandable storage. Which is the reason why I took a pass on the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 and so on. Thankfully the 7 has expandable storage, and unless HTC really does come out with the newest Nexus and SOON I’m going to have to go with it. FYI the Google Now Launcher gives you as close to a stock Android experience as it is possible to get outside of a Nexus device. With Google Now available even when the screen is asleep (sometimes with Lollipop on my GS5) So MY phone is, in fact filling up at 2 years into it so if not sooner I have to make my choice to stay with the Galaxy series

  4. Hi Joel,
    I have also chosen the Galaxy Series and was so happy when it was revealed that the S7 would have expandable storage and hopefully, the following models will too. =-)

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