Many times we erase things from our device that we later regret because we need it, and we do not know how to recover them. But on Samsung phones, most of the files once deleted from our multimedia gallery are directed to a Recycle Bin It stores it for a certain period of time, and then permanently deletes it periodically to free up space on the device.
Without a doubt, it is a very important advantage compared to other mobile terminals that do not have this paper bin, and permanently delete the file, which makes it more difficult to recover them.
What is a mobile recycling bin for?
Its function is very simple, store deleted images from the gallery to have them available for a certain time, this in order that the user can recover them if they have been deleted by mistake and need them, taking into account that the accumulation of files there always occupies an important memory state within the mobile.
The period of time with which the trash can be emptied permanently varies according to the device and manufacturer brand, the average being between 15-30 days for it to delete all the files stored in it permanently and irreversibly.
How many bins can a device have?
The bins of a mobile depend on the applications that it contains, since it is a function that by default is integrated with the software or Android to save the general files of the device.
But by default each application can also bring with it a trash can within the app to store the data that corresponds only to the program in question. So the number of bins that you have inside your smartphone depends on the aforementioned characteristics.
Your phone’s trash
It is important to note that Android does not have a universal default recycle bin for all devices, but rather companies such as Samsung or Huawei who integrate a trash can into the operating system.
This means that not all mobiles that are Android They will have the recycle bin available, if not only those that their manufacturers integrate that layer of customization, it is not like a PC that in any Windows brings the recycle bin by default.
Google drive stationery
The cloud storage application, Google drive If it brings by default a trash can for all devices regardless of its operating system, and it saves a deleted file that will then permanently and automatically self-destruct after 30 days.
To access the trash:
- Open the app Google drive
- In the search bar select the menu button
- Select the trash can.
There you can permanently empty it, or restore some or all of the files.
A trash can in the device files
As of Android 11, Google integrates the application of Google Files to access your multimedia information in a more structured and organized way. And with this it brings its own trash, with which the files can be recovered in an estimated time of 30 days.
Emails are also saved in Gmail
Gmail the instant messaging app it also stores files or emails in its own trash for a period of 30 days before they are permanently deleted.
To recover files or empty the Gmail trash
- Open the Gmail application on your mobile
- In the upper left corner select the three vertical stripes to open the menu
- Search for “trash.”
Huawei have their own trash can
As we had already explained before, some mobile manufacturers customize the software with a layer by adding their own paper bin, and this is the case with Huawei.
All types of files deleted on the device are stored in its trash, for an equal period of 30 days.
To restore or empty the trash:
- Open the default Huawei gallery
- Find the recently deleted tab or thumbnail.
A Samsung also has its own recycling
In the same case of Huawei, Samsung presents its own Recycle Bin within your operating system, so:
- Open the Samsung gallery
- Tap the menu button with the three vertical stripes.
- Select the trash can.
Easily find your trash can Samsung galaxy
- Swipe up or down to enter the application drawer of your Samsung Galaxy.
- Find the gallery app.
- Select “More options” in the corners of the application.
- Select the “trash”, but to perform an action you must be connected to the internet for it to sync.
How to empty your cell phone’s recycle bin
After accessing the interface of each trash can, you have to look for the option that indicates “Empty trash” or “permanently delete files” so that you can empty it completely and thus free up space in your storage.