Please help me. I lost all my photos. I had a Galaxy S9+ and the screen crashed, so I purchased an A71. I then changed SIM and SD Card to the new phone and performed all the changes.
For some reason, once everything was donde (face recognition, pin, etc) I placed the phone on my desk and the next morning the phone requested my PIN. I entered it, and surprise, the one I thought I had used, was not. Tried over and over and discovered that the only way I could start the phone was using google android find and restoring the phone to factory settings. Please if you ever do this REMOVE THE SD CARD FROM THE PHONE BEFORE. I failed to do so, and the phone deleted not only internal memory but also the SD CARD where I kept ALL MY PICTURES.
The worst part is that I thought the pictures were backed up in my google photos, but no, as it happens only if you have the settings set to "Security Backup" your pictures will also disappear from google photos.
So now I have all my photos gone forever from the SD Card and what I thougt was a safe place. Google fotos is not a safe place so please make sure you have security backup.
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