1. AC Question's Avatar
    Why am I only able to access my photos when my sim card is in my phone? Three and a half years ago I had done a factory reset on a phone I used to have and I forgot to save my photos in a safe place before I did the reset. I didn't realize that I was going to delete everything including my photos, but when I had put my sim card back in I was able to access all my past photos and videos, but when I took the sim card out, everything was gone. That kind of confused me because I thought sim cards couldn't hold photos and videos. I still have the phone, but I can't put the sim card back in because I had cut it to fit another phone. I wish I could see those photos and videos again. Does anyone have an explanation for why I could only see my photos when my sim card is in?
    02-10-2017 06:26 PM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Perhaps they are saved in the cloud. Can you see them with WiFi and no sim?
    B. Diddy likes this.
    02-10-2017 08:22 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Tim1954 is almost certainly correct. Assuming the photos were backed up to your Google Photos in the cloud, go to photos.google.com on your desktop browser -- do you see all of those photos there?
    02-11-2017 02:26 AM

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