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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Android

When a "delete" is performed, only the space that the file occupies is marked as blank and can be reused by new files, but the deleted file will be still there until new data overwrites it. Hence, if you delete some important contacts unconsciously, don't worry, you still have a chance to get the deleted phone number, email address, company address or more come back. Now let's see how to recover deleted contacts from Android together!

Part 1. Maybe the Contacts are Not Deleted

Part 2. Restore Android Deleted Contacts with Gmail

Part 3. Easily Retrieve Lost Contacts from Android (Recommended)

Extra Tips: Remember to Backup Your Android Files to Avoid Data Loss

Maybe the Contacts are Not Deleted

When you find the contacts on your phone are disappeared, the first thing you need to do is to make sure whether they are deleted rather than find ways to get back the data. The followings are the detailed steps to check the contacts:

Step 1. Find the "Contacts" option on your Android phone and then launch it.

Step 2. Click on the menu button on the top right corner and then a list of options will be displayed.

Step 3. In the list, you need to select "Settings" and tap on "Contacts to Display" option.

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Step 4. After that, you can choose "All Contacts" to show up all the contacts on your phone.

After that, you can exit and go to check if you can see your contacts now. If the contacts are back, that means they are just hidden but not deleted. But if you still cannot see the contacts, you need to try the methods below to extract them.

Restore Android Deleted Contacts with Gmail

For the people who have the habit of backing up their Android data to the Google account, they can restore the deleted contacts from Gmail account easily- they just need to login to their Gmail account and make some simple clicks to get back the data.

Step 1. Type in your user name and password to sign in the Google account.

Step 2. After entering the account, you should go to the "Inbox" and select "Contacts" from the drop-down list.

Step 3. Now you can see a list of contacts that you have backed up before. Just click on "More" and select "Undo changes".

Step 4. After that, a window will pop up to ask you select a time or customize the time. Once you finish the selection, you can tap on "Confirm".

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Step 5. Next, you should tap on "Google" or "Accounts"> "Google" and click on "Restore contacts" to get the deleted contacts back.

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Easily Retrieve Lost Contacts from Android (Recommended)

Actually, restoring Android contacts could be very easy since we have Android Contacts Recovery software. This tool is the magical recovery tool designed to recover all deleted or lost contacts, SMS files from all kinds of Android smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy series, HTC One series, LG Optimus series, etc. With it, you can get full access to the phone's internal flash card and it will help you deeply scan your device and display all deleted and existing data on the program for your reference.

Now, just download the free trial version and restore Android contacts now!

Step 1. To begin with, link your Android phones into the computer and be sure that the USB debugging is opened. Then launch the program and it will start scanning for files on your Android mobile phones.

Below are the tips for you to open the USB debugging:

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"

2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode", Then you may back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

Step 2. Contacts will be scanned and divided into the related folder in the left panel. You can choose it and then you can preview the detailed contents in the right panel, including Name, Phone number, Company, etc. Just mark the contacts you want to restore one by one.

Step 3. When you have marked all data you need, you can click "Recovery" button to save all your selected files on your computer.

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Remember to Backup Your Android Files to Avoid Data Loss

No matter how careful you are, your Android files would always get lost for different reasons so you are strongly suggested to make a backup for the Android data. This may sound a little bit time-consuming and difficult but Android Mobile Manager can make it simple. This program can help you to backup most of your Android data within in one click, including the contacts, messages, Apps, music, videos, photos and books. If you are interested in it, you can download its free trial to have a try.

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Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable and open the suggested software. Here you need to make sure that the USB debugging on your phone is opened.

Step 2. When the connected phone is successfully detected, you will see the interface as below:

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Step 3. On the main interface, you can simply tap on "Super Toolkit" on the top menu and then select "Backup" option.

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Step 4. After that, a window with several folders will appear. You can tick the folder that you wish to backup and tap on "Back Up" to save your files to computer.

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