Q： I carelessly delete the contacts on my Samsung phone because of tapping on the wrong button. When I tried to delete one contact, I tapped on the Delete All button and then all the contacts were disappear. What's worse, I was so shocked that I dropped my mobile phone to the water! I took it out of the water ASAP. Now I just want to know can it be possible to recover these contacts from my damaged Samsung phone and how to do it?
We are sorry to hear that. First of all, take the battery out of the smart phone and dry your mobile phone as soon as possible. If there is still water inside the mobile phones, you can bury the mobile phone in a bag of rice. Or you can also bask the mobile phone for days. Don't turn on your mobile phone before you are sure there is no any water inside. There is one thing you can not do most is to use the electric hair drier dry your mobile phone, which may make things worse.
Now if you can turn on your mobile phone normally, you can recover the deleted contacts with third party tools. Here we will recommend you a professional software - Android Contacts Recovery. The software enables you to restore the deleted files like contacts, SMS messages, photos and so on. Besides, the program can support the almost all brands of Android phones like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG, Sony, Nexus and so on with various generations of Android operating system. The software can automatically detect and scan all your files including the existing and deleted ones. Then display them on the window with different categories, which enables you to find the wanted files directly.
Now you can download the free trial version by clicking the icons below. And then follow the steps below to perform the recovery process.
Step 1. Install the software on your computer and then you need to root your Android phone before the process. Then follow the steps below to open the USB debugging. (If you have done this before, you can skip to the next step now.)
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".
Note: Do not add any new files to your mobile phones when you find the files were lost, otherwise the deleted files can not be recovered anymore.
Step 2. Connect Your Samsung Galaxy to PC
Link the Samsung Galaxy to your personal computer with its USB cable and then launch the program. The program will automatically detect your device and scan for files on your phone. And you will see an interface like the below one.
Step 3. Recover Deleted Contacts
You will see a window like this with many categories list on the left panel. Click on the Contacts button to preview the contacts including the deleted and existing ones. Mark the contacts you want to recover and click on the Recover button.
All the marked files will be recovered to the computer.
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