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How to Restore Deleted or Lost Contacts from Android Phone

“Hi, my son watched videos on my phone last night. I found some of my contacts are disappear. I don’t have backup for them. How to recover deleted contacts from Android phone? Thank you very much!”
Asked by May

If you have the same question with May, you come to the right place. This article aims to introduce you an easy way to restore deleted or lost contacts from Android phone. If you don’t have backup for your Android phone, the only way to get back deleted or lost contacts from Android phone is to use Android Data Recovery.

Android Data Recovery is designed for Android users who want to recover deleted or lost data from Android phone. This program can scan your Android phone and SD card deeply to find the deleted data for you. You can recover deleted contacts, photos, videos, messages, call history, Whatsapp messages, music, books and other document files from Android phone to computer.

Before we begin to find and recover contacts, you need to make sure:
1. There is at least 20% battery on your Android phone
2. Stop using Android phone after losing data on it
3. You Android phone can be recognized by your computer

Step 1. Run Android Contacts Recovery

Free download, install and run Android Data Recovery program on your computer. You will see the following interface.

interface

Step 2. Connect Android Phone

Connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable. This program will recognize your phone easily and connect your Android phone. If you have enabled USB debugging mode on your phone, this recovery program can easily connect your phone to its interface. If not, you need to turn on the USB debugging mode on your phone in order to connect your phone to this recovery program.

usb debugging mode

You can follow the steps on the interface to do that. It’s really easy and you just need to make sure the Android version running on your phone.

Step 3. Select File Types to Scan and Find

After enabling USB debugging mode on your Android phone, click “OK” button on the interface. You need to select the file types which you want to find and recover from your Android phone. The more types you selected, the longer time will be spent on the scanning. So just select the data types you want to get back. So check the little box before “Contacts” and click “Next” button.

select data

Step 4. Scan Android Phone to Find Deleted Contacts

You will see a message on your Android phone’s screen to request an authorization from you. You need to click “Allow/Grant/Authorize” button on the screen. After that, this Android Contacts Recovery can scan your Android phone and SD card deeply to find the contacts information for you.

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After scanning, this program will list all the data it found on your Android phone and SD card with a data menu on the left side of the interface. You can use it to find the deleted or lost Android contacts you want to restore easily.

Step 5. Preview and Restore Contacts from Android

Go to the “Contacts” section on the data menu, you will see all the contacts on your Android phone, including deleted, lost and the contacts on the phone right now. The deleted and lost Android contacts are in red. You can find them easily. You can also open the filter of “Only display the deleted items”. Then you will easily find the deleted contacts you want to get back. Before recovering, you can preview any of the contacts. You can check the name, phone number, email address, job title, birthday and other information you had on your phone. After selecting all the contacts you want to retrieve, click “Recover” button. This Android Contacts Recovery will recover all the selected contacts from Android phone to computer.

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If you want to restore the recovered contacts to your Android phone, you can do that manually. Find the contacts you just recovered from your Android phone. Select the vCard file and import it to your Android phone. All the deleted contacts will be merged with the contacts you have on your phone now.

Although Android Data Recovery program can scan your phone and find the deleted or lost contacts for you, please backup your Android contacts regularly. It should be the last way you try to get back deleted Android contacts. Besides contacts, this Android recovery program can also recover deleted messages, photos, videos, call history, Whatsapp messages, music, books and other document files from your Android phone. It supports Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, MOTO, Google, ZTE, Huawei, Xiaomi, OnePlus and many other popular Android brands.