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How to Restore Contacts from Samsung Phone

“Hi, all the contacts on my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge disappeared after a restart this morning. The latest backup for it was 3 months ago. Many important contacts are not in the backup. How to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S7 without Backup? Thank you very much!”
Asked by Steve

Technically speaking, after being deleted or lost from Samsung phone, the contacts are still saved in the internal memory of your Samsung phone. But you can’t find and view them at all without the professional program to help. They are in your phone until new data overwrites them. So you need to recover them as fast as you can before you lose them forever.

In this article, I will show you the only way to restore deleted or lost contacts from Samsung phone without backup. It’s really easy and fast. You need to use Samsung Data Recovery program. It can scan your Samsung phone and SD card deeply to find the deleted/lost contacts. After previewing the name, phone number, email address, mail address, job title, birthday and other information you had on your Samsung phone, you can recover any of the contacts from your phone to computer. Besides contacts, you can also recover messages, photos, videos, call logs, Whatsapp messages, music, books and other document files from your Samsung phone to computer.

Step 1. Connect Samsung Galaxy Phone

Free download, install and run Samsung Contacts Recovery program on computer. Connect your Samsung phone to computer via USB cable. This program will recognize your phone easily and try to connect it.


To fully connect your Samsung phone, you need to enable USB debugging mode on your phone. If you have done that, directly go to the Step 2. If not, check the Android OS version on your Samsung phone and find the right guide on the interface to follow. It’s really easy and you can turn on the USB debugging mode in few steps. Please do select the right guide for your Samsung phone. Different Android versions have different ways to do that.

usb debugging mode

Step 2. Select File Types You Want to Find

Click “Ok” button, you can select the file types you want to recover from your Samsung phone. Don’t select the file types you don’t want to recover. That will lengthen the scanning time. So just select “Contacts” on the list and click “Next” button.

select data

Step 3. Scan Samsung Phone to Find Deleted Contacts

Now turn your eyes to your Samsung phone’s screen. You will see a prompt message on it. You need to click “Allow/Grant/Authorize” button. After that, this Samsung Contacts Recovery has privilege to scan and find the deleted contacts information on your Samsung phone. After scanning, you can find all the contacts on your phone with the help of the data menu on the left side. You can then preview them and recover any of them from your Samsung phone to computer.

Step 4. Restore Deleted Contacts from Samsung Phone

Go to the “Contacts” section on the data menu, you will see all the contacts on your phone. The deleted and lost Samsung contacts will be in red. You can find them easily. To find the contacts you want faster, you can use the filter to only display deleted contacts on the interface. You can preview any of them before recovering. After selecting all the deleted Samsung contacts you want to get back, click “Recover” button. This Samsung Contacts Recovery will restore all the selected contacts from Samsung phone to computer.

Samsung contacts

The deleted Samsung contacts will be saved to your computer as CSV, VCF and HTML format. If you want to import them to your Samsung phone, use VCF file. If you want to print them, use CSV file. The HTML file is view to check on computer.

That’s all for restoring deleted contacts from Samsung phone without backup. Hope it can help you to get back your contacts. Now, free download this Samsung Data Recovery and recover deleted Samsung contacts before losing them permanently.