Recover Contacts on Android phones

Contacts and messages are the most important information saved on our mobile phones. We have talked about them a lot how you can backup contacts, messages and other data on the phone. For example you can refer to this guide to back up text messages from Android phone to PC or Mac. It is highly recommended to do your own backup of mobile data regularly so in case of any data loss, you can easily retore the data from backups. Sometimes we might also lost or deleted contacts or phone numbers on our phones without any backups. There are various scenarios we might lose contacts and phone numbers on Android device unexpectedly. So without any prior backups of Android contacts, can we still retrieve lost contacts on our Android phones? Android recovery is such a data rescue software comes to help. It is the first Android data recovery tool in the world. In the past few years, it has evolved to the best Android recovery solution. The application has an unchallenged reign in the market now. In an earlier guide, we showed you how to recover contacts from Samsung galaxy phones using this powerful phone recovery too. You can download the free trial version of the Android recovery from below link.

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Contacts on Android phones?

quotation markBefore we going to use this Android recovery software to retrieve our lost contacts from our phones, let me briefly describe how it works. There are various situations you can lose contacts on phones, for example, you may accidentally delete contacts on phone, the contacts maybe deleted by virus, contacts may lost due to phone reset and so on. When contacts deleted from your phone, they may however stay in your phone’s internal memory for sometime. They are rewritable after the deletion, so they could be erased or overwritten by new data any time. We need to act quickly to use the Android recovery to retrieve them back before they are overwritten.

Step 1. Connect Android phone to computer

Get your phone connected through USB. You can recover contacts from almost all Android phones, such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG, Lenovo, Huawei, Google Nexus, Xiaomi, Sharp, and so on. Then Android recovery tool will prompt you to turn on USB debugging on Android phone if not yet. This is to allow the Android data recovery the access to your phone. Just follow the on-screen tips to enable it. You can also refer to this guide for specific instructions to enable USB debugging for Android.
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Step 2. Scan Android phone for lost Contacts on Android

This is the most important step in Android contacts recovery. The data recovery program will scan both your Android phone’s internal memory and its external SD card if any. Before that you will have options to select the file types to recover. See below screen shot.

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It is highly recommended to narrow down the search by file types selection if you want to recover specific data. In this case, we need to recover contacts and phones numbers on Android phones, so not to check or enable other files scan and recovery, such as photos, videos, music, messages and more. By default all supported file types will be checked, so disable unnecessary file type here as you can save a lot of time in the folloiwng scanning process. Under certain circumstances, you may want to enable data recovery of all kinds of files, such as recovering phone data after factory reset.

Step 3. Recover Connects from Android phone to computer

The scan of Android phone and SD card will take a while. It varies depending on your storage and usage. Normally if you select to recover only contacts under the Standard mode, it should take less than half an hour. When the Android contacts recovery tool finished scanning your device, you can see a result page like this.

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To recover contacts and phone numbers on Android phones from now is quite self-explanatory. Right click a contact and choose recover highlighted contact to recover contacts one by one, choose multiple contacts, then right click on them and choose recover selected contacts to recover several contacts at one time, choose all contacts, click the recovery button on the bottom right corner to export all contacts from Android phone to your computer.

Additional Android Contacts and Recovery Tips

  • The Android file recovery tool can help you retrieve various types of files, such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, music, WhatsApp data, call history, etc. You can find more step-by-step guides below.
  • It is better to transfer contacts from Android to computer for backup so you can recover or restore any contacts deleted or lost. Although the Android recovery tool can help you retrieve back most lost data, there is a chance you could lost some contacts. For example, if you deleted contacts without noticing it for a long time, after that you saved new files that have overwritten those deleted contacts, you would not be able to recover those lost contacts again.