How to recover deleted contacts from Android phone

Data Backup, August 16, 2016

No one knows when they might end up with problem on their Android phone and lost all their contacts. Actually this same thing happened for me twice. All knows that one of the valuable things you can have on your Android Device is list of contacts. Everything from friends, work, family etc. It is seriously terrible if all of them go missing at the same time. To overcome this critical problem there are lot of methods available by which you can back up your contacts.

It does not matter if you have accidentally deleted your contacts form Android phone, or if they were lost while you were rooting your phone or doing any other type of tinkering and tweaking. But you don’t worry about all these issues, because in this blog I will walk you through the steps about how to recover deleted contacts from Android phone.

It is possible that may be your contacts are not even gone

Sometimes the setting on Android device can go totally nuts, and you can’t able to see your contacts and other things you have lost. Before start freaking out, there is a chance that your all contacts are still on your device, just hidden very carefully and to do this just follow some steps:

  • Firstly, open the Contacts App
  • Click on the menu in the top-right corner
  • Contacts to display
  • Select all contacts if it is not already

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If your all contacts has not been selected, then this was probably the solution to your problem. However if all contacts were already displayed, let’s try something else.

Restoring Android contacts with Gmail

If Android device is synchronized with Google account, the chances of restoring missing contacts are definitely in your favour, Gmail has an infinity features that allows you to recover a backup of all your contacts, which can date up to 30 days back. Once you have done this, you can re-synchronized your device with your Google account and get all your contacts back.

Note: In case, if your contacts are appearing in Gmail but not on your phone, see the steps above and re-synchronizing your Google account completely.

To restore a backup of your Gmail contacts, go to inbox and then select Contacts from the drop-down menu on your left hand side.

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Once you see the list of your phone contacts click on more to get to the drop-down menu, where you need to select the option Restore contacts.

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After all these now you can see this pop-up window, where you can select a backup. And which can date back as far as 30 days. If this method worked for you, go ahead and re-sync your Google account on your android phone and you will be good to go.