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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Android Phone

Posted on 26 Jan, 2014 by Elvira Sharma
“I had accidentally hard reset my phone running on Android operating system yesterday because of which I had cleaned up my contacts. They are very important for me! Is there any way to get them back without backup?”

Of course. Thanks to the outstanding data recovery software-- Android Data Recovery.This program enables users to retrieve your deleted contacts from Android phone, which is quick and easy to use. And it is compatible to most Android phones, such as Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Motorola and so on. Now, read the guide carefully and I will show you how to restore your deleted contacts on Android.

Note: You’d better not use your phone for anything since the data lost, or your data may be overwritten and can not be recovered forever.

First of all, download the free trial version on your computer.

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Tutorial: How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Android Phone

Step 1. Launch Android Data Recovery
After installing Android Data Recovery, launch the program and you will get the main window below.

Recover Deleted Contacts from Android Phone

Step 2. Connect Your Android Phone and Enable USB Debugging
If you haven’t enabled USB debugging, follow the ways below to set it now.
1)For Android 2.3 or earlier: You can enter “Settings” first and click “Applications”. Then click “Development” and check “USB debugging”.
2)For Android 3.0 to 4.1: You can enter “Settings” first and click “Developer options”. Then check “USB debugging”.
3)For Android 4.2 or newer: You can enter “Settings” first and click “About Phone”. Then tap “Build number” for several times. Back to “Settings” and click “Developer options” to check “USB debugging” at last.

Restore Lost Contacts on Android Phone

Then reconnect your Android phone to the computer and move to the next step.

Step 3. Analyze and Scan Lost Contacts from Your Android Phone
After the program detects your device, you will see the window as below. Click “Start” button and the program will begin to analyze your device.

Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Android

After the analysis, you need to click “Allow” on your Android to get the Superuser Request, as the window show. After that, click “Start” on your computer and the program will begin to scan your contacts.

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Step 4. Preview and Restore Deleted Contacts from Android Phone
After the scanning, the result will be shown in the window as below. You can preview the details of your lost contact or existing one. If you only need to see the missing one, click “Only display deleted items” button at the top of the window and you will see what you need only. Choose the items you need to retrieve back and click “Recover”. Soon your deleted contacts will be back.

Restore Deleted Contacts on Android

After above 4 steps, you can get all your deleted phone numbers back easily with Android Data Recovery without infomation loss. You can also use it to recover other data including messages, pictures, and so on.

Tips: Contacts in the scan result are displayed in different colors, of which those in orange are the deleted one and those in black are the existing one on your Android phone. What’s more, remember to back up your Android data regularly.

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