Accidentally deleting contacts from your Android device can be frustrating, especially if you don’t know how to restore them. Whether you’ve accidentally deleted contacts, lost them due to an upgrade or factory reset, or just need to transfer them from one Android device to another, the process of restoring lost contacts doesn’t have to be complicated. In this blog post, we will go over the steps you need to take in order to restore deleted contacts on your Android device. From using Google Contacts Sync and recovering contacts via SIM card, read on to learn more about how you can get back your lost contacts in no time.
Back up your contacts
When you delete a contact on your Android device, it’s not gone forever. It’s stored in the Recycle Bin or Trash folder and can be restored if you accidentally delete it or need to undelete it for any reason.
In order to restore a deleted contact, you must first open the Contacts app on your Android device. Once the app is open, tap on the menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen. From the menu that appears, select “Recycle bin” or “Trash”.
Now, all of the contacts that have been deleted from your device will be listed here. To restore a contact, simply tap on it and then tap on the “Restore” button. The contact will now be restored to your device.
How to delete a contact
It is possible to delete a contact from your Android device in a few different ways. One way is to open the Contacts app and find the contact you wish to delete. Once you have found the contact, tap on it and then tap the three dots in the top right corner. A menu will appear with the option to delete the contact. Another way to delete a contact is to open the Contacts app and find the contact you wish to delete. Once you have found the contact, press and hold on it until a menu appears. In this menu, there will be an option to delete the contact. The last way to delete a contact is through your device’s Settings app. To do this, go to Settings > Apps > Contacts and select the contact you wish to delete. Once you have selected the contact, tap on the trashcan icon in the top right corner of the screen.
How to restore deleted contacts
There are a few different ways that you can go about restoring deleted contacts on your Android device. Depending on how your contacts were deleted, you may be able to use the native Android backup and restore feature, or you may need to resort to a third-party data recovery solution.
If you recently deleted a contact (within the last 30 days), then there’s a good chance that you can restore it using the native Android backup and restore feature. To do this, simply go to Settings > Backup & Restore > Restore Contacts. If your contacts were backed up to your Google account, they should be restored automatically.
If you didn’t delete your contacts recently, or if the native backup and restore feature doesn’t work for some reason, then you’ll need to use a third-party data recovery solution. There are many different options available, but we recommend using Dr Fone for Android. This software makes it easy to recover lost or deleted data from your Android device, including contacts, text messages, photos, videos, and more.
How to prevent losing contacts in the future
If you’ve recently lost contacts on your Android device, don’t worry – there are a few things you can do to prevent losing contacts in the future.
- First, make sure that your contacts are backed up. There are a few different ways to do this, but we recommend using Google’s built-in backup feature. To do this, open the Settings app and go to “Accounts & sync.” From here, you should see an option for “Contacts.” Make sure this is turned on, and your contacts will be automatically backed up to your Google account.
- If you’re not comfortable with storing your contacts in the cloud, you can also back them up locally by exporting them to a file. To do this, open the Contacts app and tap the “Menu” button. From here, select “Import/Export,” and then choose whether you want to export your contacts to a SIM card or to a file. We recommend exporting them to a file so that you can store them on your computer or SD card.
- Once you’ve backed up your contacts, it’s important to keep them safe going forward. One way to do this is by using an app like Contact Guard Pro, which allows you to password-protect your contacts and hide them from view. This way, even if someone gets access to your phone, they won’t be able to see your contact information unless they know the password.
- Another good way to keep your contacts safe is by using a third-party contact manager app, like True Contacts. This app allows you to securely store your contacts in the cloud and sync them across multiple devices. This way, even if you lose your phone or switch to another device, your contacts will remain safe and accessible.
- Finally, make sure that you’re using a secure lock screen on your Android device. This way, only you – or someone who knows the password – will be able to access your contacts.
There are a few ways to restore them. Here are three methods you can try:
- Check the trash folder: Some Android devices have a trash folder for deleted contacts. Look for a trash or bin icon in your contacts app and see if the deleted contacts are there. If they are, you can simply restore them from the trash folder.
- Use a third-party recovery tool: There are various apps available on the Google Play Store that can help you recover deleted contacts. Some of the popular options include Dr. Fone and EaseUS MobiSaver. These apps work by scanning your device’s storage for deleted contacts and allowing you to restore them. However, please be aware that these apps may require root access to your device, which can void the device’s warranty.
- Restore from a backup: If you have a recent backup of your contacts, you can restore them from that. Check if your device has an inbuilt backup feature, such as Google Drive or Samsung Cloud. If you have synced your contacts to your Google account, you can simply restore your contacts from there.
- Contact your mobile carrier: If you have recently lost your contacts and are unable to restore them, you can contact your mobile carrier. They may be able to provide you with a copy of your contacts from their servers.
- Check your email: If you have synced your contacts with your email account, you can check there to see if the contacts are still present. For example, if you synced your contacts with your Gmail account, you can log in to your Gmail account and check if the contacts are still there.
- Use a SIM card recovery tool: If your contacts were stored on your SIM card, you can use a SIM card recovery tool to restore them. These tools can be found online and can help you recover deleted contacts from a SIM card.
- Check the device’s internal storage: If you have not found the deleted contacts in the trash folder, you can try to check the device’s internal storage. You can use a file manager app to navigate to the internal storage and check if the contacts are still there.
- Use data recovery software: There are data recovery software available on the market that can help you recover deleted contacts, pictures, videos, and other files from your Android device. However, these software can be expensive and may require technical knowledge to use.
Note: These methods may not work if your device was factory reset or if the contacts were lost due to a hardware failure.
Restoring deleted contacts on your Android device can be a daunting task, but with the right guidance and knowledge, you can easily get back your lost contacts. We have detailed all the simple steps for restoring deleted contacts from different sources; make sure to follow them carefully so that no data is accidentally corrupted or lost. If none of these solutions works for you, it’s best to seek professional help in order to restore your valuable contact information safely and efficiently.