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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Android Phone?

“I stupidly deleted a VERY important contact from my Android! I am PRAYING I can get it back?! Please help!”
An Android user asked this question on Yahoo Answers

Many Android users want to know how to recover deleted contacts from Android phone. If you don’t have backup file, Android Contacts Recovery is the only choice. From the technical point of view, the deleted contacts are still on your Android phone and SD card. But you can’t see them. They won’t be deleted permanently until new data overwrites the space where saves them. So you can use Android Data Recovery software to scan your phone, find the deleted contacts and recover deleted contacts from Android phone to computer. In this article, I will show you the whole process of recovering deleted or lost contacts from Android phone step by step. If you want to know that, read carefully and follow all the steps in this article, you can easily get back deleted contacts from Android phone.

Android Data Recovery can scan Android phone and SD card to recover deleted contacts, text messages, photos, videos, audios, documents and other data from Android phones, tablets and SD card. It supports Samsung, HTC, Sony, LG, MOTO, ZTE, Huawei, One Plus, Google and other popular Android brands.

Please follow the specific tutorial to recover deleted contacts on Android.

Step 1. Connect and scan your Android phone

Download, install and launch this Android Contact Recovery software. Connect your Android phone to your computer via USB cable. The software will detect your phone. To scan your Android device, you need to enable the USB debugging mode on your Android devices. According to your Android devices, please follow the steps below.

connect android phone

If you are using Android 2.3 or earlier version, you need to go to the “settings”>”Development”>”Development” and check “USB Debugging”.

If you are using Android 3.0 to 4.1, you need to go to “Settings”>”Development” and then check “USB Debugging”.

IF you are using Android 4.2 or later version, you need to go to "Settings" > "About Phone", tap "Build number" for 7 times until getting the note "You are under developer mode". Go back to "Settings" > "Developer options" > check "USB debugging".

usb debugging mode

After you enable the USB debugging mode, click “Next” button. If you have rooted your Android device before, you need to allow the superuser authorization for the program. You can follow the steps on the interface to do that.

superuser authorization

Step 2. Scan Android device to recover deleted contacts

Once you have done the entire preparation job, you are allowed to select which kind of data you want to recover. If you lost or deleted contacts from Android, just select contacts. Of course, you can select other data to scan and recover.

select data

Then you need to choose the scan mode. Here you can choose only scan deleted contacts or scan all contact. What I recommend is scan all contacts, so you can get the whole information of your contacts on the Android.

scan mode

The software will begin to scan your Android device after you click “Next”. All the contacts including deleted one will be displayed on the interface after scanning. You can find the deleted contacts easily and recover it.

recover contacts from android

The contacts will be recovered and saved to your computer. You can easily open it and re-input it to your Android phone. You can see the process is really easy. You can recover deleted contacts on Android fast and safely. Try this software when you want to recover deleted contacts from Android.