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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Gmail/Outlook/Android/iPhone

Daisy Raines

Aug 19, 2022 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

Deleting files and then wanting to recover them is a very common situation. Luckily, many software for file recovery exist. But those software work only on special platforms such as Windows or OS X. But, what happens when you delete contacts from your Gmail or Outlook account? Or have your Android contacts just disappeared?

The good news is, all deleted contacts can be retrieved. We bring you short and easy tutorials for recovering deleted contacts from your Gmail, Outlook, Android, or iPhone.

Part 1. Recover Deleted Contacts from Gmail

Google Contacts is great when it comes to the room for storing the addresses and information for all your friends and acquaintances. But, Google Contacts sometimes adds too many unnecessary contacts. Then, you are forced to either keep the info you don't need or delete it. If you choose to delete contacts, then it is very easy that you may have deleted a contact you still need. The good news is that Gmail Contacts has the ability to restore the deleted contacts. The bad news is that the restore time frame is only available for the previous 30 days. Follow these three simple steps to restore google contacts.

First of all, you need to click on the little arrow in the top left corner, next to Gmail. Then, choose "Contacts".

Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Gmail

After choosing Contacts, simply click on the More button. In the given menu, you will see an option called "Restore contacts".

Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Gmail

Now, the only thing left for you to do is to choose the time frame within the last 30 days. After choosing the time frame, click "Restore". And that is pretty much it. Simple, isn't it?

Part 2. Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Outlook

The same thing goes for Outlook. Now, you may be using Outlook.com or Microsoft Outlook (which comes with Microsoft Office). It doesn't matter which one you use, because we will cover both of them. Just like Gmail, Outlook.com allows you only to recover the contacts that have been deleted in the past 30 days. Let's begin!

After signing in to Outlook, click on the small dotted square icon in the top left corner. From there choose the People category.

Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Outlook

Now that you have chosen 'People', click on the Manage button. Then, you will see multiple options. You want to click on the second one – Restore deleted contacts.

Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Outlook

After choosing this option, choose the contacts you want to restore, and simply click Restore. That is it. Easy does it, right? Now, let's see how to restore deleted contacts from Microsoft Outlook.

Restoring deleted files and contacts from Microsoft Office is only possible if you are using a Microsoft Exchange Server account.

The first step is to click Folder and then Recover Deleted Items. If this option is unavailable, then you are not using a Microsoft Exchange Server account, and restoring deleted contacts is not possible.

Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Outlook

And that is pretty much it. All there is left to do is for you to choose which deleted items you want to recover.

Part 3. Recover Deleted Contacts from Android

Recovering deleted contacts from Android is a bit more complicated than the previous recovery options. You will need the software called Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android) which helps you recover deleted files from Android quickly.

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Then, you should install the Android recovery tool. It is very easy to install this software, just follow the setup guide. Now, this is where the magic starts.

Step 1: Click "Data Recovery" to open the Android data recovery tool. Connect your Android phone to your PC using your USB cable. And the software will give you instructions on how to enable USB debugging. Make sure that the USB debugging is enabled.

How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Android

Step 2: Then, Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android) will allow you to choose which types of files you would like to recover. If you want to recover deleted contacts only, simply choose "Contacts" > "Next".

How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Android

Step 3: Now, the software will scan all files or deleted files only automatically.

How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Android

Step 4: After the scan process completes, all of your deleted contacts will show up, and you will be able to choose which ones you want to recover. Then, click the button "Recover to Computer" or "Restore to Device".

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Part 4. Retrieve Deleted Contacts from iPhone

Losing your contact details is common for iPhone users, too. Every time you connect your iPhone to your PC, iTunes automatically syncs all the data in your iPhone's database. So, if you have backed up your iPhone contacts it will be easy to recover them.

As Apple's iPhone has become a sought-after handset world, one of the most common things that can happen while using the smartphone is that you may lose your contact details by accident. Jailbreak, iOS upgrade, or restoring to factory settings may erase your data, but that doesn't mean it is gone forever. Each time you connect your iPhone to your PC, iTunes automatically syncs the data in iPhone's database. As long as you've got a backup of your contacts, you can recover them from your iPhone easily.

You can either recover the contacts through iTunes Backup and iCloud backup or scan your iPhone directly if you do not have the necessary backup.

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