2 Ways to Restore Contacts on Android

Jul 01, 2020 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions


Losing an important contact is a hectic thing. In some cases we tend to lose some if not all of our contacts, not because of our fault but by accident. Well, this isn't the worst case scenario. Imagine losing all your vital contacts and having no way to retrieve them, that's when the real trouble kicks in and this is a major and catastrophic incident.

However, in recent times ways have been formulated to counter such occurrences. There are various, simple, easy, and quick ways to do this, all that is required is your Android device and a working network connection and you are good to go.

Restoring deleted contacts on Android is possible. There are various ways this task can be accomplished. These methods are quick, genuine and easy, can be done in just a few seconds, and you won't have to pay anything for getting it done.

Restoring contacts could be done in the various ways listed below.

  • • Using a one click tool (a software : Dr.Fone - Android Data Recovery).
  • • Backing up through the Google Account.
  • • Using the Android's external storage.

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Part 1: How to use Dr.Fone - Android Data Recovery to restore contacts

Retrieving contacts follows the same procedure as retrieving any other lost data, so the procedure may look similar.

Step 1 - After downloading and installing the software, launch it and connect your Android device using the USB cable.

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Step 2 - Enable the USB debugging mode as this ensures that the software recognizes the Android device, as after enabling this mode only can the computer detect your Android device.

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Step 3 - Select the type of files you want to recover,if you just want to recover contacts,only need choose the "Conatcts" then click "next".

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Step 4 - Choose the scan mode,if your phones has root in advance,choose "Standard Mode".If you can't root your phones,please celest the "Advanced Mode."

Analyze the Android device 

Step 5 - Analyze the Android device. This helps analyze the data on the phone and fix any issues with the operating system (especially if your device is a rooted one).

Analyze the Android device 

Step 6 - After Dr.Fone has analyzed teh data of your phone,it will start scan your phone.

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Step 7 - Here is where you select the data to retrieve, in our case we only have to select the contacts and hit next to let the software scan for your lost or deleted contacts.Then select a folder on your computer to save the recovered the contacts and then you can transfer these on to your Android device.

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Part 2: How to restore Google contacts to Android

This is simply using your existing Google account, that is your email to restore the lost contacts. This form of backing up and restoring contacts is also good as your contacts are stored within your email account within Google and hence are hard to lose.

These are a few preconditions to be met before you restore contacts from Google:

There are a few vital things before one is ready to restore their device that they have to consider. Of course one first ought to have a Google account and this is as simple as signing up one to create your Gmail account (email account). You also need to have a good network connection. These will also help you:

  • • Recover deleted contacts
  • • Restore contacts after an unsuccessful sync
  • • Undo a recent import
  • • Undo a recent merge

Let's take a look at the steps now.

Step 1 - On your Android phone tap on Settings and scroll down to find Accounts and Sync.

restore Google contacts to Android 

Step 2 - You may log into your account and sync your contacts (or do it within the settings applications), wait until the process is over.

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