[Solved] How to Restore Contacts on Android Phone

During the daily usage of your phone, various reasons may lead to contacts loss. You must feel it disappointing when you notice that one or some important contacts are lost or deleted accidentally.

How to restore contacts on Android phone?

2 ways in this page are for you, whether your contacts are stored in phone internal memory or SD card. Even if your phone is factory reset, you could easily restore contacts on Android phone.

Restore Deleted Contacts

Part 1. How to restore contacts from Android phone memory or SD card

Surely, you still have a big chance to restore contacts on Android, even when you don't have a backup. Here we introduce you with the professional Android contacts recovery, Android Data Recovery, to help you restore contacts. It allows you to directly recover deleted contacts from Android device or SD card.

One thing you should note that, once your contacts are deleted or lost, don't do any operation on your Android phone. Any operation may cause the data overwritten.

Android Data Recovery

4,000,000+ Downloads

Restore contacts from Android phone memory and SD card.

Recover contacts in CSV, HTML and VCF for easy view.

Restore call log to extract unsaved contacts on Android phone.

Compatible with Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

Step 1. Launch Contact Recovery

Open this Android deleted contacts restoring software and connect your Android phone to it via a USB cable.

Launch Contact Recovery

Step 2. Enable USB Debugging mode

Android Contact Recovery will automatically recognize your Android version and guide you to enable USB debugging mode. After that, you are allowed to manage your Android on computer.

Enable USB Debugging Mode

Step 3. Select Android contacts

You can select the data type (s) to recover before the Android contacts recovery. Choose Contacts and then click Next to scan your contacts. Your Android phone will be rooted automatically in this step. There are many ways to root an Android device.

Select Android Contacts

Step 4. Restore contacts

Click "Contacts" on the left list and you are allowed to check all your Android contacts in the preview window. Select the contacts you want to recover and click Recover button. Then the deleted contacts will be recovered within just a few seconds.

Restore Contacts

Besides restoring contacts, this contacts recovery tool also has the capability to recover deleted/lost Android messages, call logs, videos, pictures, audios, etc. You can free download it and have a try.

Part 2. How to restore contacts from Google Contacts (factory reset)

If you have synced your Android with Google account, you can try recovering deleted Android contacts with Gmail. Gmail can help you restore a backup of all your contacts within 30 days.

Step 1. Navigate to Gmail and log into your Google account. Go to your inbox and select "Contacts" from the drop-down list.

Gmail Contacts

Step 2. When you find your contacts, click on "More" > "Restore contacts…" to open the contacts restoring window.

Restore Contacts

Step 3. Here you can select a backup to restore contacts. Now you can re-sync your Google account on your Android device. After that, you can find the deleted contacts.


This page mainly tells the 2 easy ways to restore contacts on Android phone memory and SD card, even factory reset. You can restore contacts from Google Contacts within 30 days. Alternatively, use the third-party tool, Android Data Recovery to restore contacts from Android phone directly.

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