How to Restore Deleted Contacts from Android or iPhone

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 accidently. How to restore contacts?

Restore Deleted Contacts

Whether your contacts are erased after you factory reset phone, manage SIM card or delete data mistakenly, the backup files are probably your last chance to get the lost contacts back. What if you have no suitable backup? How to restore your deleted contacts from iPhone or Android? Now you can follow the following guide to restore contacts.

Part 1. Restore deleted contacts with Android Contact Recovery

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 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.

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 Android contacts with Gmail

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.

Part 3. Restore contacts from Google - restore Google contacts

Similar to Gmail, you can recover deleted or lost Android contacts from "Google Contacts". The next steps will show you how to restore Google contacts.

Restore Google Contacts

Step 1. Open Google Contacts site and sign in your Google account.

Step 2. Click "More" option and choose "Restore Contacts".

Step 3. Select a time or customize the time and then click "Confirm".

Step 4. Last click on "Restore" to get the deleted contacts back to Android.

Part 4. How to restore contacts on iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery

How to recover deleted contacts from iPhone? If you are a iPhone user, contacts restoring can be much more easier, as long as you have a right iTunes or iCloud backup. Here we only talk about the situation that you can't restore contacts from iTunes/iCloud. What should you do? Here we recommend the easy-to-use iPhone Data Recovery to help you do the recovering job.

Step 1. Download, install and launch this iPhone deleted contacts restrong software on your computer. Connect your iPhone to it with USB cable.


Step 2. Choose the recovery mode of "Recover from iOS Device". Then click Start Scan button to scan various files on your iOS device.

Locate Recover from iOS Device Mode

Step 3. All types of iOS data will be listed in categories on the left control after scanning. Click Contacts and you can check each contact on the right window.


Step 4. Mark the contacts you want to recover, then click Recover to restore your iPhone contacts.

With just a few clicks, you can handily recover your deleted iPhone contacts. The recovered contacts will be saved as CSV, HTML or VCF file according to your need. Also, you can use it to retrieve contacts from iCloud or iTunes backup.

This step-to-step guide mainly shows you how to restore contacts. Where you are using an Android or iPhone, several effective ways are offered for you to choose from when you lost your valuable contacts by accident.

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