You’ve recently reset your Samsung Galaxy Note to its factory settings but you forgot to back up your contacts. Naturally so, after the reset, they’re gone without a trace. Luckily, recovering them is easy for as long as you’ve synced them with your Google account. Otherwise, you’d have to do some advanced procedures in an attempt to bring back deleted contacts but it comes without guarantee, of course.
And below we will show you three ways to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy Note: the first one is to restore deleted contacts from Google, the second is to recover deleted contacts from SD Card, and the third is to use a third-party recovery program.
Solution 1: Restore contacts from Google
You’re lucky if you have backed up your contacts through Google sync or made an export file to your SD card. If this is the case, then it is easy to restore contacts. Here’s how…
- From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
- Choose Settings.
- Tap Google (or Samsung, whichever applies).
- Tap your email address.
- Now tap Sync Contacts to check the box. If it’s already checked, tap Sync Now.
Samsung Galay Note will start the syncing and all your backed up contacts will start appearing on your phone right after the sync is complete.
Solution 2: Restore contacts from SD card
- Make sure your SD Card is inserted.
- Go to the Home screen and tap Contacts.
- Tap the Contacts tab.
- Tap the Menu key.
- Tap Import / Export.
- Tap Import from SD Card.
- Choose the account where you want to save your contacts.
- If you only have one contact list (vCard file) stored on your SD card, then the contacts will automatically copy now. If you have more than one file, follow steps 9 and 10.
- Tap Import vCard file. Tap OK.
- Tap the desired vCard file where the contacts are stored. Tap OK.
Soltuion 3: Recover deleted Contacts via third-party software like Dr .Fone for Android
If none of the solutions work, you can still turn to a third-part software to help you recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy Note. Dr .Fone for Android is such kind of program which can recover deleted data like contacts, videos, photos etc from Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note 1/2, Samsung Galay S3/S4/S2/S, Samsung Galaxy Ace, Samsung tablet etc.
And below we will how to how to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy
Step 1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy Note to the computer
Before doing anything else, connect your Samsung Galaxy to the computer. Then run the program and you'll get the main window below. Your device will be detected immediately.
Step 2. Enable USB debugging
If you didn't enable USB debugging on your device before, you need to set it now. There are different ways for devices with different Android OS versions. Choose the one for yours and follow it.
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging" 2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging" 3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
Step 3. Prepare to scan your Samsung Galaxy Note
Before scan, the program needs to analyze your device first. What you need to do is clicking "Start" on the window. Then wait for the end of the Analysis.
The analysis takes you a few seconds. After that, the program begins to scan your device. Meanwhile, you need to click "Allow" on the screen of your device to enable the application - Superuser Request. Then click "Start" on the window below to begin scanning.
Step 4. Preview and recover lost contacts from Samsung Galaxy Note
The scan will cost you a while. After it, you can preview all contacts found on your Samsung Galaxy. Choose "Contacts" on the left of the window. You can check all details of your contacts. Mark those you want and save them on your computer by clicking "Recover" at the lower right corner.
Note: Contacts scanned out here contain those deleted recently (orange font) and those currently existing on your device (orange font). If you only want to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy, you can slide the tab on the top to separate them: Only display deleted items. Moreover, if you want to import your contacts back to your device, you can use MobileGo for Android or MobileGo for Android Mac