“How to recover deleted contacts from Android? I have lost all of my contacts in on my android phone. It has erased the contacts from my phone contact list as well. How can I recover the contacts from my Android?” —— Answers Yahoo
When you deleted your contacts from your Android, they were not really gone, but only marked as useless on your Android phone and could be overwritten by new data. You just need to stop using your Android phone and then get a professional Android Data Recovery as soon as possible.
Among various Android Data Recovery programs, Wondershare Dr. Fone for Android proves to be the most powerful Data Recovery for Android that can recover deleted contacts as well as other files such as videos, photos, messages, audio, documents and Whatsapp chat history from Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, ZTE, Huawei and Sony etc.
Step by step to recover deleted contacts from Android
Step 1: Connect your Android to the computer
Download, install and run Dr.Fone for Android on your computer, you will see the following interface.Then, connect your Android device to computer with a USB cable.
Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your Android device
If you didn’t enable USB debugging on your device, you’ll see the window below. Check what Android OS is your Android device and then follow the instructions below to set it now
Note: If you have enabled USB debugging on your device before, you can skip this step.
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” < Click “Applications” <<strong> 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”trong> < Tap“Build number”for several times until getting a note “You are under developer mode” < Back to “Settings” < Click “Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”
Note: If you still get this window and the USB debugging has been enabled, please try to disable it and reset it again.
Step 3. Scan your Android device for deleted contacts
After your Android device is connected and detected by the program, click “Start” to start analyzing your devic
Note: Before doing this, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan
If your device is not rooted before, the program will directly scan it after the analysis.
Note: For the device that Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android doesn’t support currently, it may lead you to set USB Mass Storage on your device to scan photos, videos, music and documents, or to root your device by yourself (if there is no USB Mass Storage option). All rooted Android devices are supported well. You can choose to do it or not by yourself.
If you rooted your device before, you need to allow the program Superuser authorization on the screen of your device. Just click “Allow” when the message pops out on your device’s home screen. Then back to your computer, and click “Start” on the program’s screen to scan your device.
Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click “Allow” more than one time on your device’s homescreen. It’s normal. Just do it if it askes. It doesn’t matter. Just click it until it doesn’t appear again or the program has begun its real scan.
Do not disconnect your device during the scan, or the scan will fail.
Step 4: Preview and recover deleted contacts from Android device
After all contacts and messages have been scanned out, the program will remind you stop the scan, because it is a waste of time to scan all data. Then you can preview all contacts one by one in the scan result, mark those you want and click “Recover” to selectively save them on your computer.
Note: Contacts in the scan result are displayed in different colors. Actually,those in orange are the contacts deleted recently, and the black ones are those existing contacts on your Android phone. If you need, you can use the button above (Only display deleted items) to separate them.