How to Recover Deleted Contacts and Phone Number from Android

"I lost all my phone contacts. They were available until morning. But after one hour, all my phone contacts were not seen in the contact list on Android. I check displaying all contacts as well but they were not available to find. Can you suggest me a way how can I recover those contacts?"


"Recently I deleted all the contacts of my SIM Card after I accidentally clicked on Factory Reset formatted option. How do I recover deleted Contacts from my Android?"


Contacts surely are recoverable. There are various factors causing you lost your important contacts. Perhaps you're struggling for an effective way to get back your lost phone numbers. Then this post absolutely will help you. Here are the best 5 ways to retrieve lost contacts on Android.

If you have no backup, you can first try checking your Messages App and Contacts to Display. If these two doesn't have the lost contacts you're looking for, there is an Android Contacts Recovery software to help. You can try FoneCope Android Contact Recovery to retrieve deleted phone numbers.


Part 1. Recover deleted contacts on Android with Messages App

Part 2. Check "Contacts to display" to see all contacts on Android phone

Part 3. How to recover lost contacts from Android with FoneCope

If you have synced your contacts to Gmail or Samsung account, you can restore from your previous backup file without doubt.

Part 4. Restore deleted contacts on Android from Gmail

Part 5. Retrieve deleted numbers from Samsung Account

Part 1. Recover deleted contacts on Android with Messages App

Check your messages app if you remember something you've texted with that phone number contract.


Step 1. Tap on Messages App on your Android phone.

Step 2. type specific content in the search box on the top.

Step 3. choose the fitted texts and copy down the phone number luckily.


Android sms search


Part 2. Check "Contacts to display" to see all contacts on Android phone

You could quickly check all phone numbers stored on your phone first if your phone is on Android 4.X, like Android 4.4. In this case, your contacts may not have been deleted.


Step 1. Tap "Contacts" and open it on the phone.

Step 2. Tap the menu button on the top right and find "setting > contacts to display"

Step 3. check "All contacts" whether includes your lost contacts


contacts to display


Part 3. How to recover lost contacts from Android with FoneCope

Features of FoneCope Android Data Recovery

1. recover lost contacts with exact information that you filled previously, such as contacts name, phone number, email, address, job title, companies etc.

2. preview and recover specific deleted contacts from your Android phone's internal storage space selectively.

3. allow you to export and save the recovered contacts as .vcf, .csv, and .html files to your computer.

4. able to recover deleted contacts from various branded phones, including Samsung Galaxy s7, s6, s5, s4, LG, Huawei, HTC, Sony, Windows phone, etc.

5. support to recover other files like photos, videos, SMS, WhatsApp, call history etc.

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Step 1. Connect device to computer with a USB cable

Now free download FoneCope Android Data Recovery on computer, install and open it before you plug your phone into computer via USB.

android computer connection


Step 2. Turn on USB debugging on Android

It's the high time to enable USB debugging on mobile phone with detailed steps shown on the interface. This will allow software to access your device's information and files.

turn on usb debugging


Step 3. Analyze for lost contacts on Android phone

Now choose the file types in the category and start scanning. It will take a few minutes to deep analyze and find your recoverable data on Android.

select android files


Step 4. Preview and recover deleted contacts from Android phone memory

Read the listed recoverable items and tic the box so that you can bring back the lost contacts. All the contacts on Android phone are displayed, from which the deleted are colored in red and the existed contacts are colored in black.

recover android contacts


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Part 4. Restore deleted contacts on Android from Gmail

If you have synced contacts with Gmail as backup, fortunately, you can restore the previously deleted contacts in the past 30 days. You'll need to choose a specific time and roll back. But you should notice that if you revert your contacts back to the "that time" previous state, the contacts saved after "that time" will disappear. Thus, you'd better export the existing contacts on your phone to your computer as a safe backup.


Follow the simple steps to restore contacts from Google account or Gmail.

1. Log into your Google account with a web browser.

2. Choose "Gmail" on the top left.

3. choose contacts when the dropdown menu appears.

4. select "more" in the left navigation bar.

5. click undo changes and decide the time you want to roll back to.


restore contacts gmail


Note: you can choose "custom" to revert back to a precise moment that contains your deleted contacts. It's usually safe to pick a little bit far away from now. 


Part 5. Retrieve deleted numbers from Samsung Account

If you're using Samsung phone and have synced with your Samsung account, it is pretty easy for you to retrieve/undelete deleted numbers. 

"Apps > Settings > Backup and reset > Restore"


restore contact from samsung account


Author:Janette  |  TIME:November 15, 2017



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