You have recently lost all or part of your contacts on your smartphone? Fortunately, if you are on Android, there are several methods to recover your contacts.
First of all, you will check if your contacts have actually disappeared from your smartphone. Sometimes, some of your contacts become invisible in the list. It is a question of display. Go to your contact list and press the three small dots at the top right of the screen. Press Contact to display and select All contacts.
Recovering contacts with Gmail
If your contacts have indeed disappeared from your Android, you will try to recover them with Gmail. This implies that you have linked your contacts entered on the phone to your Google account. If not, this method will be ineffective. If in doubt, you can always try, it doesn’t take long.
Go to Gmail and sign in with your login details. On the main screen, you will click on the Menu icon located at the top right of the screen, right next to your avatar. Then click on Contacts. In the menu on the left, click on More then on Restore contacts. That’s it.
Restore from backup
On many Android devices, contacts are backed up automatically for security. It is possible to access the backups your smartphone has made before your contacts disappear.
Go to the settings of your smartphone. Tap Google then tap Restore all contacts. You can see the automatic backups made by your device. Next to each backup is the date it was created and the number of contacts in the backup. Select the one you want and press Restore.
Use a program
The most efficient way to recover contacts on Android is to use a software dedicated from your computer. There are indeed free software to recover all kinds of data deleted from your Android. The method below is explained with Tenorshare but there are other software.
- Download and run the software on your computer.
- Go to Recover lost data. Connect your smartphone to your computer via USB.
- Activate the USB debugging by following the instructions on the screen.
- When your device is connected, you will have access to the list of file types to retrieve. Select Contacts.
Your contacts are now saved on your computer.
If you have lost your contacts, you may be interested in how to recover your SMS.