Inadvertently deleted contacts on your Samsung Galaxy S4? Lost contacts list after rooting HTC One? Nothing is more frustrating than losing your important contacts- your best friends, your mom, your boss - off of your Android phone. Take it easy! You contacts are not really gone, you can retrieve lost contacts on Android phone.
The steps vary depending on the location you use to store your Android phone. Therefore, let's figure out where you stored your contacts first and then find the most appropriate way to recover Android phone contacts. Actually, you can save contacts on your Android phone, SIM card or Google account.
Someone prefer to the traditional method – Save their contacts on Android phone internal memory. It's fine. Below are pros and cons.
Pros: You can format your phone if you're planning to recycling or disposing of it. Compared with SIM, it can hold almost all info about contact: picture, email, notes, multiple number in one contact, contact link to Facebook account, etc.
Cons: Can't sync to Google/Gmail.
To retrieve contacts from Android phone is straightforward if you use a software program. Android Data Recovery, a simple to use yet powerful tool can help you recover deleted, lost contacts from your Android phone, including Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola, etc. It also supports other files like photos, text messages, call history and videos. Here is the guide:
It is not so recommendable to save contacts on SIM card, but some people indeed do so. See its advantages and disadvantages.
Pros: Free up space on the phone
Cons: SIM cards don't hold all the info your phone does; if you restore contacts from SIM you usually lose joined contacts, long names, some data, etc.
If you deleted contacts on SIM card, even worse, left your Android phone in a taxi, all those phone numbers are gone. Cellphone carriers like Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint caught on to this problem, and all of them now offer solutions that make it a cinch for you to automatically back up your cellphone contacts. So contact your carrier to recover lost contacts on Android phone SIM card if you have ever used its mobile backup facilities.
Below is the basic information of backup service.
Syncing contacts with Google account comes in handy if you need to recover lost or corrupt contacts.
Pros: Do everything like phone, and sync and restore all Android devices and useful for all Google services.
Cons: Need to provide a Google account.
Before moving to the tutorial guide, you need to make sure that your contacts are linked with Google Account and have ever synced your contacts with Google account.
Following is steps on how to restore Android contacts from Google Account:
Here is how to sync Android contacts with Google Account:
In a conclusion, no matter where you stored your contacts, Android phone, SIM card or Google account, you can recover lost contacts on Android phone easily and quickly. Do you have any comment on this topic? Just share with us below.
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