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How Can I Retrieve Deleted Contacts on Galaxy Note10/ Note10+

Elena Spencer Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:08 PM

We wish recovering contacts list from Samsung Galaxy Note10 was as simple as tapping an Undo button on the screen. It seems like the contacts stored in the phone memory or SIM card appeared to have been deleted or lost. Maybe it was an unfortunate result of accidentally deleting the whole contacts list, or a disastrous consequence of losing the phone.

It's a real pain in the ass when in the moments you need a phone number of the contact most, but you can recover it in more than one way. In this guide, we assemble a few methods that will really help to get contacts back on Samsung Note10 Phone, and retrieve the important information tied up in each contact card like number, name, email address, work, note, etc. That depends on if you had backed contacts up using Google account, Samsung Cloud, Smart Switch, or only saved them on the phone in the first place.

Solution 1: Via Samsung Cloud

If you're a Samsung Note10 or Note 10+ (5G) user, chances are high you've already connected to Samsung Cloud and backed up contacts to its server. Once the contacts lost, you could restore the backup of contacts onto Note10's contact list.

  • Go to Settings > Accounts and backup > Backup and restore.
  • Under Samsung account heading, choose Restore data.
  • Select "Contacts" from the list.
  • Tap Restore to initiate the restoration.

After that's done, the contacts should be restored immediately to Contacts app.

How Do I Restore My Contacts on Note10

Solution 2: Via Google Account (or Google Contacts)

This is yet another backup-restore route. If you used a Google account attached to Galaxy Note 10 and the phone contacts were backed up, then you would retrieve deleted contacts from Google Contacts as far back as 30 days. Note that this won't restore contacts stored in SIM card.

  • Head to Google Contacts website on any computer.
  • Make sure you're logging in with Google account that is used to sync Note10 contacts with.
  • Click Settings menu (gear icon) on the top left of the window, then choose Undo changes.
  • On the pop-up dialog, select the time frame that includes the missing contacts.
  • Click CONFIRM.

By far you restored phone numbers to Samsung Note10 from Google backup.

Retrieving Disappeared Contacts on Note10 Plus

Solution 3: Through a 3rd-Party App - Retrieve a Deleted Contact

The problem is that you kept all the contacts in the device itself or the SIM card, as opposed to the Samsung Cloud or Google Account. Fortunately there's a simple workaround - Android Data Recovery, enabling users to recover contacts on Samsung Galaxy Note10 (Plus) phone.

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The software developed by FoneLab is designed to make everything work as it should: easily and quickly - thanks to its automatic file scanning & file recovering ability. Once it's launched, it automatically recognizes the connected Android phone, lets users to pick exactly which types of files need to be scanned for deleted items (contacts, photos, messages, call logs, etc.), then gets its hoops deeper into the internal storage and do the recovery.

Beyond simple data recovery, Android Data Recovery is used for backing up data to computer in case loss, and extracting files on a broken & frozen device.

Here are instructions to get started using the program for the purpose of recovering contact numbers from Note 10 memory or SIM card. Whether you want to retrieve a phone numbers or all contacts, the tool will work.

  • Open the utility, and connect Galaxy Note10 to computer via USB cable.
  • Click on "Android Data Recovery" mode.
  • On Note10 handset, turn on USB debugging mode when prompted. Read: How to Enable USB Debugging on Android
  • Choose "Contacts" under Contacts & Messages heading. Click Next button.
  • Samsung Note10 Contacts Recovery

  • If asked, click Rooting Tools button and get KingoRoot tool downloaded to root Note 10. This lets the app get full access to the memory to find deleted contacts details.
  • Useful Guide: How to Root an Android Phone Safely

  • When that's done, the software begins scanning internal memory of Samsung Note 10. Wait until it's finished.
  • By the end of the scan, the contacts will appear on the software window. You could view contact names, phone numbers and emails of contact profiles.
  • Select the contacts you wish to retrieve.
  • Recovering SIM Contacts from Samsung Galaxy Note10

  • Hit Recover button to retrieve deleted contacts of Galaxy Note10 (or Note10+), and save them to computer.

That's it. The lost contacts are recovered as many as you wish. Close the app.

Solution 4: Via Smart Switch Backup

Take one last look around, and check to make sure you backed up Samsung Note10 to computer using Smart Switch before contacts in the phone book are disappeared. If you never did the backup, this doesn't work for you.

When you're ready, open the Samsung Smart Switch on computer where you saved the backup to before, then restore the backup to get back lost contacts onto Galaxy Note10 phone immediately. This is also useful when you need to transfer data to a new Samsung phone.

  • Run Smart Switch on computer.
  • Plug the Samsung Galaxy Note10 into the machine.
  • Click Restore tab.
  • Select Restore Now to restore most recent backup. If you need to retrieve contacts of Samsung Note 10 from an older backup, choose Select your backup data.
  • When prompted, tap "Allow" on the device to continue the restore process.
  • Click OK when the backup is restored.

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