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Far too often, you use contact app on your Android as a digital address book to record phone numbers, addresses, nicknames, emails, photos, etc. of your friends or family. Now, some of your contacts are missing on Android. You've tried re-inserting SIM card and scoured each folder, but it's still no luck to find and recover deleted contacts on Android. Don't give up. Instead of starting from scratch to rebuild the contact list, try retrieving deleted contacts via a few recovery tips below.
Why Contacts Disappeared from Android
It depends, actually. Maybe you lost contacts due to a faulty system upgrade or app update. Perhaps the combination of fast finger renders you to accidentally delete contacts on Android. Aside from dropping down the phone, syncing to new apps or cloud services will potentially result in android contacts disappeared as well. Though it's rare to happen, mistakenly doing a factory reset can also get all contact entries and information deleted. If this is your case, download Android Data Recovery tool and retrieve deleted contacts on Android using the step-by-step wizard in method 3.
This page applies to Samsung (all galaxy series), Sony, Google Pixel, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Motorola, etc., no matter which Android OS version your mobile device runs.
How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Android Phone
Before performing the contact recovery, make sure that all the existing contacts and related information has been displayed correctly on your device.
If this is the culprit behind the issue of android contacts missing or being no longer visible, this action should get all deleted phone number back. If no contact is hidden but you still can't find the contact list, keep going.
1. If You Have Contacts Backup on Google Drive
Google Drive offers a remote location to store a copy of your contacts and othe data files safely. If you've ever backed up the contacts with Google Account before the deletion occurs, you can restore deleted contacts from backups in Google Drive.
Of note: If you're intending to recover contacts from lost Android phone to a new one, be aware that you're not allowed to restore a backup from a newer version of Android OS to a phone running an older version. (Read: How to see which Android version you have)
Here's how to restore contacts on android from Google Drive:
During the process of restoring deleted contacts, it'll automatically remove the duplicates and restore only the phone numbers that are new to the device. Plus, the restored contacts will also sync across all the devices logging into the same Google Account that you're restoring from.
Tips: If you deleted some contacts on WhatsApp, Outlook, or other apps and need to restore from a Google Drive backup, you'll need to reinstall the apps first before retrieving deleted numbers.
2. Restore from Google Contacts Website
If your contacts are routinely synced with Google Contacts, it grants you to restore contact data reaching up to 30 days back since the day it's backed up.
It's easy to do that: log in to Google Contacts, set any date before the deletion of your contacts from the phone, click on Undo and you're good to go. It's worth pointing out that this trick will delete all the changes to the contact list that were done after the configured period. Take a look at the detailed instructions on how to restore android contacts:
Once done, the contacts list will be restored from the time you've just configured. If the restored phone numbers have shown up in Google Contacts but not on your device, please wait a few minutes to let it sync the changes completely.
3. Android Contact Recovery Software (No Backup Required)
If you don't mind rooting your device to find and get back the deleted phone numbers that are neither in Google nor in the phone, Android Data Recovery is proved to be a trustworthy assistant.
Once connected to your phone, this tool offers a user-friendly platform to scan, preview and recover deleted contacts from Android phone memory. Rest assured that the recovered contacts - whether they're deleted recently or years ago - will be back with original names, telephone numbers, emails, and anything else that used to be saved in the contact list.
After learning how to get contacts back on Android below, you can use the same guide to retrieve other files like text messages (including WhatsApp messages), call history, photos, videos, and more.
Tips: The recovered contacts will be in HTML, CSV and VCF format separately. FYI, the contacts in CSV and VCF format can be imported into most Android phones successfully.
Frequently Asked Questions on Android Contact Recovery
How can I recover deleted contacts from Android without root and computer?
Use Google Contacts app to restore deleted contact numbers in a cellphone without a PC or Mac.
How do I restore deleted phone contacts from Gmail?
How do I restore my contacts on Android without backup?
If you deleted a contact from Google Contacts by mistake, you can click on the Trash in the left sidebar in contacts.google.com and select the phone contact to recover. If the lost contact has been in Trash more than 30 days, it'll be permanently deleted from the Trash. In this respect, Android Data Recovery software can be your savior.