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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Motorola Z G X E

Peter Rugg Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:08 PM

Earlier, we have covered a tutorial in case you're try to recover deleted contacts on iPhone, but for those who have lost contacts on Motorola Android phone, there's also the way to go for getting them back in no time at all. Read the post and get the key tricks.

"I'm trying to deleted useless contacts numbers on my Motorola G address book, but some of my contacts that I want to keep are deleted by mistaken. Is there anyway to get them back?"

Losing or deleting contacts accidentally on Moto can be annoying, but it's not necessarily the end of the world. You don't have to re-enter the phone numbers one-by one. There are many ways to recover contacts on Motorola, but how quickly and easily it can be done depends on the situation.

The easiest way to recover deleted contacts from Motorola is to use a previously created backup. If you sync your Moto phone to Google account before losing contacts, you can tap the Menu key on the home screen, go to Settings > Google, select the checkbox next to Sync contacts and then tap Sync now. This way, you can restore deleted contacts on Moto phone.

However, if you don't have a backup file of contacts and you need to retrieve contacts from Motorola phone, we suggest using the Motorola contacts recovery software. There's no guarantee that your contacts phone numbers will be recoverable, but this kinds of software tools will give you the best possible chance, especially if it hasn't been too long since they're gone from the device.

Android Data Recovery is our top pick in that list. It makes data recovery on Android very simple with a high success rate.

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By conducting deeper scanning, this fantastic program is able to recover the deleted contacts as well as other kinds of data files from a wide lineup of Android smartphones and tablets, such as Motorola, Samsung, Sony, LG, Google Pixel, Huawei, etc. And you can take advantage of some nice features, like the ability to filter the lost files based on file types, files name and other specific factors, display only the deleted files, type a keyword to search what you need.

To help you get contacts back from Motorola internal memory, we've put together this brief tutorial with needed steps to make sure the recovery process works smoothly.

How to Recover Deleted Contacts on Motorola Mobile

Step 1: Run Android Data Recovery

After the installation of the software on your computer, run it and the main interface starts up. From the given task modes select "Android Data Recovery" tab to move on.

Then, connect your Motorola smartphone to computer with a USB cable.

Open Contacts Recovery Software for Motorola

Once connected, it will prompt you to enable USB debugging mode on the device. You can turn to this article for help: How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Device. If you have done this before, skip to next step.

Step 2: Make deep Scan for deleted contacts on Motorola phone

In the next window that opens, select what types of file you are trying to scan for deleted files. For this case, check the "Contacts" option and click the Next button to proceed.

Choose Contacts

At this stage, the program will check and analyze Motorola phone. For a complete scan of the Moto storage, you will need to root the device to get full access priviledge.

To do this, click the Rooting Tools button and this should open an external website, from which you can download KingoRoot — a free and reliable rooting tool for Android device. After that, go to your Motorola phone to confirm the root request when a prompt pops up.

Also Read: How to Safely Root and Unroot an Android Device

Once rooted, the program will start searching the entire memory of your Motorola phone for the deleted contacts. It should take 15 minutes or around to complete.

Step 3: Preview and recover contacts

Once completed, you're presented with a list of recoverable files, grouped by type. You can have a preview of the files in advance.

Next, go to "Contacts" category under "Contacts & Messages" section on the left sidebar, and select the contacts you want to get back.

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Tip: There is a toggle labeled "Only display the deleted item(s)" sitting on the center top of the screen. Switching it to the ON position, you can only view the lost contacts instead of all in a lengthy list.

Now, click the Recover button in the lower right corner of the screen. This will open up a dialog box, prompting you to choose a location to save the recovered contacts on your computer.

Save the files

With all things done, hit the Recover button again to restore contacts from Motorola.

When the process finishes, you should have your lost contacts back. Done!

One More Thing - How Do I Unhide Contacts on Moto

Motorola contacts disappeared? Sometimes, the contacts you thought were gone forever just hide on the device by a mistaken tap, you can unhide them.

  • Open your Contacts app
  • Tap Menu and select Contacts to Display.
  • Make sure "all contacts" is set to display.

The Bottom Line

This was the method through which the contacts on Motorola smartphone could be easily recovered even if the contacts are either mistakenly deleted or lost. Also, for future reference, the first rule for keeping the stuff safe is to back up your Android phone regularly, whether it's locally or online.

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Supported Motorola models: One Action, One Vision, moto E6, moto Z4, moto G7, moto one, moto Z3, moto G6, moto E5, moto X4, moto E4, moto G5, MOTO Z Droid, MOTO G4 Plus, Moto Z Force Droid, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Play, Moto Z Play Droid, Moto G⁴, DrMoto Maxx, oid Turbo 2, Moto X Pure Edition, Moto X Pro, Moto E, etc.

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