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How to Recover Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S10 (Plus)/ S10e

Lucas Seltzer Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:08 PM

Recovering contacts from Samsung S10 used to be a cumbersome ordeal. These days, it's a much simpler process thanks to the fact that quite a few of users are backing up the device with cloud storage like Samsung Cloud & Google server, and in some cases, you don't even need the backup archives to get back contact details from Contacts app on the Galaxy S10 phone.

This article is going to have you covered—whether you mistakenly deleted an important contact, or erased entire contact list... Here's how.

Option 1: Restore Samsung S10 Contacts from Samsung Cloud

Samsung Cloud makes it extremely easy to restore contacts in Samsung Galaxy S10 (S10+, S10 e) phone, provided that the contacts you've deleted have been backed up to the server previously. The contacts are kept safe within the Samsung account.

  • Unlock you phone, and on the Home screen, tap Settings.
  • Navigate to Accounts and backup > Samsung Cloud > Restore.
  • Check "Contacts" from the list.
  • Tap Restore Now to retrieve contacts information to the address book.

Option 2: Retrieving Phone Numbers via Google Contacts

On Android phone, having a Google account and setting up sync feature will take care of the contacts. If you've already done that, here's what you need to do by which to recover deleted contacts to Galaxy S10 (+) or S10e instantly from Google Contacts app.

  • Visit Google Contacts on the computer.
  • Log into your Google account used to back up contacts.
  • On the left panel, click More > Undo changes.
  • Choose a state to restore contact list to.
  • Click Confirm to start the process.
  • When done, go to Contacts app and check whether the lost contacts are back.

Get Back Contact Numbers in Samsung Galaxy S10 (Plus)

Option 3: Count on Samsung S10 Contacts Recovery Software

A phone is a lot like a PC: When you delete something, it's not actually gone. There is, however, a possibility that utilities can recover deleted or lost contacts from the memory of Samsung Galaxy S10 (Plus) & S10e. We found Android Data Recovery did a good job through testing.

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The tool comes equipped with the ability for files recovery, which lets you get back contacts as well as contacts details—phone numbers, addresses, job titles, e-mails, etc—in Samsung S10 phone storage or SIM card. It performs impressively well at find deleted contacts, and is able to identify each contact it found in a way that lets users easily figure out the deleted items. Plus, it's possible to retrieve the contacts on Galaxy S10 itself selectively, or all at once, and save them on computer.

All models are supported: SM-G977U, SM-G977T, SM-G977P, SM-G975U, SM-G973U, SM-G970U, SM-G973F, SM-G970F, etc.

Guide: Recovering Contacts from Samsung S10 Memory (Without Backup)

Before you can use the application for Galaxy S10 contacts recovery, you'll first need to grab the download via the green Download Now button above, and get it installed on computer.

  • Fire up the program, then click "Android Data Recovery" module offered in the start-up screen.
  • Hook up Samsung Galaxy S10 to computer using the USB cable that fits your phone.
  • On your phone, enable USB debugging to give software access to the internal memory.
  • After the connection is established, click the tiny box next to "Contacts" option, then press the Next button.
  • Restoring Samsung S10 Deleted Contacts

  • You'll then prompted to root your phone. Click Rooting Tools button and get KingoRoot app to fulfill this. We covered this before: How to root and unroot Android phone.
  • Once your phone is rooted, the tool searches around the internal memory for the contacts.
  • From the results, choose which contacts you wish to recover by checking the box.
  • Click Recover button to begin retrieving lost contacts from Samsung Galaxy S10(+)/ S10e.

Option 4: Use Smart Switch to Retrieve Lost Contacts in Galaxy S10/ S10+/ S10e

Samsung has offered a backup solution called Smart Switch for your device. Keeping a local backup of contacts on Galaxy S10 makes it a breeze for restoration to retrieve contact numbers that's been disappeared or deleted.

  • Open Smart Switch on your computer.
  • Connect your Samsung Galaxy S10 via USB cable.
  • From your computer, click Restore Now button to restore the most recent backup. If you want to restore a different backup, click "Select your backup data" on the bottom-left of the screen.
  • When prompted, click Allow on your phone to start the restoring process.
  • Once completed, you will see what types of files that's been retrieved to your Galaxy S10.
  • Click OK to close the window.

To verify that you have successfully recovered deleted Galaxy S10 contacts, go and check the Contacts app.

How Do You Recover Contacts on Galaxy S10 without Backup

With that, you're done!

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