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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Android

Android is becoming more and more popular for its openness and rich features, there are many brands mobile phone running Android as operating system, such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Sony, LG and more. However, as far as I'm concerned, many Android users feel depressed when all of their phone contacts have been erased or lost after wiping phone or buying a new one. Is there any solution to restore all your lost contacts back?
Yes, of course you can restore all deleted contacts from your Android phone with the Android recovery tool - Android Data Recovery, it allows you to recover deleted contacts directly from Android or SIM card on Android phones. With this marvelous software, you can get back messages, contacts, videos, photos and more from Android phone without quality loss.
Now let's go throught how to retrieve lost contacts from an Android phone, but you need to free download the program on your computer first.

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Steps to restore deleted contacts from an Android phone

Step 1 Prevent Your Data from Being Overwritten
Once your Android data get lost, no matter Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony or Motorola, you should stop operating your Android for adding or deleting Android data. For once you update those data, the Android backup file will be overwritten and what you lost can never be restore back.

Step 2 Install and run the Android recovery tool
To begin with, install and launch the program on your Window or Mac computer.

Step 3 Connect Android to computer and enable USB debugging
Then connect your Android phone to computer and check if you have enabled USB debugging on your Android phone. If not, follow the ways below; If you did, you can move to the 3rd step now.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

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Android Data Recovery empowers you to seletively choose which type of files to be scanned. If you want to recover Android contacts only, you can tick "Contacts" because it takes less time to scan only contacts than scan all the data.

Restore Android Deleted Data

Also, to save time, you can choose only scan the deleted Android files as below:

Extract Deleted Data with Android Data Recovery

Step 4 Begin to scan your Andorid for lost contacts
Now you are in step 3 - Device Detected, that means your Android has been detected by the program successfully. Here, you just need to click "Start" to analyze your Android device and wait for a few seconds.

When below window comes to you, you need to turn to your Android phone and click "Allow" popping up on the screen, until it disappear, and then back to the program and click "Start" to scan your Android for lost contacts.

Extract Android Data with Android Data Recovery

Step 5 Preview and restore contacts on Android
After all contacts and messages have been scanned out, the program will remind you stop the scan, because it is a waste of time to scan all data. Then you can preview all contacts one by one in the scan result, mark those you want and click "Recover" to selectively save them on your computer.

Recover Contacts from Android Phone

Note: Contacts found in the scan result contain those you deleted recently (displayed in orange) and those existing on your Android phone (displayed in black). You can separate them by using the button above: Only display deleted items.

Step 6 Back up Your Android Device from Time to Time
To form a habit of back up Android files from time to time is with no doubt a good thing. Once you deleted your Android data accidentally, you can just use Android Data Recovery to retrieve deleted data from Android. By the way, here is a useful Android tool for you to back up Android data - Android Transfer. With it, you can easily back up your Android data etc. back to your Android.

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