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Restore deleted contacts on Android



Have you lost your contacts? Or accidentally deleted some contacts from your phone? Well, we all faced this at some point. The contact list is among the most valuable information on your phone. Contains phone numbers of members of your family, business, or close friends. Losing contacts can be particularly annoying.


 Ways to restore deleted contacts

 Whether you've willingly deleted your contacts or it happened by mistake, this guide below will help you restore contacts on your Android device.

1. Check to see if your contacts are missing or deleted

There are certain times when contacts disappear from your contact list for no reason. You may end up thinking that you have completely lost it. Surprisingly, contacts may still be on your device, but they are only hidden. This may happen if certain settings are tampered with or, in rare cases, occur for no reason. To check if your contacts are missing or deleted, follow the steps below.

  • On your Android device, go to the phone app.
  • Click contacts, and the option is usually in the center.
  • In the top right corner, click on the three vertical points.
  • Select "Contacts to view" is usually the first option.
  • Select "All Contacts."
  • Close your contactapp and reopen it
  • For the latest versions of Android
  • On your Android device, go to the Contacts app.
  • Click the triangular bar in the upper left corner.
  • Go to settings, the option in the bottom left corner.
  • Click "Contacts to view."
  • Select "All Contacts" is usually the first option.
  • Close the Contacts app and reopen it.

If all contacts are displayed, but you still can't see lost contacts, your contacts have already been deleted.

2. Restore contacts from Gmail

This is the easiest way to restore contacts on Android to users who sync contacts with their Google account. Unfortunately, it won't work if you don't have a Google account from the original. You can resync deleted contacts for up to 30 days if you have a Google account. This method also works with contacts that appear in Jameel but cannot be seen on your phone. It's easy and quick to restore Android contacts from Jameel by following the steps below.
  • Sign in to your Google Account.
  • Click the Gmail drop-down menu and select contacts.
  • Within Google Accounts, click more and click Drop on changes.
  • You'll see a pop-up displayed, click "Return your Android contact list to any situation in the last 30 days."
  • Choose the exact time and click Confirmation.
  • Deleted contacts will be successfully restored.

Note that once your contacts are back on time, the contacts you saved will be deleted after the specified time. It is recommended to back them up before restoring contacts using this method.

The other way to restore contacts with Jameel is to sign in to your account and sync your contacts. This method only restores previously lost contacts but has not been deleted.

3. Restore from backup

There are several ways you can back up your contacts on Android. The first way is to back up your SD card.

The second way is to back up your contacts on a cloud server. To do this, you'll need to install a third-party contact app that lets you back up your contacts on their cloud server. Before you can continue to back up your contacts, you'll need to register and create an account. To restore deleted contacts, sign in to your account and click Restore Contacts. Restoring contacts using this method only works with those who have previously created a backup on either an SD card or cloud server.

4. Restore contacts from a database file (requires root)

If you've exhausted all deleted contact recovery options on Android, this method will be useful. However, it only works with Android devices for which Root has been made. Also, it cannot work on devices that have been accessed by right-to-root and whose data has been fully erased before. Follow the steps below to restore deleted contacts if your device has access to the root and you haven't erased your data:

Go to this folder"providers.contacts/databases" in the volume.
Or try following this path "/data/data/android.providers.contacts/databases."
Alternatively, you can use aSQLiteManager to access database storage and then use it to open files.db.

If you can't find the database folder or find the folder empty, it means losing your contacts forever.

Most of the methods mentioned above should be able to help you recover deleted contacts. This extra effort will save you from having to ask your friends, family and co-workers to resend their numbers. To avoid the hassle of trying to restore deleted contacts, back up your contacts from time to time. Alternatively, you can sync your contacts with your Jameel account and resync if they're lost.