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How to Recover Lost Contacts from Motorola Atrix, Charm, Droid, Milestone?

Some Moto X users might have wrongly deleted contacts from their Motorola phones and need to ask for help to recover contacts from Motorola phone again. Some other users also announce they have lost contacts, either for their phones are stolen or owing to some faulty operation. Apart from that, one may also have their contacts deleted when their phones are formatted, their phone memory gets cleared up, the factory settings are restored, or the card in which the contacts are saved is damaged.

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In such case, a way to recover those deleted and lost contacts on Motorola Moto Z series, G series, E series, X series, Moto Droid and Moto Xoom is absolutely needed, or you'll have to look for and input all of your contacts again one by one, which's terribly tiring and time-consuming. In this article, we will show you how to recover lost contacts from Motorola Android phone on PC and Mac respectively.

Part 1: How to Recover Contacts from Motorola Phones on Windows PC
Part 2: How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Motorola Phones on Mac
Part 3: Back up Contacts on Motorola Phones to Prevent Data Loss

Part 1: How to Recover Contacts from Motorola Phones on Windows PC

Best Tool You'll Need:

Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android is convenient, efficient and useful software specially designed to help recover different kinds of deleted or missing data in mobile phones of the Android system, which surely applies to Motorola phones. If you get in trouble as you have mistakenly deleted your contacts or the system has performed some faulty operations to them on your phone, you should definitely turn to Lab.Fone for Android for help straightway. This recovery software will conduct scanning deeply to your contacts and restore them without doing any damage, making them recover completely and leaving you no more bothers of having to retype them once more.

Next, we will show you how to get back your lost, deleted or corrupted contacts from Motorola phones by using this Android data recovery tool - Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android. In the very beginning, you can get the free trial version of the software to have a try.

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No matter what reason makes you lose your phone number from your Motorola, you can also ask for help from the recommended software. Below is the guide you can refer to recover the contacts from Motorola:

Step 1. Connect Motorola phone to computer

Use a USB cable to connect your Motorola phone to the PC directly. Once the connection is successful, you can launch the installed Motorola contact recovery software - Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android on your computer and get its main interface like below.

recover lost contacts from motorola

Step 2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on your phone (Optional)

You may need to enable USB debugging on the connected phone. The activated USB debugging is used for synchronizing data between your phone and computer. If you have already opened the USB debugging, you can move to the next step. If not, you need to enable USB debugging mode on your Android phone.

When the USB debugging mode has been enabled successfully for you Motorola phone, click "Allow" on your phone to allow the program super user authorization when an Superuser Request pops up.

Step 3. Scan for the lost contacts on your Motorola phone

Once the connected Motorola phone is detected by the program, all recoverable file types are listed on its primary interface. Just tick off "Contacts" tab if you only need to recover contacts and click "Next" button. Then, the program starts to scan all the contacts in your phone.

motorola contacts recovery

Step 4. Preview and recover the target contacts selectively

When the scanning is finished, you can preview the scanned out contacts one by one and check those you need to recover. Then, you can click on the "Recover" button, customize an output location and save the recovered contacts here. Done!

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Part 2: How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Motorola Phones on Mac

The recommended Android data recovery also has Mac version - Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android (Mac), which can help you recover lost contacts from Motorola phone on Mac computer. Below are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Download and launch the Mac Android data recovery

Download and install the Lab.Fone for Android Mac in your Mac computer. Launch the Mac tool and connect your Motorola Android device to your Mac computer via a USB cable. Then, the program will detect your device automatically.

motorola contacts recovery software

Step 2. Scan for the deleted contacts you want

All the recoverable file types are displayed on the left sidebar. Choose the file types you want to recover, such as contacts, and then the program will start to scan your device automatically to find out all lost and existing contacts on your Motorola phone.

retrieve deleted contacts on motorola

Step 3. Recover contacts from Motorola on Mac

When the scanning is finished, all types of files will be listed in categories on the left control. Preview and select the contacts you want to recover and then click "Recover" button to complete recovering process.

By the way, Android SMS+Contacts Recovery is specially designed to recover lost or deleted contacts and text messages from Android phone.

Part 3: Back up Contacts on Motorola Phones to Prevent Data Loss

For safety consideration, you are suggested to back up your contacts on your Motorola device from time to time via Coolmuster Android Assistant or Coolmuster Android Assistant for Mac. This powerful tool makes Android data backup, restore and management on computer as easy as pie. With it, you can back up not only your Android phone contacts, but also other file types like call logs, text messages, photos, videos, music, apps, etc., to computer with one click.

And if you are interested in, you can keep on reading to see how to use the Android Assistant to back up contacts from Motorola phone to computer.

Step 1. Connect your Motorola phone to your computer

Download and install the Coolmuster Android Assistant onto your computer. Launch the program and connect your Motorola phone to the computer via a USB cable. Wait until the connected Motorola phone is detected by Android Assistant.

Note: You may need to enable USB debugging on your Motorola phone firstly.

motorola contacts backup

Step 2: Backup Motorola contacts to computer

Go to the left side menu to select the "Contacts" tab. Then, all contacts on your Motorola phone will be scanned out and displayed in list on the right side. Tick off the contacts you want to backup and click the "Export" button from the top menu.

You can decide a location on your computer to save the exported contacts and the backup process will be completed soon.

backup contacts on motorola phone

The Bottom Line

Even if the contacts on your Motorola phone are mistakenly deleted or accidentally lost, these are reliable ways to help you recover contacts on your phone. In addition, for future consideration, the first rule to ensure mobile phone data security is to regularly back up your Android phone, whether it is backed up locally or online.

More Information about Motorola Phones:

As a leader in the global communications industry and one of the electronics giants in the USA, Motorola has witnessed the entire development history of mobile phones. It has been guiding the progress of the times from the invention of the radio transponder to the world's first business mobile phone, GSM digital mobile phone, two-way pager, smart phone, wireless router, as well as the famous iridium plan.

With it playing an increasingly significant role in the mobile device field, it has purchasers and users worldwide. Today it's common to see Motorola phones carried by students and people in different lines of work everywhere on various occasions.

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