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Recover Deleted Contacts from Android Mobiles and SIM Cards

Foreword: Android is becoming more and more popular for its openness. The open feature allows any mobile terminal manufacturers to join the Android alliance. Significant openness can make its have more developers and with the increasingly richen users and applications. Such a new platform will mature quickly and become a strong threat for the Apple iPhone. However, a good mobile phone can not avoid the frustrating data loss issue. This article will show you how to recover deleted contacts from Android mobile phone.

As you know, the memory of a mobile phone is growing much that users are used to storing hundreds of thousands of contacts in their phones. But it is really safe to save data in the mobile phone? The answer is certainly no. Contacts you stored in your Android phone can be lost due to various reasons. For example, one you lost your mobile phone, or accidentally deleted the contacts, or mistakenly format your phone, or any other unexpected cases, all can make contacts lost from your mobile phone. Many Android users feel depressed when their contacts have been deleted or lost without making any backup. Is there any solution to restore all deleted contacts back?

Part 1: Recover Deleted Contacts from Android with Lab.Fone for Android
Part 2: Retrieve Deleted Contacts on Android with Android SMS+Contacts Recovery
Part 3: Back up Android Contacts on Computer with Android Assistant

Part 1: Recover Deleted Contacts from Android with Lab.Fone for Android

Yes, of course you can retrieve all lost contacts by using a reliable Android contact recovery tool. Contacts, as well as text messages, are stored in the internal flash memory of a cell phone. When you delete contacts from Android, they were not really erased, but only marked as useless and could be overwritten by new data. Therefore, stop using the phone after losing contacts and pick up Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android (For Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista) or Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android (Mac) to recover deleted phone numbers from Android, as well as text messages, photos, videos, music and other files.

Core features of Coolmuster Android Contact Recovery:

- Deeply scan Android file storage system and recover lost data instantly.
- Supports to recover deleted files from Android SD card and internal flash memory.
- Not only contacts, but also SMS, videos, music, photos, call history, etc. can be recovered easily.
- Recover data from damaged, formatted, corrupted Android phone or SD card.
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User Guide: Get the right version of the software downloaded and installed on your Mac or Windows computer. In the following, we will set Windows version as an example. If you are using a Mac, you can launch the Coolmuster Android Data Recovery for Mac and perform the same operations as below:

1. Connect Android phone to computer and run the software

Use a data cable to link your Android phone from which you lost the contacts to the computer directly. Once the connection is successful, you can launch the installed recovery software on your computer and get its main interface like below.

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Step 2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on your phone

Next, we 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 follow the steps below to enable USB debugging mode on your Android phone.

For Android 2.3 or older, Go: "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".
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"

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

When the USB debugging mode has been enabled successfully for you Android phone, click "Allow" on your phone to allow the program super user authorization when an Superuser Request pops up. Then, the launched program will automatically detect your phone, including the SD card inside of your phone, and scan them deeply. When the scan finishes, all the contained files in your phone will be displayed in clear categories.

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Step 4. Preview and recover the target files selectively

Coolmuster Data Recovery provides you with two preview modes to help you find your wanted contacts quickly and accurately. 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 the program will start the recovery process for your Android mobile phone immediately.

After a few seconds when the recovery is done, you can turn to the output location and check the recovered contacts. Is it amazing? No any quality loss or data error happens on the recovered data. Just download the versatile program to explore more.

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Part 2: Retrieve Deleted Contacts on Android with Android SMS+Contacts Recovery

Here is another Coolmuster software called Android SMS+Contacts Recovery (with its Mac version), which can be also used to recover deleted and lost Android phone contacts. Not only contacts, but also text messages in your Android phone can be recovered by this software. It is 100% secure to use and hassle freely. All the recovered contacts and messages can be saved on your computer as HTML format without any quality loss. It also provides free trial version for you to have a look at the deleted contacts on your Android handset:

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Have a look at how to use the Coolmuster Android SMS+Contacts Recovery tool:

1. Launch the installed Android SMS+Contacts Recovery on your computer after you downloaded it.

2. Pick up a USB cable to connect your Android mobile phone to the same computer.

3. The recovery tool detects the Android phone and display all recoverable file types on the left panel.

4. Click "Contacts" category on the left and preview all existing and lost contacts on the right.

5. Tick off the contacts you want back and click the "Recover" button.

Part 3: Back up Android Contacts on Computer with Android Assistant

We kindly suggest you backup your Android contacts time to time on other external drive, in case of losing them some day. After all, backing up data is pretty easier than looking around for ways to recover them back. Here is an one-click method for you to backup your Android contacts. It is Coolmuster Android Assistant or Android Assistant for Mac, which is an excellent Android manager tool to help you transfer not only contacts, but also text messages, photos, videos, music, apps and more from Android device to computer for backup, and vice versa.

Steps on how to use the Android Assistant to transfer contacts from Android to computer for backup:

1. Launch the Android Assistant and connect your Android phone to the computer with USB cable or WiFi.

2. Connected Android device will be detected by the Android Assistant and all managable data is displayed.

3. Navigate to the left side panel of the program window and choose "Contacts" category.

4. All the contained contacts are scanned out automatically and listed on the right side window.

5. Mark the contacts you want to transfer to computer and click "Export" button from the top menu.

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