Data loss on smart phone is common, whether you use a Samsung galaxy or any other smart phones available in the market. The file that you mostly don't want to loss perhaps is your contacts. On the basis of many people's feedback, the contacts saved on phone are considered to be the most important data on a mobile. However, your contacts will disappear under many circumstances, such as you delete a contact by mistake, factory reset makes your contacts all wiped out, and others.
After a contact is deleted on Samsung, it is not totally gone from the device. It will continue to exist on your phone memory as an invisible data until you overwrite it with a new data. The contact can be recovered if you act a recovery quickly. In this post, you will learn how to recover deleted or lost contacts from Samsung Galaxy in two possible ways.
Method 1: Recover Deleted Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S8, S7, S6, etc without Backup
This method is for users who have no backup. It uses Android data recovery app. With Yolisoft Android Recovery, you can restore deleted contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8(+), S7(Edge), S6, S5, S4, Note 5, Note 7, Note 4, etc in no time at all.
Step 1: This application should be installed onto your computer. Your Samsung galaxy phone should be connected to the PC using its original cable.
Step 2: Once you run the application, it will start to detect your phone. Follow the on-screen hints to make your Samsung be recognized.
Step 3: All the file types will be marked by default for scan. If you want to scan lost contacts only, check "Contacts" and click "Next".
Step 4: The Samsung contact recovery software will begin to search for lost data. Allow super user permissions when a dialogue box appears on your Samsung.
Step 5: After the scan, both your existing and deleted contacts will be listed out. Mark the checkbox before each item you need. Finally click "Recover".
Tips: the software is able to help you recover many other types of data from your Samsung, such as photos, SMS, videos, WhatsApp messages, call history, etc.
Method 2: Retrieve Deleted Contacts on Samsung Galaxy from Google Backup
By this way, there is a condition that must be met, that is, you have backed up your Samsung contacts via a Google account previously, otherwise it will not work for you. If you are sure Google account has all your contacts, the following steps will show you how to get them back.
Step 1: Tap "Settings" from the Apps panel, and then navigate to "Accounts".
Step 2: Add the Google account that you have used to sync data.
Step 3: After you log in, a screen will be out that allows you to Sync Contacts. Tick the checkbox beside it.
Step 4: Exercise patience as your contacts are being synced back to your Samsung Galaxy from backup. When done, if the contacts don't appear, try restart your device.