How To Restore Or Recover Lost / Deleted Contacts in Android

recover-deleted-contactsMany of my friends sending an email asking me for my mobile number. In an unexpected situation, they have lost all their phone contacts. Imagine a nightmare when you did not find a single contact of your business, family and friends. What you gonna do? you may not have all the emails of your contacts. It’s painful process to ask all of your friends for their mobile numbers on social media.

If you ask them in a group conversation, then everyone else will know your friends contacts which can lead to get prank calls. Many of us think that we lost our contacts, If we cannot find them. In this article we will :

Learn : How To Restore Or Recover Lost / Deleted Contacts in Android

Sometimes your Android phone setting would have changed by your friends. Make sure to check the following

Step 1 : Open Contacts application

Step 2 : Click on menu (three vertical dots) in the top-right corner

Step 3 : Click on Contacts to display

Step 4 : Make sure All contacts is selected

If  All Contacts  had already selected then we should try some thing else as mention  below.

Read also : How To Backup Android Phone Using Google Cloud

Restore Contacts Using Gmail

If your Android device is linked with Gmail, then no need to worry. Gmail has a very nice feature which allows you to restore your lost contacts if you have backed up them. Once you are done. re-sync your device with your Google account and get all your contacts.

After, you see your contacts list (or not), click on “More” and select the option Restore contacts…

If you never wiped out your device, then there is still chance to get back your contacts by checking the old contacts database file stored in your device Your database location will vary depends on your Android version. For example, Stock Android devices Nexus 5 the database is located here


If you do not know the location of your database, then install aSQLiteManager to get your device’s database storage and open .db files. If this is empty, then use your old cumbersome method. Ask everyone and ping to send their contacts 🙂

Final Words :

We have seen How To Restore Or Recover Lost / Deleted Contacts in Android. Always sync your device with Gmail. If you lost  your contacts you can  get back them through Gmail as explained above.


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