Have you lost your phone or accidentally deleted your contacts? No worries! Read this article to find some foolproof methods on how to restore contacts on Android and iPhones.
Not so long ago, everyone used to keep those old worn-out diaries filled with just contact numbers and names. When the number book is lost, we usually can’t find those contacts. But with advancements in technology, we started saving contacts on our phones.
However, what if we lose our phone or delete those contacts accidentally? No worries, these contacts can be restored. Keep reading, and we will walk you through the steps on how to restore contacts on Android and lost phones.
Out of all the Android users around the globe, can you guess how many use a Google account?
And whenever you add a google account on your Android device, you are prompted to sync your data with it. This saves a backup of your important data, including all your contacts, and you can use that data whenever you want to restore the said data.
That’s exactly what we are going to do. Here are the steps you need to follow to restore all your contacts using Google Backup.
Step 1. First of all, you have to make sure that the Google account containing the backup of your contacts is already added to your Android device. If it’s not, go to the Setting > Accounts and add your Google Account right away by hitting the “Add account.”
Step 2. Once you have added your Google account, go to Settings > Google, and the details of your account will appear.
Step 3. After that, you have to scroll down and tap the Set up & restore > Restore contacts. The latest contact backup will appear.
Step 4. Now you just have to tap the “Restore” option, and after some confirmation, all the contacts from the backup will be stored on your device. You’ll see “Contacts restored” when it’s done.
Make sure that a stable internet connection is available during the whole process. And the Android device will only restore those contacts that are already not available to avoid the duplication of contacts.
But what if you haven’t backed up your contacts before? DroidKit – One-stop Android Phone Toolkit can help you easily restore your lost contacts without backup. As a professional Android data recovery software, DroidKit provides two recovery modes, Quick Recovery and Deep Recovery, to let you dig out the lost data in your device to the greatest extent, so even if you don’t have a backup, you can easily get back your contacts.
Of course, this all-in-one tool is not limited to restoring contacts for you, it can also fix Android system issues, extract files from Google, remove your Android screen lock, and more. Let’s take a look at its other wonderful features!
Step 1. Open DroidKit on your computer and choose Quick Recovery from Device in the Data Recovery section.
Step 2. You will see the data types on the screen. You only need to choose Contacts and click Start.
Step 3. Connect your Android phone to computer and tap on Start again. Then DroidKit will scan and show the data on your device.
Step 4. Now you can preview and choose contacts you want to restore and click on To PC button. Just wait for a while. You will see the interface below when it has restored your contacts successfully.
Google Contacts can also be a good helper for you to recover contacts if you have enabled Google sync service before. And you just need to log in with your Gmail account. You can choose to use the Google Contacts app, but the Google Contacts webpage is also available if you lost your phone. However, it is worth noting that this method can only restore contacts that have been deleted in the past 30 days. If this period is exceeded, you can only try other methods in this article. Below are the detailed steps on how to recover Android contacts on Google Contacts webpage.
Step 1. Open the Google Contacts page on your computer and log in with your Google account.
Step 2. Scroll down and choose More option on the left. Then you will see some more options, just select Undo changes.
Step 3. A window will pop up for you to choose a time. Select one according to your situation and click Undo.
Step 4. Tap on Google and click on Restore contacts to recover your deleted contacts.
Contacts you saved after the time you choose will be erased. So to avoid losing these contacts, please remember to back them up.
Showing a world-class performance, iPhones have their own cloud storage where important data is saved. And the users can avail of it with their iCloud account.
So if you have lost your iPhone 13 or any other model, you can worry about anything but not your contacts. Let’s see how we can restore contacts from the lost iPhone 13 in a step-wise manner.
Step 1. The first thing you need to do is to connect your iPhone to a computer using a connection cable.
Step 2. After that, open the browser, go to the official website of iCloud, and sign in using your Apple ID.
Step 3. Once your ID opens, click on the “Advanced Settings” option.
Step 4. Now you need to scroll down and select “Restore Contact” from the “Advanced” section on the bottom left of the screen.
Step 5. Select the archive of contacts your want to restore and hit “Restore” when prompted.
Step 6. Now, you just have to wait patiently until the whole process is completed. Make sure you don’t disturb your iPhone during the whole process. Finally, click “OK” when the process completes, and you can freely use all your contacts.
In this article, we have discussed in detail how we can recover deleted contacts on our android or iPhone. We have discussed the methods to recover backed-up and non-backed-up contacts. I hope you will find this article helpful in recovering your lost contacts. And the most recommended one is absolutely to use DroidKit, because you can even restore your contacts without backups. If you have any queries, feel free to leave a comment.
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