[iOS & Android] How to Restore Contacts from Google

Want to retrieve contacts from Google but don’t know how? This guide will show you how to restore contacts from Google with detailed steps. In addition, we will also share you how to recover contacts from phone without Google.

By Bella Miller | Posted: Apr. 18, 2018, Last Updated: May. 14, 2018
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How to restore contacts from google? This is a common question that most of the android and iOS people have asked.

  1. “My son is playing with my phone and he deleted all my contacts, how can I retrieve it from google”?
  2. “I reset my phone factory and all my contacts are deleted. What can I do to get them back or how to restore Gmail contacts”?
  3. “I have been saving my contacts in google account but suddenly I found some of my contacts are missing. So how can I bring them back”?

If you are also encountering the same situation like above users and have no idea of retrieving contacts from Google, then here’s the way to go. In this article, we will not only share you multiple ways to recover deleted contacts from google account, but also show you another reliable way to recover deleted contacts without google account.

Part 1. How to Restore Contacts from Google Account

Following are the ways with proper steps to retrieve contacts from google account and Gmail in Android and iPhone.

1. How to Restore Gmail Contacts – iPhone

Before starting process of restoring contacts some conditions should be met:

Step 1 Turn on your iPhone > Go to Settings > Scroll down and tap Accounts & Passwords > Tap Add Account and choose Google.

How to Restore Gmail Contacts on iPhone – Step 1

How to Restore Gmail Contacts on iPhone – Step 1

Step 2 Open Google account window then enter your Gmail information and click Sign in > Tap Allow to proceed > Move the Contact button to the right side to enable it.

Step 3 Tap Keep on My iPhone option to keep the existing contacts on your iPhone untouched > Tap Save on the upper right corner and wait for the process to complete.

2. How to Restore Contacts from Google – Android

Step 1 Open your Gmail account and click on Gmail icon > Click on Gmail icon and select Contacts option from the drop-down menu.

Step 2 The time you see the contact list, Tab on More to get the drop-down menu. Here, you have to select the Restore contacts. On the screen “Restore” option will pop-up, where you can change the contacts list back to any past 30 days and re-sync the Gmail Account with your Android phone.

Part 2. How to Restore Contacts without Google Account

Above we discussed how to recover contacts with Gmail account. However, sometimes we may have no available Google account, haven’t synced contacts to Google before losing them, or the contacts we deleted not exist in Google. So, here in the following, we would like to separately talk about how to recover deleted contacts from iOS devices and Android phone without any google account.

1. Retrieve Contacts on Android without Google Account

The only option for you to recover deleted contacts on Android phone without Google account is to get help from some Android data recovery software like PhoneRescue – Android Data Recovery, which can scan your Android phone deeply and find the deleted contacts. It has helped millions of Android users retrieve deleted or lost contacts successfully and trusted by those users for other Android data recovery.

With PhoneRescue for Android, all your deleted contacts will be easily recovered with detailed info, including contacts name, phone number, email, job title, address, companies and more. In addition, you can preview the deleted contacts before recovering and select the one(s) you wanted most to recover. Just 1 click and 3 simple steps are needed to finish the task.

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Step 1 Install and open PhoneRescue for Android on your computer > Connect your Android phone to the computer via a USB cable > Check Contacts only > Click Next to scan your Android device.

Retrieve Contacts on Android without Google Account – Step 1

Retrieve Contacts on Android without Google Account – Step 1

Step 2 After the scanning process is completed, choose the contacts you want to recover to device directly with To Device button, or save them on computer by clicking on To Computer.

Retrieve Contacts on Android without Google Account – Step 2

Retrieve Contacts on Android without Google Account – Step 2

2. Retrieve Contacts from iPhone without Google Account

To recover deleted contacts from iPhone without Google, there are several ways available to you. If you have made an iTunes or iCloud backup before, then just follow the steps below to recover deleted contacts from your backup directly.

It is worth reminding that both iTunes and iCloud backup recovery way won’t allow you to restore contacts only, it requires a full restore. Also it needs to erase all existing data on your iPhone and be replaced by the backup files. The erased previous data can’t be recovered any more.

So, you’d better make sure that the backup you choose does including the deleted contacts. Otherwise, more important data will got lost on your iPhone after the process. If you are not sure your backups contain the deleted contacts or not, or don’t want to lose anything while recovering contacts, simply refer to Solution 3 to complete the job.

Solution 1: Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone via iTunes Backup

Step 1 Launch iTunes and connect your iOS device to the computer using USB cable.

Step 2 Using mouse press the Right Click button on your iOS device from the devices list and select “Restore Backup”.

Step 3 Select the newest backup entry appearing on the screen and tap “Restore”.

Solution2: Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone via iCloud Backup

You can also recover deleted contacts from phone via iCloud backup if you have made one before lost contacts. If you do have made an available iCloud backup, you can follow the below-written steps to restore phone contacts.

Step 1 Initially, you need to erase all the content and settings from the new iPhone. For this you have to Go for Settings > General > Reset > Erase the Content & Settings.

Step 2 Reach the Apps & Data screen and select Restore from iCloud backup > Log in to your iCloud Account > Simply select the iCloud backup that contains the contacts you want to restore.

Solution 3. Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone with iOS Data Recovery Tool

Since Apple offers no way for users to retrieve only contacts from iTunes or iCloud backup, many users are prefer to try PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery to recover deleted contacts from iPhone.

PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery offers you 3 recovery mode: from iOS Device(without backup), from iTunes backup and from iCloud backup. No matter you have backup or not, it helps you recover deleted contacts easily. Also, different from traditional iTunes/iCloud backup Recovery way, PhoneRescue enables you to preview and select the contacts before recovering and allows you to recover only deleted contacts from iPhone rather than a blind full restore.

More than anything, it will not erase or replace anything on your iPhone during the recovery process. All you existing data will be kept safe after the process. Free Download PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery on your computer now, and then follow the steps below to recover deleted contacts easily.

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Step 1 Install and open PhoneRescue – iOS Data Recovery on your computer > Connect your iOS device to the computer via a USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device mode > Click Right Arrow.

How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts without Backup – Step 1

How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts without Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Check Contacts only > Click OK button to proceed.

How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts without Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the contacts you want to recover > Click To iDevice button to recover them to iPhone’s Contacts app directly, or click To Computer button to store them on your computer for a backup.

How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts without Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Deleted iPhone Contacts without Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

In this article, we discuss different ways of how to restore Gmail contacts as well as retrieve contacts without Google account on Android and iPhone. This is a main problem that we face in our daily life and sometimes we do not make a backup of our contacts. In this case, PhoneRescue can be the most ideal tool to help you restore all data and contacts from Android and iOS in decent and simple way. So, don’t hesitate to have a free trial now >

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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