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How to recover lost contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6

How to recover lost contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6

Abstract: Samsung mobile phone too much garbage to clean up, due to the implementation of the hard reset / reset to factory settings, or accidentally deleted contacts, and no backup, lost the Samsung mobile phone contacts. At this point, many Samsung users will encounter a problem. When you encounter this problem, try using Samsung Data recovery to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S8 / S7 / S6 / S5 without backup.

How to Recover lost contact on Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6

Contacts are the most important data saved on our mobile phone which are used to communicate with others.However we may lost contacts sometimes due to various reasons.For example,you may delete the wrong numbers from your phone,accidentally reset your phone and thus lost data on the phone.In this guide,we will be using Samsung Galaxy S8 phone to demonstrate how to recover lost contacts on Samsung phone and other Android mobile phones.Note that we assume you do not have a backup of your phone data.

Retrieve Lost Contacts on Galaxy S8

Samsung Data Recovery can quickly help you recover deleted or lost data. Usually, the whole process takes only a few minutes, and the procedure is simple. You can scan your computer directly on Android phones and restore deleted / lost contacts from your Android phone, as well as text messages, photos and videos. Here, I'll share step by step to restore lost / deleted phone contact with people who need to get their important Android contacts back right away. In addition, the software is 100% secure. In addition, the software also has a range of functions, such as unlocking screens, backing up data, and so on, if necessary.

Free download Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6 Data Recovery:

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Here are two ways to restore Android's missing data:

Method 1: how to restore data to backup after losing data

Nowadays, people usually use the system backup function or cloud services (such as Google) to backup their mobile phone data. If you have a good habit of doing regular backup or synchronization, it's easier to recover files after you reset the Android phone or lose data when you leave the factory.

Option 1: Recover Android Data from Google

If you have set up Google account on your Android and enabled synchronization for all data, after factory reset, you can set up your Google account again on the phone. An option during the set up process will allow you to restore all the synced data.

Option 2: Restore Android Data from Backup

Many Android phones are endowed with local backup app or function. If you have backed up data regularly, then, after factory reset, just go to “Settings” > “Back up & restore”, and select the latest backup file to restore data from backup.

Method 2:Free download Android data recovery software to try(Recommend)

Steps to Recover Deleted/Lost Contacts from Galaxy S8/S7/S6

Step 1.Run the Android Recovery on PC and Connect Galaxy S7/S6 to computer

First of all,please free download the program and install it on your computer,then connect your Samsung Galaxy S7/S6 to your PC/Mac via its original data cable.

Step 2. Enable USB debugging on your Galaxy S7/S6 smart phone

Once connect your phone to the computer, the program will promtp you to enable USB debugging if your Samsung has not set up that option. There are three ways to finish this job:

1) 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"

2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" > Click "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging"

3) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" > Click "Applications" > Click "Development" > Check "USB debugging

Step 3. Select the “Contacts” files type you want to Get Back

After that, the program shows a new interface to ask you what type of files you want to recover,if you only want to recover Samsung deleted contacts, please choose "Contact" items and go to next steps.

Step 4. Get Privilege and Ready Scan the Galaxy S7/S6

When your Samsung Galaxy S7/S6 is successfully detected by the app,the software can’t scan your GS8 phone unless you allow it to. So you should Turn to your Samsung Galaxy S7/S6's home screen, you will see "allow" button,and grant the Super User permissions for the program to scan your phone,please tap Allow/Grant/Authorize when it asked on your Samsung phone.

Note: Make sure that your Samsung device is rooted. If it isn't,the program would attempt to root your device, and unroot it back once the recovery process is completed.

Step 5. Start to Scan your Samsung Galaxy S7/S6 for Lost or Deleted Contacts

 In this step you will see the following window,please wait for the program to scan your phone,the scanning process will cost you a few minutes,once the scanning is complete, you will see all the scanned out results listed by the program.

Note: Since it will take a long time to analyzes and scans your Samsung Galaxy S7/S6 device for all lost data,just take a cup of tea until the scanning process done.Only one contact was saved and deleted from the Samsung for demonstration.

Step 6. Preview and Restore Deleted Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S7/S6

 As you can see in the scan result, all the lost or deleted contents show to you,including contacts, text messages, photos, videos, notes, whatsapp data and other android documents.If you only want to recover deleted contacts from your Samsung Galaxy S8, just mark "Contacts" and then click "Recover" to save them to your computer.

Note: Before recoverring your Samsung lost or deleted contacts,you can priview them one by one and select those you want to get back.Of course, you can recover all data at once.

Step 7. Back up Your Samsung Data to Computer to Protect the all the Contents Frequently

 If you worrry about data lossing on your Samsung phone after restoring factory setting, Android OS upgrade, or rooting the phone,we recommend you back up your Samsung data frequently with Samsung Manager tool,so that all important data stored in your phone never lost/erased/deleted forever,ever your phone is lost, stolen, damaged or dead.I hope this method can help you.


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