Restore Lost Contacts On Android

If you’ve had to factory reset your Android device or simply switched to a new one, there is a possibility that you will lose your contacts. However, there is a solution to restore them.

We will show you few different methods to restore lost contacts on Android devices.

Using Google Contacts to restore your lost contacts

You can use Google Contacts as an app and web version to restore the lost contacts that you’ve accidentally deleted.

The app can be downloaded here:

  1. Install the Google Contacts app and open it
  2. Click on the menu in the top left corner
  3. Click on “Settings”
  4. Tap “Undo changes”
  5. Choose the time frame (10 minutes, 1h, 24h, etc.) or set “Custom” time
  6. Click “Confirm.”

Note: If you choose, for example, the time frame 1h ago, all the contacts deleted in this time frame will be restored, but everything that happened after this period will not restore automatically.

As mentioned, you can use Google Contacts in the web version.

  1. Open Click on “Settings” in the top right corner
  2. Click “Undo changes”
  3. Choose the time frame
  4. Click on “Confirm” or “Revoke.”

Android Device Backup

If you have a backup for your device on your Google account, you can use it to restore your contacts as well. However, this option will work for devices with Android 9 and newer versions.

  1. Open “Settings”
  2. Tap on “System” > “Backup.”
  3. Turn on your backup service.

After syncing your device with a Google Account, the backup will be automatically done, and you will see your contacts on your device.

Also, instead of doing backup with your Google Account, you can do it using apps such as Backup & Recover Deleted Contacts. After installation, the app will automatically backup all your contacts, and you can restore them from the app any time you need.

Hopefully, your contacts are successfully restored!

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