Losing an important contact can trigger a panic attack. But Humans are prone to making mistakes. Thanks to a feature in Gmail, you can easily recover them. Here’s how to recover lost contacts on Android.
Recover Lost Contacts: Using Gmail
If you have synced all your contacts on your Google account, then any accidentally deleted contact is not entirely lost forever. When you add a contact on your Android device and if it is connected to your Google account, then all your contacts are synced up with Google servers. If you accidentally delete any contacts, you can restore it easily. You can restore any contacts that you have deleted in past 30 days. To recover deleted contacts:
- Log in to your Gmail from a computer
- On the top left corner you will see ‘Gmail’. Click on it.
- Select Contacts.
- You will see all your contacts attached to your account. This will include all your email contacts too.
- On the left column, you will see a list of options.
- Click on More.
- Click on Restore Contacts.
- You will be given a list of choices on when you want to roll back to. Select one.
- Click Restore.
Recover Lost Contacts: Using Recovery Apps
If you haven’t synced any of your contacts to your Google account, then recovering your lost contacts might be a little difficult, but not entirely impossible. You can use one of the several third party recovery apps available. There a several android recovery software available for PC and Mac. Recovery Android and Wondershare Dr. Fone are some of the popular recovery software. You can also Google for other recovery software. These recovery software are fairly easy to use – most of them just require only few clicks. But it is best if you always create contacts under your Google account and enable Auto Sync.
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