Let us guess. You deleted one of your contacts from your Android device by mistake, and now you’re trying left and right to recover the deleted phone number anyhow, right? First, let us ensure you that there is absolutely no need to panic. We’re here for you (as always), and this time we have not one or two, but 5 different solutions for your problem. Yes, that’s right. We know how important phone numbers and contact information can be in today’s life. Even though we may not be in touch with all of our contacts stored in our smartphones, we never know when a contact lying in a shady corner of our contact list may come in handy. And in case the deleted phone number is of someone important, then we automatically find ourselves panicking in the state of urgency. Hence, we bring to you the top 5 best ways to recover deleted phone numbers from your Android smartphone, so you don’t have to go here and there to look for an immediate solution.
Recover Deleted Phone Numbers From Your Recycle Bin
If you are a Samsung user, and you want to retrieve a contact which you’ve deleted not more than 30 days ago, then you are well in luck. Samsung provides a very handy feature to its customers, a Recycle bin for contacts, just like the one provided in the Samsung Android Gallery for deleted pictures, or the standard one seen in every Windows desktop. When you delete a contact in your Samsung smartphone, it first goes into this Recycle bin, where it stays for about 30 days, after which it gets permanently deleted from your device. Hence, if the contact to be recovered hasn’t been deleted long ago, all you need to do to retrieve it is just follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Phone app and go to the Contacts tab. Click on the 3 dots on the top right corner of its interface, as highlighted below.
Step 2: Click on the Recycle bin option.
Step 3: Within the Recycle bin, long press on the contact(s) that you want to recover to select it, and then click on the Restore button at the bottom. That’s it! Your contact will be recovered effortlessly.
Restore Using Google Contacts
If you keep your phone contacts synced with your Google account in a timely manner, then you can easily retrieve a deleted contact through Google Contacts. All you need to do is just follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open Google Contacts either via its app on your Android device or through Windows PC or via your web browser. Click on the hamburger menu icon on the top left corner of the interface, as highlighted below.
Step 2: Click on the Trash option.
Step 3: Select the contact you want to recover and click on the Restore option at its corresponding row end, as highlighted below. That’s it! Your contact will get restored.
Import Contacts From Phone Memory/SIM Card
For recovering a deleted phone number from your Android smartphone, you can try importing contacts once again from your phone memory or sim card. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: Open Contacts in your Android smartphone and click on the 3 dots on the top right corner of its interface.
Step 2: Click on the Manage contacts option from the drop-down list.
Step 3: Click on the Import or export contacts option.
Step 4: Click on the Import button.
Step 5: Select from where you want to import your contacts.
Step 6: Select all the contacts that you want to import (including the deleted contact) and click on Done.
Step 7: Select where you want to import your selected contacts and click on the Import button at the bottom. The deleted contact will also get restored along with all others that you selected to import.
Recover Deleted Phone Numbers Using Your Google Account Settings
Deleted contacts can also be restored from your Google account settings via the Settings app on your Android device. Follow the steps mentioned below to recover contacts through this method.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Android smartphone and click on the Google option.
Step 2: Click on the Set up and restore option from the Google settings window that appears next.
Step 3: Click on Restore contacts. You can use any available contact backup synced with your Google account to restore deleted contacts on your device.
Restore Deleted Contacts Using Third-Party Softwares
Third-party applications are also available out there that you can use to restore deleted phone numbers back on your Android device. DroidKit and EaseUs MobiSaver are two of the best data recovery apps, especially for Android devices, and can recover all kinds of deleted files including contacts. DroidKit can also be utilized for Windows PC or Mac.
So those were the top 5 ways through which you can recover deleted phone numbers from your Android device. If there is any other way to achieve the same, let us know in the comments section below.
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