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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Samsung Galaxy/Note

Dec 18,2013 09:55 am / Posted by Amy to Android Phone Topics
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A group of fancy mobile devices with colorful and stylish touch screens as well as multiple powerful functions make up Samsung Galaxy series, which steals the show in the world's smart phone industry. Numerous users have taken their Samsung Galaxy phones as a must for their daily life both at home and at work, and have pleasant experiences with using the devices which are said to be "designed for humans". Galaxy phones access the Internet in no time, provide smart keyboards, HD picture taking and video shooting. The latest product S4 even offers functions controlled by the human eyes when users are doing online reading or watching videos.

Today, as plenty of people use these phones on a daily basis, they get used to store lots of data inside for their convenience, and contact is one of the most important info. Galaxy users, if you're an outgoing person with a huge circle of friends, or a businessperson with a large group of clients, you'll definitely have a long list of contacts on your phone.

How to Deal with the Problem of Losing Contacts?

Were there times when you once wiped your contacts by mistake, or they got erased when the memory of your phone was cleared up, the operating system was in unstable environment or went broken, your phone was formatted or infected with some unknown viruses, you restored the factory settings, or the SIM card was seriously scraped? If so, then you must have been in deep trouble. Since if you had no way of recovering those numbers, you'd have to spend time getting them back one by one. What made it worse was that you might have needed to make instant contact with someone, yet you were left with a blank list. When you were filled with frustration and anxiousness, you must have longed for some means to restore your phone book that works like magic.

Contacts can be stored within a SIM card or a device itself, depending on the default setting of a cell phone. But no matter which space they're kept in, each of them will be given an index number correspondingly. When contact is deleted either mistakenly or systematically, it's not truly completely erased. Instead, only its index is removed. Once it's provided with a new index, it can be recovered. As a result, you haven't indeed wiped your contacts when you pressed the delete key. There's still a way to restore them. However, before seeking a solution, first and foremost, you should stop adding new contacts to prevent the erased ones from being overwritten.

Next you should turn to Vibosoft Samsung Galaxy Contacts Recovery for help to settle the rest of your problem. By conducting in-depth scanning, this recovery tool can immediately help recover your deleted contacts from your Samsung Galaxy phone without damaging or losing the data.

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Guide: How to Restore Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S2, S3 and S4

1Connect Samsung Galaxy to Computer and Run the Program

This program has two versions: Windows & Mac. As the following guide is about the operation on Windows, if you are a Mac user, please download the Mac version and run it as the similar ways. First of all, connect your Samsung Galaxy device to PC via a USB cable. Then run this program on your computer.

NOTE: It will automatically install the driver of your device.


2Enable USB Debugging on Samsung Phone

According to the interface shows below, you should make sure that your device is detected by this program successfully, so that your contacts on Samsung Galaxy phone can be scanned completely. If this software fails to identify your mobile phone, please check your settings in the light of the instructions on the bottom of the menu.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) 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", Then you may back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging".

3Scan and Recover Contacts to PC

Once this program recognizes your device, it will scan your phone data, then the lost contacts will be displayed on the left panel. Click "Contacts", you will have all contacts listed with full info one by one. Well, you needn't worry about mixing lost contacts with existing ones, because this program can help you distinguish them easily. Then pick out those useful contacts and press "Recovery", your lost contacts will be saved to your PC with every detail at once.

preview contacts

Write in the End

After reading the above introduction of this Android Contacts Recovery, you can see it is indeed a powerful and useful recovery program. And this program can be perfectly compatible with Windows 8, 7, XP, Vista, 2003. By the way, not only does it apply to Galaxy models and contacts, it's also suitable for all the other Android phones, such as HTC, LG, Motorola, etc. If you want to get away from troubles, try it, it must be the best choice!

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