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Galaxy S4 Recovery: How to Recover Lost Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4

How can I recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4?

There were too much data on my Samsung Galaxy S4. I just want to clean it up, but accidentally deleted the whole contacts list. I checked my Google account. There is no backup. How can I get them back? Is there any way to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505, GT-I9500, SGH-I337, SPH-L720, SGH-M919, SCH-R970, SCH-I545, GT-I9502, GT-I9508)?

Here are two ways for you to recover lost contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4. Don’t be worried. There is a perfect Galaxy S4 Recovery tool for you. First is the easy way on condition that you have already got a Google account and the second one for those users who do not have a Google account with the help from a Galaxy S4 recovery tool.

Note: In order to get the greatest chance to find your lost contacts, you’d better not use your phone for anything since the data loss. In the following is the two ways in detail.

Method 1: Recover Galaxy S4 Contacts from Gmail

The first way is quite easy on condition that you have logged into your Google account before you deleted all the contacts. On your Android phone, it enabled the SYNC ALL button all your contacts will be automatically backed up to your Gmail. You can check it here: first, go to MENU then click SETTINGS, choose ACCOUNTS AND SYNCand GOOGLE. Your Google account has already been tied to your device when you see the little dot on the right corner is green. Now go to your Gmail and get all your contacts back.


Method 2: Recover lost contacts from Galaxy S4 directly by Dr.Fone for Android

Now suppose you never synced your Google account or never logged into the Google account on your Galaxy S4, then the first method will not help you. So you need a third-party recovery tool, and therefore we recommend Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android for you. What’s more, it supports all Samsung Galaxy S4 products, including GT-I9505, GT-I9500, SGH-I337, SPH-L720, SGH-M919, SCH-R970, SCH-I545.

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Now, read the following part for the second method to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4. First, download and install Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android before running it on your computer.

Step 1. Connect Galaxy S4 to PC

First, connect the computer with your Samsung Galaxy S4 before doing anything else. After running it, its brief and user-intuitive primary window comes out. And your device will be detected right away.

Dr.Fone for Android Phone

If you didn’t enable USB debugging before, you need to do it now. In the following part are different ways for different Android OS versions devices. Choose the right one that suits your device and stick to it.

  • 1) For phones running Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” then Click “Applications”, after that Click “Development” and finally Check “USB debugging”
  • 2) For phones running Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings” then Click “Developer options”, after that, Check “USB debugging”
  • 3) For phones running Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings” then Click “About Phone”, after that, Tap “Build number” for at least two times before getting a note “You are under developer mode” then,Back to “Settings” and Click “Developer options” , finally Check “USB debugging”

Note: Make sure that the USB debugging have been enabled on your phone before start scanning lost contacts.

Enable Galaxy S4 USB Debugging

Step 2. Get Prepared to analyze & scan your Galaxy S4

Prepare for Scan Samsung Galaxy S4 lost contacts
Before scanning, the program will first analyze your device and you need to click “Start” on the window. Then wait patiently for the Analysis to end. At the same time, click “Allow” to enable the application – Superuser Request. Below scanning on the window, click “Start”.

samsung S4 Data Recovery
Note: Please make sure that the battery on your phone is more than 20%. The analysis will take for a few seconds. After that, the program itself will scan your device.

Step 3. First preview the lost contacts and then recover them from Galaxy S4

After the scan, you will see a scan report. Check all recoverable contacts one by one, and then decide which you want. Mark those you need and one click on “Recover”, then the contacts are saved to the computer.

recover lost contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4
Note: Apart from contacts, this program lets you recover SMS, videos, photos and messages from Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505, GT-I9500, SGH-I337, SPH-L720, SGH-M919, SCH-R970, SCH-I545).

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