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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Accidentally deleted important contacts on my Galaxy S3 Mini. Please help!

When backing up the contacts on my Galaxy SIII Mini, I lost all of them! The bad thing is that the backup failed!

I have a contact list of my customers on my Galaxy SIII. I've spent a month to collect them. Now my little daughter deleted them all! I thought the Galaxy was safe, and don't back them up!

Accidents as shown above happen almost every day. You can see lots of people asking for help in forums. Someone lost his contacts; someone lost his photos. To avoid this happening to yourself, the best way is making a backup frequently, no matter for your contacts, messages, photos or other data. When you lost them, you still have a place to make a copy. Well, if you lost contacts on Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, don't be panic. There is a way for you to get them back.

Deleted contacts are not gone immediately. With an Android contacts recovery tool, you can retrieve them. You can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android to have a try, which lets you recover messages, contacts, photos and videos from lots of Android devices. For your Galaxy S3 Mini, you can root it first, and then use the software to recover contacts from it.

Download the free trial version of the Galaxy S3 Mini contacts recovery software below:

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Note: You need to root your Galaxy S3 Mini before you perform the recovery with Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android.

To begin with, let's have a look at the primary window of Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android.

samsung galaxy s3 mini contacts recovery

Step 1. Connect your Galaxy S3 Mini and enable USB debugging on it

After running the program, connect your device to the computer. When you get the window of the program below, you need to enable USB debugging on your device before scanning it.

recover contacts from samsung galaxy s3 mini

You can follow the directions shown on the window above, or follow the guide below. There are different ways for devices with different Android OS. Choose the one for yours and follow it.

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" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

Step 2. Scan your Galaxy S3 Mini for contacts

When you're here, make sure that the battery of your device is more than 20%, so that you can get a smooth scan and recovery later. Then click "Start" to let the program analyze your device before scanning it.

samsung galaxy s3 mini contacts recovery

After a few seconds, you'll see an order from the Superuser Request popping up on the screen of your Galaxy S3 Mini. Just click "Allow" to let it get through. Then back to your computer and click the "Start" button to begin the scan.

Note: If you don't get the request on your device, it doesn't matter. You may not have the application installed on your device. The program will go forward to scan your device directly.

recover contacts from galaxy s3 mini

Step 3. Preview and recover contacts on your Galaxy S3 Mini

You'll see a scan result as follows after the scan. There, you can check all found data on your Galaxy SIII Mini. To preview contacts, click the category of "Contacts" on the left side of the window. You can preview the contact information one by one, like names, companies, job titles, phone numbers, etc. Choose what you want to recover and click "Recover" to save them to your computer with one click.

samsung galaxy s3 mini contacts recovery

Note: Contacts displayed in the scan result contain deleted ones and existing ones. They have their own color (orange and black). You can use the button on the top to separate them if you have a need: Only display deleted items.

Download the free trial version of the software below to have a try:

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Selena
pasha, please follow the guide here to root your phone first. Then use Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android to retrieve your contacts.
pasha
i have Galaxy s 3 mini and i want my contact recovery am doing the same and have message your device seems not vulnerable to exploit included in framaroot Plz help me
Selena
Yes, Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android 3.0 will be released this week, and unrooted S3 is contained. Just wait for a few days.
Will
I was wondering if the version that does not require S3 rooting has come out yet. Thank you
Selena
The next version of Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android will support it. Just wait for several days.
TurtTurt
This Doesnt work for Galaxy S3's since they dont have USB MASS STORAGE
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