Samsung Contacts Recovery – How to Recover Samsung Contacts
It is one of those days where a series of bad luck just decided to befall on you. The drizzling morning rain suddenly poured cats and dogs. A flurry of wind reduced your foldable umbrella to a useless mess, which caused you to arrive at work late and soaking wet. Adding to the pain, your Samsung phone is drowning is a puddle at the bottom of your bag.
Backed-Up Samsung Contacts: Use Google
It is really easy to recover your contacts if you have done the necessary backing-up process. Like most Android phones, your Samsung phone should be able to connect with your Google account. It is highly recommended to allow Google to automatically sync your contacts on any of your Android devices. Google even has a nifty feature that will allow you to restore your contacts from different point of time of backup.
Here is how you can recover your Samsung contacts by using Google:
Step 1: Log into your Gmail Account
Log into your Gmail inbox. On the top left-hand side, click on the drop-down arrow besides “Gmail” and click on “Contacts”. You should be able to see the list of contacts you have backed up.
Step 2: Start the restoration process
Click on “More” which will prompt a drop-down menu. Click on “Restore Contacts…”
Step 3: Choose Back-Up Version
A pop-up window should appear – this is where you can select which back-up version you would like to restore on your phone. Click “Restore” and Google will proceed with restoring your contacts on your Samsung phone.
No Backed-Up Samsung Contact: Use Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android
Do not worry if your contacts are not backed-up – there is still a way to retrieve and restore them. Alternatively, use Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android which can be downloaded by clicking here – it is a really simple tool to learn how to use.
a.How to use Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android to Recover Contacts
Step 1: Link Your Samsung Phone And Ensure The USB Debugging Feature Is Enabled
Run the Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android on your personal computer or laptop. Establish a connection between your Samsung phone and personal computer or laptop by using a USB cable.
Once your Samsung phone has been discovered, enable the USB debugging system. Do take note that different devices will have a different USB Debugging procedure. The software should be able to walk you through the whole process.
Step 2: Scan Your Samsung Phone
Now that you have enabled the USB debugging feature, click “Next” to start the scanning process. The time needed to complete the process will depend on how much data you have on your Samsung phone.
The Superuser authorisation prompt will pop on your screen if you have a rooted Samsung phone. Just follow the instructions on the window and you will be fine.
Step 3: Select Contacts
A list of file types will be shown. If you only want to restore your contacts list, deselect everything else and make sure the tick-box besides “Contacts” is selected.
When prompted, select “Scan for deleted files” under Standard Mode – this would be the most recommended options. If you think it is not best for you, look at the descriptions of the other options and choose accordingly. Once you are happy with your selection, click “Next” to initiate the scanning process.
Step 4: Preview and Retrieve Contacts
If you do not want to recover all of your contacts, the software will let you preview your contact details that you want to retrieve. Clicking on “Recover” at the bottom of the window to prompt the program to ask the saving destination for the recovered contacts on your Samsung phone.
b.List of Supported Samsung Smarphones
|Galaxy S5||Galaxy S|
|Galaxy Note 3||Galaxy Giorgio Armani|
|Galaxy Note 4 Edge||Galaxy Grand Neo|
|Galaxy Note 4||Galaxy S Advance|
|Galaxy S4 Mini||Galaxy Grand DUOS|
|Galaxy S4||Galaxy S2|
|Galaxy S3||Galaxy S2 Plus|
|Galaxy Cor||Galaxy Grand|
Note: A complete list can be found here. If your phone is not in the list, you will need to root your phone yourself.
How to Back Up Samsung Contacts
There are several ways to efficiently back up the contacts on your Samsung phone. Here are some recommended methods that you can adopt.
Step 1: Log into your Google account
Make sure you are logged into your Google account before proceeding with the next step. Go to Menu > Settings > Accounts > Google.
Step 2: Enable Data Back Up
Now that you are linked to your Google account, enable data back-up on your Samsung phone. To do so, go to Menu > Settings > Backup and reset to enable this feature by clicking on “Back up my data”.
To make sure that everything is periodically backed up, make sure your phone is connected to a WiFi signal.
Alternatively, use the Wondershare MobileGo to manage and back up your contacts. You can download the software here. It is easy to back up your contacts from your Samsung phone to your computer or laptop – here is how:
Step 1: Launch the software and connect your Samsung phone
Run the software – the wizard will be prompted. Connect your Samsung phone to your computer or laptop using a USB cable or WiFi. If you want to connect the two devices wirelessly, you will need to download the app on your phone.
Step 2: Duplicate your contacts to your computer
Click on “Contacts” located on the sidebar. All available contacts will then appear on the right panel. Select all the contacts you want to back up by clicking on Export > Export all contacts to computer or Export selected contacts to computer.
You will then see a drop-down menu appear. Click on “to vCard file” to save the contacts as vCard files on your computer.
Other than Google, there are other cloud service providers that you could choose to back up your contacts. Here are some that have a mobile app that you can download:
i. G Cloud App (www.gcloudbackup.com/)
Developed by the good people in Genie9, it is an effortless app to download, install and use. It is especially good to have if you are managing multiple devices as it is able to sync, back up and recover saved contacts with just one tap. It is also really safe and secure.
ii. Mobile Backup & Restore (www.avast.com/en-au/mobile-backup)
You know that this app is secure because it was created by the Avast team. It backs up features are awesome – you will be able to customised your phone’s scheduled back up with a variety of triggers. Once activated, the app will mediate data transfer from your phone to Avast’s cloud.