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How to Recover Contacts from Internal Memory on an Android Phone

My mother deleted the whole contact list on her Android phone!

My mom is a green hand to Android, so that she wiped all the contacts on her Samsung Galaxy mini, a gift from my sister. She has no backup for it. Is it possible to recover deleted contacts from the internal memory on Android phones? I know the contacts stayed there before. Please give me your advice.

It's really painful to lose all contacts on the phone, especially when you don't have a backup. However, it doesn't say that you can do nothing to rescue your deleted contacts from the internal memory on Android phones. With a proper Android data recovery tool, you still can retrieve deleted contacts on the internal memory inside Android phones, such as Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android. It's the world's first Android data recovery software, helping to recover contacts, messages, photos and video from Android devices.

Download the free trial version of this Android internal memory recovery software below:

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Note: Please check your Android device model and the Android OS here before you perform the recovery. Not all Android devices are supported right now by Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android.

Step 1. Install and run the program on your computer

After downloading Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android, install and run it on your computer. Then you'll get the primary window below.

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Step 2. Connect your Android phone to the computer (enable USB debugging)

Now, connect your Android phone to the computer. If you didn't enable USB debugging on your device, you'll get a window as follows, and you need to set it by following the way below. If you did, you can move to the 3rd step now.

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"

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Step 3. Start to scan your Android internal memory for deleted contacts

When you successfully set USB debugging on your Android, a window below will appear. Here, you just need to click "Start" to analyze your Android device and wait for a few seconds.

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When the program's window shows as follows, turn to your Android device and click "Allow" popping up on the screen, until it disappear, and then back to the program and click "Start" to scan your internal memory on Android for lost contacts.

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Step 4. Preview and recover deleted internal memory contacts on Android

To get back deleted contacts, you can stop the scan when it tells you that the scan of contacts and messages has completed. You can preview all of them one by one in the scan result. Mark those you want and click "Recover" to selectively save them on your computer.

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Note: Contacts found in the scan result contain those you deleted recently (displayed in orange) and those existing on your Samsung Galaxy Ace (displayed in black). You can separate them by using the button above: Only display deleted items.

Moreover, if you want to import your contacts back to your device, you can use Wondershare MobileGo for Android, which lets you manage contents on your Android device effortlessly, including messages, contacts, photos, videos, apps, etc.

Now, you're at the end of this guide. You can download the free trial version of this Android internal memory contacts recovery software below to have a try:

Download Win Version

Note: Please check your Android device model and the Android OS here before you perform the recovery. Not all Android devices are supported right now by Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android.

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