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How to Recover Lost Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4 Phones

Since the release of Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505), this phone has caught lots of people's eyes, and many people changed their minds to renew their phones by getting it. It seems that Galaxy S4 is going to share the world with the new iPhone 5. Well, if you've made your decision and have chosen this Galaxy S4, this article here will be useful to you when you unluckily got your contacts lost on the S4.

Just keep this in your mind: Stop using your Galaxy S4 when you realized you've lost your contacts on it. The lost contacts are not really gone immediately, but become invisible and wait to be overwritten by new data. Therefore, the next thing you need to do is finding a proper Galaxy S4 contacts recovery program to retrieve them. When referring to it, I have a nice recommendation: Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android, which is the world's first data recovery software for Android users. You can use it to recover lost contacts, messages, photos, videos, audio and documents from your Samsung Galaxy S4 phones. It will be a sweet helper when you're suffering the data loss.

Download the free trial version of this Galaxy S4 contacts recovery software for free below:

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Note: This Android data recovery software is available for Samsung Galaxy S4 running on Android 4.2 (unrooted deviecs), and all rooted Galaxy S4. Just give yours a try with no worries.

Recover lost/deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4 in 3 steps

Before doing anything else, you can start by launching this S4 contacts recovery software on your computer. Then main window of it will be shown like this:

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Step 1. Connect your Galaxy S4 to the computer

Check USB debugging on your Galaxy S4 before you connect it, and make sure that you've enabled it. How? There are ways for devices running on different Android OS versions. For Samsung Galaxy S4, you can check it by entering Settings < About Phone < Build number for several times until getting a note You are under developer mode < back to Settings < Developer options < USB debugging. After getting this done, you can connect your S4 to the computer now.

Didn't enable USB debugging and get your phone connected to the computer? You'll see the window below. If you've enabled it, you can move forward to the next step now.

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Step 2. Scan your Galaxy S4 for lost contacts on it

When your Galaxy S4 is detected by the program, you'll see the window below. At that time, check the battery (it should be more than 20%) and click Start to begin the scanning work. Just follow the tips that the program offers you to go further.

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Step 3. Preview and recover lost contacts on Samsung Galaxy S4

The procedure of scanning will take you a little long time. After that, the program will present you a full scan result, where you can preview all found contacts on your Galaxy S4. Choose Contacts and check the contacts in detail, like name, company, job title, phone number and email address. Tick off whatever you want and click Recover to save them to your computer with one click. The saved contacts can be .csv, .vcf and .html files.

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Note: This S4 contacts recovery software lets you recover not only deleted contacts, but also currently existing contacts on your phone. You can turn on the button on the top to separate deleted contacts and existing ones, if you have a requirement, and then only get the deleted ones back.

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

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