FonePaw is known for making incredibly handy and useful utilities for both Android and iOS users. The innovation in their problem solving is unmatchable. One of the best one from FonePaw has been the FonePaw Android Data Recovery software which has saved not only ours, but many other’s phone directories.
FonePaw Android Data Recovery is so powerful that it will even recover the contacts that you have deleted on purpose, but fret not as you will get to recover only those contacts you really want them back, and the unwanted contacts will never come to your smartphone again.
Talking about the user interface and user experience, you can say – it just works. Connect your device, choose what you want to recover, and simply click on Recover. No rocket science, is it? There are people out there who will charge you a handsome amount to recover your files and data because they know it is important to you, but no more.
Let’s talk about the more important data which we desperately want to recover, and that is Contacts.
Recover Contacts from Android Phones
The step to recover contacts from an Android phone is quite easy and it should take no more than 10 minutes of your time, at the most.
Step 1: Download and install the FonePaw Android Data Recovery from their website.
Step 2: Connect your Android phone to the PC and let the software detect and connect itself to the device. It should take a few seconds to be detected.
Step 3: If you have not enabled USB debugging, now is the time. To enable the USB debugging, and follow steps below.
For Android 4.2 or newer:
1. Enter Settings > About phone.
2. Tap Build number for 7 times.
3. Go to Settings again.
4. Tap Developer options > USB debugging.
For Android 3.0 to 4.1:
Tap Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
For Android 2.3 or earlier:
Tap Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
Step 4: Once you are done with above steps, you will see a window asking to choose the type of file you need, in this case we want Contacts so tick on the same and click Next.
Step 5: Unlock your Android device now and you will see a popup asking for granting permission to get privileges to access your device. Tap on Grant/Allow/Authorize once you are ready.
Also, if you do not see a popup, click on retry from PC to try again.
Step 6: Select Contacts from the menu bar on left. You will see a list of your deleted contacts. Tick on the contacts that you want to recover. Once you have selected them, click on Recover. For your information, you will also be displayed the number of contacts you selected so you have an idea of how many were there earlier and how many you are recovering.
Note: As you can see, you can also use the program to recover deleted text messages from your Android phone with easy steps.
That’s it! The contacts will now be recovered and stored in VCF/CSV or HTML format in your PC and you can transfer them to your device using memory card. All major Android phone makers like LG, Samsung, Sony, Nexus, Motorola and HTC are supported by this software.
Don’t forget to backup your Android device next time to keep your contacts and data safe, should you have any queries regarding this awesome software, do let us know in the comment section below.