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How to Restore Deleted Contacts on Your Phone?

Are you tearing your hair out because you accidentally deleted a contact, or perhaps multiple contacts, from your phone? Well, despair no more! This comprehensive guide will take you step by step through the process to restore deleted contacts on both Android and iPhone devices, with the help of cloud storage.

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First, let’s start with Android.

Part 1: Restoring Deleted Contacts on Android


Google provides an excellent feature to retrieve deleted contacts on Android devices. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Open a web browser and go to contacts.google.com. Ensure you’re logged into the same Google account that’s associated with your phone.

Step 2: Once you’re in Google Contacts, click on the “More” tab at the left sidebar, and then select “Undo changes.”

Step 3: After clicking “Undo changes,” you’ll see a popup where you can choose the time to revert your contacts list back to. Choose the appropriate time frame and click “Confirm.”

Step 4: Wait for a few seconds or minutes for Google to restore your contacts. Once done, sync your phone with your Google account, and your deleted contacts should be back.

Remember, this method only works if you’ve synced your phone’s contacts with your Google account. If not, you might need to use third-party apps or professional services.


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Part 2: Restoring Deleted Contacts on iPhone

If you’re an iPhone user, you’re in luck, as Apple provides several ways to recover lost contacts.

Method 1: iCloud

Step 1: Go to iCloud.com on your web browser and sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 2: Click on the “Contacts” icon, then click on the gear icon at the lower left corner of the screen.

Step 3: Click on “Restore Contacts.” You’ll see a list of archives with dates and times. Choose the one that most likely contains your deleted contact(s).

Step 4: Click “Restore” next to the archive you want to recover. Click “Restore” again in the pop-up. Once the restoration process is complete, your lost contacts should be on your iPhone.


Method 2: iTunes

If you’ve been backing up your iPhone using iTunes, you can restore your entire iPhone to get back the deleted contacts.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.

Step 2: Click on the iPhone icon, then on “Summary.”

Step 3: Click on “Restore Backup.” Choose the backup that likely contains your contacts and click “Restore.”

Remember, this method will replace everything on your iPhone with the data in the backup. So, it’s a bit of a drastic measure.


In conclusion, accidental deletion of contacts is a common issue faced by many mobile users. However, by following these steps, you can easily recover your lost contacts on both Android and iPhone devices. 


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FAQs on How to Restore Deleted Contacts

  1. Q: I’ve never synced my Android phone with my Google account. Can I still recover my deleted contacts?

   A: If you’ve never synced your contacts, the Google method won’t work. However, you can use third-party apps or professional data recovery services.


  1. Q: I don’t have an iCloud or iTunes backup. Can I still recover my deleted contacts on my iPhone?

   A: Without a backup, it’s more challenging to recover deleted contacts. You might need to use a professional data recovery service or a third-party app.


  1. Q: Is there a specific time frame for restoring deleted contacts?

   A: For Android, Google allows you to revert your contact list back to any state in the past 30 days. On an iPhone, it depends on the date of your last backup.


  1. Q: Can I restore specific contacts, or do I have to restore them all?

   A: The methods mentioned in this blog will restore all contacts from the chosen backup. If you want to recover specific contacts, you might need a third-party app or service. 


Remember, prevention is better than cure. Regularly back up your contacts to avoid any future stress related to accidental deletion.

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