How to Restore Deleted Contacts in Android

If you have accidentally deleted some important contacts from your Android device, don’t worry you can restore deleted contacts in Android. It happens to most of us when we accidentally delete some contacts from Android device, but fortunately there are ways to get these lost files back. If you have the backup of the contacts, then you can restore all those deleted contact from the backup file. We always recommended to all readers that always take the full backup of your android device, here are some of the best and free android backup application.

If you are not using any application to take the backup of your phone contacts, then there is other way which helps you to restore your deleted contacts. You can use your Google account to come out of this situation, below is the guide which helps you to restore android contacts from Google.

How to Restore Android contacts from Google

In Android device you need a Google account to use many application play store, gmail and other. So without Google account it is not possible to access all these apps on android phone. To restore your contacts login to Gmail with your Google account login ID and password. Now from the gmail go to your Contacts section, you can find the contact option from the top left side. See the screenshot below:-

Gmail Contacts

Gmail Contacts

Now you are on the contacts page, From the More actions drop-down menu, choose Restore contacts.

Restore Gmail Contacts

Restore Gmail Contacts

Now a new windows will open on your screen asking you from when do you want your contacts to be restored and you can go as back as 30 days. From here you can also select the custom dates, Once you have selected your restoration point. Click the “Restore” button to restore contacts on your Google account and your contacts from that time will load on your Gmail account. You’ll see a confirmation at the top of the screen when the rollback is complete.

Restore Deleted Contacts

Restore Contacts

Now you have restored the deleted contacts on your gmail account, now all you have to do is sync all these contacts on your Android device. Go to Android Settings > Accounts > Choose Your Google ID and sync contacts. That’s it, you your deleted contact is restored on your device.

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  1. Reply JB May 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    This is only emails not phone numbers.

  2. Reply Omari June 16, 2013 at 5:35 am


  3. Reply navneet June 28, 2013 at 2:21 am

    i had? synced my android contacts with gmail as well as hotmail but due to some reasons i had to format the phone….after formatting, the contacts are lost on gmail and doesnt get synced..cannot find hotmail contacts either.
    and upon restoring contacts in doesnot happen either
    pls help…how can i recover my contacts again??

  4. Reply nurain July 29, 2013 at 1:36 am

    plz plz help its not working… i need my cotacts urgently.. plz sum1 help me..

  5. Reply saghiranadeem September 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm


    • Reply Dev September 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      @saghiranadeem Install the Gmail app form Google play store and login with your Gmail User ID and Password. Simple!

  6. Reply xav September 9, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Great one! Saved me a couple of hours of manual sync, google keeps to remove my contacts restored from backup. Thanks!

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  8. Reply Andrew February 3, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    When I log into Gmail from my android, I don’t see any contacts list that I can click on.

  9. Reply br March 8, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    hi. it worked for me. thnx a lot!

  10. Reply hari shanker April 22, 2015 at 11:42 am

    I am formate our mobial contacte na save in gmail Save Contacte Not Recover

  11. Reply eveeve April 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Well, there are many android data recovery app could help, and I think Coolmuster Lab.Fone for Android really works great, you can use it to recover lost sms, contacts, photos, videos, etc, have a try!

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