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How to recover Android phone contacts from Google account

The article shares the most effective way to recover Android phone contacts from Google account.

Thanks to the nice feature of Backup and Synchronization contacts on Google, it has helped users recover their contacts when they lose their phone. You can recover all the phone numbers in the contacts after changing the new phone. However, to do the above, you must backup the contacts on your Google account first, then you can proceed to restore it.

If you do not know how to do it, please refer to the article below. I will give you suitable solutions to make it easy for you to choose such as, restore all contacts, or some phone numbers. 

1. Recover Android phone contacts from Google account

To get all your lost contacts back on your Android phone, you first need to verify your contacts are backed up and synced with your Google account. The steps are as follows.

Step 1: On the phone screen, open Settings => Select Google.

Step 2: In the Services section, select Setup and restore => Restore contacts.

3rd Step: Click From Account to select the Google account you want to restore, then choose Current device in the Device backup section.

Step 4: Select Restore and wait for a moment until a message Restore contacts in the background appears that the restore is complete.

With the above simple steps, you can restore all your contacts on your Android phone. However, if you did not back up and sync your contacts on your Google account before you lost your contacts, you cannot restore your contacts.

2. How to recover Android phone contacts from Google account using a computer

With phones running Google’s Android operating system, the user’s contacts will synchronize on Google account. When you delete some contacts on your phone, a few hours to a day later, that contact will also delete on Gmail. It makes it easier and more convenient for you to lose your contacts on your phone and want to get them back.

Here, I will guide you on how to get back Android phone contacts from a Gmail account on the computer. The steps are as follows.

Step 1: Log in to your Google account on your computer here

Step 2: Open your Gmail contacts by clicking select Phonebook (Contacts) in the list of Google Apps upper right of the screen.

3rd Step: Find the gear icon (Settings) located in the upper right corner of the screen => select Cancel changes.

Step 4: The dialog box below appears. You start to choose when you want to restore arbitrary contacts. You can select 10 minutes / 1 hour / 1 day / 1 week ago or customize up to 30 days ago. After selecting, click Confirm to restore.

Note: When you do this, any customizations such as deleting, editing contacts, renaming, changing phone numbers after the time you choose to restore will be deleted.

Step 5: You turn on your phone and sync your contacts with the Gmail you just restored. Do the following: go to Settings => Accounts & sync => Sync now.

Some notes when you synchronize contacts

  • The Gmail account that you are making is the account that has logged into your Android phone.
  • Choose the right time to restore contacts.
  • If you do not see the contacts, select the contacts displayed as Google and check whether the account has been synced or not.

3. Recover Android phone contacts with software

In addition to the above two ways, there is still another relatively effective way to recover Android phone contacts from Google account using Android Data Recovery. This software allows phone users to quickly restore deleted data, including contacts, messages, pictures, audios, videos, documents, and more with just a few simple taps.

You can download and install the Android Data Recovery application on your laptop or Mac here. Then connect your phone to the computer via cable. Finally, follow the instructions of the software.

4. How to backup contacts on an Android phone?

To backup contacts on an Android phone, do the following.

Before proceeding to backup contacts, you must verify that your phone has signed in with your Google account (Gmail account).

Step 1: On your phone, go to Settings => Accounts and backups => Backup and restore.

Step 2: Select Backup your data => Swipe the button to turn on automatically backing up data to your Google account.

5. Some frequently asked questions about Android phone book

Lost, how to recover contacts?

You can refer to the solutions shared above note that you must have a backup of your contacts on your Google (Gmail) account before you lose them to get them back.

How to import contacts from SIM to phone?

On your phone, go to Contacts => More => Settings => Import / Export contacts => Import file vCard (VCF) from memory into the machine => select Import hybrid contacts from the SIM into the machine is being Please.

What should I do if I accidentally delete some numbers in the phone book?

In this case, you can go to your Google account to restore the numbers in your contacts that you have accidentally deleted. For details, please refer to “part 2” of this article.

How to transfer contacts from old phone to new phone?

In this case, do the following:

Step 1: Back up your contacts to your Google account on your old phone (refer to “part 4” of this article).

Step 2: Open the new phone and log in to your Google account. After logging in, you proceed to restore contacts from your Google account to your new phone. (How to recover, you can refer to “part 1” of this article)

Conclusion: This article has shared the most effective way to recover Android phone contacts from the Google account (Gmail account). Please refer and choose the appropriate solution to follow. Good luck!

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