Learn 5 Effective Solutions On How To Recover Contacts Disappeared/Lost/Missing From Samsung Galaxy Phone With or Without Backup!
Contacts list play a very important role in our daily life as it contains important phone numbers on our phone. But, when these contacts suddenly get disappeared from your device then you become very sad and try to get back the deleted contacts or phone numbers from your device.
So, if your contacts also disappeared from your Samsung phone then don’t get panic. You can easily get back lost contacts on Samsung as below I have mentioned 5 effective methods on how to recover disappeared contacts from Samsung phone.
By using Samsung Contacts Recovery, one can:
- Effectively recover disappeared/deleted/missing/erased/lost contacts/phone numbers from Samsung phone without backup.
- Also retrieve other data types like pictures, videos, audios, SMS, call logs, call recordings, voice memos, notes, WhatsApp chat history, documents, music and much more.
- Easily extracts contacts from Samsung phone that have disappeared due to accidental deletion, factory reset, ROM flashed, black screen, virus infection, screen cracked/smashed, forgotten screen lock, etc.
- Preview the contacts that you want to recover within the software’s preview screen.
- Work for Windows as well as Mac computer.
- 100% safe, secure and user friendly interface.
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Let us start with a real user practical example!
Practical Scenario 1: Contacts Disappearing On Samsung Galaxy S10
My contacts have disappeared loads of them but not all I cannot retrieve them
Source: Samsung Community
Practical Scenario 2: Contacts Disappeared On Samsung Galaxy S7
Hi, Same problem as most people here – contacts disappeared. They seem to be a) some of the most frequently used, b) all recently added. I spent hours reentering a lot of them yesterday and they all disappeared again today. More – I don’t back up to Google or Samsung (I used to have Keys on my S5 and they sync’d with Outlook. Since I got the S7, I just manually enter new contacts on the phone and the PC – silly, perhaps, but it was working…until now!). I noticed some contacts were also missing from my PC Outlook account, so I entered them there too. All gone today as well. I’m puzzled, because there is no connection between the S7 and Outlook on my PC.
This thread is old, but I hope someone can help!
Note: The contacts don’t show on lists or through searches and only the number (not the contact name) appear on WhatsApp, Messenger or SMS
Source: Android Central Forums
Like the above practical examples there are lots of Samsung user who’s contacts disappeared from their Samsung phone.
But how contacts disappear?
Well, let us look for the reasons behind disappearing of contacts from Samsung phone after that we will move to the solutions.
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Reasons Behind Contacts Disappeared On Samsung
There can be lots of reasons due to which contacts disappeared from Samsung phone. Below I have mentioned some of the common reasons behind it.
- You accidentally tap on delete button.
- Some virus enters in your phone.
- Your device was not working well so you factory reset your phone.
- Device operating system (OS) get corrupted.
- You erase your contacts but later you need them.
- While using your phone in water areas and it accidentally dropped from your hand and get water damaged.
- You forgot your device passcode.
- Phone get dropped from a height and its screen get damaged or cracked.
Now, the question is – How do you get your contacts back on your Samsung phone?
Well, if your Samsung contacts has disappeared then don’t panic. Here are 5 great solutions which will help you to retrieve deleted contacts from Samsung phone.
Important Note: Below mentioned all the solutions will help you to recover disappeared contacts from all Samsung models such as Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4, Note 9, S8, Galaxy J2/J3/J4/J5/J6/J7/J8/J9, Samsung Galaxy Note 10/9/8/7/6/5/4, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy M21, Galaxy A11/A21/A31/A30/A41/A51/A21s/A71/A10/A70s/A20s, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S9+ and all other Samsung Android phones available in market.
Solution 1: Retrieve Disappeared Contacts From Samsung Using Gmail
You can use Google backup to recover disappeared Google contacts from Gmail inbox on Samsung phone. But this solution will only possible if you have kept backup of contacts before the deletion by using Google account.
Follow the below steps to recover deleted/disappeared contacts from Samsung phone.
Step 1: Open “Gmail” in any web browser on your computer and then login to your Gmail account.
Step 2: After that hit on nine dots at the left corner and tap on “Contacts”.
Step 3: Then tap on “Export” in the left panel.
Step 4: You will be then asked to select the format in which you want to export contacts. Select “Google CSV” format and download the file.
Step 5: Copy the CSV file to your phone and launch “Contacts” app to import the contacts to the phone.
Once the restoring process gets completed you can see all the disappeared contacts in your device.
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Solution 2: Get Back Disappeared Contacts From Samsung Phone Using Samsung Cloud Backup
Another option to recover disappeared or deleted contacts from Samsung phone is by using Samsung Cloud. So, if you have created backup by using Samsung cloud then you can recover those contacts to your Samsung device.
Here follow the steps to restore lost contacts from Samsung phone using Samsung Cloud backup.
Step 1: On your device go to “Settings”.
Step 2: Now hit on “Account and backup” option and then tap “Samsung Cloud”.
Step 3: Then tap on “Restore” button.
Step 4: Now, select the contacts that you wish to restore and to which phone.
Step 5: Then tap on “Restore Now” button to restore contacts from Samsung phone.
Solution 3: Retrieve Disappeared Contacts From Samsung Phone Using Samsung Smart Switch Backup
Just like other smartphone Samsung also provide its own Samsung Smart Switch backup back up feature. So, if you have used this Samsung Smart Switch tool to back up your contacts then you can easily restore the disappeared contacts from your Samsung phone by using Samsung Smart Switch backup.
1. By Using Computer
Follow the below steps to restore deleted contacts from Samsung phone by using Samsung Smart Switch back up on computer.
Step 1: Connect your Samsung phone to computer by using USB cable and then launch “Smart Switch” on your computer.
Step 2: Then click on “Restore” button.
Step 3: If you have lots of backup file then you need to click on “Select your backup data”.
Step 4: Now choose a back up to restore contacts.
Step 5: Next select Contacts option in Personal content.
Step 6: Finally hit to “OK” button and then on “Restore Now” option.
2. By Using Samsung Phone
Now, follow the below steps to restore contacts from Samsung phone by using Samsung Smart Switch App on phone.
Step 1: On your Samsung phone launch Samsung Smart Switch app.
Step 2: After that tap on Settings > Cloud and account > Smart Switch > More > External storage transfer > Restore.
Step 3: Then select the contacts that you wish to restore.
Step 4: Finally, tap on “Restore” button.
Now you can easily use your disappeared contacts from Samsung phone to make call to your important one.
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Solution 4: Restore Disappeared Contacts From Samsung Phone Via SD Card
If you have stored your contacts on your SD memory card in the form of .csv (comma-separated values) or vcf (Variant Call Format) then you can easily retrieve deleted contacts from phone memory on Samsung phone.
Follow the below steps to restore deleted contacts from Samsung phone by using SD memory card.
Step 1: Firstly, insert SD card on your device.
Step 2: Then from device’s home screen go to “Contacts”.
Step 3: Next at the upper right corner of the screen hit the three vertical dots and choose “Settings” from drop down menu.
Step 4: On next screen, you will see the option “Import/Export”. You need to tap on it.
Step 5: Now, use the Import tab to select to Import contacts from Micro SD card and then choose the stored file with the explorer.
Step 6: You also have the option to import contacts stored on your SIM card. For that you need to tap on “Import from SIM card” option.
After that your lost contacts will be back to you library and you will get a notification confirming the number of contacts that have been imported to your phone.
Solution 5: Recover Disappeared Contacts From Samsung Phone Without Backup
When you don’t have backup of your contacts then in this case you are highly recommended to try Android Data Recovery as it is perfect Samsung Contacts Recovery software to recover disappeared contacts from Samsung phone without backup.
It recovers contacts and other data from both internal storage and SD memory card.
Besides recovering contacts from Samsung phone, the Android Contacts Recovery also retrieve other types of file like pictures, call logs, text messages, WhatsApp chats, videos, audios, voice memos, call/voice recordings, notes, documents, calendar, etc.
Note: Don’t use your Samsung device and don’t add contacts and other files on your phone because it will overwrite the existing data and it will lose the possibility of recovering contacts.
Follow the below steps to retrieve disappeared contacts from Samsung without backup via Android Contacts Recovery tool.
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Steps To Recover Disappeared Contacts From Samsung Phone Without backup
Step 1: Connect Your Android Phone To Computer
Download, Install and launch Recover (Android) Software on your computer then click on “Recover”.
Now you have to connect your phone to the computer by using USB cable. Next you have to enable USB debugging on your Android phone. When your phone gets detected then you will get the screen as shown below.
Step 2: Choose Your File Types To Scan
When your phone gets connected, then Recover (Android) tool will show your all phone’s data type which it supports to recover. By default, it has already have a check mark in all the file types. You can simply select those file type which you wish to recover.
If your device is not rooted, Recover (Android) will show two options – first is “Scan for deleted files” and second is “Scan for all files”. If you choose the option “Scan for all files” then it will take longer time but also scan all your files thoroughly.
Now you have to click on “Next” to continue the data recovery process. The software will first analyze your device.
And then software will continue to scan your device to rescue your deleted data. It will take some time.
Step 3: Preview and Recover Deleted Data
When the scan process gets completed, now you can preview recoverable data. Select the files which you want and click on “Recover” to save all the erased data on your computer.
For recovering disappeared or erased contacts from Android SD card or broken phone, please visit the following links:
- Steps To Recover Disappeared Contacts From Android SD Card
- Steps To Recover Disappeared Contacts From Broken Android
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Extra Tip: Backup Samsung Data To Avoid Contacts Loss In Future
It is always suggested to back up your contacts and other data on a regular basis because you never know when your contacts will get disappeared from your device due to any reasons.
You can take backup of contacts from your Samsung phone by using Samsung Cloud, Google Account, Smart Switch, etc.
But I suggest you to use Android Backup & Restore software to back up your contacts and other data. It is because Samsung Contacts Backup & Restore tool backup contacts and other data and also allow you to choose the contacts and other data to backup and when you need those backed up data then you can easily restore them to your smartphone.
Below follow the complete steps to backup and restore Samsung contacts via Android Backup & Restore software.
I know how you feel when you have to make an important call and when you open your contacts app you see that all your contacts has disappeared. But I hope the above solutions had helped you to recover disappeared contacts from Samsung phone.
If you have backup then use the backup to restore disappeared/deleted contacts from your phone. If you forget to backup of your lost contacts then you are strongly suggested to use Android Data Recovery [mentioned in Solution 5] to retrieve contacts from Samsung phone without backup.
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