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How to recover deleted contacts on Samsung Galaxy S4?

  • recover deleted contacts on Galaxy S4The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a high-end smartphone manufactured by Samsung Electronics. It was announced in New York City on March 14, 2013 as the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S III. The Galaxy S4 was made available in late April 2013 on 327 networks worldwide and in 155 countries. Upon its release, it became the fastest selling smartphone in Samsung's history, Samsung sold 20 million Galaxy S4 units worldwide in that two months following the device's launch.

    Samsung galaxy s4 so popular, a large number of users have it and use it. Therefore, the use of the process will inevitably lose some data, such as photos, contacts, videos, text messages and so on. If you lose your contacts on Galaxy S4, how to recover the deleted contacts on Galaxy S4? Just as one customer said as follows:
    I accidentally deleted all my contacts on my samsung galaxy S4... can I recover my contacts? Help! I need to recover from this mistake. - Lance.

    The way to recover deleted contacts from Galaxy S4
    When lost contacts on Galaxy S4, in order to avoid the deleted contacts overwritten and go forever, you would better not use your Galaxy S4 again, then to find a third-party tool, e.g.: Android Data Recovery, if you don’t know which one is the best, here recommend the Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android, which is an excellent app on the mobile phone data recovery market. You can download the free trial version below:


    Now, let’s discuss to recover deleted contacts on Galaxy S4 step by step.
    Step 1. Download & Install the FoneLab
    After install the FoneLab for Android, then run it on your computer, you'll see its main window below.
    Samsung Galaxy S4 Contacts Recovery – main screenshot
    Go to the left "Android Data Recover" - Recover data from your phone. Select Recover Android Data, and then connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC.

    Step 2. Enable USB debugging
    If you have not enabled USB Debugging on your Samsung Galaxy S4, it will through software window & phone remind you to enable it, so the program can connect your phone. There is article for: How to enable USB Debugging mode on Android, you can go to view.
    Samsung S4 Contacts recovery – USB debugging

    Step 3. Select the type of files and scan mode
    In the latest version, Android Data Recovery empowers you to seletively choose which type of files you want to recover. You can choose "Contacts", "Messaging", "Gallery" or "Videos" etc.
    Galaxy S4 Contacts Recovery – choose scanned files

    Step 4: Root the Galaxy S4 to get permission for deeply scanning deleted files (important!)
    At this point, you'd better to root your Galaxy S4 to get full access to the data on the device. Click the "Advanced Root" button and follow the step to root your phone, Generally, KingoRoot/Pingpongroot/Towelroot as the recommendation by default. Download it and install on the computer or Galaxy S4 and let it root your phone. This should finish in a fast manner.

    Go to our post on "How to safely root and remove root on Android phone" for details.
    root android phone
    Once rooted successfully, the Android Data Recovery will start deeply scanning your device. It will take about 15-20 minutes.

    Step 5. Preview and recover deleted contacts on from Galaxy S4
    When the scan compeleted, Select the "Contacts" tab, Then you can certainly preview and check out the lost Contacts one by one. Select them that you wish to retrieve, and then click on the recover tab. You deleted files will be back where you want them to be.
    Galaxy S4 Contacts Recovery – recover results

    Furthermore, except from recover deleted contacts on Galaxy S4, the FoneLab for Android can also recover photos, videos, text messages from Galaxy S4, download it and have a try now.


    Support Samsung Models: Galaxy S10, S10e, S10 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, Note 9, S8, S7, S7 edge, Galaxy active, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, S6 active, S5, S5 active, S5 Mini, S5 Sport, S4, S4 mini, S4 active, Galaxy SIII, SII, Galaxy J3, Galaxy J7, Galaxy Note5, Note4, Note3, Note II, Note edge, Tab S2, Tab E, Tab S, J1 Ace, C7, C5, J5, J7, A9, A7, A5, On7, Active Neo, On5, A8, S5 Neo, Trend 2 Lite, alaxy Alpha, Grand Prime, etc.
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