Mobile device is nothing without any contacts stored on it, as for every mobile owner contacts are most important data. But what if you miss some or all of your important contacts all at once, a couple of days back we publish a post about Android contacts recovery using Dr. Fone. Now we come with another tutorial: contacts recovery on Android using Google account.
There are various recovery software which really make things much easier. Most of these tools are free of cost (some on trail bases), and all do the same job. Which tool is better it all depends on you to choose the best one. Basically these tools scan the device memory and then locate the deleted data such as contacts to recover them back. Normally they consists of four stages, connect your device, tool will scan device memory, and then show a preview for deleted data, and finally offer recover option.
But here we are not using any 3rd party tool rather we are using a Google account for Android contacts recovery with couple of easy steps, but before this you need to check your contacts as possibility is there that contacts are still there but not showing in the contacts list. You can find your missing contacts by following these steps right away.
Contacts Recovery On Android Using Google Account [How-To]
- Open your Contacts app
- In top-right corner tap on three dots to open a menu
- Select Settings and then hit Contacts
- Open Contacts
- Here hit All Contacts to show all the contacts on your device.
If still some contacts are missing then just read below to get your contacts back.
Don’t worry if you ever use a Gmail account on your Android device and you’ve already synced your Gmail account with your device then Gmail account has a unique feature to get your Android contacts back. Your email contacts will have contacts information as well and from here you can quickly recover your Android contacts.
Simply open your Gmail account and go-to to your mail inbox. On left hand side you will see a Mail menu (Drop-down), click this and then select Contacts.
Under Search bar a drop-down menu called More is there, click on this and then click Restore contacts, as given in this image below.
Using Gmail you can restore up to 30 days. Keep in mind, contacts added after this specific time will be lost, only those contacts will be recovered which are added before this. One you got your required Android contact recovery just re-sync your Android device with your Gmail account.