How to Recover Google Contacts?

Have deleted your Google Contacts by mistake from your device? Then you can easily restore the contacts very easily. Google gives 30 days to restore the contacts and it’s only possible if you backed up your Google Contacts.

The process of Google contacts recovery is very easy and simple which can be performed on any devices.

Deleting files and then wanting to recover them is a very common situation. Luckily, many software for file recovery exist. But those software work only on special platforms such as Windows or OS X. But, what happens when you delete contacts from your Gmail or Outlook account?

Google Contacts

Import, restore, or back up contacts

You can save names, email addresses, phone numbers, and more in Google Contacts.

Add a single contact

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. In the bottom right, click Add. (If you don’t see Add, go to add contacts in old Contacts.)
  3. Enter the contact’s information.
  4. Click Save.

Merge duplicates

If you have duplicate listings for the same person in Google Contacts, you can merge them.

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. On the left, click Duplicates. If you don’t see Duplicates, go to merge contacts in old Contacts.
  3. In the top right, click Merge all. Or, review each duplicate and click Merge.

Restore or export contacts

Restore contacts

If you deleted, synced, imported, or merged contacts in the last 30 days, you can undo those changes to retrieve your contacts.

Note: When you restore contacts to a certain time, such as one week ago, any contacts added after that time won’t show up.

Learn how to export your current contacts and add them back later.

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. Click More and then Undo changes.
  3. Choose a time to go back to.
  4. Click Confirm.

Export contacts

You can add your Google contacts to another email or contacts service.

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. Choose which contacts you want to export:
  • To select specific contacts: Check the boxes next to their names. Then click More and then Export.
  • To select a group of contacts: Click More and then Export, then choose the group.
  1. Choose or save your contacts as a CSV or vCard file.
  • To add contacts to another Google Account or Microsoft Outlook: Choose Google CSV.
  • To add contacts to any other email or contacts service: Choose vCard.

Click Export, to save your file.

Tip: To clear up storage, export and then delete contacts you don’t need.

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Control who’s automatically saved to your contacts

You’ll see contacts suggested in some Google services, like when you start typing someone’s name in a new email in Gmail. You can control who gets saved and suggested as a contact.

How to Recover Google Contacts on iPhone and Android?

If you are an Android user and want to recover your Google contacts on your iPhone, then you can follow the below steps:

How to Recover Google Contacts on iPhone from Android?

If you are an Android user and want to recover your Google contacts on your iPhone, then you can follow the below steps:

First of all, connect your iPhone to the computer by using a USB cable.

  1. Open the iTunes and then click on Apple icon available on the top-left side.
  2. Click on the Info tab and then check the Sync Contacts with box.
  3. Now select Google Contacts from the drop-down menu and then enter your Google account information.

After that, you can easily recover your deleted Google Contacts in your iPhone.

How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts from iPhone?

Losing your contact details is common for iPhone users, too. Every time you connect iPhone to your PC, iTunes automatically syncs all the data in your iPhone’s database. So, if you have backed up your iPhone contacts it will be easy to recover them.

As Apple’s iPhone has become a sought-after handset world, one of most common things that can happen while using the smartphone is that you may lose your contact details by accidental. Jailbreak, iOS upgrade or restoring to factory settings may erase your data, but that doesn’t mean it is gone forever.

Each time you connect your iPhone to your PC, iTunes automatically syncs the data in iPhone’s database. As long as you’ve got a backup of your contacts, you can recover them from your iPhone easily.

You can either recover the contacts through iTunes Backup and iCloud backup or scan your iPhone directly if you do not have the necessary backup.

If you choose to recover your contact through iTunes Backup, here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Before connecting your iPhone, configure iTunes so it doesn’t automatically sync this time.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac.
  3. Open iTunes, right-click on your device and choose “Restore from backup.”


Why Backup Google Contacts?

Google Contacts are integrated with Gmail, Drive, Calendar and Google Plus circles. You can sync and import contacts from your mobile phone as well. This happens automatically when you first turn on the Android device. The synchronization goes in two ways, so the occasional deletion of contacts on your phone entails the deletion of Google Contacts.

Google provides the possibility to restore contacts within 30 days of deleting them.

However, what about after that? Backing up Google Contacts to independent cloud storage with secure data encryption allows you to keep all your contacts safe, giving you complete protection.

If you are not able to recover your Google Contacts after following the above-described steps, then dial Gmail Contact Recovery Number to avail the authentic assistance from the highly skilled professionals. They will give perfect solutions to restore your Google Contacts in a very simple and easy way.

With their assistance, you can fix all kinds of Google Contacts related issues in a very short span time. This number is available for the users all the time and can access from all over the world.

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