“How to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4? I accidently deleted all contacts on my Samsung Galaxy S4, I know I should back them up. Is there any way I can restore them? The good news is that you can still recover your lost contacts from your Samsung Galaxy S4, but how?” —— Answers Yahoo
Accident may happen when you delete or lost your contacts due to various reasons. However, you can still recover your deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4 with professional Android Data Recovery such as Wondershare Dr. Fone for Android.
Dr. Fone for Android can fast and best recover deleted contacts as well as other files such as photos, videos, audio, messages, document and Whatsapp chat history from Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3/2 and other Android devices as well.
Step by step to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4
Step 1: Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to the computer
Download, install and run Dr. Fone for Android, you will get the following interface. And then, connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to the computer with a USB cable.
Step 2: Enable USB debugging before scanning your phone
If your Samsung device isn’t detected by the program, you need to enable USB debugging on your phone. Check what Android OS is your Samsung and then choose the right way to open USB debugging follow below steps:
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” < Click “Applications” < Click“Development” < Check “USB debugging”
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings” < Click “Developer options” < Check“USB debugging”
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter “Settings” < Click “About Phone” < Tap“Build number” for several times until getting a note “You are under developer mode” < Back to “Settings” < Click“Developer options” < Check “USB debugging”
Note: If you still get this window and the USB debugging has been enabled, please try to disable it and reset it again.
Step 3. Scan your Samsung Galaxy S4 for deleted contacts
Once your Samsung Galaxy S4 is detected, the program will ask you to click the “Start” button to start analyzing your Samsung Galaxy S4.
Note: Before starting, make sure that your phone battery is more than 20% charged, so that you can get a smooth scan.
If your device is not rooted before, the program will directly scan it after the analysis.
Note: For the device that Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android doesn’t support currently, it may lead you to set USB Mass Storage on your device to scan photos, videos, music and documents, or to root your device by yourself (if there is no USB Mass Storage option). All rooted Android devices are supported well. You can choose to do it or not by yourself.
If you rooted your device before, you need to allow the program Superuser authorization on the screen of your device. Just click “Allow” when the message pops out on your device’s screen. Then back to your computer, and click “Start” on the program’s screen to scan your device.
Note: For some devices, they may ask you to click “Allow” more than one time on your device’s homescreen. It’s normal. Just do it if it askes. It doesn’t matter. Just click it until it doesn’t appear again or the program has begun its real scan.
Do not disconnect your device during the scan, or the scan will fail.
Step 4: Preview and recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S4
After all contacts and messages have been scanned out, the program will remind you stop the scan, because it is a waste of time to scan all data. Then you can preview all contacts one by one in the scan result, mark those you want and click “Recover” to selectively save them on your computer.