How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Android SIM Card?

Contacts are the most important parts of our phones and if you happen to lose contacts it may be a lot of trouble to you. Some contacts are also saved on our SIM cards and these may not be backed up on our phones or computer. If you happen to lose these contacts, you can use Android Data Recovery to recover them again. Here is how you can recover lost contacts from your Android SIM card using Android Data Recovery.

Recover Deleted Contacts From Android SIM Card

Step 1: Install and Run the Android Recovery Tool 


The first is that you will have to do is download Android Data Recovery software on your computer. You can do this by clicking on the download button on the current page. After you have downloaded the software, install it on your computer. The installation process does not take a lot of time. Now run the software on your computer.

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Step 2: Connect Android to Computer and Enable USB Debugging and Start Scanning

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  • Now, connect your device bearing the SIM card to your computer and check if you have enabled USB debugging on your Android phone. If it is not enabled, follow the steps below to do it.

    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”

  • For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter “Settings” > Click “Developer options” > Check “USB debugging”
  • For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter “Settings” > Click “Applications” > Click “Development” > Check “USB debugging”

On Android Data Recovery, you can select the data that you want to scan. For example, now if you want to recover contacts only, you can select Contacts for the reason that it takes less time to scan only contacts than scan all the data existing on the device. 

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Step 4: Preview and Restore Contacts on Android


The scanning will take a little time depending on the amount of data that has o be scanned. Now, because you are selecting data to scan, it will notify you when the contacts have been scanned. You can then, stop the scan. Then you can preview all contacts one by one in the scan result and select the ones you want to retrieve and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.

It is advisable to always keep a back up of not only contacts but all data on your phone to the computer. And also keep in mind that once you see data missing in your phone, stop using your phone immediately. This will increase the chances of recovering the lost data from your phone. Otherwise all the lot data will be overwritten and lost forever. I hope that this ‘How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Android SIM Card’ tutorial article was of help to you. Do let me know via comments.

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