How to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S5

I have accidently deleted all my pics saved in gallery and every contact in my Samsung Galaxy S5. Is there any way to recover the deleted data ?
asked Dec 11, 2014 in Samsung

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Don’t worry, it is possible to restore deleted contacts or deleted images in gallery on Galaxy S5, S4 or S3, by using an effective Android data recovery. Android Data Recovery is here providing you such help. With this data recovery for Android, you are allowed to preview and check lost data files to recover, including contacts, messages, pictures, videos etc. This program is ideal for everyone due to its easy-to-use interface, whether you are new Android users or professionals. Scan, preview and recover. Simple clicks bring you what you want.

How to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S5

Step 1:  Prevent Your Galaxy S4 from Being Overwritten

If your important Samsung Galaxy S4 data get lost, remember not to update anything or use any Android data for Android backup is easily get overwritten if Android data updated. So, keep your Android data save from being overwritten.

Step 2: Download, Install and Run the Program

Go to download and install Android Data Recovery on your computer. Then open the program and you can see the following interface

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Step 3: Connect your Galaxy S5 to PC and Enable Debugging

Connect your Galaxy S5 to the computer with a USB cable. Then you need to enable debugging so the program can recognize your device.

As shown in the window, choose the right way for your Android OS version.

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Open "Settings" on your phone and find "Applications". Go to "Development" and check "USB debugging".

2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Go to "Settings" < "Developer options" < "USB debugging".

3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < "About Phone". Click "Build number" for several times until you are noted that "You are under developer mode". Return to "Settings" and go to "Developer options" to check "USB debugging".

Samsung Galaxy S5

Step 4: Scan for Lost Samsung Galaxy Contacts

Click "Start" to scan your Galaxy S4 for lost data files, such as contacts, photos, movies, etc. The process will take some time, and you can see the process and remaining time from the progress bar on the top. Wait with patience now.


Android Data Recovery empowers you to scan Android data selectively. Choose "Contacts" if you want to recover your deleted contacts only or you can choose everything I everything was deleted.

How to recover deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S5

You are also allowed to choose "Scan for deleted files" or "Scan for all files". After that, you will get your Samsung data scanned and ready for being recovered.

Samsung Galaxy S4

A request from the Superuser Request will pop up on the screen of your device and you need to click on "Allow" to enable it. Then click "Start" again to continue scanning your Galaxy S4 for lost contacts.

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Step 5: Preview, Check and Restore Lost Contacts

When you get the scanning results on the left of the window, go to "Contacts" and preview the details on the right. You can slide to only display deleted items on the top to easily find what you want to recover. Then check those you want back and click "Recover". Done. Your lost contacts are restored on your device now.

Android Data Recovery

To prevent your Samsung Galaxy S5 phone data from losing, it is strongly recommended to back up your Samsung Galaxy S5 data frequently so that you can prevent the data from being deleted forever.

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answered Dec 12, 2014