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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S8

Summary: System corrupt & update, factory reset Samsung, mistakenly deletion all can cause Samsung Galaxy S8 data losing, including contacts. This guide will introduce you a powerful Samsung Data Recovery tool and show you detailed steps to recover deleted contacts on S8/S8+ easily.

“Hey guys, I’m new here for help, yesterday I mistakenly press the deleting button on my Samsung Galaxy S8, and all contacts were gone, how can I recover deleted contacts from my Samsung S8? Please help!”

Situations like the above one may be encountered by anyone. You may lost the contact because of the improper operation or the broken or crashed Samsung phones. They may still want to use these phone numbers in contacts to make calls with work partners or relatives or friends. So under this circumstance, it’s unavoidable to retrieve Samsung Galaxy contacts to PC/Mac. Is it possible to recover the deleted contacts from your Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5/S4/S3/S2? Is there any ways to restore contacts safely and simply?

Galaxy S8 Contacts Recovery Is Possible and Simple

When you delete a contact from Samsung Galaxy S8, the contact just becomes invisible from your address book but still exists in your Samsung phone memory. So it is possible to recover deleted contacts from Galaxy S8/S8+ before they are overwritten by new data.

Generally, there are two ways to restore deleted contacts on Galaxy S8. The most comfortable one is restoring from Gmail account. The second choice is using third-party data recovery program.

Part 1: How to Retrieve Deleted Contacts from Samsung S8 from Gmail

When you first set up your Samsung Galaxyy S8, you will be asked to add a Gmail account in order to activate the services offered by Google such as Play Store, Google Drive, etc. Once signed in, you can sync a lot of content such as contacts, photos, music or apps with Google services. If you fortunately synced contacts with Gmail, then you can restore the contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ pretty easily.

Step 1. Open your web browser on a computer and visit

Step 2. Eenter the correct Gmail account and password for login.

Step 3. Click ‘Gmail’ icon and select ‘Contacts’ from drop-down list.

Step 4. Find the contacts just being deleted and rebuild those contacts to your Galaxy S8 device.

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Note: If you plan to restore the entire contacts list, click on “More” and choose “Export” from the Contacts page. Then you will be asked which format you want to export the contacts. Select ‘CSV’ and download the file. Finally, paste the contacts file to your Galaxy S8 and import them to Contacts app. All contacts will be synced to your Samsung phone after this.

Part 2: How to Recover Deleted Galaxy S8 Contacts with Recovery Software

Note: Doing backup files of your Samsung Galaxy S8 frequently does benefit. Data that are covered can not be retrieved. So, when that happens, your backup files can help a lot.

Samsung Data Recovery which is a risk free features of data recovery program enables you retrieve deleted contacts from Samsung Galaxy S8, as well as SMS messages, music , videos, photos, call logs, WhatsApp chats and so on. Incidentally, this recovery tool can directly scan your Samsung device and complete recover data from broken Samsung device, such as black screen, broken screen, unresponsive touch screen, can not enter the system, etc. And it applies to all currently popular Samsung Galaxy smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S7 Edge/S6/S5/S4/S3/S, Galaxy Note 8/6/5/4, Galaxy A5/A7/A9, Samsung C5/C7, Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Epic 4G Touch and more Samsung phones or Tablets.

Tutorial for Recovering Deleted Contacts from Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Step 1.Connect your Samsung Galaxy S8 to the Computer

Before doing anything else, install and launch Samsung Data Recovery program on computer. Then connect your Samsung Galaxy S8 to the computer with an USB cable. After running the program, you’ll get the main interface below. Your S8 device will be detected immediately.

recover deleted contacts from samsung galaxy s8

Step 2.Enable USB Debugging

Then you need to enable USB debugging before scanning your Galaxy S8 if you didn’t enable your Samsung phone before. There are three options for you to follow. Choose the right version for your S8 mobile phone and follow to set it.

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Step 3.Scan Data on Your Samsung Galaxy S8

When you see the below picture on your computer, your Galaxy S8 has been connected to the program successfully. Select data and go next step to analyze your Samsung phone data by clicking “Start” button.

recover deleted contacts from samsung galaxy s8

Your S8 device will be detected immediately. After the analyzing, you need to turn to your device’s home screen to click “Allow”, so that the scan can be started. Then click “Start” to scan your Samsung Galaxy S8 now.

recover deleted contacts from samsung galaxy s8

After that, the program will begin scanning data stored on your Galaxy S8.

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Step 4.Preview and Recover Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S8

It will take you a while to scan. After scanning, you can preview all contacts found on your Samsung Galaxy S8. Choose “Contacts” on the left of the window. You can check all details of your contacts. Mark those you want and save them on your computer by clicking “Recover” button. It’s the same operation for recover photos, contacts, messages, call logs, etc.

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Step 5.Check Recovered Contacts on Computer

Now, your Samsung Galaxy S8 deleted contacts have been recovered as VCF/CSV/HTML files on your computer.

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You can import the VCF to Samsung phone. If you are intended to print out the contact list, use the file in CSV format.

import the vcf to samsung

This is the whole process of recovering lost contacts, isn’t it simple? What’s more, remember to make routine backup of important contacts, photos, messages and documents on your Windows or Mac computer.

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