Updated: March 14, 2023
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by Bohdan Kozachuk
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How to recover lost data like contacts

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Nice to meet you, *****!
On which device do you want to recover your data?

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Do you mean Android?


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What happened with your data, did you delete it?

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My grand baby got ahold of my phone

Okay, so you need to restore contacts, correct?

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There are several ways to try, so let's go step by step.

  1. On your phone, open the Google Contacts app. You can install the app from here: -> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.contacts <-
  2. Click on the three lines menu at the top left corner.
  3. Now, click on ‘Settings’ and then click on ‘Undo Changes’.
  4. Now, you can select from ’10 minutes’, ‘1 hour’, ‘Yesterday’, ‘1 week ago’, and ‘Custom’.
  5. Once you have selected the restoration period, click on ‘Confirm’.
    It must be noted that while this step will help you restore contacts from the time selected, any additions made to contacts after that period will also be removed.
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Got em back...thanks!

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My pleasure!
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