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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xfountaingrl, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. xfountaingrl

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    So I was trying to get rid of a Low on Space warning/error message and I accidentally deleted all of my contacts from the Contacts Storage.

    How can I get them back???
     

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    Were they listed as Google Contacts or Phone Contacts? If the former, just go to Settings->Accounts and Sync->Google Account and click on Contacts and it will sync them back. If they were phone contacts, you're out of luck unless you use Backup Assistant and unfortunately I don't so I can't help you with it.
     
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    Crap, I tried that and it did not work. They must be phone contacts.

    Stupid stupid mistake.

    Anyone know how to get phone contacts back?
     
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    I have never was able to retrieve my phone contacts either, Is there a way to make your phone contacts google contacts or save them on a sd card?
     
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    cant you just use backup assistant ?
     
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    Try logging in to your Gmail account on the web, and then go to Contacts (link on the left-side panel).

    If no contacts are listed, go to the drop-down for "More actions" ->then, "Restore..."

    That will let you look back in time to see what contact lists you may have had and that might save you some grief.

    No guarantees - worth a shot.
     
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    It was worth a shot, but I think I am SOL.
     
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    Could they be on your removable SD card? Try pulling that out and put it on your computer and pray.
    Otherwise look at your call history and maybe you can restore some of them by working through your list.

    good luck
     
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    In the People app, pull up the menu and select Import/Export. Export them to the SD card. When you reimport them, you will have the option of making them either phone or Gmail contacts.
     
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