Summary: losing contacts after factory reset is common, but do not worry, you can recover contacts after factory reset Samsung Galaxy S6,S5,S4,S3, as well as Note 5, Note 4, Note 3, Note 2 with Android Data Recovery

“Hello, guys. My Galaxy S5 was set to factory resetting, and now, I cannot find the business contacts on my phone anywhere. Is it possible to get them back? There are hundreds of contacts in the phone before, all of which are important to my company, and I would very much to get the contacts back. Please help. ”—Stefen

On today when smartphones are popular, such problem may be common. For different reasons we need to do factory reset on the phone, but before that, backup your important data first. Or the important data may be deleted. But fortunately, even the deleted data can be recovered now, what you need is FileRescure Android Data Recovery.

About Android Data Recovery
Can recover contacts after factory reset Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, S6, S7 and the S8, Note 5, Note 4, Note 3, Note 2, etc.
Can also recover other files such as videos, photos, text messages, and so on
Read-only, no privacy leak

Important note: Do not use your phone once you find you delete something important, new operation can generate new data and overwrite and make the deleted files unrecoverable.

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How to Recover Contacts after Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/S5/S6

Step 1: Install the program

Firstly, please download and install FileRescure Android Data Recovery to your computer. Run it. Connect your Galaxy phone to the computer.

recover contacts after factory reset samsung

Step 2. Enable USB debugging

The program needs to get access to the file system on your phone, so, you need to enable USB debugging on your device. You can refer the steps in the window if you do now really know how.


Step 3. Scan your phone for the lost contacts

If you only need to recover contacts, you can only tick the box before Contacts in the file type list, and hit Next. Then, click Start button to scan your phone for the lost contacts.


Step 4. Preview and recover deleted contacts after factory reset Samsung

Finally, when the scanning is over, go to the Contacts folder to preview the contacts, and mark the ones you need, hit on Recover button, choose a path to save the recovered contacts. After a short while, you will see your lost contacts back to your computer.


free download_win$39.95
free download_mac$39.95
  • Jesson

    Good share

  • Paul

    Hi, I tried your software, it find some contacts on my Galaxy S6, but some are missing. Does this mean the missing contacts are overwritten by new data?

    • Yes. Probably, the missing contacts are overwritten by new files. You cannot recover them anymore.

  • Sindy

    Can this tool recover deleted WhatsApp messages and images after factory reset?

    • Hi, Sindy. This program can recover deleted WhatsApp messages and images as long as they are not overwritten by new data.

  • Hi, jimmy. Thanks for your feedback. We are happy to hear that our software help you recover lost contacts. Enjoy your use.

  • Nancy

    A good software it is. But it will be better if it can put back the contacts to my Galaxy S7. Anyway. Thanks for your article and the software.

  • Nancy L

    Do I have to root my S6 before I try to recover contacts after factory reset Samsung Galaxy S6?

    • Yes. You need to root your Galaxy S6 before use our software to restore contacts after factory reset your Samsung Galaxy S6. But do not worry, our program has included a toot tool in it, you can easily root your phone.