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How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Xperia

By Avery Pacheco, 25/06/2014, updated on 21/01/2022

Some smart phone users love to sort out their contact list regularly. However, accidental deletion of the whole list happens when you do that. If you unfortunately had such experience on your Sony Xperia not long ago and you don't have a backup, you must be looking for method of recovering contacts from Xperia as mad as a hatter. The good news is that you've come to the right place. The method we recommend here is to resort to a third party software-Android Data Recovery.

Thanks to Android Data Recovery, a professional file recovery software, which helps to recover deleted contacts from Xperia or other Android phones and tablets in a snap, including their names, numbers, emails and addresses.

This program applies to many currently popular Sony Android smartphones. Download the free trial version of Android Data Recovery below. Let's begin to recover removed contacts from your Xperia!

How to Recover Deleted Contacts from Xperia

Step 1. Launch the Data Recover Tool on PC

Install Android Data Recovery on your computer. You will get the window below. Please connect your Xperia to PC via its USB cable.

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Step 2. Enable USB Debugging on your Phone

In this step, you need to enable USB debugging on your Xperia. As you see, there are 3 ways to do that for different Android devices. Please choose the one suitable for your phones.Go to "Settings" option for entering "About Phone" Then, tap "Build number" for 7 times until getting a note "You are under developer mode"/"You are now a developer".Next, go back to "Settings" and click "Developer options" to check "USB debugging" on your device, which is proper for Android 4.2 to 4.4.4/Android 5.0 or newer.

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Step 3. Scan your Xperia for Removed Contacts

If the USB debugging is enabled, the program will recognize your Android device. Please select the "Contacts" to make the program scan contact from Sony Xperia.

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When you get the following window, please turn to your phone and tap the "Allow" button. After that, please come back to the program on PC.

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Step 4. Preview and Retrieve Contacts

In this step, you can choose the contents your want to restore. Please select "Contacts" here and preview the deleted items. Check those items you want and then click "Recover" to recover the removed contacts from it to your PC.

Get Back Contacts from Sony Xperia

OK. Now you must get your contact list back on your computer! The next step may be to import the recovered contacts back to your Xperia. Android Manager can do that for you. Android Data Recovery allows you to recover not only deleted contacts from Xperia, but also missing messages, photos and videos. Download the trial version to give it a try right now!