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How to Recover Contacts and Text message from Samsung Galaxy S4

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How to Recover Contacts and Text message from Samsung Galaxy S4

It's to bad,When I am updating System,Mobile phone is power off,I lost my Samsung Galaxy S4 contacts,text message and some file,these Contacts ,Text message is so important for me,Do you know how to retrieve these lost contacts and text message from my Samsung Galaxy S4?I hope get your helps!thanks~

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Re: How to Recover Contacts and Text message from Samsung Galaxy S4

I happen to know the method to recover Samsung phone contacts and text messages, you can do as the following:

Step1: Connect Samsung Galaxy S3 to Computer
Now, please connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 with your PC. If it is the first time you do the connection via USB cable, you need to enable USB debugging on your phone firstly. Here is way to do the set:
1) For users of Android 2.3 or earlier, please follow “Settings” < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging".
2) For users of Android 3.0 to 4.1, please follow “Settings” < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) For users of Android 4.2 or newer, please follow “Settings” < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
Step2: Scan Samsung Galaxy S3
Before scanning your Samsung Galaxy S3, the Coolmuster Android SMS+Contacts Recovery tool need to analyze your device. Please click “Start” to begin it. Then please click “Allow” on the screen of your device to start scanning your Samsung Galaxy S3.
Step3: Recover deleted text messages on Samsung Galaxy S3
After a few minutes, messages and contacts existed on your Samsung Galaxy S3 will all be displayed on the screen of your PC. You can preview them before you do the recovery. When find the ones you want to recover, please click button “Recover” to output them to your computer as an HTML file.

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Re: How to Recover Contacts and Text message from Samsung Galaxy S4

If you were using your Android device the way it was intended (default settings) then contacts should be synched to the cloud via your Google account (Gmail).  When you enter your Google login info during setup on any new or reset device, the contacts should then automagically sync back to the phone.

 

Texts are a different matter.  It would be cool if the recovery tool suggested in the response above works.  But if the info was so important to you, why weren't you backing it up?  I use the app SMS Backup+ to backup my SMS messages to Gmail.

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zegoggles.smssync

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Re: How to Recover Contacts and Text message from Samsung Galaxy S4

PS: There also meny otehr program out there, you can Google it!

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Re: How to Recover Contacts and Text message from Samsung Galaxy S4

There's also always Kies - which does work to backup/restore samsung devices.

 

http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/

 

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Android data recovery app is a sort of special designed app to recover lost data from android device. it could recover kinds of lost data, like text messages, contacts, photos and so on.

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Re: How to Recover Contacts and Text message from Samsung Galaxy S4

When i met the phone data lost problem , i can open the backup files for get back lost Samsung data , for In order to protect the phone data, we need to backup the Samsung or other phone data at any time ,

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Once you found the phone messages was dissappeared from your Samsung ,you have to scan the memory or SD card for restore lost Samsung messages back as soon as possible ,

you should stop using any phone app if the deleted messages has not been recovered ,

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Re: How to Recover Contacts and Text message from Samsung Galaxy S4

For Contacts:

It would be possible for you to recover lost contacts based on the synchronization between your Samsung Galaxy and a specific Google account. Please follow the instruction below to get your important contacts back!
Step 1: Go to Google Contacts in your computer browser.
Step 2: On the upper middle of the interface, in the pull-down menu of "More", scroll down to click on "Restore contacts".
Step 3: In the next pop-up window, you are going to select a time to restore the contacts. Note that contacts can only be recovered within the latest 30 days. Tap on "Restore" and the operation is finished.

 

For Messages:

You are supposed to pay high attention to the following three steps after losing  SMS so that you are more likely to recover them from your Samsung Galaxy device.
– For the purpose of avoiding data being overwritten, please don’t add or remove any messages from your device after the mistaken deletion, otherwise, you are never able to get them back.
– Do not use your Samsung phone until the deleted texts are retrieved.
– The earlier the SMS is restored, the more likely for you to achieve the recovery and less possible to be overwritten.

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Yes you can get them back. But you must be actually careful with your crucial data and always try to maintain back-up of everything that matters to you.

Because any moment you can get into corruption and you may lose your important and essential data like video, audio, images, etc, therefore back-up is the most important thing that'd advised to you.

But if you do not have any back up maintained, then you must stop using your phone the moment you lose data and then try some third party repairing and recovery tool that could help you to restore everything that's damaged or lost. 

Check more details from the articles:

* How to recover contacts from Samsung Galaxy

* How to recover text messages from Samsung Galaxy

 

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