Google Contacts now allows you to recover deleted


Restore Deleted Google Contacts

The web version of Google Contacts now has a recycle bin. Handy, because with this you can still recover deleted contacts. The feature will roll out to everyone soon.

Google Contacts gets recycle bin in web version

On the web version of Google Contacts you will soon see a new function: a trash can. This may sound dull, but Google makes it possible to restore contacts that you have deleted. If you remove a contact from your list, you have 30 days to restore it.

To do this, go to the Google Contacts website and click 'Trash' in the menu on the left, under 'Other Contacts'. If you tap on a contact in the trash, you will see two options: 'Delete permanently' and 'Recover'. The feature will be rolled out to all users over the next two weeks.

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After 30 days, the contact will be permanently removed and you will therefore have lost the data. The feature is especially useful if you accidentally threw someone out of your contact list and need his or her number. All deleted contacts are kept in the trash; even if you threw them away from your Android phone (or iPhone).

Incidentally, the Trash feature only appears in the web version of Google Contacts, and not in the Android app. So if you accidentally delete a contact from your smartphone, you need to open the web version of Google Contacts to fix your error.

Transfer contacts to Android

Via Google Contacts you can easily and quickly store and store all your phone numbers in the cloud. As a result, you can also easily transfer them if you have a new Android smartphone, for example. In our tip about transferring Android contacts , you can read how to do this. Or check the video below:

To ensure that your contacts don't just get lost, it is useful to regularly backup your Android phone via Google Drive. You can synchronize all your contacts and other data (such as installed apps, passwords and Gmail settings) at the touch of a button.

Transfer contacts to your Android smartphone

Do you have a new Android phone? In this article, we will show two ways for transferring contacts to Android.
Explanation: Transfer contacts to Android
Transferring contacts one by one takes a lot of time. It is therefore much more convenient and faster to do this job via the cloud. That way, contacts are automatically transferred to your new Android phone. Moreover, if you ever lose your device (including SIM card), you will not immediately lose all data. Because there is always a backup in the cloud.

Follow the steps below to transfer contacts to Android:

Open the Settings app on your old Android smartphone;
Scroll down and tap on 'Accounts';
Choose your Google account from the list and tap 'Account sync';
Slide the switch at 'Contacts';
Tap the three dots at the top right of the screen;
Choose 'Sync now'.

Then wait a few seconds to a minute. Google is now working in the background to upload all your contact information to your Google account. How long this takes depends on how much data needs to be synchronized.

The next time you sign in to another phone with your Google account, all your contact information will be automatically copied. The nice thing about this is that it all happens automatically. Google regularly synchronizes your phone numbers.
Transfer manually
On Android, you can also transfer contacts manually. This method is more time-intensive, but a good alternative for when you are careful with your privacy . With the above method, your phone uploads personal data to Google, and not everyone likes that idea.

You can transfer contacts manually:

Open the Contacts app on your old Android smartphone;
Press the three dashes at the top left and select 'Settings';
Scroll down and choose 'Export' (and choose where you want to export the numbers from);
Save the newly created contacts file locally on your Android smartphone, or choose your micro SD card (or Google Drive).
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You now have a file with all the phone numbers associated with your Google account. You need the new phone to transfer this file manually. Now follow the first two steps of the instructions above, but at point three choose 'Import' instead of 'Export'.

Then go to the storage location of the newly created contacts file. So, for example, make sure that you see the micro SD card in your new device. When synchronizing via Google Drive, you need the login details of your Google account during login. Make sure you have these on hand.