How to Retrieve Deleted Phone Numbers

It's easy to accidentally delete a contact--you might press the wrong button or a small child might do that for you. You can recover a deleted number only if you have backed up your phone with a desktop software manager or through your carrier's backup application.

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Most smartphones come with a desktop manager.

Smartphone Desktop Manager

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Double-click the "Desktop Manager" icon on your computer to open the program.

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Connect your phone to your computer with the data cable.

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Click "Backup/Restore," and select "Restore Contacts."

Carrier's Backup Service

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Select "Menu" and scroll through the applications to find your carrier's backup application. Click it to open it.

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Enter your password when prompted and click "OK." Select "Yes" when the program asks if you want to restore your contacts.

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Wait for the program to indicate that your contact restoration is complete.