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Michael Hannigan
Michael Hannigan, Cell Phone Technician
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Experience:  25+ Years Experience in Computers, Electronics, and Cell and Mobile Technology
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Is there any way to recover a deleted contact phone number?

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Is there any way to recover a deleted contact phone number?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cell Phones
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I can assist you with your question.
It depends on what was deleted from and some other factors. If you think you would recognize the phone number, it's probably still in your phone call log you've made a call to them. Likewise it will probably show up in the detail of your cellular bill if you've made a phone call to them.
As far as deleting a contact on the phone and then trying to recover it from the phone, this is difficult to impossible to do. The reason is that the phone itself does have the ability to access the files on the phone but it doesn't really have the ability to recover deleted files. And external software that would have the ability to recover files, does not understand the file system on the phone. And even beyond that recovering one contact in a database versus recovering files would be very difficult. Were they synchronized to your online accounts? If they are, have you checked the corresponding online accounts to see if contacts are still there?
Mike