Android Recovery

How to Delete Contacts on Android

You want to change your phone or delete contacts on Android, be it your former employee or anyone whose contact details are just occupying the space on your Android device and are of no use to you? Yes, following are a few ways to get rid of these contacts from your phone:

Way 1: Delete Contacts on Android with the Contacts App

Every Android device comes with an inbuilt Contact App. You just need to follow few easy steps to delete contacts on Android.

  • Tap Contacts App.
  • The list of all your contacts would pop up. Just press and hold any of the contacts you want to delete. Then on your right-handside, you see three vertical dots, tap on it and tap Delete button.
  • delete contacts on Android
  • In case, you want to delete all contacts on Android device you simply need to select all contacts and tap Delete.

Way 2: Unsyncing an Account

By unsyncing an account, you will be able to delete all contacts from Android device synced to that particular account. This helps to delete multiple contacts at once. Just follow the steps as given below:

  • Tap Settings on your device.
  • select settings
  • Further, tap Accounts.
  • select accounts
  • Tap account for which you want to turn off syncing. This will remove contacts synced to this account from your device.
  • select account to turn off sync
  • Once you put sync off just tap three vertical dots on your right-hand side upper corner and select Sync now.
  • toggle sync off

Way 3: Deleting Google Contacts

The contacts which are stored in Google account can be deleted in this way. The one which is in the phone storage or another account which is not logged in shall be deleted separately. Simply, you need to follow the following instructions:

  • Open your web browser.
  • Type in your browser. You should be logged in with same account as that of Android device.
  • enter source in browser
  • Tap on the profile image of the contact you wish to delete.
  • Click on three vertical dots, select Delete. On this, the contact will be deleted from the Google account.
  • delete google contacts
  • Further, go to Settings on your Android device.
  • Tap Accounts Google
  • On the right-hand side upper corner, click on three vertical dots and then click Sync now.This helps to delete contacts on Android which were synced to the Google account.
  • sync google account

Part 2: How to Recover Mistakenly DeletedContacts on Android

Now that we saw the steps to delete the contacts, what if we deletevery important contacts by mistake? What if by mistake all contacts get deleted instead of one or few of them which we actually wanted to delete? Worried!! Here is the solution for this problem- Tenorshare Android Data Recovery. Following are the steps:

Step 1: Firstly, download and install Tenorshare Android Data Recovery on your PC.

Step 2: Connect Android device to your PC via USB.

connect android device

Step 3:Follow the instructions on the screen and enable USB Debugging.

Step 4: Once the device is detected, superuser authorization request pops up, click Allow and then click Start.

allow request and start

Step 5: Select Contacts and click Next. After this, it may take a little while for scanning the device.

choose file type to recover

Step 6: After scanning, you can preview a list of all contacts (existing and deleted). One can view only deleted contacts. These can be recovered and saved back. The contacts will be in text or XML or Excel file.

recover and save contacts


So, even if you delete contacts on Android by mistake, you can recover them easily in just a few steps with Tenorshare Data Recovery tool. The tool, is thus, of a great help to the Android users and acts as good as a backup.

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