How to Recover a Deleted Contact on WhatsApp

It is common for people to lose important data, like contacts, on their smartphones. Most times, it’s non-deliberate actions that lead to losses like these or it could be that you intentionally deleted a contact from your WhatsApp, and for some reason, you now need it recovered.

Regardless of the situation you find yourself in, have it at the back of your mind that there are a number of options available for you. 

Outlined below are common options that will help you recover deleted WhatsApp contacts:

  • Copy WhatsApp Contacts from PC
  • Using a WhatsApp Recovery Tools


Copy WhatsApp Contacts from PC

This option is available only to those who have had their WhatsApp contacts backed up to their PC. If this is the case for you, all that you need do is to access the backed up file on your PC and retrieve any contacts that you’ve lost. This is an excellent way to recover deleted WhatsApp contacts.

You can check this article on: How to Export Whatsapp Contacts to understand this process more deeply.


Use WhatsApp Recovery Tools

There are many great tools out there that can help you recover deleted WhatsApp contacts. Some of the most effective smartphone tools that serve this purpose – and maybe more – are listed below: (One of the best Whatsapp and contact backup tool)

Dr.fone-Recover for Android

Leawo iPhone Data Recovery for iPhone 

iMobile PhoneRescue for iPhone 

Choose any of the listed WhatsApp contacts recovery tools above, based on which is best compatible with your smartphone. 

To install and use any of the tools listed above, depending on your device, visit Google Play Store or Apple Store.

Prevention is of course the best cure, so you can also use a smart contact management app like Covve to keep your contacts synced and safe and also to be able to export them at a click of a button. Click here to download the app and get started!


Written on 19 Oct 2019.

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