It is absolutely possible to recover the contacts of your stolen phone with ease. If you have lived a day in Nigeria, you must have experienced the agony of your phone suddenly developing wings. The frantic search through your pocket, bag and a complete overhaul of your house in a bid to find that tiny, little device that connects you to the rest of the world to no avail can take the excitement out of a sunny day, especially if this automatically means you lose all your phone contacts.
However, thanks to Android, you can now recover up-to-date contacts from their cloud service, even if you do not backup as often as you should. How? Our guest writer, Jovago, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal guides you on how to accomplish this.
Sync your contacts
Before you can recover your contacts from your android phone, ensure that you sync your contacts. This will enable you to access your contacts with your email even if your phone is stolen.
After the website buffers, enter your Gmail username and password. You must use the Gmail account you used for your android smartphone. Like magic, you will find all your contacts.
Restore and download
You can restore your contacts to the last synced version. This is why your phone should be intermittently online. You will not lose any contacts as long as you sync your phone regularly. You can export all the numbers to your desktop. With the aid of a USB cord, you can transfer the contacts to your phone.
Wipe your phone
You can use Android Device Manager to remotely wipe your phone if you know you cannot get it back.
For BlackBerry users, simply log into another Blackberry phone with your email, you will get all your contacts back!