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Old 01-07-2019, 08:09 PM
 
Location: San Bernardino, CA
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Samsung Galaxy On5 (SM-G550T)

T-Mobile
Android 6.0.1 (Samsung hasn't offer updates on lower end smartphones).


I was able to restore them in the past, but now only a few can be restored.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You gave your phone and provider info, and your problem (which is great!) but you didn't list the steps you'd taken that failed to get your contacts sync'ed back to your phone.

In General:
Google / Android has a very useful feature of auto backing-up to/from 'the cloud', (if you have the auto-backup setting enabled).
To find out what contacts are in the cloud, use a web-browser (from your phone, or a PC) and log into Google using your cell phone primary account's email address and password. Then go to Google Contacts. You'll see what 'the cloud' has.
What is there, should be auto-sync'ed back to your phone if the phone has been reset.

If you have more than one Google account connected to your phone, you'll want to check those out too.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:05 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I don't think I ever bother with backing up and restoring contacts with Android, it's all automatic and seamless with Google cloud. As long as you have a gmail acct and you signed in the phone it's all done.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I don't think I ever bother with backing up and restoring contacts with Android, it's all automatic and seamless with Google cloud. As long as you have a gmail acct and you signed in the phone it's all done.
True, except there's one more step to take, when you first set up your phone.
Make sure the synchronizing function is enabled. Most phones even have a setting where the sync'ing only happens when connected on WiFi, saving Data Used.

I had a (tech-clueless) friend who somehow deleted all her contacts from her Android phone, and hadn't set it up properly when she got it. All gone.
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