1. Santiago Aguirre1's Avatar
    I saved a new contact to a gmail account, a phone number and name. Saved the contact. The contact was added to my list but then i can't find it anywhere in my contact s. I already re-sync the account's, no errors, also checked in gmail for my contacts doing a restoration and nothing. Also cheked others contacts to display.
    It's like the added contact for some reason was deleted. I downloaded the app "deleted contacts" and didn't find it there too.
    Any help?
    02-29-2016 09:29 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone? Did you enter this account using the Contacts app? Can you find it on contacts.google.com on your computer browser?
    02-29-2016 12:18 PM
  3. Santiago Aguirre1's Avatar
    Yes, using contacts app. i'm using lollipop 5.0. i couldn't find in contacts.google.com.
    I'm sure the contact was saved. And i didn't deleted.
    02-29-2016 02:11 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ok, and the contact was definitely entered into your Google account, and not the Device account, right?

    Go to Settings>Accounts-Google>[your account]​, and make sure Contacts is checked on.
    02-29-2016 03:36 PM
  5. Santiago Aguirre1's Avatar
    Yes, already tried that.
    Maybe when i created the contact it didn't sync with google? Is there a way to get back that contact?
    02-29-2016 04:13 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I suppose it's possible it didn't sync in time, before the entry was somehow lost. If you enter a new contact to your Google account right now, does it save and sync appropriately?
    02-29-2016 04:41 PM
  7. Santiago Aguirre1's Avatar
    Yes, it sync ok.
    Is there a way to recover that lost contact?
    02-29-2016 05:49 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I doubt you can recover it. Locally saved contacts aren't saved as individual files--they're stored as part of a database file in a protected system directory. I would guess that the same goes for synced Google contacts. If a contact you entered into Google disappeared mysteriously, I think it'll be hard to find it.
    03-01-2016 01:38 AM
  9. Santiago Aguirre1's Avatar
    How hard?, what can i try?
    Thanks in advance
    03-01-2016 04:29 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, but I don't really know. If it were a deleted file, then you could follow this guide: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...ted-files.html. But the problem here is that an individual contact doesn't get saved as an individual file--it's stored in an SQLite database file. I suppose you could use an SQLite editor, root the phone, and see if you can find the data there somewhere, but I really have no experience with that.
    03-01-2016 06:58 PM

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