Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Restore Your Gmail Contacts to a Previous State When importing contacts goes haywire, there is a fix by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on April 03, 2020 Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email Importing contacts to Gmail isn't hard, but it sometimes does go wrong. When that happens, even if it's just one mistakenly deleted contact, don't worry. You can restore previous contact settings from any time during the last 30 days. Helpfully, Gmail automatically creates and keeps backup snapshots for your Gmail address book, and restoring your entire Gmail contact list to the state in which it was at any point in the last month is a snap. Restore Your Gmail Contacts to a Previous State Follow these steps to recover the state of your Gmail contacts from any point in the last 30 days. From your Gmail account, in the upper-right corner, select Google apps (the icon that looks like a grid of dots). Choose Contacts. In the left rail, select More to expand the menu (if the menu is already expanded, skip this step). Choose Undo changes. In the Undo changes dialog box, select the time to which you want to revert. Select Confirm.