Backup Assistant Failed To Read Data From Android Contacts Provider – ERROR CODE 10

Backup Assistant Failed To Read Contacts From Android Provider Error Code 10

A desperate google search for the above error message has probably brought you to this page.  Well, I’m happy to have you here, but I wish it was under slightly better circumstances.  Needless to say, pull up a chair and stick around for a bit, because I’m going to show you how to fix it and reset your Backup Assistant account.

First, go to SETTINGS > APPLICATION MANAGER or APPLICATIONS > ALL and locate the apps listed below.
You will only have 2 out of the 3 (sync services and ONE of the other 2).
  • Backup Assistant
  • Backup Assistant Plus
  • Sync Service

Backup Assistant Failed To Read Contacts From Android Provider Error Code 10Backup Assistant Failed To Read Contacts From Android Provider Error Code 10

Next, FORCE STOP the application, CLEAR DATA and CLEAR CACHE.

Now, you will have to create a new backup assistant account.  Go into SETTINGS > ACCOUNTS AND SYNC > BACKUP ASSISTANT.

When you launch it, it will require a code, but you are not trying to restore your contacts, you are trying to backup the ones you already have on your phone.  So, choose “create new account,” and then choose a password (preferably 4 zeros or something you will remember).  Voila! You have simultaneously created a new backup assistant account and brought about world peace…Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating about the world peace part.

8 thoughts on “Backup Assistant Failed To Read Data From Android Contacts Provider – ERROR CODE 10

  1. Lois

    God bless you!!!! this fixed my problem after visiting several VZ stores, and speaking to many, many reps who always claimed they fixed it, but that was a false claim! I’d hug you if I could!

    Reply
  2. ruby

    you are the bomb!!!!!!!! I’ve been frustrated by this for months and also spent hours online with Verizon Tech to no avail!

    Reply
    1. LevingSky

      You can have a try “Mobikin”. It provides the best windows and Mac manage or recovery software. Hope this helps!

      Reply

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