Accidents could happen without a single notice no matter how careful you are. You may ran over and dropped your Samsung Galaxy S4, resulting a cracked screen. Then what should you do if the screen is unresponsive when you try to unlock it? Is there a way to recover contacts from Android phone with broken screen?
Are you the same one who get Android phone screen broken are trying to get contacts off a broken phone?
I broke my screen pretty good. Doesn’t display anything. The phone still boots up and I am able to get to the “VZW Software Upgrade Assistant” mapped drive for a bit, then it goes away and shows the Portable Media Player if I plug the USB into the computer.
I need to copy off at least my contacts and pictures/videos from the phone.
The screen has a lock on it. I am not sure if I had USB Debugging enabled or not.
Is there any chance I can pull this data from the internal storage before I send it back on the insurance claim?
Is there a way to get contacts from a broken phone?
It seems impossible that you can get contacts off from phone with broken screen. Unlike media files such as photos, videos and music files which are stored on the SD card inside of the Android phone, you can simply pull out the SD card and insert to PC or other device to get them back. How can we access the contacts and messages that are saved in the internal memory of Android phone with crashed screen?
The fact is you can do more than replacing the physical screen of your Android phone. You can recover the contacts, photos and videos, documents, WhatsApp messages and other data from the broken Android device, then transfer those files to a replacement iPhone or new Android phone.
Android Data Extraction – one of the important feature of Dr.fone Android toolkit, especially designed for retrieving data from broken device even the Android smartphone screen cracked, water-damaged and black screen.
This broken Android recovery allows you to recover data including contacts, messages, music, videos, documents, WhatsApp messages and many others from broken Android phone.
Android data extraction is fully compatible with almost all Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge/S6/S5/S4/S3, HTC One, Sony, Google, Motorola, LG, and more.
Get the screen broken or black and can’t restart it to normal? This broken Android data recover can help to save the data.
How to Recover Contacts from Android with Broken Screen?
Step 1. Choose Android Broken Data Recovery mode
To get started, download and install the program on your computer. After launching it on your computer, you can get four main function on the left column. To get contacts from galaxy s4 with broken screen, you need to choose third option "Android Broken Data Recovery".
Note: Currently this Android broken data recovery is only for Samsung devices including Galaxy S5/S4/S3, Galaxy Note/3/4/8, and more, which has been damaged and you are not able to enter the system for any reason such as a black screen, broken screen, or non-responsive screen.
Step 2. Choose file type to recover
Now you’ll go to the step to choose file type that you want to recover. To get contacts off your broken Android phone, just check "Contacts" and tap "Start" to continue.
Step 3. Select the fault situation which matches your phone
The program will let you choose the one situation which matches your phone states. One is "Touch doesn’t work or cannot access the phone", the other is "Black/broken screen". You should select the second if your phone screen crashed.
Step 4. Select the model of your phone
Now, come to the window to select the device model. Now only some specific Samsung models are supported. Please make sure to choose the correct device name and device model and click "Next" button.
Step 5. Enter Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3
You need to get your Samsung phone into Download mode for further moving. Just follow the instruction below to get your Android phone into the Download Mode.
- Power off your phone.
- Press and hold Volume down, + Home button + Power button.
- Press Volume up to enter download mode.
Step 6. Connect, analyze, scan your Android phone
Now you should connect your Android phone to the computer. The program will automatically detect and analyze your phone as soon as possible.
Step 7. Preview and recover contacts from Android phone with broken screen
When the analyzing and scanning completes, the program will list existing files on your Samsung phone by categories. Click the category like Contacts, Messaging, Call history, WhatsApp, Gallery, Video, Audio, Documents, etc., to preview.
At last, choose the files you need and hit "Recover" to copy the files from your broken Android phone to computer. By transferring contacts from Android phone with broken screen, you can restore contacts to your new iPhone or Android phone without any data loss.