Recover Data from Android Phone with Broken Screen

Roxanne updated on Oct 10, 2020 to Android Data Recovery | How-to Articles


This page introduces you easy Android broken screen data recovery solutions - recover data from Android phone with broken screen from AutoPlay and recover files using third-party Android data recovery software. Even there is no USB debugging available, you still have chances to recover lost data by following this guide.

Data loss is a serious problem for all Android users - losing data means losing time and money to recover these data. Data loss can be caused by various factors like accidental deletion, viruses attack, physical damage, or formatting errors, among which the physical damage is the most common factor. Physical damage like cracked and broken screens, water damaged phones, and other situations will make your device unresponsive. Also, it causes data loss. 

Normally, these data are recoverable if they are stored on an SD card. But if they are stored in both internal and external storage, the situation might be a little bit tricker. In that case, you require the assistance of the professional Android data recovery tool to do it. To help you recover data from an Android phone with a broken screen, we collect three solutions for this purpose.

Solution 1. Recover Data from Android Phone with Broken Screen with AutoPlay
Solution 2. Recover Data from Android Phone with Broken Screen with EaseUS MobiSaver for Android
Solution 3. Recover Data from Android Phone with Broken Screen Without USB Debugging

Solution 1. Recover Data from Android Phone with Broken Screen via AutoPlay

The first, as well as the easiest solution, is to use Windows' built-in feature - AutoPlay to recover lost data. But this way can only be used to recover multimedia and files and documents. Data like contacts, messages, call logs, WhatsApp chats, and many other files are unrecoverable via this solution.

Step 1. Connect your Android cracked or broken screen phone to your PC with a USB cable. 

Step 2. You can see an AutoPlay popup on your PC once your phone is successfully connected and recognized by the computer. Click on the "Open device to view files" option. 

Step 3. Copy and paste the files and folders that you want to recover from your phone's internal memory to your PC. 

Recover data from android phone via auto play

Finish the above steps, you can successfully recover and transfer your data from Android phone with broken screen to your PC. And then you can disconnect your phone and get it repaired. Your data will be safe on your PC.

Solution 2. Recover Data from Android Phone with Broken Screen via EaseUS MobiSaver for Android

EaseUS Android data recovery software is the second option for you to retrieve your valuable data. Unlike the AutoPlay that can only recover multimedia files and documents, this powerful tool has the ability to recover 20+ deleted or lost data including deleted photos, videos, audio files, messages, contacts, call logs, and documents from an Android device. It supports most Android phones like Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, Sony, ZTE, etc. Besides, it owns many other abilities as listed below.

  • It is powerful and easy to use without requiring professional Android recovery skills.
  • It has a high-speed data recovery that can scan your device in a flash and retrieve everything in a few seconds.
  • It is 100% safe and clean that keeps your privacy under protection without overwriting data.
  • It allows you to view data on the broken phone screen before restoring.
  • It promises you a lifetime free upgrade.

Now, you can download EaseUS MobiSaver for Android on your computer and give it a try! Before you start, make sure your device has been rooted. Otherwise, this tool will fail to access your phone.

Step 1. Connect your Android phone to computer

Launch EaseUS Android data recovery software and connect your Android phone to the computer with a USB cable. Then click the "Start" button to make the software recognize and connect your device.

Launch EaseUS MobiSaver for Android to recover data from Android phone

Step 2. Scan your Android phone to find the lost files

After connecting your Android phone, the software will quickly scan the device to find all the existing and lost data. You can easily find the lost files you want by choosing the correct file types.

Scan Android phone to recover data from Android phone

Step 3. Preview and recover data from Android phone

Preview all the recoverable files one by one and then you can select out those you want quickly. "Only display deleted items"option to list the deleted files only. Finally, you can click the "Recover" button to get the selected files back once.

Preview and recover data from Android phone

Solution 3. Recover Data from Android Phone with Broken Screen Without USB Debugging

If there is no USB debugging available, you still have chances to recover data from Android phone with the broken screen via Google Drive and SD Memory Card. The former is for users whose screen is still working, and the latter is for users whose device's screen is thoroughly broken.

Option 1. Using Google Drive

If you have ever backed up your Android device to Google Drive, then you can easily restore it from Google Drive by following the steps below.

Step 1. Go to the Settings menu of your device.

Step 2. Choose the "Backup & Reset" option.

Step 3. Select the "Back up my data."

Back up android data via google account

Step 4. Return to the "Backup & Reset" option to ensure that your Google account is connected to your Backup account.

Step 5. After that, you can log in your Google account to a new or repaired Android device and go to "Backup & Restore" > Tap "Automatic Restore" to restore lost data to the new device.

The above-mentioned steps can vary depending on the Android device model you are using.

Option 2. Using SD Memory Card

If you have the habit of storing your data in your SD memory card, then you can get back the lost data from SD without USB debugging. Besides, this way can also be applied to recover data from a locked Android phone with a broken screen. Here are the steps to do it.

Step 1. Insert your SD memory card into your new Android device.

Step 2. Open the file manager and go to the SD card folder.

Step 3. Select the data you want to retrieve and click the "Copy" tab.

Step 4. Head to the internal storage folder and click the "Paste" or "Copy here". It worth mentioning that you'll need to make sure you have sufficient internal storage on your device.

Retrieve android data via sd card

The Bottom Line

Our phones contain a lot of sensitive data. The best way to secure all data stored in our smartphone is to back it up, which is convenient for you to recover deleted or lost data. But if you accidentally delete some important data on your device, don't worry, you can use the solutions listed in this guide to recover them with ease.

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