How to Recover Data from Broken Android Phone

04/12/2019 Posted by FoneGeek

Recover Data from Broken Android

As one of the most important tool in our daily life, phones are taken good care by almost everyone. But no matter how much you take good care of it, accidents would happen when you least expect it. Some people drop their Android phones out of the pocket to the floor, and some might drop the phone to the water. All these accidents may lead to Android phone damage such as broken screen, phone start failure or other phone malfunction. But it is not the worst thing. We may lose contacts, messages, photos, videos and many other precious data that we stored in the phone. So what to do if you encounter with such situation? Is there any method to get all the important data out of the broken phone? Don't worry, here we will show 2 methods to recover data from broken Android phone.

Part 1. Recover Data from Broken Android Phone with USB Cable 

When your Android phone is damaged and the screen doesn't respond to finger touches, you can't do backup operation on the phone. But you can use a USB cable to retrieve the data from your Android phone.

  1. Connect your broken Android phone to the computer with USB cable.
  2. Once your phone is recognized by the computer, an AutoPlay will pop up on the PC screen. Just click the "Open folder to view files" option. 
  3. Copy and paste the files you want to restore from the phone to the computer.

Part 2. Recover Data from Broken Android Using Third-party Tool 

By using USB cable, you can only recover the photos, videos, documents and files to your computer. As to messages, contacts, call logs and apps, you will need a third-party tool to help. Here we recommend FoneGeek Broken Android Data Extraction. It is a great software to recover data from broken, water damaged, frozen and dead Android smartphones. It can be used to recover Android text messages, contacts, call logs, photos, videos and app data with one click. Before recovery, you can preview all the data and select the items you want to retrieve from your Android phone to the computer. This Broken Android Data Recovery allows you to restore data from broken Android devices like Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, HTC, Sony, ZTE, etc. Now let's learn how it works.

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  1. Download and install Fonegeek Broken Android Data Recovery on your computer. Connect your broken Android phone to computer using a USB cable. 
  2. After the program detects the connected Android phone, click "Broken Android Data Extraction" from the left sidebar. 
  3. Choose one mode on the right depending on your phone condition, and click "Start" to go to next step.
  4. Select your device name and model, and click "Confirm". Follow the instruction to enter the download mode, then click "Start" to fix your phone.
  5. After your phone is fixed, the program will scan your phone to find all recoverable files. Now you can select the files that you want to recover and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

Recover Data from Broken Android

Part 3. Backup Android Data on Computer to Avoid Losing Data Again

You never know how important it is to backup your data until you lose it. If you want to find a professional and reliable software to backup your Android data, FoneGeek Android Data Backup & Restore will be your best choice. It can maintain a safe copy of your data, including text messages, contacts, call logs, photos, videos, documents and apps. And you are able to set a password to protect your backup. Follow below steps to use this program to backup data on Android phone.

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  1. Download and install the software on your computer. Choose Android Data Backup & Restore after it opens. 
  2. Connect your phone to the computer. The program will detect your phone automatically.
  3. Once your device is detected, you can choose to back up or restore. To selectively backup, click Device Data Backup, otherwise, click One-click Backup to backup all.
  4. Check the files displayed on the screen and choose the files you want to backup, then click Start to backup the files to your computer. 

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In this post we suggested two methods to recover data from broken Android phone and how to backup Android data. Now you know how to do if you accidentally break your Android phone. But we hope it will not happen.

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