How to Recover Contacts from Your Android Phone with Broken Screen
A smartphone is rendered useless when the device's screen is broken. Most people actually believe that there is nothing that can be salvaged if the screen breaks. While this is true for the device itself until you can get the screen fixed, it is not accurate in regard to the data on the device. If you had a backup of the data, including the contacts, you could easily restore this data to a new device or your device once the screen has been fixed. See how to backup Android contacts easily.
But what if you didn't have a backup of the contacts on your device, can you still get them back? In this article, we are going to look at a simple and effective way to recover your contacts from a device with a broken screen.
- Part 1: Is it Possible to get Contacts from a Broken Android Phone?
- Part 2: How to Recover Contacts from Android device with a broken screen
It seems impossible that you can recover contacts from a broken device. This is because we all know that the contacts are stored in the device's internal memory. Therefore unlike other data such as photos, music, and videos that can be stored on an SD card, you cannot simply remove the SD card and then insert it in another device to get them back.
It is also a commonly accepted fact that many of the Android data recovery software in the market are unable to effectively recover data from a broken device. But with a powerful tool and the right processes, you can easily recover contacts from your broken device.
One of the most powerful data recovery software that also allows for recovery of data from broken devices is Dr.Fone - Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android) Software. Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android) is the best tool to recover deleted files on Android for the following reasons;
World's 1st data retrieval software for broken Android devices.
- It can also be used to recover data from broken devices or devices that are damaged in any other way, such as those stuck in a reboot loop.
- Highest retrieval rate in the industry.
- Recover deleted videos, photos, contacts, messages, call logs, and more.
- Compatible with Samsung Galaxy devices.
How to use Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android) to recover contacts from an Android device with a broken screen
dr fone makes it very easy for you to recover your contacts, which you can then transfer to a new device. Here's how to use the program.
Step 1 - Download and install the program on your PC. Launch the program. In the main window, click on "Scan it" located next to "Recover data from broken phone" option.
Step 2 - In the next window, you will be required to select the type of files to scan for. Since you want to recover contacts, check "Contacts" and then click on "Next" to continue.
Note: For now, the tool can recover from broken Android only if the devices are earlier than Android 8.0, or they are rooted.
Step 3 - A new window will appear requesting you to choose why you can't access the device. Because the device's screen is broken, choose "Touch cannot be used or cannot enter the system."
Step 4 - In the next window, you need to select the model of the broken device. If you don't know your device's model, click on "How to Confirm the device model" to get assistance.
Step 5 - You will be provided with instructions on how to enter your specific device into "Download Mode." Simply follow the instructions on the next window. Once the device is in "Download Mode" connect it to your PC using USB cables.
Step 6 - Dr.Fone will begin an analysis of your device and download the recovery package.
Step 7 - Once the recovery package has been successfully downloaded, the software will begin to scan the device for the contacts stored in your phone's internal memory.
Step 8 - The contacts in the device will be displayed in the next window when the scanning process is complete. From here, simply select the contacts you want to recover and then click on "Recover."
Dr.Fone - Data Recovery (Android) makes getting your contacts back even of your device is broken a breeze. You can then move these recovered contacts to your new Android device, and you never have to miss a beat, simply go back to communicating with your friends, family and work colleagues as easily as you did before.
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