How to Retrieve Pictures from a Broken Phone on Samsung [2020 Updated]


March 09, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

Hi, there, I was wondering if someone could help? I have broken the screen on my Samsung Galaxy S5, it is totally blank now. When I plug my phone into laptop via USB it said there was no pictures on my phone. But it’s only the screen that is broken. Quite annoyed as I have pictures of my little boy on it! Please help, how can I get pictures off my broken phone? Thanks a lot!

It’s not uncommon that Android phone users break the touch screen on their devices. One of them told me that recently his Samsung Galaxy S5 phone displayed nothing because of the cracked screen and he can’t touch on the Samsung Galaxy S5 broken screen or anything.

Retrieve Pictures from a Broken Phone on Samsung

But he wanted to get his pictures off. So he tried to get access to the device on computer with USB cable, it just said the folders are empty.

In this case, how to recover photos and other files from the broken Android phone?

1. Recover Samsung Photos from Backup File

If you have backed up Samsung photos with Google Drive, Google Photos, OneDrive, or other cloud services, you can easily acces your photos and then recover them.

Log in Google Drive or other cloud service you used to back up data before on Samsung phone or computer, and then find the photos you want to get back.

Save photos on computer or wherever you want.

backup android photos with google drive

What if you didn't have a backup file at all?

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2. How to Get Pictures off a Broken Samsung Phone with FoneLab

Here, we kindly recommend a reilable and professional broken Android phone data recovery software for you: FoneLab Broken Android Phone Data Extraction.

Features of FoneLab

  1. It allows users to scan and recover contacts from Android phone with broken screen as well as photos, text messages, videos, music, WhatsApp messages and attachments, documents and more.
  2. It works well with almost all Samsung modes, like Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/S6, Samsung Galaxy Note 3/4/5 and Samsung Galaxy Tab.
  3. No matter the data is stored in the device’s internal or external memory, FoneLab can help you get them back easily.
  4. Besides, the software is performed without any internet connection, so you will never worry about your personal information will be leaked out.

You can download the free trial version of the program to have a try, you are able to preview the data before recovery for free. And you can also find the answer to how to recover data from water damaged android phone from the following solutions..

How to Get Pictures off a Broken Samsung

Download and install the program on your PC with above link. Then the program will automatically launch when it is done. Choose Broken Android Phone Data Extraction on the interface.

Connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 to the computer with a USB cable. Click Start according to your situation.

connect android to computer

Make sure you choose the correct information of your Samsung Galaxy phone including the device name and device model. Then click Confirm to move on.

Device Information

This step will lead your Samsung phone to enter Download mode. Follow the on-screen instruction to enter: power off the phone – press and hold the Volume Down + Home + Power button together – press the Volume Up button, and then click on the Start button.

Enter Download Mode

The program will scan data from your phone. After it is finished, choose Gallery and Picture Library on the left column and click Next.

Download Repair Package

Preview and mark the items you want to recover and click Recover to save them onto your computer.

If you successfully recover pictures from bricked Android phone with this software, don’t hesitate to purchase for it so that you can save them to your computer and keep your important files safe.

Or if your friends also have the need of recovering pictures from bricked Android phone, share this software with them without hesitation.

You may also be interested in How to retrieve text messages from a broken phone. And it also will be a great answer to how to unlock android phone after too many pattern attempts

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