How to Unlock Android Phone with Broken Screen in 5 Ways


Jan 22, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

I dropped my Samsung phone to the ground this morning and with no luck this time, The screen of the phone is broken and not responding to any touches. How to get access to Samsung phone with broken screen?

First of all, you are not the only one who breaks the screen of his smartphone, which is fairly a common case.

Unlock Screen

But when it happens, there are two tough tasks you have to face. They are how to unlock Android device and copy data off it.

If you don’t know how to do it, don’t worry though. We are going to offer some help.

Here are some solutions you can unlock an Android device with a broken, black, dead, or cracked screen and get data from the device with a third party tool.

1. Unlock Android Phone with Your Samsung Account

If you have applied for a Samsung account before, then you can try this method in the first place.

Visit the out icon on your PC or any other device and log in with your account information. Find the Unlock my screen option on the sidebar so you will know how to unlock your device.

Unlock Screen

2. Use OTG Adapter and A Mouse

You will need an OTG (on the go) adapter and a USB mouse because it involves connecting the device to the USB mouse. Purchase the compatible OTG adapter online, they are not expensive but very useful.

Once they are connected, you are able to control a device with a broken screen.

OTG Adapter

You can simply click below video to learn how to fix it.

3. Use FoneLab Broken Android Phone Data Extraction to Get Data Off

FoneLab Broken Android Phone Data Extraction is a powerful program which can recover Android photos, videos, music, messages, attachments, call logs, documents and so on from an Android phone or tablet with a broken, black, dead, bricked screen with just a few clicks.

The program works best on Samsung models like Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy Tab, etc. You can get its free trial version to see how it works.

Let's move to how to Retrieve Data from Broken Phone.

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

Broken Android Data Extraction

Connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 to the computer with a USB cable. Click Start in the correct box according to your situation.

Choose Status

Make sure that you choose the correct information of your Samsung 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 whatever file types you want on the left column and click Next.

scan your phone data

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

What’s more, this program can help you fix Samsung tablet won’t turn on. If you also have the same problem, it is the best choice for you.

4. Use Android Device Manager to Unlock Your Android Phone

Google made a service, which is called Android Device Manager, to track, lock and erase Android phone with ease.

android device manager

It won't require other third-party application or program, the device manager will load your device which has signed in your Google account when you go to the Google Android Device Manager pageLink out icon.

It is quite easy that you can use change the forgotten password to unlock your Android phone with below simple steps:

Go to Google Android Device Manager pageLink out icon and log in the Google account you used on your device.

Click Accept to allow Android Device Manager to use location data.

android device manager

Click Lock on the pop-up window.

android device manager

Enter new password to lock your device with a new password.

android device manager

5. Factory Reset to Unlock Your Android Phone

Above-mentioned ways help you unlock Android devices without modifying data. If they are not workable for your device, you can try to factory reset Android phone if you don't mind it will remove all data on your device and you won't get your data backup if you don't have backup files of your Android phone.

You need to prepare your device, a USB cable and a computer firstly. Below is a tutorial with clear instruction.

Backup Android phone data. This method will wipe data on your device, you should save data you want to store and prevent data loss.

Turn off device, hold down a combination of your buttons to enter the download mode. It is usually Power, Volume Down and Home buttons.

Use Volume buttons to choose wipe data/factory reset.

factory reset android

Press Power button to confirm.

If you don't want to lose your device data, please download FoneLab Broken Android Phone Data Extraction to solve the device unlock problem and save your data now!

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