How To Unlock And Access An Android Phone With a Broken Screen

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We’ve all been in situations of minor or major cracks on our smartphone screen. Well, I know it hurts when your phone slips out from your hand or pocket and falls down resulting in a broken screen. Mine fell off when I was speeding my bike on almost 100 miles per hour. I had to go back 3 kilometers to collect the shattered device once I realized that it fell off.

Fortunately, my phone was wearing a rugged bumper protection case that saved the phone but the screen went off into pieces. Now the biggest challenge for me was to get my precious data from a broken Android phone. Fortunately, I was aware of how to control the phone from PC and perform broken Android data recovery. Hence, here I will list ways to unlock and access Android phone with a broken screen.

Not knowing data recovery is possible even when you have a broken screen, many people trade their phone. Those who do so here are certain tips and tricks using which you can access your Android phone even when your Android phone is shattered beyond repair.

Android broken screen device

Remove Broken Glass Pieces

First thing first, you should remove all the broken pieces of glass and if possible, wrap it with transparent tape so that you do not hurt your fingers. Be extra cautious when handling your phone to avoid cuts.

Do You Have a Broken Screen Insurance?

Earlier there was no insurance for broken or damaged devices however nowadays, devices come with unconditional insurance policy. So, dig out your insurance papers and see if you are that lucky. If not, you can try the following tips to access Android phones.

If only the screen is broken and you can still use it try connecting to OTG Adapter. To learn how to do that read further.

How to Access Android Phone with Broken Screen (With Display)

Method 1: Connect an OTG Adapter

The easiest thing you can do is to use an OTG (On The Go) Adapter and a mouse to establish a connection between your cellphone and mouse. OTG is a small handheld device that can be attached to your phone to connect a mouse. Once you restart the phone, it should recognize the adapter and the mouse. Now you can use the mouse pointer to unlock the device by drawing a pattern.

“Please Note: If your phone is locked via a text then this method will not work for you.”

Android broken screen

Method 2: Use Screen Removal Software to Unlock Android Phone

If the above method doesn’t work for or you find it complicated then its time to use a third-party app. You can find various apps in the market but we recommend using Android Lock Screen Removal.

This is the best app as it helps remove the password from your Android device without touching it. You can bypass any type of screen lock like PIN, Pattern, text and unlock your Android device. The main benefit of the app is it will not delete anything from your phone.

Android Lock Screen Removal is the safest way to unlock and access the Android phone without losing data.

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To use the app follow the steps below:

  1. Download and install the tool on your Mac or Windows machine.
  2. Click Remove Screen Lock and connect your phone with PC using a USB cable.
  3. The tool from imyfone will now download the necessary packages. You will be asked to disconnect the phone do so else things will not work.
  4. Once the download process is completed the program will remove the password. You can now copy all the files from the phone and save them on your PC.
  5. Reboot your Android device in Download mode by pressing Power, Home, and Volume down buttons.
  6. Now select the device and click on Start.

See it was this simple you were panicking without any reason.

Method 3: Check your Google Contacts

Almost everyone uses Google account to configure the smartphone for the first time. As soon as you configure the account, it starts syncing your contacts on Google Contacts. You can log in to your Gmail account on the PC and on the right-hand side click on the dots to drop-down Google Apps and select Contacts. Run a search for the last known saved contact and if you find it there, that means all your contacts are safe and secured. You can also take a backup of your contacts by clicking on the ‘Export’ option on the left-hand side menu.

I hope using these methods you are able to unlock your Android device and access data.

Bonus Tips

  • Keep phone backup service active on your device to handle such unforeseen situations.
  • Always keep remote control turned ON of your device to access it from any system, anytime, anywhere.
  • Sync your phone with Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to keep multiple backups all the time.

Summing Up

We have collated smart ways for Android broken screen data recovery and few of the best tips and tricks to access Android phone from pc. Following these steps, you can remotely control Android phone from PC and unlock & access an Android Phone with a broken screen anytime anywhere.

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Raj Soni

Raj is a creative technical content blogger. He is an experienced analyst coming from Information Technology world proficient in analyzing information and defining a flawless resolution. His technical knowledge and expertise to research, blended with an intimate passion to write made him love his profession to the core. New rides, extreme sports and relishing cooking is his passion. He also dreams of writing a book truly dedicated to an Indian mother.

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