Recover data from Broken Galaxy S7

,I know that look which you have on your face right now. When the pictures of past events come to your mind with a thought “I am gonna lose all those memories forever with this phone”. To get back all those pictures and memories, I am here to help you out. I have one trick that can help you to recover data from broken Galaxy S7.

Galaxy S7 is one of the most durable phone. Its display screen can endure quite strong blows. If you broke up your Galaxy S7. It must have been a hard pound that broke your phone. Galaxy S7 has Super AMOLED display, good thing about it is that it consumes quite less power and the display screen with its contents are very much visible even in strong sunlight. Samsung has also introduced a feature that keeps the display always on to show battery, date and time and battery consumption is close to nothing.

Now, if you are here reading this, then you must be looking for ways to recover data from broken Galaxy S7. I have been through this. I wanted to recover my pictures and contacts from my broken phone before I could send it for replacement. That’s how I know a trick that can help you to recover data from broken Galaxy S7. After a lot of hard work I figured out a way that allowed me to recover data.

Recover data from Broken Galaxy S7

I am assuming you have already tried connecting your phone to your computer. If you have lock screen password then you won’t be able to access data present inside your phone. If you phone restarted after it broke up. Or you tried to restart it in order to confirm if the display is dead or not. I have a bad news for you. You wont be able to use fingerprint scanner to unlock your phone unless you enter the pincode. And as the screen is not working you wont be able to enter the pincode. So we are stuck here. Now let’s move on to the guide on how to recover data from broken Galaxy S7.

Recover Photos, contacts and Notes from Broken Galaxy S7:

First of all, if you were using Google Photos on your Galaxy S8 instead of stock library app. Then you can go to the website of Google photos. Login using same email address that you used to set up your Galaxy S8 and access all the pictures and videos they will be uploaded on the cloud.

Same is the case with notes and contacts. If your Google/Gmail account was synced. All your contacts can be accessed by opening Gmail account. On the top left of the gmail screen under the text Google you will see Gmail. Click on it and select contacts.

If you want to retrieve notes, in your gmail account under the “Compose” tab. You will see “Notes“. You can recover all your notes from there.

Recover data from Broken Galaxy S7 via Find my Mobile:

The method that is mentioned below will allow you to unlock your Samsung Galaxy S7 remotely. Using a Samsung service named as Find my Mobile. You can unlock your phone from web. Only condition is that you must have logged in to your Samsung account in that phone which is now broken. Or you made a samsung account when you first used your Galaxy S7 or for games center you made Samsung account. If you ever made Samsung account and you used it on your galaxy S7. Today you might be getting the reward for that in the form of accessing and retrieving the data present inside the broken phone. This service is not present in the old Samsung phones. Now I will describe in detail how can you use this service to recover data from broken Galaxy S7.

TIP: Wise people learn lessons from mistakes. From now on make sure you always make backup of your phone’s data on some cloud service or your computer. Accidents never ask before coming. So precautionary measures are always better than regrets.

Note: To make use of this service you must have Remote controls enabled on your phone.

  1. Now first of all, you will have to sign in on Find my mobile service using your Samsung account username/email and password. If you don’t remember your email or password you can click on find email or password option.Recover-Data-from-Broken-Galaxy-S7
  2. Once you have logged in to find my mobile service. You will see number of great services you can make use of remotely. It also includes “Unlock Screen Remotely or Remotely Unlock my Phone“.
  3. Click on it and your phone will get unlocked.
  4. Now, connect your phone to your Laptop or PC and use data cable to copy the data from broken Galaxy S7 to your PC. Another option is that you download and install Smart Switch on your PC. Using it you can copy your contacts, pictures, messages and all other stuff to your PC or directly to your new phone. Once your phone is remotely unlocked, you can use KIES to access its data.

That’s it. If you have any query or question in the above guide on how to recover data from broken Galaxy S7. let me know in the comments. Also, provide us feedback in the comments if you were able to successfully save data from broken S7. It really cheers me up to help other fellows.

  • M

    This doesn’t work unless you have previously allowed USB File Transfer. And if you’re in my situation where the screen does not work, then you can’t tell your phone to allow USB File Transfer and you’ve wasted your time downloading smartswitch or anything else like it.

  • SR

    The method above won’t actually work since Samsung Galaxy S7 (Edge) will ask to be used as USB device through the drop menu which cannot be accessed while the phone is connected to PC unless you are able to magically connect a keyboard and mouse to it. In addition Samsung Galaxy S7 series does not support KIES. The screen is possible to unlock also using OTG keyboard and/or mouse but the tips above won’t help unless the OTG device and USB connection can be used simultaneously. I was able to copy my files thanks to images online of the menus showing the steps required for allowing the USB connection and getting them correct on black screen. Thankfully the touch screen was working. However, Smart Switch was useless since it still required some settings from the phone screen after getting the connection to work. Not cool Samsung, not cool.

  • eu mesmo

    With the due respect, but all the posts about how to access your data from a broken screen cell phone do not work. This one, for example, forget that the phone will ask authorization on the screen!!!

  • My mother`s screen was broken and twitching colors . it ask for authorization and I barley mange to accept the pc . but it works . Thanks for the hint !
    I’m a good son now thanks to you hehe .

  • Anonymous

    So has anyone found a way to get past the USB issue?

    • Using MHL converter you can project display of your Broken Galaxy S7 on your TV. The converter also allows you to connect USB mouse with your phone. You can project display of your phone on TV and use mouse to unlock your phone and then you can upload all the data to the cloud or move it to external storage.
      Note: Before getting a MHL converter make sure Galaxy S7 supports it. As I am not sure about it.
      See the following comprehensive guide.

  • nivantha

    S7 edge why Canot recovery with pc..
    With Powers data recovery software ..

    Need help please ?

  • SKanaele

    Hey, I followed all of the instructions, but nothing worked. My phone is not able to go on at all. It got smashed really badly, and I am desperate to get my photos and videos out. Please Help! It is a Samsung Galaxy s7 edge. Thank you!

  • Joe

    Hi, I have broken my samsung s7 and the screen is completely black. I haven’t used Google sync or find my mobile. Is there any other way to get into the phone to back it up as due to it being locked I can’t access anything via my computer due to this.

    • Another way to retrieve data on your Broken Samsung Galaxy S7 is to get it screen changed and retrieve the data.
      Know that, changing screen will only work if motherboard of your phone is working. If your phone gets on but its not displaying anything then you are good to go for screen change.