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 and S7 Edge are one of the most durable phones. 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, the 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 screen S7 Edge before I could send it for replacement. After a lot of hard work, I figured out a way that allowed me to recover data.
Recover data from Broken Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
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 on your phone. If your 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 won’t be able to use the fingerprint scanner to unlock your phone unless you enter the pin code. And as the screen is not working you won’t be able to enter the pin code. 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 S7 instead of stock library app. Then you can go to the website of Google photos. Log in using the same email address that you used to set up your Galaxy S7 and access all the pictures and videos they will be uploaded to 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 the web. The only condition is that you must have logged in to your Samsung account on 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 Edge. 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 a 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.
- Now, first of all. You will have to sign in to 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.
- Once you have logged in to find my mobile service. You will see a number of great services you can make use of remotely. It also includes “Unlock Screen Remotely or Remotely Unlock my Phone“.
- Click on it and your phone will get unlocked.
- 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.