If your Android phone has a broken screen, there are a few ways you can access it to recover data. However, before proceeding, there are several things you need to keep in mind, such as whether your screen is still visible, has touch functionality, or has neither. In this article, we will cover every possible topic, and in some scenarios, you might need extra equipment to recover the data from your broken-screen device.

Let’s go through several ways of how you can access your Android phone with a broken screen, which includes ways to recover data such as using a USB cable, OTG adapter, mouse, keyboard, or PC software, depending on how much damage your device has and whether your screen is still visible, has touch functionality, or has neither.

Can I Get Access to a Broken Device with a Visible Screen?

If your device is broken, but the screen is visible and has touch functionality, you can easily recover your data by connecting it to your computer. Do this before your device starts cracking further, and after recovering your device’s data, simply replace your screen.

  • First, unlock your phone and connect it to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Next, tap on file transfer mode, and with your computer, simply retrieve all your files.

Note: Be careful while handling the task. A broken screen could be sharp and cut you.

Can I Get Access to a Broken Device with No touch-screen functionality?

In case your Android device doesn’t have touch functionality because of a broken screen, then you need a USB module and a USB hub with an HDMI port.

  • Connect the USB cable to your device.
  • Next, connect the other end to the USB hub, and after this, connect your USB mouse to the hub.
  • Now, with the help of the mouse, navigate, and then you can unlock your device.
    • Note: It works fine if you have enabled OTG. If not, try to unlock your device first, and then you can use the mouse.
  • Once everything seems functional, you can transfer files to your cloud or computer via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Can I Get Access to a Broken Device with No Screen?

For this, there is one simple way. This guide will help you retrieve data from an Android phone with a broken screen. A broken screen that isn’t visible at all is the most difficult to recover data from.

  • Connect your phone to a charger. It should turn on and charge.
  • With the help of another phone, make sure both devices are the same model.
    • If you don’t have the exact same model, try to have the same operating system.
  • Now, connect your phone to your PC via USB and, with the help of another phone, locate where the file transfer mode appears and choose that option.
  • Simply transfer all your data once you connect your phone to your PC.

Can I Access a Broken Device with No Screen or Touch Functionality?

If nothing is working, neither the touch screen nor any functionality, we can retrieve your data.

  • You need a USB mouse, USB hub, USB-to-HDMI adapter, and HDMI cable for this.
  • Connect your phone to a TV, and then use your mouse to navigate through your phone.
  • Now, you will have access to your data. Enable USB debugging.
    • For this, open device settings and head to About Phone or About.
    • From there, choose Software Information. Simply find and click on Build Number X7 seven times.
    • This will unlock the Developer Option. After that, revert to the main settings and go to Developer Options.
    • Now, use the toggle button to enable USB debugging.
  • After enabling USB debugging, you can connect your phone to your computer, allowing you to access your files and create a backup.

Recover Phone Data using a Google Account.

This is an alternative method to access your files through your Android Google Account using a PC to recover your phone.

  • Open your browser and log in with the same Google Account that you use on your device.
  • Go to Google Account and Data & Personalization on the left-hand menu.
  • From there, you can download, delete, or make plans for your data. Simply click on “Download Your Data”.
  • Next, select the data you want to download and click “Next”.
  • Generating a zip file containing all your data will take some time. Once the zip file is downloaded, extract it, and you can access your synced files.

Note: If you haven’t synced your phone, you won’t be able to access any non-synced or non-syncable data on your phone.

These methods may not be reliable or easy to use if your device has a black, unresponsive screen. We advise users to take preventative measures to protect their phones and back up their data regularly. Additionally, there are some third-party tools available that you can use to recover your data, but you may need to pay a professional to fix your screen or recover your data if nothing else works.