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How to Recover Contacts from Android Device with Broken Screen

By Mat, Last updated: October 16, 2019

“Last night my little son dropped my Android phone to the ground. The screen is cracked but I can still see the display. I have used this phone for almost 3 years already. So I wanted to buy a new one rather than have it repaired. But I need to get almost 1200 contacts on that phone. Any good advice on how to recover my contacts from broken Android phone? Thank you!”

Our Android phones serve as our ultimate buddy wherever we are and carry all our precious data. It also provides the best way to communicate and keep in touch with others. That’s why we cannot leave our homes without our Android phones. Everybody needs it anytime for messaging and reaching valuable contacts. But all of these benefits of having an Android phone could be gone in a split second due to a damaged screen. And so if there are valuable contacts saved on your phone, you may want to know how to recover those contacts from an Android phone with a broken screen.

Part 1. How to Avoid Totally Losing your Contacts from Android Phone with Broken ScreenPart 2. How to Recover Contacts from Android Phone with Broken Screen using Android Data RecoveryPart 3. Video Guide: How to Recover Contacts from Android Phone with Broken Screen

Part 1. How to Avoid Totally Losing your Contacts from Android Phone with Broken Screen

Recovering contacts from Android with a broken screen will not be necessary only if there’s a backup or contacts synchronization made with Gmail or another online account. It will be rather hopeful also if the contacts are stored on the external memory of your Android phone like the SD card, but it’s not the case. Unlike the media files, the contacts the same as the messages are saved in the internal memory of your Android phone.

Another important thing for you to know is whether the USB debugging mode in your Android phone is turned on or enabled. This is necessary to facilitate a connection between your Android phone and a computer through a USB cable. Make sure also that you’ve memorized your screen lock-in password or security pin to be successful in starting the operation of recovering contacts from Android with a broken screen.

If you haven’t done all or any of the steps above before you had a broken screen, then you must try the best and most effective tool for recovering your contacts from Android with a broken screen, which is the FoneDog - Android Data Recovery (Damaged Device). Why is it the best tool available in the market? Because of good reasons as the following:

  • FoneDog is the world’s first data retrieval software for broken Android devices.
  • It has the highest retrieval rate in the industry.
  • It can recover photos, videos, messages, contacts, call logs and many more data.
  • You can export your contacts in any formats you want, be it CSV, HTML, or VCF to a computer that will be easy for later use.
  • You can use the free trial of this software to scan and preview data on your device and is completely read-only that won’t harm any data on your device or in the backup file.
  • It supports Samsung devices such as Samsung Galaxy Note series, Samsung Galaxy S series, Samsung Galaxy Tab. While for other brands of Android devices, it will come very soon.

With FoneDog toolkit, recovering your contacts from an Android phone with a broken screen is very easy. Simply do the following guide on how to use the program.

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Part 2. How to Recover Contacts from Android Phone with Broken Screen using Android Data Recovery

Step 1. Connect Your Phone to Computer

Connect your Android phone to a computer using a USB cable. Launch FoneDog toolkit for Android on your computer. Then select Data Extraction (Damaged Device) among all the toolkits in the same window as below.
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Step 2. Select Data Types

Please note that Android Data Backup & Restore applies only to Android with broken phone issue, and already selects all the data types by default. So you must select the data you want only, in this case, your contacts. Check “Contacts” and click “Next” to proceed.
Choose Contacts

Step 3. Select Situation

In the next window, you will be requested to select which fault type matches your situation. Since you have a phone with broken screen, choose “Touch does not work or cannot access the phone.” It will lead you to the next step.
Select State

Step 4. Select Your Device Modal

On the new window, you need to choose the correct “Device Name” and “Device Model” for your phone. Make sure that you have selected the correct Device Name and Model because wrong information may lead to bricking your phone or any other errors.
Select Device Model

If you don’t know your phone’s model, click on “How to check the device model” to get assistance. Simply follow the instructions being provided. Once you’ve got the correct information, type in the word ‘Confirm’ on the box as shown below and click on “Confirm” button to continue.

Step 5. Download Mode

The next window will instruct you on how to enter your device into “Download Mode.” Simply follow the instructions on the program which are specifically the following:

  • Power off the phone.
  • Press and hold Volume “-”, “Home” and “Power” button on the phone.
  • Press “Volume +” button to enter download mode.

Enter Download Mode

Step 6. Download Recovery Packages

Once your phone is set in Download mode, FoneDog toolkit for Android will begin to analyze the phone and download the recovery package as shown in the window below.
Downloading Recovery Package

Step 7. Start Scanning

After the recovery package has been successfully downloaded, FoneDog toolkit will start to scan your device for the contacts stored in your phone’s internal memory.
Choose File Type

Step 8. Recover Contacts

When the scan process is complete, all your contacts will then be shown in the next window. The last thing you need to do now is simply select the contacts you want to recover and then click on “Recover.”

That’s it! All your valuable contacts are now recovered. You can then move or copy those contacts to your new Android device and get back to your lively communication lifestyle.
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Part 3. Video Guide: How to Recover Contacts from Android Phone with Broken Screen

By simply taking those 8 easy steps of using FoneDog toolkit - Android Data Recovery, you can now attest that recovering contacts from an Android phone with a broken screen is very possible. The program is simple and friendly for anybody to use. Moreover, it gives you many options to recover other data aside from your contacts, i.e. photos, videos, audio, documents, messages, etc. Lastly, you are now aware that having an Android phone with a broken screen is not a hopeless case.

So, whenever you will encounter a similar situation again, just seek out FoneDog toolkits and get the right solutions for your problems.

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Chandan kumar biswas2019-10-28 07:28:50

I have mobile repaing shop, I want to service all customers dead mobile phone deta recovery, contact, sms, pic, etc, pls help me

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FoneDog2019-10-30 13:22:06

Hi, for more details on the supporting models, please refer: https://www.fonedog.com/broken-android-data-extraction/reference.html.

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