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How to Recover Contacts from Broken Samsung Devices

Is it possible to recover contacts from a broken Samsung device?

Generally, the answer is YES. As we know, contacts on Samsung smartphones are placed on the internal memory, which is a part of the device. You can't take it out of a broken phone and input it to another device. If you didn't back up your contacts on it, the only way to get them back is to perform a recovery. First things first: Ensure that the broken Samsung device can be switched on and the battery should be more than 20% before you get started. Then you can move on.

Recover contacts from broken Samsung smartphones

Prepare work you need to do: download and install Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android on your computer at first. This program empowers you to directly scan your Samsung device to recover contacts and messages from the internal memory. Moreover, you can use it to retrieve photos and videos from the SD card inside the phone. As the world's first Android data recovery software, Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android is totally reliable and safe. It won't edit, modify or leak any data on your Samsung. You're the only owner and reader.

Download the free trial version of the broken Samsung contacts recovery software below:

Download Win Version

Note: Please check your Samsung device and the Android OS here before you start. Not all Samsung devices are supported right now by Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android, or you root it first.

How to recover contacts from your broken Samsung phone in steps

Below is the primary window of Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android. When you run it on your computer after the installation, you'll see it.

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Step 1. Enable USB debugging and connect your broken Samsung phone to PC

First of all, you need to enable USB debugging on the device. There are different ways for devices based on different Android OS. Choose the one right for your device below and follow it:

1) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Enter "Settings" < Click "Applications" < Click "Development" < Check "USB debugging"
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"
3) For Android 4.2 or newer: Enter "Settings" < Click "About Phone" < Tap "Build number" for several times until getting a note "You are under developer mode" < Back to "Settings" < Click "Developer options" < Check "USB debugging"

After setting it, you can connect your broken Samsung device to the computer, and the program will guide you to the next step.

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Step 2. Scan your broken Samsung device for contacts on it

Now, the program is ready to scan your device to look for contacts on it. Click the "Start" button on the window below. The program begins analyzing the data on your broken Samsung mobile.

recover contacts from broken samsung

During the process, there will be an order from the Superuser Request appearing on the main screen of your Samsung device. You need to click the "Allow" button to permit it. Sometimes the button will appear for more than one time. It's normal. All you need to do is to click to let it go, until it disappears. Then turn to your computer and click "Start" on the window of Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android. The program will begin scanning your device.

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Step 3. Preview and recover contacts from your broken Samsung phone

When the scan finishes, you'll see a scan result as follow. Here, all data the program finds on your device are displayed in categories, like contacts, messages, photos and videos. Choose "Contacts" on the left. You can preview the detailed content including name, company, job title, phone number, Email address, etc. Mark what you want and click "Recover" to save them on your computer with one click.

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Note: You must have noticed that the data in the scan result has different colors. They are used to distinguish the data existing on your device from those recently deleted from your device. Also, you can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display deleted items.

Download the free trial version of the broken Samsung contacts recovery software below to have a try:

Download Win Version

Note: Please check your Samsung device and the Android OS here before you perform the recovery. Not all Samsung devices are supported right now by Wondershare Dr.Fone for Android, or you root it first.

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