How to Recover Contacts from Android Phone with Broken Screen

A smartphone is rendered useless when the device’s screen is broken. Most people actually believe that there is nothing that can be salvaged if the screen breaks. While this is true for the device itself, until you can get the screen fixed. It is not accurate in regards to the data on the device. If you had a backup of the data including the contacts, you can easily restore this data to a new device or your device once the screen has been fixed.

But what if you didn’t have a backup of the contacts on your device, can you still get them back? In this article we are going to look at a simple and effective way to recover your contacts from a device with a broken screen. 

Part 1: Is it Possible to get Contacts from a Broken Android Phone?

It seems impossible that you can recover contacts from a broken device. This is because we all know that the contacts are stored in the device’s internal memory. Therefore unlike other data such as photos, music and videos that can be stored on an SD card, you cannot simply remove the SD card and then insert it in another device to get them back.

It is also a common accepted fact that many of the data recovery software in the market are unable to effectively recover data from a broken device. But with a powerful tool and the right processes, you can easily recover contacts from your broken device. 

Part 2: How to Recover Contacts from Android device with a broken screen

One of the most powerful data recovery software that also allows for recovery of data from broken devices is Wondershare Dr Fone for Android - Android Data Recovery Software. Dr Fone for Android is the best tool for the job for the following reasons;

  • It can be used to recover deleted data including contacts, photos, music, audio files, documents, WhatsApp messages and many others from Android devices
  • It is fully compatible with 98% of all Android devices in the market and Various Android OS
  • It is very easy to use and can be used to recover data from a broken or damaged device
  • It scans the device and then allows the user to preview and select the files they want to recover.

How to use Wondershare Dr Fone for Android to recover contacts from an Android device with a broken screen

Dr Fone makes it very easy for you to recover your contacts which you can then transfer to a new device. Here’s how to use the program.

Step 1: Download and install the program on your PC. Launch the program. In the main window, click on “Scan it” located next to “Recover data from broken phone” option.

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Step 2: In the next window, you will be required to select the type of files to scan for. Since you want to recover contacts, check “Contacts” and then click on “Next” to continue.

recover contacts from android with broken screen

Step 3: A new window will appear requesting you to choose why you can’t access the device. Because the device’s screen is broken, choose “Touch cannot be used or cannot enter the system”

recover contacts from android with broken screen

Step 4: In the next window, you need to select the model of the broken device. If you don’t know your device’s model, click on “How to Confirm the device model” to get assistance.

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Step 5: You will be provided with instructions on how to enter your specific device into “Download Mode.” Simply follow the instructions on the next window. Once the device is in “Download Mode” connect it to your PC using USB cables.

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Step 6: Dr Phone will begin an analysis of your device and downloading the recovery package.

recover contacts from android with broken screen

Step 7: Once the recovery package has been successfully downloaded, the software will begin to scan the device for the contacts stored in your phone’s internal memory.

recover contacts from android with broken screen

Step 8: The contacts in the device will be displayed in the next window when the scanning process is complete. From here, simply select the contacts you want to recover and then click on “Recover”

recover contacts from android with broken screen

 Wondershare Dr Fone for Android makes getting your contacts back even of your device is broken a breeze. You can then move these recovered contacts to your new Android device and you never have to miss a beat, simply go back to communicating with your friends, family and work colleagues as easily as you did before. 

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