How to Get Pictures Off a Broken Samsung Phone

By Carrie Murray, Wednesday, April 05, 2017

We store many irreplaceable photos in the phone. When your phone is broken and useless, the first thing that comes to your mind could be: How can I get all those pictures off the broken phone? This post is going to introduce two solutions for you to get pictures off a broken Samsung, whether the Samsung is totally dead or screen-broken.

Drag Photos from Samsung to Windows Computer

The first thing you should try is connecting your Galaxy phone to a Windows computer and dragging the photos from your phone to the computer. When USB debugging is enabled and the lock screen is disabled on your phone, the computer can display contents in your phone automatically with no need to touch the phone screen. The solution is workable for Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5/S3/Note5/Note4/Note3 and more.

  1. Use USB cable to connect your Samsung phone to the computer;

  2. You'll get notification that the phone is connected, click the notification to jump to AutoPlay menu;

  3. Choose "Import photos and videos". If you also need to find other files, choose "Open device to view files";

  4. Drag the photos to a certain folder of your computer.

AutoPlay Menu on Windows

Extract Photos From Broken Samsung with Recovery Software

Most Samsung users have lock screen enabled on their phones. Therefore, many users find themselves unable to use the first method becuase they need to unlock the broken phone and enable USB debugging before the computer can detect the phone and its data.

Luckily, there is a recovery software that can extract pictures from your broken Samsung phone without screen unlocking and USB debugging. That is Broken Android Data Extraction. The software can:

  1. Extract all photos saved on your android devices, including photos you took or downloaded from internet;

  2. Preview the photos and recover them to your computer;

  3. One click to unbrick Samsung phone.

Download the free trial version on your Windows PC and follow this tutorial to have a try.

Windows Version Download

Step 1. Open the program on your computer and choose Broken Android Data Extraction. Then connect your broken Samsung phone to the PC with USB cable.

Connect Android Phone to PC

Step 2. Click Start to access data extraction feature. (Choose Fix Device when you need to unbrick Samsung).

Step 3. The program will then need you to select the device name and model of your Samsung phone. Please make sure the information is right about your phone.

Step 4. Now follow the instruction on the program to enter Download mode on your Samsung.

Tip: You don't need to touch phone screen to enter Download mode.

Prepare for Extracting Data From Broken Device

Step 5. The program will install recovery package in your device. Please don't disconnect the phone with your computer in the process.

Recovering Broken Android Device

Step 6. After the recovery package is downloaded, the program will scan out phone data for you, including photos, contacts, messages, etc.

Step 7. Choose Gallery & Picture Library to preview the photos. It supports photos in .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .webp, .tiff and more. Tick the photos and click "Recover" to save them on PC.

Recover Data From Broken Android

Precautions About Repairing a Broken Samsung Device by Yourself

1. You are not recommended to repair the device on your own unless you are equipped with necessary technical knowledge.

2. Contact Samsung first. You might still be in the warranty and that could save much money.

3. Order for the replacement parts only after you know exactly what is wrong with your Samsung.

4. Get professional tools to help you. There are many tools that can help you to open and handle hardware of your Samsung phone.

If you have more question about recover data from broken Samsung, leave your comments.

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