How to Recover Contacts from Broken Samsung Mobile Phones
Do you suffering the same problem as well? Have no idea about how to get back all your phone numbers from broken Samsung smartphone? Don't worry. It is totally possible to use a data recovery to help your output all contacts saved on the phone.
As we all know, contacts are stored on Samsung internal memory and many data recovery programs can't extract the data from internal memory. But, here comes Android Data Recovery, a powerful program helping you to recover data both from Samsung internal memory and SD card. Contacts, messages, photos and videos are all supported to be found by the software and you can easily access them to retrieve.
A free trial download version is provided for you:
Now, follow us and get more details about how to recover contacts from your broken Samsung mobile phone.
How to Retrieve Contacts from Broken Samsung Phones
Note: In order to restore the phones numbers successfully, you need to stop using the Samsung for the sake of the old data. Because the new ones are likely to overwrite them.
Step 1 Run the Program and Connect your Device to the PC
To begin with, download and install the program on your computer. Then run the software and the main window is below. Connect your broken Samsung device to the computer with a USB cable and move on:
Step 2 Enable USB Debugging
After your device is connected to the computer, the program will inform you to enable USB debugging on your Samsung to have it detected.
Navigate to the proper interface according to your Samsung Android OS version and follow the information to enable USB debugging.
1) For Android 2.3 or earlier users: Enter "Settings" < "Applications" < "Development" and check "USB debugging".
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1 users: Go to "Settings" < "Developer options" and check "USB debugging".
3) For Android 4.2 or newer users: Go to "Settings" and choose "About Phone". Press "Build number" for several times until you get the note that "You are under developer mode". Then go back to "Settings" < "Developer options" and check "USB debugging".
This is where you get to choose which kind of file is to be scanned. Tick off all the others except "Contacts" to save time.
For the same reason, we may choose "Scan for deleted files". If you have special needs, the other modes are also optional.
Step 3 Scan for Contacts on your Broken Device
After enabling USB debugging, click "Opened? Next…" button at the bottom and you can see the interface as follow. Click "Start" now to have your Samsung device scanned for all data, including contacts, text messages, photos and videos.
If the following interface appears, go to your Samsung homescreen and press "Allow" until it disappears. Then click "Start" again to begin the scanning process.
Step 4 Preview and Check Contacts to Recover
You will get the scanning results after some time. Look at the files list on the left in the following window. Go to "Contacts" to preview the details. Check all or those you need and click on "Recover" button at the bottom. All recovered contacts will be saved on the folder you select.
Note: You can slide the button to "OFF" to show all found items on the top in the window. Or "ON" to show only deleted items. It is all by your choice.
Step 5 Back up Your Samsung Devices
It does help when your phone, say Galaxy S3, is broken. Such a file acts as a resource to recover the data. Do a backup with your Samsung when new contents are added, so to avoid a great loss.
You can also go to read how to recover lost data from Samsung Internal Memory to know more. If you want to know how to recover data from Samsung SD card, go to Samsung SD Card Recovery, you will get the information you need.
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