Recover Broken Screen Samsung S21/S20 Data/Photos/Messages

Broke the screen of your Samsung S21/S20/S10? But some of your photos/messages/contacts and other important data are still stored inside the device? Learn how to recover them here.
"What a bad day, I dropped my Samsung S21 on the ground and the screen is broken, but some of my photos, notes and other important data are still inside the phone!"
"I don't know for what reason, my Samsung S20 screen won't turn on, even though I charged it, the data inside hasn't been channeled yet."

When your Samsung S21/S20/S10 is dropped from a high place, or the screen is broken or black because of system software error. It is always unpleasant when this happens. What's worse is that due to screen damage you may not be able to access your phone's content by swiping the screen.
When this happens, the first thing you should do is to stop using your phone and get help to export the important data inside to avoid data loss or further damage to your phone. Here's how to recover Data/Photos/Messages/Contacts from Samsung S21/S20/S10 with broken screen .


Methods Outline:

Method 1: Recover Samsung S21/S20/S10 Data with broken screen by Android Data Recovery (Recommend)

Method 2: Access the data of Samsung S21/S20/S10 with a damaged screen

Method 3: Recover photos&videos on Google Photos

Method 4: Use Samsung Smart Switch to recover Broken Screen Samsung S21/S20/S10 Data


Method 1: Recover broken screen Samsung S21/S20/S10 Data by Android Data Recovery

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Steps to recover Deleted Broken Screen Samsung S20/S21/S10 Data:
Step 1: Download Android Data Recovery and run it. Go to "Broken Android Data Extraction". Then connect Samsung S21/S20/S10 to your computer.

Step 2: Click the corresponding "Start" button according to the reason of your device corruption.

Step 3: Confirm your device name and model number, then click "I agree to the claim" > "Confirm" in order .

Step 4: Follow the prompts to enter the download mode and click "Start".

Step 5: After phone recovery, the data will be scanned and displayed on the screen.
Step 6: Preview from it, then select the data you need to recover and click "Recover".


Method 2: Access the data of Samsung S21/S20/S10 with a damaged screen

If your Samsung S21/S20/S10 screen is broken and nothing shows on the screen, you can access your phone by connecting it to your TV so you can make a backup of your data. Depending on the port of your device, you will use a USB-C to HDMI adapter or a USB-B to HDMI adapter. An HDMI cable will also be required.
Step 1: Connect your device and the HDMI cable to the adapter.
Step 2: Next, connect the other end of the HDMI cable to your TV's HDMI port.
Step 3: Power on your TV and then select the input that your phone is connected to. When the connection is successful, you will see your phone's page on the TV screen. You can imitate the action on your phone and backup your data.

Note: Not all Samsung phones support HDMI display
Method 3: Recover photos&videos on Google Photos
Google Photos is a good choice for us to manage our photos and videos. If you have previously turned on the backup service of Google Photos, then Google Photos may help you when you have deleted some of them and now want to get them back, or your phone screen is damaged.
Step 1: Open Google Photos app on your device
Step 2: Find and click "library" > "Trash" in order
Step 3: Long press the photos and videos you want to recover
Step 4: When you have selected them, click "Restore".

Method 4: Use Samsung Smart Switch to recover Broken Screen Samsung S21/S20/S10 Data/Photos/Messages/Contacts.
Similar to Google service, Samsung Smart Switch can also provide you with backup & restore service, if you choose Samsung Smart Switch instead of Google before, then this method is applicable to you.
Step 1: Connect Samsung S21/S20/S10 to your computer and launch Samsung Smart Switch on your computer.
Step 2: Click on "Restore".
Step 3: Select "Select a different backup" if you want to restore from an earlier backup, otherwise select "Restore Now"

Step 4: Allow the appropriate access permissions on your device.
Step 5: Click "Allow" on your phone to continue the recovery process.

Step 6: When the data recovery is complete, the recovered data will be displayed on the page. Click "OK" to complete the recovery.

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