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How to Retrieve Contacts from Broken Android Phone

Posted by Aimee , May 29, 2017

"Yesterday, my Samsung S6 was dropped to the ground and the screen was totally cracked. Comparing to repair it, I think it better to buy a new one since I have used this phone for a long time. But now my problem is: There are many important data on my S7, especially my contacts. I need to extract and import them to my new mobile phone. Any good advice on how to recover contacts from Broken Android phone?"
As we all know, contacts are saved in the internal memory of Android phone, which makes it more difficult to extract them from the broken one. But attention please, it does not mean impossible. Here we are going to show you two ways to recover your contacts from a broken Android phone. Please take a moment to have a check.

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Part 1: View all your Contacts in the SIM Card

If you have all your contacts stored in your SIM card, you can directly extract them from the broken phone and then export to the new phone. The steps are as below:
Step 1: Open the Contacts app.
Step 2: Tap the menu button > Setting > Contacts > Contacts to display > SIM card.
Step 3: Now the contact list will show the contacts from the SIM card.

SIM Card

Part 2: Recover Contacts from Broken Android phone with Android Data Recovery

Android Data Recovery, the most powerful data recovery software, makes it easier for you to recover your contacts in few clicks. Here is how to use the program.

Step 1: Launch Android Data Recovery

First and foremost, please download and install the program on your PC, then run it. In the main window, go to "Recover" and then tap "Recover Android Data".

Recover Contacts from Broken Phone

Step 2: Select File Types

After click "Recover from broken phone", select the types of files to scan for. In this case, you need to tick "Contacts" and then tap on "Start" to go on.

Retrieve Contacts

Step 3: Choose the State of Phone

Since the screen of your Android phone is broken, you need to choose "Broken Screen" in this step.

Broken Screen

Step 4: Select the Model of the Broken Phone

In this section, please select the model of the broken device.


Step 5: Enter the Download Mode

Once you finished the above steps, just enter the download mode. Meanwhile, connect your phone to your PC. Then follow the instructions on the screen of your PC.

Broken Phone

Step 6: Extract Contacts on your Broken Phone

Lastly, Android Data Recovery will analyze your Android phone automatically. After scanning, your Android contacts will be displayed in the interface. So now it's high time to select the contacts you want to recover and then just tap on "Recover".

Broken Android Phone

OK! Both the above-mentioned solutions are workable. Nonetheless, I prefer the latter one. With the help of Android Data Recovery, I can recover more data including contacts, messages, call history, gallery, audio, videos and document at the same time without any loss. I bet it is the best recovering tool to recover data from broken Android phone.

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