Recover Broken Samsung S10/S9/S8 Photos/Messages/Contacts

March 10, 2021
Overview: Your Samsung S10/S9/S8 is broken but still has important data in it? Find out how to recover Photos/Messages/Contacts and other data from broken Samsung S10/S9/S8 in this article.
Crack screen, blank screen, water damaged, falling from a height, etc. caused our Samsung S10/S9/S8 to break. If this happens to you, it's frustrating enough. What's even more frustrating is that a broken device is often difficult to handle and some of our important data inside is inaccessible. So is there a way to recover Photos/Messages/Contacts and other data from a broken Samsung S10/S9/S8? Find the solution in this article.



Methods Outline:

Method 1: Use Android Data Recovery to Recover Broken Samsung S8/S8/S10 Data (Recommend)

Method 2: Recover Samsung S10/S9/S8 contacts from Google account

Method 3: Use Samsung Smart Switch to restore Samsung S10/S9/S8 data


Method 1: Use Android Data Recovery to fix your Samsung s10/s9/s8 and restore Photos/Messages/Contacts

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Step 1: Download and open the appropriate version of Android Data Recovery.

Step 2: Connect your device to the computer. Select "Broken Android Data Extraction"

Step 3: You will see two options, one is screen damage inoperable and the other is system damage, select the option corresponding to the damage of your phone and click "Start".

Step 4: Confirm your device name and model number, click "I agree to claim " > "Confirm".

Step 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to enter the download mode and click "Start".

Step 6: After phone recovery, the data will be scanned and displayed on the page.

Step 7: Select the data you need to recover and click "Recover".


Method  2: Recover Samsung S10/S9/S8 contacts from Google account

If you have previously backed up your contacts in your Google account and your Samsung S10/S9/S8 is broken, you can restore these contacts by logging in to your Google account on another device.
Step 1: Open Google from your phone's settings
Step 2: Click Settings and Restore.
Step 3: Click on "Restore" contacts.
Step 4: Select your Google account to restore contacts. Please click on "From Account".
Step 5: Click the phone along with the contacts to copy them.
Step 6: Click "Restore" and wait until you see "Recovered contacts".
Step 7: To avoid duplication, your phone will only recover contacts that have not yet been recovered. Recovered contacts will also be synced to your current Google account and other devices.

Method 3: Use Samsung Smart Switch to restore Samsung S10/S9/S8 data

Similar to Google, Samsung Smart Switch can help you backup & restore your phone data, you can restore your broken Samsung S10/S9/S8 data to another device, provided that you enabled Samsung Smart Switch backup service before your Samsung S10/S9/S8 broke.
Step 1: Connect your device to your computer and start Samsung Smart Switch on your computer
Step 2: Click "Restore".
Step 3: If you want to restore from an earlier backup, select "Select a different backup", otherwise select "Restore now"

Step 4: Allow access rights on the phone.
Step 5: Click "Allow" on the phone to continue the recovery process

Step 6: Once the recovery process is complete, you will get a breakdown of the recovered data. Click "OK" to complete the restore.

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