My Galaxy S5 broken, how to transfer my contacts to my new iPhone
Need contacts from phone – broken screen, not rooted, no backup/sync
My screen is broken on my Samsung Galaxy S5, completely black. The phone works but I cannot see anything. I thought my contacts where synced to my Gmail account but they are not there!! How can I import all my contacts from my Samsung S5 to iPhone via computer if I cannot see the screen?
Accidentally broke the screen by dropping your Samsung phone? We would like to get a new phone because it cost much more to repair the crashed phone. The loss of physical damage can be counted, but what about the precious data on your phone? Kies won’t recognize your phone as your Samsung phone was screen locked. But how to restore and transfer all the contacts, messages, as well as photos and videos back to the new iPhone and other Android phone?
No contact sync, no root, broken screen, no USB debug? It seems nothing can be done except a screen replacement. In fact, you still have chance to get contacts and other files off your broken Samsung phone then transfer to your new iPhone/Android phone. Read the following post to get the full and useful solution:
dr.fone for Android Recovery is updated a new version supporting recover data from broken Android Samsung phone with broken/black screen. Only if your Samsung phone can enter into Download mode, the program can download a exact recovery package and start a deep scan on your phone. Even your phone is is broken a breeze with non-responsive screen, this Android broken data recovery can retrieve data including contacts, photos, audio files, documents, WhatsApp messages and many others from Android devices with broken screen.
Note: Currently this function only works for some Samsung devices in Galaxy S, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab series. And the further version will support more devices in the future to meet more needs.
To get started, let’s download the free trial from the like as below.
After downloading, double click the .exe or .dmg to install and launch the recovery utility on your PC/Mac. Then follow the steps as below:
Step 1. Choose file type to recover
There’re four main options you can choose on the left column of the program. To recover contacts from your Samsung Galaxy with broken screen, just select "Android Broken Data Recovery" option.
Select the type of files you want to recover. You can recover contacts, messages, call history, WhatsApp messages & attachments, gallery, audio files, videos and documents from your phone which has been damaged and you are not able to enter the system for any reason such as black screen, broken screen, or non-resoponsive screen. Just check "Select all" if you want to retrieve all of those files.
After that, click "Start" to continue.
Step 2. Select fault type which matches your phone status
Then the following window comes out, requesting you to choose why you can’t access your phone. If the touch screen does’t work or cannot enter the system, the left side is suitable for you to choose while when the Samsung device is stuck in black or broken screen, you should choose the right one.
Step 3. Select the Samsung device model
After selecting the fault type of your device, you’ll come to the step to choose your device model. You should select the correct device model to protect your phone from being bricked, or having other failures that could be beyond remedy.
Tips: If you’re not sure your Samsung device model, just click How to confirm the device model to get an assistance. Or you can remove the back cover and the battery of your phone, Beneath the battery you will find a sticker with model code and other information:
Step 4. Enter your Samsung device into Download Mode
By manually inputting the word "Confirm" in the pop-up window box, you are able to continue with data recovery and come to the next step.
Follow the instructions on the program to enter Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Mode. Once your device is successfully in Download Mode, take the USB cable to connect your phone with PC.
Step 5. Analyze your Samsung phone and download the recovery package
The Android broken data recovery will automatically analyze your Samsung phone and download the recovery package, then make a deep scan for all files on your Samsung Galaxy S/Note phone.
Step 6. Retrieve contacts from broken Samsung Galaxy/Note phone
When the scanning completes, your data on the cellphone or tablets is scanned out and displayed by categories. Click Contacts on the left menu tree, preview and select the contacts you want to get, click Recover button to save them on your computer.
Step 7. Then, transfer your broken Galaxy S5 contacts to new iPhone/Android phone
After the restore process, you can find the retrieved files on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. The contacts is saved as HTML, CSV, Vcard formats.
To transfer the restored contacts over to your new iPhone/Android phone, you can download MobileGo mobile manager software, use it’s contacts management function to import the contacts to the new replacement phone.
dr.fone is shareware and you need to pay for the full function. You can also use other free tools like Kies for Samsung and iTunes for iPhone to import the contacts to your new phone.