How to recover data from Broken Screen Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus


Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are set to hit the shelves in a week. The phone is good to get your hands on. Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus both are equipped with top-notch specifications. Considering the great design and build in view, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will definitely be sold like hot-cakes. If you are on this page, I will assume that you have either got this device or you are planning to get one, and your reason to be here might be pretty much unfortunate.

Just a day ago, I covered a guide on how to locate your lost or stolen Galaxy S8/S8 Plus. Another tragedy that can happen with your S8 is its screen getting cracked up. The phone has a dual-edge curved display. If you drop it off from a height, it will quickly crack like an egg. The edges of the display make it much more sensitive than the usual displays. You need to take great care of your phone while you are taking it out of your pocket.

The case with me is that whenever I’m driving and my phone is lying in my lap, I forget to pick it up and I open the door, get off the car. While getting off, the phone just drools through the lap and falls to the ground. The luck doesn’t always work, and I have got the screens of 3-4 smartphones of mine this way.

The broken display on a Galaxy S8 means the screen is not usable anymore. You are unable to unlock the phone using fingerprint and it’s just not recognizing the touch. If your phone was not password protected previously, you can easily connect it to a computer and copy all your data immediately.

But if your phone had a password/fingerprint or PIN protection, it will require you to unlock the phone beforehand and then connect it to the PC. It makes clear sense that a broken display will not let you unlock the phone since touch is not working at all.

Now that your Galaxy S8 or the S8 Plus has got you caught up in the same situation, the very first thing you would want to do is to recover data from it before sending it to a service center for repair. Fortunately, there is a number of methods through which you can recover data from your S8 and S8 Plus broken screen. We have tried to put up the best method here. Go through the steps now to recover data from Broken Screen Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Here is a method for Android power users: How to Recover Data from a Soft-Bricked Android Smartphone

Recover data from Broken Screen Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Note: This method will only work if your phone was protected by a PIN or Password or any other security feature. By following this method, you will be able to unlock the phone remotely and then copy all the data. A method listed next to this method will also teach you how you can remotely wipe your phone and factory reset it.

  1. I am assuming that you set up a Samsung Account on your newly bought Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus. Samsung Account setup comes up as soon as you turn on your new smartphone. There are 99% chances that you have already signed on your phone using a Samsung Account. You just need to have your Samsung Account credentials on your mind at the moment. Also, you need to have the WiFi or Packet Data activated on your phone. To remotely unlock the phone, we do need the internet connectivity on it.
  2. Now open the Find My Mobile web page and log in using your Samsung Account.
  3. Find My Mobile will show your mobile’s current location and on the left side, it will show a menu with options like Wipe My Device, Unlock My Device, Ring My Device. You can expand these options by clicking more and “Unlock My Device” should be the last in the list.
  4. Click “Unlock My Phone” option to unlock the phone now. Enter your Samsung Mobile Account password to confirm.
  5. As soon you enter the password, the phone will be unlocked.recover data from Broken Screen Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
  6. Connect your phone to your computer now.
  7. Copy all your data.
  8. You can also wipe your phone remotely now to send it to a repair center. That’s all.


Recovering data from a broken screen S8 was pretty easy. I hope that the method listed above was easy to understand and follow. Using features like Find My Mobile, you can also keep a track of your phone if it’s stolen or lost. There is a lot more you can do with this feature, you just need to dig it out on the Find My Mobile website. In case you are having any other issues with the device or you need help with something different, shoot your query in our contact us page.

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