How to Unlock Samsung Galaxy Phone with A Broken Screen

Many Samsung users buy new phones for many reasons: phones are running too slowly, phones have been used for too long, phones were stolen, the screen of the phone is broken and locked. For all of these reasons, I think the situation that the screen of the phone is broken and locked is not enough for us to spend money on a new cell phone. As we all know, Samsung mobile phone has four kinds of lock screen mode, respectively pattern, PIN, password & fingerprints. Although these models can safely protect our phone data, in some special cases, we can unlock it by other means, such as forgetting the password of the phone, the password was set by your kids or others. The rational use of unlock software can save our effort and reduce our burden. When the locked phone is unlocked, do we need to buy a new phone.

And to mention unlock software, I’d like to introduce dr.fone toolkit – Android Lock Screen Removal. It is a safe and convenient software. First of all, it doesn’t delete any data in the phone. Other, it is compatible with a variety of Android devices, including Samsung Galaxy S series, Samsung Galaxy Note series, Samsung Tab series and so on. In addition, it can unlock four kinds of lock screen modes in Samsung phone, that is pattern, PIN, password and fingerprints. And the steps to unlock are very simple, and I’ll show you how to unlock the Samsung phone with this software.


First of all, you need to download and install Dr.fone toolkit for Android on your computer. After running it, choose “Unlock” from all of the features.

Part 1 Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy Phone with A Broken Screen

Step 1. Connect your Samsung Galaxy Phone

Connect your Samsung Galaxy Phone to the computer using a USB cable. Then click on “Start” on the program.

Step 2. Select device model

Because the different phone match the different recovery packages, so, you have to select the right phone model. You can find all the supported device models in the list as the below picture.

In addition, you need to enter “confirm” to ensure that you have chosen the right model of the device that you need to unlock. Just do it.

Step 3. Enter download mode on your Samsung phone

Then you need to manually move the Samsung Galaxy phone into the download mode, the specific steps are as follows.

1. Power off your Samsung Galaxy phone.
2. Press and hold Volume Down + Home button + Power button at the same time.
3. Press the Volume Up to enter Download Mode.

Step 4. Download recovery package

When your Samsung Galaxy Phone goes into download mode, the program starts downloading the recovery package. In the process, please do not interrupt the connection between the phone and the computer.

Step 5. Remove Samsung Galaxy Phone lock screen without losing data

When the task of recovery package download is complete, you can see that the program begins removing the screen lock on the Samsung Galaxy Phone. The process will take several minutes. After that, you will get a Samsung Galaxy Phone without any password.

Part 2 Extract Data from a Samsung Galaxy Phone with Broken Screen

Samsung Data Recovery is an all-in-one yet easy-to-use data recovery & management program, which can one click to restore deleted and lost data including contacts, text messages, photos, videos, call logs, WhatsApp messages, audio and more from any Samsung Galaxy devices, no matter with or without backup. Besides, with the help of this tool, you are allowed to backup and restore your phone data with ease.


Step 1. Download, install and run this data recovery software on your computer, then click on “Broken Android Data Extraction” on the homepage and connect your phone to the computer via its USB cable.

Step 2. Click on the “Start” button on the left to go on.

Step 3. Select your Samsung phone name and model, then click “Confirm” button to continue.

Step 4. Please follow the three steps guide to enter the Download mode. Once done, click “Start” to fix your device, and you need to wait patiently. After fixing your phone successfully, this software will automatically scan your phone data.

Step 5. You are allowed to preview all the files, then select those what you need and click “Recover” to save them all back.

Part 3 Restroe Data from Backup Files to Samsung/Android Phone

It is not terrible that your Samsung phone is damaged/broken, as long as you have a backup file available.

Step 1. Run the software and click “Android Data Backup & Restore” on the main interface.

Step 2: Now please connect your new Samsung/Android phone(or the Samsung phone that has been repaired) to your computer using its USB cable.

Step 3: Skip to the next screen, a dialog box about backup or restore will be displayed, “Device Data Restore” or “One-click Restore” is your right choice, you can choose either one of them, because both can be used to restore the backup file.

Step 4: Select the desired backup from the backup list, and then select the desired photos from the selected backup. Once selected, click “Start” to preview all recoverable file types in the selected backup.

Select the data you want and click “Restore to Device” or “Restore to PC” to save them all back. During the entire data recovery process, please do not disconnect the phone from the computer.

Part 4 Backup Data from Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tab to Computer

No matter what causes your phone to be damaged or data is lost, after all, as long as you regularly back up your phone data, you will not be afraid of any accidents. Next, let’s tell you how to back up your Samsung Galaxy phone/Tab to computer.

Step 1. Run the software and choose “Android Data Backup & Restore” in the main interface.

Step 2. Use a USB cable to connect your Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tab to computer.

Step 3. Once your Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tab is successfully connected, you can choose “Device Data Backup” or “One-click Backup” option to back up your files.

After that, you will be asked to choose the file types that you need to backup, just tick the box before the corresponding type.

Step 4. When everything is ready, then click “Start” button to begin exporting your data from the Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tab to computer.