Accidents happen. Trouble usually sweeps in when they happen at wrong time. We all have seen what can happen to a smartphone sometimes with just a smart fall. Also, notably all our devices are these days secured with pattern locks, PIN or even fingerprint sensors enabled. So what happens if you break your screen and render it useless? No usual method of connecting your device to PC works. Why? The device is locked.
Fortunately there is a 100% fool proof method to save your much valuable data before you send it to the service center or if you are thinking getting a new one altogether. Please note and confirm that you have had a Samsung account. It is usually recommended that if you have a Samsung device, having a Samsung account likewise having, an Apple account for your iPhone is kind of mandatory to avail full services. If you have an account, you will be able to recover the said data.
It is assumed that your Galaxy S6 was working all fine before the screen broke. Now, follow the below steps and reclaim your data.
- Log in to – https://findmymobile.samsung.com/login.do. Put in your credentials and sign in to your account.
- Once logged in, you should see dashboard where you will be allowed to remote actions on your broken device.
- Find, ‘Unlock screen remotely’. Click it.
- Now your device is unlocked remotely. Notice if your screen lights up, if the damage permits.
- Now connect your device to PC and recover the data like you would, from the Windows USB FTP connection or Kies software.
Pat on your back. You did a wonderful job. Do tell us if you were able to recover the data from your Galaxy S6. If some of you have trouble, you can comment below and don’t forget to share your experiences with us.