This post was most recently updated on August 26th, 2019
If somehow, your android phone is not turning on and you need to get the pictures stored in it or any other data, then this article is for you. In this article, we are going to discuss how to get your pictures from your dead phone. I mean an Android phone that won’t turn on. This article is targeted towards android phone users.
What caused your phone to not turn on?
The first question that we must first ask in such a situation is that what led to your phone not turning on? Your phone can stop working for a variety of reasons. But here are some of the most common reasons due to which your Android phone may have stopped working: –
- If the phone is stuck in the sleep mode or power-off state where it is not able to switch on by itself or wake up by itself when you press the power button.
- It can be the case that the battery in your Android phone is drained out.
- The software or ROM on your Android phone may be corrupted. A clear sign of this happening is that you can switch on your phone but it crashes soon or goes into a boot loop.
- One more reason for your phone not turning on maybe that your device is clogged on the inside with dust or lint which is causing the internals of your phone to malfunction.
- Another reason that can cause your android phone to not turn on is a broken power button. If not the power button, your charging connector may have some carbon build-up which can cause your phone to not charge and thus, not turn on.
How to solve the problem by yourself
If your phone is not turning on because the battery is drawn out, then before rushing to the phone repair shop you should try charging the phone using a different charger. It may be the case that the charger you were using to charge your phone was a faulty one.
If your phone is stuck in a boot loop or crashes just after it is turned on then it may be fixed by a hard reset. But beware that this process will delete any data that is stored in the internal memory of your phone.
Also, you can try to do a factory reset by pressing the Vol Up + Home + Power buttons on Samsung devices (you can search for the combination for your phone online). Now in the menu that appears, scroll to the option that says “wipe data/factory reset” and select it. This will perform a hard reset on your device and your phone may start working normally again.
How to get your Pictures from your Phone that Won’t Turn On
If the above steps failed to fix your phone and it is still not working, then you will need to send your phone to a service center. But before that, you should get any data that is stored on the phone like your photos and documents. Here is how you can do that.
Please note that if your phone is no turning on because it has a hardware issue then this process cannot help you. But if only the screen is not working, you can use this method to get the data off your phone.
Let’s see how to get your pictures from your dead phone
Step 1. Connect your phone with your computer
First of all, you have to download and install a software called Dr. Fone on your computer and select the option titled “Recover”.
Now, connect your phone to the pc using a USB cable and open Dr. fone software. Here, select the option titled “Recover Android Data” from the menu. If you are an iPhone user, you can try downloading the photos from Icloud. (https://devsjournal.com/download-all-photos-from-icloud.html) Click on this link to find out how to download photos from Icloud, if you don’t know how to do it.
Step 2. Select what you want to get out of your Phone
Now, click on the option that says “Recover from broken phone”. Now, the software will show a list of data types you want to recover and all the types are selected by default. You can also specify the type of data you want to recover from the phone (eg. images). After selecting the data types, click next.
You should note that this process is only applicable for getting out data that already exists on a damaged android phone.
Step 3. Select which situation you are in
If your screen is not working you may be dealing with one of two main situations in android phones. One is that the touch of your display is not working and other is that your display is black or broken. You have to select which one of them is your problem and click next.
In the next screen, you have to select which model of phone you have and select next.
There is a pop-up asking you to confirm if the info you inputted is correct. Incorrect information can lead to problems on your phone or any other error. Last, click the “Confirm” to continue.
Now, there will be a popup which will ask to you make sure that the information you entered is correct. You have to take this warning seriously as giving incorrect data can cause permanent brick on your phone. Once you have confirmed, click on the “Confirm” option.
Step 4. Put your phone in download mode
First off, Turn off the power of the phone.
Now, you have to put your phone in download mode. To do this, first, power off your device.
Press and hold the Volume Download, Home button, and Power button together.
Now, press the volume down, home as well as power buttons together. (If your phone has no home button then google your phone’s combination to put into download mode)
Next, press the volume up button once to put your phone in download mode
Once your phone is put into download mode, the software will automatically begin to search the phone and analyse the phone for data.
Step 5. Preview and restore data from your phone
Once the software has analysed your phone and the process of scanning is finished, then the software will show you what types of data type and then will give you an option to preview them. Once you have selected the files you want to recover, click on the option called “Recover” to save the files in your PC.
Summarily, we discussed ways by which you can recover the data in your phone if your phone is not working or not turning on. We can use Dr. Fone recovery software to recover the data out of a damaged android phone by using the download mode that is present in all Android phones.