How to Access and Unlock Android Phone with Broken Screen

Iris Cheng

One heart-breaking experience that almost all of us go through, is a broken screen on our smartphones. That cracked screen, not allowing you to access anything in your phone, be it making calls, receiving them, texting (obviously), or taking pictures at the least.

Sometimes, our phone-screen goes dead too and doesn’t respond to touch or anything. It becomes frustrating to see your phone ‘On’ but irresponsive.

Stop worrying! Here are three methods can help you access and unlock a broken screen Android phone.

Also Read: Broken Android Phone Data Recovery


This method requires you to buy a mouse and an OTG adapter to establish a connection between the phone and the mouse. Mouse can't be connected to Android directly and that's why we need an OTG Adapter as a medium.

Step 1: Connect a OTG adapter to your phone as well as the mouse.

Step 2: Reboot your phone and wait for it to recognize the mouse.

Step 3: If the connection is successful then you should be able to draw the pattern of your phone and unlock it.

You can also use an Android Toolkit to unlock Android with broken screen and recover data back.


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I know a program that can transfer all your data from broken screen Android phone to computer. So you don't need to access your phone and get all the data easily. It is called broken Android Data Extraction. It can scan your phone and SD card to find all the data on it. You can preview them before recovering. You can get back messages photos, videos, contacts, call logs, Whatsapp messages, music, books and other document files on your phone. Learn how to recover contacts from broken Android phone.