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How Can You Recover Data from Locked Android Phone Easily?

Android Phone Is Locked, and Data on It Are Inaccessible

To protect your privacy on your Android phone, you should choose to set a password for the device. Gesture password and digital password are both available. And in most situations, you always set a complex password for your Android device. Even sometimes, you change the passwords at regular intervals to avoid password leak. At first thought, this kind of behavior ensures your privacy. However, it has a potential risk: you may forget the password for your Android device. If this issue happens, you will be unable to access the data on the Android device.

In this situation, you may ask a question like this: "is it possible to recover data from locked Android phone? If the answer is yes, what should I do to achieve this aim?" Since you still want to use your Android phone, you must concern about another issue at the same time: "how to unlock an Android phone?" Now in this post, we will solve these issues one by one. Please keep reading.

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Recover Data from Locked Android Phone with a Third-party Tool

It is a pity that you are unable to use the data on your Android phone directly when the device is locked or disabled. But with a piece of third-party Android data recovery software, you will be allowed to rescue files from locked Android phone. What is the magic software? In this post, it refers to MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android.

From the name of this software, you can see that it is specially designed to recover Android data. To be specific, this software has two recovery modes, and they are "Recover from Phone" and "Recover from SD-Card". With these two recovery modules, you can recover your lost & deleted and existing data from the Android phone & tablet, as well as Android SD card.

Meanwhile, the recoverable data types include text data such as contacts, messages, call histories, WhatsApp messages and documents; media data such as photos, videos, audios and WhatsApp attachments. So, this software can fully meet your need to recover data from locked Android phone.

Incidentally, if you want to retrieve the lost and deleted Android data with this software, you can read this previous post to get the detailed steps: Recover Deleted Files Android with MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android.

This software has the Free Edition which enables you to recover 10 pieces of one type of data each time. So, you can download and install this freeware on your computer to have a try first if you are using Windows 10/8.1/8/7.

Then, it's time to tell you how to rescue files from your locked Android phone with this software. Please keep reading.

How to Get into a Locked Android Phone and Recover Its Data

To get into a locked Android phone and recover its data with MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android, you should guarantee that your locked Android phone can meet these two conditions as follows:

1. No matter which Android data recovery software you are using, if you want to extract and recover data from the Android phone directly, you have to root your Android device in advance to make the third-party software work successfully. MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android is not an exception. Thus, please make sure that your locked Android phone has been rooted before.

2. Your Android phone is locked and you will be unable to operate the device. In this situation, you have to use this software on the computer which you have connected with your Android phone before. In addition, you need to ensure that you have checked "Always allow from this computer" option on your Android phone. Then, this software will be able to identify your Android phone directly.

Since this software can also recover data from the Android tablet, if you are facing "recover data from a locked Android tablet" issue, this software is also applicable. And of course, your locked Android tablet should also meet the above two conditions.

When everything is prepared, we will tell you how to access a locked Android phone via USB and get its data off with this free software.

You have to turn off any other Android management software when you are using this software to recover data from locked Android phone to guarantee this software's successful operation.

Step 1: Connect your Android phone to your computer via USB, open the software and you will enter the main interface as follows. In this case, you just want to extract data from locked Android phone. Thus, "Recover from Phone" module is your choice. Just click on this recovery module to continue.

main interface

Step 2: This freeware will begin to analyze your Android device voluntarily, and then enter "Device Ready to Scan" interface as follows. In this interface, you can see the data types this software can recover, as well as two kinds of scan methods: "Quick Scan" and "Deep Scan". We take "Quick Scan" as an example in this post. After checking "Quick Scan", please click on "Next" button to continue.

Here, we will make a quick explanation of these two scan methods: "Quick Scan" is a fast scanning way which can only recover contacts, messages, WhatsApp messages and call logs; while "Deep Scan" will last for a long time correspondingly because it will scan your entire Android device and recover all of your Android data. Please select an appropriate scan method according to your own needs.


Step 3: The software will begin to scan your device. Then, after a few minutes, you will enter its scanning result interface as follows: The left side of this interface is the recoverable data types. If there are scanning results, the icon of that data type will be in light blue; however, if there is no scanned data, the corresponding data type icon will be in grey.


There are two numbers behind each data type like this number. Here, the first number which is in front of "/" means the quantity of deleted items, and the other number is the quantity of all scanned items of that data type.

Step 4: then, it's time to select the data you want to recover. After checking these items, please press "Recover" button and follow the rest wizard to save your Android data on your computer.

At last, your Android data are kept safely on your computer and you can use them directly.

MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android Free Edition has some limits, for example, you are only allowed to recover one type of data each time (see the detailed explanation in this post: Limits in MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android Free). So, you can choose to upgrade this freeware to an advanced version if you want to recover data from locked Android phone without limitations.

"Recover from SD-Card" module is not used to solve "extract data from locked Android phone" issue. However, this recovery module is also useful to fix Android SD card data loss problem. Here, we advise you to read this post to learn how to utilize this recovery mode: Two Ways to Recover Deleted Files from SD Card Android.

An Easy Way to Upgrade This Software

Here, we teach you an easy and convenient way to update this software. There is a button like this update in the top section of this software. After you get the license key, you can click this button and input the license key to upgrade it to the corresponding version. This is especially useful when you have already entered the scanning result interface with the Free Edition, since you will not have to scan your Android phone again.


How to Unlock an Android Phone

After recovering data from your locked Android phone, it's time to unlock the device. When you search "how to unlock an Android phone" on the internet, you may discover many different kinds of ways to solve this issue. Some ways require you to have the professional tools and skills. But, in this post, we will show you an easy method to unlock it. And all you need is just your locked Android phone.

This way is to restore your Android phone to factory settings. As you know, factory reset will delete all your data and settings on the device. So, after this process, you can use your Android phone as a new one without a password. Here, we also suggest removing the inserted SD card if there is one to keep its data safe.

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At the same time, you should know that this software can recover your lost or deleted Android data which are not overwritten by new data. So, you need to stop using your Android device as soon as possible after factory reset. Otherwise, your Android data will become unrecoverable.

Then, the following guidance will lead you to unlock your Android phone by restoring it to factory settings:

Step 1: Put your Android phone into Recovery Mode
Actually, different Android devices have different combination keys to enter Recovery Mode. You can search an appropriate way on the internet according to your own situation. Here we will take Samsung Galaxy S7 as an example:

If your Android phone is on, please turn it off. After that, please press the "Power" button, "Volume up" button and "Home" button at the same time. Then, your Android phone will boot into Recovery Mode.

Step 2: Select "wipe data/factory reset" option and make it work
Use the "Volume" buttons to highlight "wipe data/factory reset" option, and then press the "Power" button to select this option. Next, highlight and select "Yes" to confirm this option.

Step 3: Quit Recovery Mode to reboot your Android phone
Once the factory reset is completed, your Android phone will go back to the same Recovery Mode menu. Then, you need to press the "Power" button to select "reboot system now". After that, your Android phone will restart without a password.

At last, you can reuse this Android phone. This time, don't forget the password again.

Bottom Line

In this post, we introduce you a simple way to recover data from locked Android phone with a piece of third-party Android data recovery software - MiniTool Mobile Recovery for Android. With "Recover from Phone" module of this software, you can extract data on your Android phone and save them on your computer. After that, we also tell you to restore your Android phone to factory reset to unlock the device.

Should you have any question when you are using our software to fix your problem, please feel free to contacts us via these two ways as follows:
1. You can write an email and send it to our official email box: [email protected]
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