USB Debugging makes it possible for your computer to access all types of files on your Android device. However, there are situations when enabling USB Debugging is not possible. For instance, if your screen is not responsive due to water damage, enabling USB Debugging may not be an option in that kind of situation. The good news is that there are several Android data recovery solutions without USB debugging available.
In this article, I will cover five of the most reliable methods for recovering data on your Android device without having to enable USB Debugging mode. Without further ado, let’s jump right in!
One of the most effective ways is by using Anyrecover (Android). Anyrecover is one of the most reliable data recovery applications you can use to restore any kind of file on your Android even when USB Debugging is not enabled. It also has one of the highest success rates (99.7%) compared to most data recovery tools on the market.
Features of Anyrecover (Android)
key steps to use Anyrecover (Android):
Download the software on your PC. Select the Recover Phone Data mode and connect your Android device with a USB cable. Click the Start button to continue.
Choose the scanning method of your choice. I recommend using deep scan over quick scan if want to recover all the data on your device.
After the scan is complete, the discovered files with be displayed for you to preview and choose the ones you want. Then you can click Recover to PC or Recover to Device.
If your Android device has a memory card slot, you can transfer the files you need from its internal storage to the memory card. This doesn’t require enabling USB Debugging. Follow the steps below if you want to use this method.
Insert the memory card into your device.
Launch the File Manager app on your phone and navigate to SD card folder.
Then select the files you want to restore and Copy them. Open the internal storage folder and paste them to the SD card.
If your phone’s screen is not responsive, you can plug in an OTG mouse to enable USB Debugging if it wasn’t enabled before the phone got damaged. However, make sure your phone supports using an OTG mouse before getting started. Follow the steps below to use this method.
Connect the OTG mouse to your Android device
You should now enable USB Debugging by going to your Settings > About phone > Developer Options and clicking the build number seven times.
Return back to the screen of your Settings and then open Developer Options. Turn the USB debugging slider to the on position.
Now connect your phone to a computer and copy all the files you need.
You can also recover data from your Android devices using your Google Account. Some of the data stored on your Google Account includes contacts, app data, call history, contacts, settings, SMS messages, pictures and videos, and MMS messages. You can restore all this data to a new device by signing in with your Google Account. Follow these steps to sign into your Google Account.
Open Settings and tap Google > Backup > Back up Now.
Enter your email address and password to sign in.
After that, all the data you had backed on this account will be restored to your device.
If you have a Samsung Android device, you can use your Samsung Cloud to back up and recover data back to your device. Each Samsung account is given up to 15GB of free storage for backing up files, including photos, videos, contacts, and more. If you have backed up your data on Samsung, follow the steps below to recover it.
Open Settings on your device and tap your name to open your Samsung account menu (profile).
Within your profile, tap Samsung Cloud to view all the files you have backed up on your Samsung account.
Tap Restore Data and then select the backup with the data you intend to restore.
You should then select all the files you want to recover and tap Restore. You may also have to tap Install if you are prompted to.
Those are some of the reliable methods you can use to achieve Android data recovery without usb debugging. You can choose from any of them depending on which one you find convenient and the tools you have at your disposal. It should also be noted that methods 4 and 5 require you to have made backups of your Google and Samsung accounts respectively.
The most effective method that you can use in all situations is Anyrecover (Android). With this tool, you don’t need to have any backups. All you need is a PC and a genuine USB cable. Anyrecover also gives you the chance to preview files and only select the ones you want to restore to your device.
To get started recovering files without USB Debugging, install Anyrecover (Android) on your PC now.
By Alva Doris , to Android Data Recovery
Updated: Nov 18, 2022