Android phone users mostly want to transfer their data from their phone to PC as a backup. But to transfer that data successfully between the devices, you have to enable USB debugging so that both of the Android phones as well as the computer can connect to access the data.
There is no kind of way to connect your phone to PC and for the access of all folder and files without enabling the USB debugging option. So, it is very important to enable this option between the devices.
Now, if your phone has been broken or its screen is black and you cannot see anything, then how can you turn on debugging on your device? How to access the data and recover them from the Android black screen?
If you are having the same situation and you are looking at how to enable USB debugging on your Android black screen then you have just come at the right place.
Here I am going to guide and show you some ways on how to enable USB debugging on Android with a black screen and how to recover data from that.
Method #1: Enable USB Debugging on Android Black Screen using OTG Cable and Mouse
When your touch screen is black or when it is not working then you can take some help from USB OTG and from a mouse to enable USB debugging and control your phone.
Usually, USB OTG is also referred to as USB On-The-Go which helps to connect any device such as USB drive, mouse, keyboard, etc to a smartphone via USB Type C or via micro USB port.
But, you also have to remember that many of the smartphones do not support OTG technology, so, before you go any further, kindly check if your device is compatible with that or not.
After that, follow the steps given below to enable USB debugging on Android having a black screen:
Step 1: First of all, connect your phone with a mouse and with OTG adapter.
If you are having a controller then you can also use that because there are some of the users who have connected Xbox, PS3, PS4, USB wired controller to their phone and they have enabled USB debugging successfully.
Step 2: Now, you have to click on the mouse to unlock your phone and then turn on USB debugging from Settings.
Step 3: After that, connect your black screen Android phone to your computer and it will identify your phone as an external memory.
Step 4: Now, open files and folders of the phone on your PC and then copy all of the data such as photos, videos, contacts, etc whichever you want to save.
Method 2: How to Enable USB Debugging by using ADB Command
If you may know that Android has a powerful tool which is popularly known as SDK and within that SDK, there is a tool named as ADB command. It offers you to connect your device through USB and it assists you to enable USB debugging without even touching the screen of your phone.
This process needs good computer knowledge. Below are the steps to follow:
- Firstly, you have to download ADB and install it from its official website.
- Now, as you know that USB debugging is turned off on your phone, so your phone has to enter ClockworkMod recovery. You can do this by just pressing and holding the Power + Home + Volume up button all together at the same time.
- After the ClockworkMod recovery loads, run “ADB devices” in the command prompts.
- Then you can use this command given below
Note: If you do not have a good knowledge of computers, then it is better that you do not try this method. This step is a risky step. Even minor mistakes can totally damage your phone so do not try if you are not an experienced person.
These were my two methods from which you can enable USB debugging on your Android phone without having to use the broken or black screen.