Picture the situation: You've recently bought an expensive smartphone. But out of mere carelessness you dropped it and now left with a broken screen, which makes it impossible for you to operate the handset.
This is a common but one of the worst things that can happen to any smartphone user. And considering the fact that not everyone can buy a new smartphone anytime sooner after the accident, you have to find a way to operate the broken one to retrieve your data.
What will you do in such situation? Fortunately, an unresponsive touchscreen doesn't mean the end of your device, you can still use it via a PC. Here is how you can do that:
Use A USB OTG
If your smartphone's touchscreen is broken but the display is still working, all you need to do is to use a USB OTG and connect a USB mouse with it. To recall, a USB OTG connects mobile with other devices (like a mouse). Its one end has a mini USB port and another end comprises of a normal USB port.
Now you can connect a mouse with your broken phone and operate anywhere.
Use A VNC Program if Screen Is dead
What if you have damaged your phone's screen and it is completely inoperable. You can still operate your phone by installing a VNC program on your PC and connect it to your screen dead smartphone. These programs move the Android interface to your PC enabling you to control it remotely.
But make sure you pick a safe and free VNC program.
Operate Your Phone with AirDroid
AirDroid is a program that enables you to transfer all the data from your smartphone to PC. It is available both as desktop software and mobile application.
To access your data, you need to download the app both on your phone and PC. Then log-in to it but make sure you use the same user id and password in both places.
Vysor is a Chrome extension that allows you to use your Android phone from a desktop computer. You can use this on Windows, Mac, and Linux. You just require a USB cable to connect your phone to the PC and launch the extension. You'll get the access remotely.