Last week I dropped and broke my Samsung galaxy s5. The screen won't turn on, but it vibrates/rings whenever I get a call or message, so I know the phone still works. All I want is to download my photos and notes onto my computer. How do I do this?

Also, I've read that I'm meant to allow USB debugging, but since I can't use my screen is there a way to do it on the computer instead of via settings?


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    – Izzy
    Jun 29 '17 at 12:46
  1. connect it to PC/MAC
  2. open file explorer or finder
  3. find the phone
  4. folder should be DCIM

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