View screen of broken Samsung Android on Windows 10 PC

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I use an android smartphone. The display was suddenly broken. Firstly, right 1/3 of the screen doesn’t recognize the touch. Its appearance is just broken. It was just lighting. The screen started to be covered with a black screen as if it was sprayed. The broken area was only 1/3 at first but the display no longer recognizes the touch 2 days later. I somehow needed to make a backup, so I tried to view the screen on Windows 10 PC and operated it.

By the way, my smartphone was Samsung J5.

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Installing Wireless Display

The Wireless Display feature is not enabled by default. Let’s enable it.

Open the Windows menu screen and select Apps.

home-menu

Open Optional features

optional-feature

Type wireless, select “Wireless Display” and install it.

wireless-display

Setting up Projecting to this PC

Let’s set up the wireless display. Open notification screen and click “Connect”.

connect-menu

Click “Projecting to this PC”. Restart the computer if the link isn’t there.

projecting-to-this-pc

Change the first setting to “Available everywhere”. It might be better to change it back afterwards.

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Connecting to the PC

My smartphone was Samsung J5. There should be “Smart View”. Let’s enable it

smart-view

Then, a notification appears on the PC. Click OK.

wireless-display-notification

Once it’s accepted on the PC, it shows the Android screen on the PC.

view-screen-on-pc

Make the Android screen smaller

When the display has broken the point where you want to touch may not recognize the touch. In this case, one-handed mode might help.

Open “Advanced features”

setting-menu

“Motions and gestures”

motions-and-gestures

Enable “One-handed mode”

one-handed-mode

It depends on the type of smartphone how to enable it.

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End

The display didn’t recognize touch 1 day later so you should make a backup as soon as possible. When I made a backup 90% of the display was black. I remembered where the smart view icon was, so I could connect it to my PC and make a backup. The input was available from my PC but I needed to switch the keyboard for special characters. If the display is completely broken you need to connect a mouse to your smartphone.

I should regularly make a backup for my device…

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