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How to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone

-- Monday, August 28, 2017
Some of you must have such embarrassed experience: your beloved iPhone dropped in water. What you should do would be try your best to fix water damaged iPhone as well as recover data from water damaged iPhone. So were all your previous photos, contacts and messages gone forever? No, they are just temporarily missing.

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  • In this guide, you will learn how to get water damaged iPhone repaired and restore contents stored on it easily. Please check it out below!

    Part 1: How to Fix Water Damaged Phone?

    For a water damaged iPhone, the first thing you need to do is stopping using it and trying to power it off immediately. Now you need to dry it out. But how? You can put your water damaged phone in a container with silca bags. Please do not dry it with a hair dryer as it can make things even worse.

    If you have tried the above way and iPhone is still in abnormal state, you are recommended to use the prevalent recovery tool – iOS System Recovery to fix your damaged iPhone and get it back to normal. Now, please download and install the program on your computer to have a try on your own.

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    Step 1 Connect iPhone to Computer
    Once the iOS System Recovery program has been downloaded and installed, please launch it on your computer. Now, you should be in the interface of “iOS System Recovery” like the screenshot below. Then please connect iPhone to computer via a USB cable.

    Connect Water Damaged iPhone

    Step 2 Confirm the Detected Information
    Once your iPhone is connected, please click on "Confirm" button on the interface to start the repairing process. Then you should confirm your device info which is detected by the program.

    Confirm Your Device's Info

    Step 3 Download Firmware Package and Repair iPhone
    Now, please click on the "Repair" button and the program would start to automatically download the correct firmware package and then repair your damaged iPhone. What you should do is to make sure your iPhone is well connected to PC.

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    Part 2: Retrieve Files from iTunes Backup

    Step 1 Scan iTunes Backup
    On the hompage, click on "Recover from iTunes Backup File". You can choose the backup file according to the backup date. Then click "Star Scan".

    Recover from iTunes

    Step 2 Overview your Phone Data
    It will not be long before the scan process finishes. After that, select the content you want and click "Recover" button to get back your contacts, SMS or any others.

    iTunes Recover

    Part 3: Recover Damaged iPhone Data from iCloud

    Step 1 Log in to iCloud
    Please head to "Recover from iCloud Backup File" on the left menu. When the window as below shows up, enter your Apple ID along with password.

    Recover from iCloud

    Step 2 Download iCloud Backup
    After entering your iCloud account, select your wanted backup file to download. And the next steps is wait for the program to scan.

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    When it's done, you are able to preview the contents. Then please click "Recover" to restore the data back to your computer.

    iCloud Retrieve

    Note: It's important to form a habit of doing iPhone data backup.

    iPhone Data Recovery not only supports iPhone 8/7/SE/6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus, it also supports iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad/iPad and iPod touch. If you need it, please freely download the iPhone Data Recovery on your computer.

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    Ivy Bruce

    Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.