How to Extract Data from Dead iPhone

Your iPhone can suddenly become completely unresponsive for a number of reasons. One of them is damaged hardware which can cause the device to lose some of its functionality. Other reasons could be software related. While the iPhone can be fixed, depending on the reason, the main problem is how to extract all the data you have on the iPhone safely and effectively.

In this article, we are going to offer you a variety of solutions to help you get the data out of the dead iPhone. If you can successfully retrieve the data, you can view and acquire the important info you need.

Ways to Extract Data from a Dead iPhone

The following are just some of the things you can do to extract data from a dead iPhone.

1 Try Charging and Resetting the Device

Sometimes a dead iPhone could be as a result of insufficient power. Try charging the device for at least 15-30 minutes and see if it works. You can also try a hard reset. Hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Power button for at least 10 seconds until the device restarts.

Try Charging and Resetting the Device

2 Check If the iTunes Recognizes the Device

Connect the device to your computer and then launch iTunes to see if the device is recognized. If it is, backup the device in iTunes immediately to extract your data.

 Check If the iTunes Recognizes the Device

3 Check If You Have a Backup

If you had a backup of the device either on iCloud or iTunes, then you just have to restore the backup once the device is fixed. Keep in mind that you may still lose some data that was not included in the backup. But this is a sure way to at least get most of your data back.

Check If You Have a Backup

4 Have the Device Fixed

Like we mentioned before, the problem could be hardware related. If you suspect damage, get the device to a professional to have it fixed.

Have the Device Fixed

5 Use an Backup Viewer to View Your iPhone Data in Backup

But what to do if your dead iPhone cannot be recognized by computer? How to get data from it? Well, regarding to such case, the most effective way to get your data back for a dead iPhone is to use a data extractor to get data from iTunes or iCloud backup you have created before the iPhone is dead. And the best is iMyFone D-Port iPhone data extractor. The following are some of the features that make it the best.

  • Supports extraction of up to 20 types of iOS content including videos, photos, notes, voice memos, WhatsApp/Kik/Viber/Line/WeChat messages and more.
  • Comes with a preview function that makes it easy to selectively extract data.
  • Extracting data from an iTunes/iCloud Backup file and exporting directly from iOS device are similarly easy.

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Here’s how to use iMyFone D-Port to Extract Data for a Dead iPhone

You can extract data for your dead iPhone from your iTunes or iCloud backups and here we will take the mode "Extract from iTunes Backup" as example. Install the program onto your computer and then follow these really simple steps to extract data for a dead iPhone.

Step 1: Run iMyfone D-Port on your computer and then select "Extract from iTunes Backup" from the main window. Click "Start" to begin.

Select Extract from iTunes Backup mode

Step 2: Select the types of data you want to recover. You can check all types if you want to recover all data in backup. Click "Next" to continue.

select the types of data you want to recover

Step 3: Select a relevant iTunes backup which includes the data on your dead iPhone and then click "Scan". iMyFone D-Port will take several minutes to scan your iTunes backup.

select the appropriate iTunes backup

Step 4: Once the scan is completed, preview and select the data you need to retrieve and then click "Export" to save it to your computer.

preview data in iTunes backup

And then you can check the data on your computer even though your iPhone is dead and cannot be recognized by computer.

Download the install the free trial version of iMyFone D-Port iPhone data extractor to view and extract data from your iTunes or iCloud backup file.

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Even with the above solutions, it is still very likely that you will lose some data on your device. Try to back up data on iPhone regularly.