How to Recover Photos from iPhone that Won’t Turn on

What would you do if your iPhone simply won't turn on? The first thing we worry about is the data on it which is understandable especially when you didn't have a backup of the data on the device. Getting the data back is critical since you can then restore the data to a new device.

Photos are especially sensitive if you don't have a backup. This article will show you several methods you can use to reboot your iPhone to get your photos back. Try each solution until you have recovered all the data on your iPhone XS, iPhone XR or iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11.

The following are just some of the ways you can try to get your iPhone work again to recover the photos from your iPhone.

1. Charge Your iPhone for a While

A lack of sufficient power can cause an iPhone to refuse to turn on. Therefore, the first thing you should try is charging the phone. If you suspect your USB charger may be faulty, replace it and then charge the device for up to 30 minutes before trying to use it.

 Charge your iPhone for a while

2. Check If the Computer Recognizes the Device

The other thing you can do is connect the iPhone to the computer to see if iTunes recognizes it. If it does, you may want to create a backup immediately.

  Check to see if the device can be recognized by the computer

3. Force Restart Your iPhone

You can also attempt to force restart your iPhone. To do this, simply hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home Button for a few seconds until the Apple Logo appears. The device will restart and hopefully be back to normal.

hard reboot

4. Fix iPhone Won't Turn on Issue via 3-Party Tool

You will be queried if there is any other method to repair the device without losing the content. The answer is yes. With iMyFone D-Back, you can fix your iPhone from common system issues such as black screen, white screen, iPhone won't turn on without losing any of the data. Check the main features of this program.

Tool You'll Need: iMyFone D-Back (iOS 13/12 Supported)

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Key Features:

  • You can use it to extract up to 22 different types of iOS content including photos, videos, messages, contacts, call logs, WhatsApp/Kik/Viber/WeChat/Line messages and more.
  • You can also use to recover data directly from the device, from iTunes backup file and iCloud backup file.
  • It can also be used to fix the various issues you may be having including a device that is stuck on the Apple Logo, a device stuck in recovery mode or a device which won't turn on.
  • It has been highly recommended by many popular media sites, including Cult of Mac and Makeuseof, etc.

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How to Fix iPhone Won't Turn On Issue with iMyFone D-Back

Step 1: Download and installation

Download and install iMyFone D-Back onto your computer. Once it is complete, launch the program on your computer and connect your iPhone. Choose "Standard Mode" to move on.

Choose the mode to fix iOS

Step 2: Firmware update

Fixing this issue requires updating the firmware. You'll need to click the "Download" button, and the program will download the firmware according to the version of your iPod touch. Allow the program to complete the download process.

download firmware package

Step 3: Repair Your iPhone

iMyFone D-Back will begin repairing your iPhone as soon as it completes downloading the firmware. Once complete your iPhone functions smoothly and flawlessly. The best part of the entire process is that the data in your iPhone is safe!

Repair Your iPhone

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5. Extract Photos from iTunes or iCloud Backup

It will be easier to get the photos back if you have a backup on either iTunes or iCloud. iMyFone D-Back supports also extracting data from an iTunes or iCloud backup file if you had a backup of the missing photos. Follow these very simple steps to extract the photos from an iTunes or iCloud backup file.

Step 1: Install and Launch the Program

Download and install iMyFone D-Back to your computer and then launch the program. Select "Recover from iTunes Backup" and then click "Start".

Install and Launch the Program

Step 2: Select "Photos" as the Type of Data

In the next window, select "Photos" as the type of data you want to recover and then click 'Next".


Step 3: Choose the Relevant iTunes Backup

Choose the relevant iTunes backup in the next window and then click "Scan".

Choose the Relevant iTunes Backup

Step 4: Select the Photos You Want to Extract

Once the scanning process is complete, preview and select the photos you want to extract and then click "Recover" to save them to your computer.

Select the Photos You Want to Extract

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