One of the many consequences of water damage is data loss. We don’t want to think about it but it happens and once you are able to get your device dry, you have to contend with it. The problem comes in how to recover the lost data. In this article we are going to be dealing with how to recover missing photos from a water damaged iPhone whether you are able to get it working again or not.
Recover Photos using iMyfone D-Back
To recover photos that have been lost due to water damage, you will require the services of a data recovery program. While there are very many data recovery programs you can choose, only one will actually make it easy for you to get all your photos back. This data recovery program is known as iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac and the following are just some of the reasons why you should choose D-Back over other data recovery programs.
- You can choose to recover the photos directly from the iPhone (if they were not backed up) or from an iCloud or iTunes backup file (if you would rather not restore the device.)
- It can be used to recover a whole host of other data types including videos, call logs, contacts, text message, notes, memos and more.
- It is very easy to use and supports nearly all iOS devices and all versions of the iOS operating system.
- You can recover data that has been lost through accidental deletion, device damage-including water damage, iPhone jailbreak attempt gone wrong or other circumstance.
Like we mentioned before you can either recover the photos directly from the iPhone, from an iTunes backup file or an iCloud backup file. The following is a tutorial on how to recover the photos in each of these three ways.
1 Recover Photos Directly from a Water Damaged iPhone
You can use this recovery mode if your device can be recognized by the computer and hasn’t been completely damaged. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Run iMyfone D-Back on your computer and then select “Recover from iOS device.” Click “Start” to begin.
Step 2: In the next window, select “Photos” under “Photo & Video” since this is the type of file we wish to recover.
Step 3: Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables and click “Scan” as soon as the program detects the device.
Step 4: Once the scan is complete. Preview the photos and then select the ones you want to recover. Click “Recover” to save the deleted photos.
2 Recover Photos from a Water Damaged iPhone via iTunes Backup
Choose this recovery mode if you have the photos on your iTunes backup file.
Step 1: From the main window, select “Recover from iTunes Backup” and click “Start” to continue.
Step 2: in the next window, select “Photos” as the file type to recover and click “Next” to continue.
Step 3: all the iTunes backup files available on that computer will be listed in the next window. Select the one that contains the missing photos and click “Scan.”
Step 4: Preview the results and choose the photos you want to recover and then click “Recover.”
3 Recover Photos from a Water Damaged iPhone via iCloud Backup
If you would rather get the photos from an iCloud backup file, follow these simple steps to recover them.
Step 1: Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” from the main window and then click “Start” to begin. Choose the type of file you want to recover (in this case photos)
Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account to allow the program to access the iCloud backup files on your account.
Step 3: Select the iCloud backup file that contains the missing photos and then click “Next.”
Step 4: Wait for the scanning process to be completed (it shouldn’t take too long) and then preview the results to select the deleted photos. Click “Recover” to save the recovered photos to your computer.