“My iPhone just fell to the ground and now is just working on wall charger for 5 minutes then it restarts again. I try to fix it but every one tells me no chance, anyway I have bought new one. All what I need is to know how to recover my data on my old iPhone. Any help or idea will be thankful!”
What You Need to Do Next
When your iPhone gets damaged what makes us feel bad is the data in it. Imagine loosing; hundred of holiday photos, your favorite playlist, videos, memos, messages, notes, contacts name them. Therefore when such a scenario befalls you here is what you need to do.
1 Try to Backup Data First
The first thing to do is to try doing a backup of data. If you can still turn on your damaged device then quickly connect a USB and transfer data to your computer. You can also sync the files to iTunes or iCloud backup file. In most cases this might not be possible since the iPhone cannot even open past the Apple logo.
2 Send Your iPhone For Repair
The second that you can also do so that you can restore files is to send it for repair. There are authorized Apple Service locations that can repair your phone. However, you can visit Apple store and they will try their best to fix your iPhone with a fee. Alternatively, you can make an online request to Apple support for iPhone repair services. They will come collect your device, repair it and return within 3-5 business days.
Remember the cost of repairing your iPhone depends with iPhone model.
What If Your iPhone Is Totally Damaged?
Your phone might be totally damaged and the above remedies may be useless. Does this mean kiss good bye to your data? No, you can still retrieve your files from iCloud and iTunes since the iOS devices automatically sync data to iTunes or iCloud. The best way to extract files from these backup files is with a help of iOS data recovery like iMyfone D-Back.
iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iPhone data recovery for Mac is a comprehensive iOS data recovery software that supports over 22 types of data files. It can recover files selectively from iTunes backup file and iCloud file. Furthermore, this intuitive tool allows you to preview the recovered or extracted data files. To get a full understanding of this powerful tool then let us have a look at its features.
- iMyfone D-Back is designed with four powerful data recovery modes namely: Smart Recovery, Recover from iOS, Recover from iTunes and Recover from iCloud.
- It is well integrated to support different possible data loss cases like; damaged device, broken device, iOS jailbreak, lost phone, unintentional data deletion, virus attack etc.
- It can recover data files which include Messages, Call logs, Contacts, Photos, Videos, WhatsApp messages, Skype History, WeChat History, Notes, Bookmarks, Safari History and Reminders.
- After scanning lost files it allows you to preview the recovered data.
- It supports all popular iDevices like iPhone 6 series, iPhone 5 series, iPhone 4 series, iPad 2, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini 3 and iPod Touch 4 just to mention a few.
Preview and Recover Data From iTunes Backup To Computer
Now, once you have installed iMyfone D-Back on your computer here is how to recover data of your damaged iPhone.
1 Choose a Recovery Method
On the home window of the program, click on “Recover from iTunes” method and then click on “Start” button. The next thing is to select the file types you want to restore
2 Scan Files
Next you need to select a backup file from the one that appears and hit Scan button. The scanning process will then begin immediately.
3 Preview and Recover
When the scanning process is over, the program will display the files according to data types that it has retrieved from the backup file. Go through the files and then mark the preferred. You can also mark all the files to restore everything. After that click on “Recover” button and select folder to save your retrieved files on your computer.
Preview and Recover Data From iCloud Backup To Computer
1 Choose a Recovery Method
Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” as your recovery mode. Click on Start and log in to your iCloud account.
2 Download backup file and Scan
On your iCloud account select a backup file and click “Next” to download and scan the files in it.
3 Preview and Recover Files
All the recovered files will then be displayed on the program window. Click on each data type and preview or read messages and notes. After that tick on the ones you wish to restore. Next click on “Recover” button. You will then have to define a drive to save the files.