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How to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone

Have you ever got iPhone water damage? Since iPhone is so portable, we always carry it wherever we go. Unfortunately, my iPhone 5 fell in my bath when I’m taking a bath. Oops. After that, it cannot turn on. I finally find several methods to fix water damaged iPhone, but some of my data lost.

Part 1: Check Whether Your iPhone Is Water Damaged or Not

Could not figure out whether your iPhone is really water damaged? When you are not sure about that, you can check it on your own – by checking your iPhone's liquid indicators referred to the chart below. When your iPhone has been exposed to water, there's a red dot on it. If not, your iPhone is not water damaged.

Check Water Damaged iPhone

Note: Remember to turn off your iPhone when you want to check the liquid indicators on your iPhone.

Part 2: iPhone Water Damage Repair

Step 1. Power off your iPhone at once

When you got water damaged iPhone, don't use it in the usual way. Otherwise, your iPhone might be overheated and damaged. Get your iPhone away from water and power it off immediately.

Step 2. Don't dry your iPhone with a hair dryer

Never try to dry your water damaged iPhone with a hair dryer or other external drying machine, because it will force water to move deeper inside your iPhone. You can lay it among the rice for several days to dry it. It's feasible for you to take your water damaged iPhone to the repair store.

Part 3. Backup your iPhone

It's very important for you to back up your iPhone when your iPhone is dried. You can backup them with iTunes, iCloud or iPhone Data Recovery.

Backup your iPhone via iTunes: Connect your iPhone and run iTunes. Then right click on your iPhone's name and choose "Backup". iTunes can back up your iPhone in a few minutes.

Backup your iPhone via iCloud: Go to Settings > iCloud (sign in here if you're out) > Back Up Now.

Backup your iPhone via iPhone Data Recovery:

iPhone Data Recovery is designed to provide iPhone users with excellent service. Not only can iPhone Data Recovery backed up your iPhone, but also recover your iPhone data such as photos, videos, text messages, etc.

Download and have a try.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the PC

Run iPhone Data Recovery after installing, and then connect your iPhone to the PC. When the program has detected your iPhone, it will display as below. Click "Start Scan" to scan your iPhone.

Connect iPhone and Scan it

Note: If your iPhone model is iPhone 4/3GS, select "Advanced Mode". It can still scan your iPhone even when it is powered off.

iPhone Advanced Mode

Step 2. Preview and recover data from your water damaged iPhone

When the scan finishes, you can preview all the data found on your iPhone including the existed and deleted ones. You can check all the items in the navigation bar and then click "Recover" to back all of them up in your computer.

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Part 4. Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone with Backup Files

The worst result is that the water damaged iPhone can't be repaired and you can't access the data on it. If you've got iTunes or iCloud backup, you can get the exact files even if you don’t want to buy a new iPhone. iPhone Data Recovery can extract all data from backup files. You can select the exact files and export them to your computer.

Tutorial 1. Recover iPhone Data from iTunes backup

Step 1. Choose "Recover from iTunes Backup Files" after launching on iPhone Data Recovery. And all iTunes backup files are displayed on your screen, choose the one for your iPhone and click "Start Scan" to scan them.

Recover Lost Data from iTunes

Step 2. When it finishes scanning, you can preview all data on your iPhone. Select the wanted files and click "Recover" to extract them to your PC.

Recover Lost Data from iTunes

Tutorial 2. Recover iPhone Data from iCloud backup

Step 1. Sign in your Apple account to download the backup file of your iPhone.

Sign in iCloud

Choose File Type from iCloud

Download from iCloud

Step 2. After the download, you can scan to extract it. Preview and check the files you want and then click "Recover" to export them.

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Bunyan Lisa
Managing Editor
Posted - April 27, 2014

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