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How to Recover Data from Dead iPhone

Alice MJ

Apr 21, 2023 • Filed to: Data Recovery Solutions • Proven solutions

Data is corrupted due to accidental damage to the phone. The phone has some accidental shutdowns and this will cause data loss. Water damage can cause data corruption / loss. Updating the system also causes data loss. A factory reset will be the cause if not done properly. The storage format of the iPhone memory will also result in data loss.

So, above we have discussed almost all the reasons that are the main causes of iPhone data loss. Besides these reasons, so many people are looking for data to recover water-damaged iPhone, recover data from broken iPhone, recover data from dead iPhone, or recover data from bricked iPhone. However, here we will cover all the possible causes of data loss from iPhone. This article answers some questions, such as how to recover data from a dead iPhone and how to recover data from a bricked iPhone.

Part 1 Common ways: iCloud and iTunes

iTunes is a popular iPhone backup method. And many people have turned on the auto-sync feature on their iPhone because of its convenience. But when it comes to recovering data from a dead iPhone, that's another story. First, the iTunes backup is not readable on the computer. And the only way to use iTunes to back up is to restore your iPhone. Apparently, this is not doable for a dead iPhone. Dr.Fone iPhone Data Recovery can open iTunes backup file and allows you to recover dead iPhone data from iTunes to computer.

To use this way of recovering data from broken iPhone, you will need an iTunes backup file first. That means you must have synced your broken iPhone with iTunes once before. Only then is this step possible.

Procedure to recover from iTunes

Step 1. Launch the program and highlight your iTunes backup file

After starting the program, click “Recover from iTunes Backup” in the sidebar. You will now see a list of all of your iTunes backup files. You can select one of them, then click “Start Scan” to begin.

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  • Scan and recover data from broken iPhone

Step 2. Preview and restore the data on broken iPhone from iTunes backup

The scan only takes a few seconds. Once it finishes, you can preview all the content extracted from the iTunes backup. Select the category on the left and mark the entries on the right. Check anything you want to restore and click "Restore" to restore all of the files to your computer.

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Procedure to recover from iCloud

iCloud is another way to recover data from dead iPhone. Dr.Fone Data Recovery (iPhone) allows you to view iCloud backup files and extract specific data from backup files. So, compared with other methods, this iPhone data recovery tool can extract dead iPhone data from iCloud to hard drive quickly and easily.

Step 1. Log in to your iCloud account

From the side menu, click "Recover from iCloud Backup File" of D.rFone iPhone Data Recovery window. Then you can see the window as follows. Enter your iCloud account and sign in.


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Step 2. Download and unzip the contents of the iCloud backup

Once you get it, you can see all the iCloud backup files listed. Pick one for your dead iPhone, and hit the Download button to retrieve it. As you do this, ensure you have a steady internet connection. Then click the "Start Scan" button to retrieve the downloaded file in future. It will take you a few minutes. Just do it according to the reminder message.


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Step 3. Preview and Recover Data for Your Dead iPhone

When everything is done, you can view data one at a time and decide which item you want. Check it out and click the "Recover" button to get it.


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Part 2 Professional & Easy Way: Dr.Fone System Repair and  Data Recovery Software

Dr.Fone Sytem Repair software will help you recover files from iPhone and iPad even if your devices are dead or lost. There is no talk of any magic here - the utility is able to unpack an iTunes or iCloud backup and provide the user with the ability to extract any necessary content from it. With the help of iTunes or simpler file managers, such an operation cannot be performed.

A big plus of Dr.Fone Sytem Repair is the availability of a version for both iOS and android phones. In this regard, the utility also compares favorably with similar tools, since most of them are presented exclusively on the Mac.

First, connect your dead iPhone to your computer and check if it can actually be detected by your computer. If yes, please follow the steps given below to recover data from dead iPhone.

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Step 1. Connect a dead iPhone to your computer

Launch Dr.Fone Data Recovery (iPhone) after getting it form the official website and run it on your computer, then connect the dead iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. It is absolutely fine even if it doesn't show up anything. Just do it. After connecting the iPhone, you will get the interface as seen in the image below.


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Step 2. Check the data on your dead iPhone

After that, you will be told, you have successfully entered the device scan mode and the software starts scanning your iPhone now.


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Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from Dead iPhone

Scanning will stop after a few minutes. The discovered data will be displayed in categories such as Messages, Photo Stream, Camera Roll, Contacts, etc. You can view each of them one by one, and mark the ones you want to keep them on your computer by clicking the " Restore to Computer " button.

Note: The data found in each category refers to the ones that were recently deleted. You can check them by sliding the button on the top: only display deleted items.

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Alice MJ

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