How to Recover Data from Dropped Broken iPhone

By Andre Cooper on Dec 11, 2015 22:50:00 PM.

Data Trouble in Broken iPhone?

Yesterday, I got my iPhone 6 broken yesterday while I was shopping with my friend. We brought quite a lot stuffs on our hands and then my phone rang. I tried to took my phone out but dropped it on the ground carelessly. When I picked it up, I found that the phone screen was broken. I can barely use the phone then since the touch screen is no longer sensitive to my fingers. I must take my phone repaired but before doing so, I want to recover all those data in case of losing them. If you have any suggestion for me to solve this problem, please tell me. Thank you.

how to recover data from broken iphone

Have any one of you ever met with the trouble about how to recover data from broken iPhone? Your iPhone is still in a perfect condition if you're lucky enough. Or worse, it has a cracked screen. Even the worst, you need to change a new one. It depends on the extend of the drop. Losing data on broken phones is not a new trouble any more since more and more users get their phones broken due to diverse reasons.

Losing data on broken phones is not a new trouble any more since more and more users get their phones broken due to diverse reasons. Please remember, if you're not so professional, your iPhone could be damaged further for your improper operation. If you got your beloved iPhone broken, how will you recover data from broken iPhone?

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What You Need to Do Next: Backup Your iPhone Data

When your iPhone need restore, don't forget to backup the data on it first. Once it's restored, you can never get back the data on it, but only from the previous iTunes or iCloud backup if you have one. Hence, as long as there is such a condition that you still can use iTunes/iCloud to backup your dropped iPhone, just do it immediately.

What if you can't use iTunes or iCloud to backup your iPhone, or you just don't want to use either of them? Then you need to use a third-party tool like Broken iPhone Data Recovery Tool to directly scan your iPhone and get the data out of your iPhone selectively. Simply download and have a try.

1Connect your iPhone the computer, and run the program.

Run the Broken iPhone Data Recovery tool on your compute and connect your iPhone. Then you'll see the window below if you use iPhone 6S/6/5S/5/4S:

recover data from broken iphone 6S/6/5S/4S

If you're using iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, the window will be a little different.

recover data from broken iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS

Just as the window above shows, iPhone 6/5S/5/4S users only need to click the Start button to begin scanning your iPhone for data on it. While iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users need to follow the way below to enter the iPhone's scanning mode to scan it:

1. Hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
2. Hold "Home" and "Power" buttons at the same time when you click "Start", then hold them for exactly 10 seconds.
3. After 10 seconds, you can release the "Power" button and keep pressing the "Home" button for another 15 seconds.

2Scan your iPhone to recover data from broken iPhone.

3Preview and backup any data on your broken iPhone to the computer.

recover data from broken iPhone directly

What If the iPhone Is Totally Broken?

Unfortunately, the professional technician declares that your iPhone is completed destroyed. There is no way to repair it, or the repair fee is enough for you to purchase a new one. What can you do now? You still can choose to get it recycled by Apple or sell it to some local repair store for some money.Then you need to get yourself a new phone. No matter it's an iPhone again or other phones, don't forget your data in the iTunes or iCloud backup.

You still can get them back. How? Since Apple doesn't allow you to get data out of the iTunes and iCloud backups, even preview, you can use a third-party tool to get them extracted. This Broken iPhone Data Recovery is such a tool. Just download the trial version above to have a try for free now.

1Recover iPhone data from iTunes backup

Launch the program on your computer once you've installed it. Then go to "Recover from iTunes Backup Files" on the left of the primary window. Choose the backup and extract it. Just choose one and click on the "Start Scan" button. When the scan stops, you can now preview all data in the backup one by one, such as photos, messages, contacts, notes, call log, and more. While previewing, you can tick any item you want and recover data of broken iPhone from iTunes backup.

recover broken iPhone data from itunes backup

2Recover iPhone data from iCloud backup

Switch to the option of "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" on the left of the program's primary window. Then you can sign in your iCloud account by inputting the Apple ID and the password. Choose one and download it with one click. Download and extract the iCloud backup. Once it stops, you can preview all data in your iCloud backup file like photos, contacts, messages, calendars, and more. You can recover data of broken iPhone from iCloud backup as you wish.

reover broken iPhone data from icloud backup

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