Your iPhone dying is a scary and very stressful event. You can’t contact anyone, you don’t know what time it is and, worst of all, all of your important data is gone forever. Fortunately for you, often that data actually isn’t gone forever. Here are some of the ways that you can get files back from a dead iPhone.
#1 Turn the Phone Off Immediately
There are many reasons a phone can die. The most common reasons are breakage or water damage. Before you do anything at all you absolutely must turn the phone off as soon as it is damaged. Especially in the case of water damage, the quicker you turn the phone off the less chance the water has to seep into the phone and the more likely it is you’ll be able to recover your important data (and hopefully your phone).
#2 Take It To An iPhone Repair Specialist
Some people actually specialise in repairing iPhones and retrieving the data from ones that can’t be repaired. We recommend iBoard Repair if you are searching for an easy way to send your iPhone off (they allow you to do this via mail) and have it back to you in no time with all of the precious data you need recovered. This option is super easy and effective if you’re not sure how to go about recovering data yourself and should probably be your first step if you want to guarantee yourself the best chance of getting your data back.
#3 Recover Your Files Via iCloud
If you have been using iCloud for storing your data, then lucky you, any data that you have backed up there will be safe, even if your phone is not. iCloud stores copies of your data in “The Cloud” and saves it there for this exact event. iCloud stores photos, calendars, notes and more and is a great way to ensure that you don’t lose anything valuable (except your poor phone).
#4 Recover Your Files Via iTunes
If you back up your files to your computer, then they can be recovered through iTunes. If you open the iTunes app on your computer and plug in the phone you have got to replace the dead one, it should pop up with an option to restore data. When you click this, all of the data that was backed up from your old phone will be transferred onto the new one.
#5 Try Data Recovery Software
If you haven’t recently backed up your phone or you don’t use iCloud, you can try restoring your data with a data recovery tool. There are many softwares available that are able to recover data. Make sure you do proper research to ensure that the one you choose is legitimate and give it a go.
Many people will experience a disaster involving a dead phone at some point in their lives and it’s important to know that it isn’t the end of the world and there are options for getting your files back.