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Dead iPhone Data Recovery: Recover Data from Dead iPhone

Recovering data from dead iPhone 4

My iPhone 4 went completely dead yesterday. It wouldn't take a charge, nothing it just died. I took it to the Apple store and they pronounced it dead. I had recently backed it up when I installed iOS 5. My question is, is it possible to recover the photos and videos that resided on it? I didn't sync it with iTunes recently.
Any suggestions?

My iPhone is dead. If you search it online, you'll find lots of people looking a solution to recover data from their dead iPhone. After all, the device has been dead, saving the data is urgent. Well, to recover data from dead iPhone, you need the help of a third-party program, which can help to directly scan your iPhone and take data on it. If you don't have a choice yet, here is my recommendation: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) (available for Mavericks) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows). This dead iPhone data recovery software can help to recover data including contacts, SMS, photos, videos, notes, and more.

Download the free trial version below to have a try.

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The guide below is based on the Windows version of the software. Mac users can read the user guide of the Mac version here.

Step 1. Connect your dead iPhone to the computer

Launch the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS software after you download and install it on your computer, then connect your dead iPhone to the computer with a digital cable. It doesn't matter, even it doesn't work. Just do it. After connecting your iPhone, you'll get an interface as follows.

dead iphone data recovery

Step 2. Scan your dead iPhone for data on it

For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S users, you only need to click the "Start Scan" button to scan your iPhone. While for iPhone 4/3GS, you can go to the Advanced Mode to scan your device by following the steps below and do it correctly:

  1. Hold your dead iPhone and click the “Start” button.
  2. Press the Power and Home buttons on your dead iPhone at the same time for exactly 10 seconds. The Software will count time for you.
  3. When 10 seconds have passed, release the Power button right away, but keep holding the Home button for another 15 seconds.

After that, you'll be told you've successfully entered the device's scanning mode and the software begins scanning your iPhone now.

recover data from dead iphone

Step 3. Preview & recover data from dead iPhone

The scan will stop after a few minutes. Found data will be displayed in categories, such as Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, etc. You can preview each of them one by one, and mark those you want to save them on your computer by clicking "Recover".

recover dead iphone data

Note: The data found in each category includes those deleted recently. You can check them by sliding the button on the top: Only display the deleted items.

You can also watch the video tutorial below.

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Further Reading

Recover iPhone messages: This guide shows you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone in different ways.
Recover deleted photos on iPhone: This article shows you how to recover deleted photos on iPhone in different ways.
Recover iPhone iMessages: You can recover deleted contacts without a backup on iPhone with 3 steps at ease.

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Hey, sorry to hear that you iPhone is burnt. Anyway, in your case, you can retrieve photos and messages by using Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS to scan your iTunes backup file or iCloud backup files if you've backed your iPhone before it was burnt. Learn more details>>
ShadiS
i have an iphone 5. i plugged it into my charger today and my charger burnt my iphone. it isn't turning on. when i plug my phone to my computer and open wondershare, it doesn't show that an iphone has been detected. what do i do? i want to retrieve my photos and messages that are on my iphone.
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Run iTunes and see if your iPhone 5 can be detected by iTunes. If yes, you can use iTunes to make a backup of it. Then use Dr.Fone for iOS to extract the backup file.
Vivien
Dr Fone won't detect my iPhone 5. What can I do ?
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It's hard to say in this case. Anyway, you can try it with the trial version first.
MikeTuss
Hi, my iPhone 4 died on me and I lost everything - the problem is my power button doesn't work (common problem) will this still work for me?? I really need everything from my iPhone :-(
Søren Beck
Hi I dropped my iPhone 4s into water the other day. After it has been drying I now started it. I can get the apple logo and I can get it to this stage: http://www.appleiphoneschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/connect-to-itunes.jpg Now! If i open iTunes it recognizes my iPhone and ask me to restore. I do not have an iCloud backup of all my photos so of course I hold back with restoring the device. I have downloaded the free trial of Wondershare but I can't get the 'start scan' button/ screen. Meanwhile I turn the iPhone off/on (10 secs, 15 secs etc) but nothing happens. Is my photos forever lost or can I get them out of the phone somehow? Afterall it shows 'pulse' by having apple logo/connect to itunes logo (see link). Appreciate some help :)
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Can you specify the problem, Carlos?
Carlos Pena
im stuck in the scanning process my iphone 4s won't connect with wondershare what can i do ?
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If you've fully scanned your iPhone and only recovered part of the notes, the missing part must have been overwritten by new data. That's to say, the missing part has gone forever. We need to stop using the device immediately after data loss on it. Any operation can create new data and the new data can make lost data overwritten.
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