How to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPad
Accidentally dropped your iPad in the bath? Left it in the rain? Calm down. Don't hurry to do repair if it can't work normally, even can't start, unless you've backed up your iPad with iTunes before. Otherwise, the first thing you need to do is to back up your data. How can we back up the data on a water damaged iPad? Read on and you'll get the answer.
How to recover data from water damaged iPad
No matter you're a Windows user or a Mac user, you can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) to recover data directly from water damaged iPad as well as recover data by extracting iTunes backup file.
Download the free trial version of the program below to have a try.
Next let's take the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS for example. If you're a Mac user, go here: iPad data recovery.
Step 1. Connect your water damaged iPad to computer
Launch the Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS on your computer, then connect your water damaged iPad. When you do this, don't run iTunes at the same time, avoiding your iTunes backup being updated if there is. Next, you'll get the interface as follow after the iPad is detected. There are two recovery modes provided: Recover from iOS Device, and Recover from iTunes Backup File.
For iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, The new iPad and iPad 2:
For iPad 1: You need to download a plug-in according to the notice on the window.
Step 2. Scan your water damaged iPad
To directly recover data from your water damaged iPad, you can click Start Scan to begin it for your iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, The new iPad and iPad 2.
For your iPad 1, you need to get into the scanning mode first. The steps are described well on the window above. Just follow to enter it.
- Hold your device, and click the Start button.
- Hold Power and Home buttons at the same time when you click Start for exactly 10 seconds. The program will count the time for you.
- Release the Power button when the 10 seconds passed, but keep holding the Home button for anther 15 seconds.
- Release Home when you get the message of success.
After that, the program starts scanning your water damaged iPad for data, including lost data and existing data.
Step 3. Preview & save iPad data
When the scan finishes, you can preview all data one by one in the scan result, and recover all that you can preview there. If you want to recover all data, just mark the box in front of your device icon and click Recover to save them all on your compute with one click.
Note: Data found here includes what you have on your iPad now and those you deleted before. You can slide the button on the interface above to only display deleted items.