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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(iPhone Data Recovery) (Mac) (available for Mavericks) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS(iPhone Data Recovery) (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.


Step 2. Scan your dead iPhone for data on it

For iPhone Plus 6/6/5S/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.


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".


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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Paul How do you remove the flash memory and put it into another phone WITHOUT the socket? The phone shop may not be able to do it and I'm not sure how to do it myself. My dead phone was an Iphone 5
My Iphone 5 just dropped into the toilet bowl by accident 2 days ago, I tried the rice trick and it failed. My dad brought it for repair, and it is totally dead. LCD,motherboard,every other button except the home one, the audio jack is also dead. I never backed it up, so how do I get back ALL the data on it? (including notes,whatsapp media, photos and texts) If the motherboard etc is dead, can it still work?
Please check your iphone if it is work. if it doesn't work, you need to use another solution to recover data from dead ihpone.
Recently, seems this is the best solution to recover data from dead iphone.
Then you need to buy a new iphone,as same as the dead one. First:remove the flash memory chip from the new iphone. Second:mount an adapter(socket) on the new iphone PCB,then put the flash memory chip (from the dead iphone) into the adapter/socket,then boot the new iphone, it can show the data. Third: the adapter/socket is LGA52/60 connector adapter, it can mount on the iphone PCB easily.
Seems there are too many guys need to recover data from dead ipone/ipad/ipod,but if your phone dead, it can't connect to the software. But i have a solution: remove your Flash memory chip from your dead iphone, then to read flash memory chip(LGA52 or LGA60) with special device.
If it is dead, i think it will not connect to any software. if you want to recover the data, you need to remove the falsh memory from it . then read the flash memory
Hi Jo,your iphone is dead, it can't connect to the software, that mean you can't recover data from it. you need remove the flash memory from your iphone, then to read it. it is either LGA52 or LGA60.Thanks
I'm afraid our program won't be able to recover data from a dead phone. For the time being we don't have any expertise on solving hardware issue.
my phone is completely dead and won't even be recognised by iTunes. I've tried to use the software in advanced mode but my mac isn't recognising the device at all, nor is my phone responding in any way. Is there anything that I can do?
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