How to Recover Data from Dropped Broken iPhone

The 1st Thing to Do When You Dropped and Broken Your iPhone

Dropped your iPhone heavily on the floor, from the stair or on other hard objects? Anything might happen. 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. No matter you belong which one, the first thing you need to do is to get your iPhone have a check first. Don't do it by yourself if there is a serious damage. Bring it to Apple or other professional stores and listen what they will say to you. Then you can decide how to repair your broken iPhone. Just remember it. If you're not so professional, your iPhone could be damaged further for your improper operation.

What You Need to Do Next: Backup Your 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 Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS - iPhone Data Recovery, which allows you to directly scan your iPhone and get the data out of your iPhone selectively. All you need to do is 3 steps:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone the computer, and run the program.
Step 2. Directly scan your iPhone by clicking "Start Scan" on the program's window.
Step 3. Preview and backup any data on your iPhone to the computer.

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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. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS - iPhone Data Recovery is such a tool. Just download the trial version above to have a try for free now.

1st Way Recover iPhone data from iTunes backup

Step 1. Choose the backup and extract it

Launch the program on your computer once you've installed it. Then go to "Recover from iTunes Backup Files" on the top of the primary window. There, you can see all existing iTunes backup files on your computer. You can choose any of them to extract. Just choose one and click on the "Start Scan" button. The program will begin scanning and extracting the backup file.

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Step 2. Preview and recover whatever you want from the backup

When the scan stops (it would be in a few seconds), 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 get them all back with one click at last.

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2nd Way Recover iPhone data from iCloud backup

Step 1. Download and extract the iCloud backup

Switch to the option of "Recover from iCloud Backup Files" on the top of the program's primary window. Then you can sign in your iCloud account by inputting the Apple ID and the password. Once you've entered, you can see all backup files in your iCloud. Choose one and download it with one click. After that, you can continue extracting it.

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Step 2. Preview and recover data from your iCloud backup

The downloading and extracting process will take you a while. Wait and relax yourself for a moment. Once it stops, you can preview all data in your iCloud backup file like photos, contacts, messages, calendars, and more. You can recover any of them as you wish.

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Hi, in this situation, have you ever enabled iCloud on your phone or backed up the phone to iTunes? If you have iCloud or iTunes backup, you can still use Dr.Fone for iOS to extract the files from the backups.
So if the phone is completely off and I can't swipe the screen to access the phone, I have no way of getting anything off of it onto itunes. Thanks Apple - I will never be purchasing another one of your phones.
Hi, my iphone 5 got driven over, totally broke into 4 quarters, i had not ever done a backup over icloud/itunes, is there any possibility of recovering my photos atleast :(
Hi, please follow the instruction here to enter DFU mode. http://www.wondershare.com/recover-iphone/iphone-in-dfu-mode.html . But if the Home button is entirely not working, I am afraid there is no other way to get the phone into DFU mode.
hi selena :) ... can you please help me how to get in DFU mode because my iphone is disabled and the home button is not working so please selena help me thank you and God bless..
Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS can help you scan the iPhone's internal memory directly.
Its there any infoe somewhere about informatcion extraction directly from memory chip in the phone?
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If you set the screen lock on the phone and never trusted this computer, your phone will not be able to connect to the computer or iTunes. That's why our product cannot scan your phone and recover the files. As to this case, I suggest you to try the iphone password unlocker tools to unlock your phone first.
Dear Selena, Thanks for create this comunties and thanks for attention that you give the people like me that have couple problems with the Eletronic Devices! :D I need your help, and maybe you can help me at my problem with your knowledge. I will try explain for you: My nephew put, and forget the numbers, on my Screenlock password and I donĀ“t have backups in Icloud OR Itunes. My cell is a iphone 4S, and I have many work contacts there, and photos too. I bougth, and received by email, today the "Wondershare Dr.Phone for IOS".... BUT i try recover the dates by program, but the program said for i put the iphone password in Iphone or Itunes to continue! What I need to do, Selena ? (because my nephew dont know the numbers) Thankful, Filipe