How to Recover Data from a Broken iPod touch

Possibility of recovering data from a broken iPod touch 5/4

As to the possibility of recovering data from broken iPod touch (iOS 9), the easiest way is to recover it from your iTunes, if you've ever backed up your iPod touch with iTunes before it's broken. If no, you need to directly scan and recover data from your iPod touch. Generally, you can recover your broken iPod touch data, no matter it's physically damaged or not.

How to recover data from a broken iPod touch

There are two ways for you to recover data from broken iPod touch. The first way is that you can definitely retrieve your broken iPod touch data. And the second one is that you can recover data from iTunes backup. How can you check it and recover data? Read on.

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Step 1. Connect your broken iPod touch to the computer

Here we try Wondershare dr.fone for ios (Windows). If you have a Mac, please get the Mac version. The steps are similar with the Windows version's.

Launch the program after you've installed it on your computer. Then connect your broken iPod touch to the computer with a digital cable, and a window as follows will be displayed in front of you.

If you use iPod touch 5, the window shows like this:

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If you use iPod touch 4, the window will show like this: You need to Download a plug-in here at first.

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Step 2. Scan your broken iPod touch

When your iPod touch is detected by the program, follow the steps below to get into its system.

  1. Hold your iPod touch and click the Start button on the window.
  2. Hold Power and Home buttons at the same time when you click Start, for exactly 10 seconds. The program will remind you the time.
  3. When time ends, release the Home button and you'll be informed that you've get into the scanning mode successfully or not.

Then the program will begin scanning your iPod touch for data as follow. You can preview the found data during the scan.

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Step 3. Preview & recover data directly from broken iPod touch

When the scan completes, you can get well-organized photos, videos, contacts, messages, call history, notes, voice memos, etc. Check the quality of them by previewing one by one. Mark those you want and click Recover, you can save them all on your computer with one click in seconds.

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Note: Data found here includes what you have on your iPod touch now and those you deleted before. You can slide the button on the top of the window to only display deleted items.

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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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Sep 22,2015 11:08 am / Posted by Selena Lee to iPod

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WHAT. WHAT IN THE NAME OF APPLE IS THIS? if my screen was working, i''d probably have no problem recovering my data. then again, i wouldn''t need to in the first place. unless you have a recent backup or a functioning screen, don''t waste your time here. sorry, guys.
i''ve been looking for a solution for three days. gonna try this now - FINGERS CROSSED!
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