iPhone is not like Defy, so you have to avoid exposing your iPhone under the moist environment. Or your iPhone may be damaged by water or some other liquids. We may have some horrible experience, just like dropping iPhone into toilet by accident, getting iPhone wet when answer a phone in the rain, etc. Water damage will result in so many system problems of your iPhone, such as unable to launch after an unexpected shutdown, infinite reboot, or the blanket screen. The speaker and microphone may not work as well as before, and sometimes your device will get overheat perhaps.
How to Recover iPhone Data on a Water Damaged iPhone
Moreover, you may be very possible to lose your personal data on iPhone since the device is damaged a lot by water. Although you can recover all data by the backup files using iTunes or iCloud, you have no choice to recover them selectively. Actually, a little program can help you to make it. It can enable you to preview the contents of the backup file, so you can choose just what you want to have a recovery.
Three situations which dr.fone for iOS can cope with:
You need to install this program on your computer. Choose the correct version to have a download dr.fone Toolkit for iOS – iPhone Data Recovery can perfectly solve data loss problem on almost iOS devices like iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S, and iPhone 5C and so on. And give you three different ways depending on your real situation.
Situation 1: Lost all your wonderful pictures/music/videos after the water damage: recover from iTunes backup
iTunes will save the former situation of your iPhone in the backup files, so you can get your iPhone went back to the situation in the other day. But using Dr. Fone for iOS can be much easier.
Notes: You’d better turn off the automatic synchronization on your iPhone if you want to connect the cell phone to your computer before the recovery, to prevent overwriting the last backup file.
Just open the program, and then go into “Recover from iTunes Backup File”. And all available backup files will be found out. You can see them easily in the table.
Then, select the backup file you want, and click “Start Scan” to have an extract for the chosen file. A few minutes later, see, all files are clear at a glance in the primary window.
Finally, pick up the checkbox of “Photos”, and all you need is to have a click on “Recover”
Situation 2: Lost all important contacts after the water damage: recover from iCloud backup
Just like recover from iTunes, the only difference is that you have to choose the “Recovery from iCloud Backup File” in the beginning. And under this mode, you have to sign in the iCloud and download a certain backup file from iCloud service.
And the rest is just like recovering from iTunes backup. Click “Start Scan”, and wait, then preview and choose the contacts you want, and click “Recover”, that’s all!
Situation 3: Lost the call history after water damage: recover from iPhone directly
Recover lost data from backup files can be a good idea in most situations. But it is impossible for you to guarantee the data in the backup files are the newest. Call history is something which updates very quickly. So the best way to recover lost call history is directly from the device.
- 1) Select the “Recover from iOS Device” mode
- 2) Connect your iPhone to the computer, and click the “Start Scan” button
- 3) It will take a few minutes to find out the existing trace of lost data in your iPhone, after that, you can preview them in the primary window.
- 4) Just get the checkbox of “Call History” checked, and click “Recover” to save them in your computer.
Tips about how to deal with the iPhone damaged by liquids:
iPhone has liquid indicators on its body. You can find them get red if your iPhone suffers the water damage.
But how to take some measures to save your iPhone when it is damaged by water?
- 1) Shutdown your iPhone as soon as possible.
- 2) You can place your iPhone into the uncooked rice, it will do some help for drying it. But do not dry your iPhone by any drying machine, such as hair dryer.
- 3) Turn to the professional store for help.