How to recover data from water damaged iPhone?
Actually, if you've ever synced your iPhone with iTunes, you'll have a backup file generated by iTunes on your computer. Then you can use iPhone Data Recovery (Mac) or iPhone Data Recovery (Windows) to retrieve your water damaged iPhone data. Both of them can help to extract your iTunes backup and recover all data from it.
But how to do if you don't have a backup on iTunes? Don't worried! iOS Data Recovery still can directly scan your iPhone and recover data directly from it, as long as you can get into the device's scanning mode. The program currently supports iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/SE/5s/5c/5/4S/4/3GS, iPod touch 5/4, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2/1, etc.
Download the free trial version and try to retrieve data from water damaged iPhone.
Now, we take Windows version of iOS Data Recovery as an example to retrieve water damaged iPhone data. Mac users can download the Mac version and take the similar steps.
Download, install and Launch iOS Data Recovery on your computer. There are three recovery modes for you: Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File. Choose the first one and connect your water damaged iPhone to the computer. Then the window will appear as follow if you use iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/SE/5s/5c/5/4S.
For iPhone 4/3GS users, you'll see the window like below. Click to "Download" button a plug-in for your device and go to the next step to scan it.
Scan your iPhone according to the interface you've get in the step above. For iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/SE/5s/5c/5/4s, you can directly click "Start Scan" button to scan data on your damaged iPhone.
For iPhone 4/3GS, you need to enter the device's scanning mode to scan it. Please follow the way below:
You’ll be informed that you’e successfully entered the scanning mode of the device after another 10 seconds, and you can release the "Home" button then. When the program begins scanning your iPhone for lost data, you'll see the window as follows.
After the scan, all of the found data will be listed in categories, such as Contacts, Messages, Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Notes, Call History, Calendar, Reminders, Voice Memos and Safari Bookmark. You can preview all the data before recovery. Then choose those data you want to get back and click "Recover" button save them all on your computer with one click.
Note: Data found here includes what you have on your iPhone now and those you lost before. If you slide the button on the top of the interface above and it only display the deleted items.
The primary and key thing you need to do is to get water out of your phone as soon as possible.
Follow these steps to dry out iPhone/iPad/iPod at first. If you are lucky, you may get iPhone/iPad/iPod back in working order soon.
1) Remove it from the water immediately.
2) Turn the iPhone/iPad/iPod off.
3) Dry it off with a towel.
Important Note: Remember not to dry it off with a blow dryer as this could melt the circuit board and other parts.
4) Put iPhone/iPad/iPod in a bunch of silica packets, or in the bowl of uncooked rice and cover it up.
5) Leave the device in the rice for at least 24 hours and preferably 48 hours. Hopefully, after 24 - 48 hours iPhone/iPad/iPod will have dried out, the logic board wasn’t damaged, and hopefully you can turn it on and the device will work.
If not, your next option is to see if it can be repaired without much cost.
Now, download this recovery program to have a try!