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Full Guide on How to Recover Photos from Dead iPhone

Did you crash or drop your iPhone on the ground accidentally? Or did your iPhone fell into water mistakenly? Anyway, your iPhone may be dead or broken for some reasons. It would be a great pity if this accident happens just right after you have taken a lot of photos during your wonderful travel.

However, you don't need to be so worried. This article will show you how to recover pictures from a dead iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/5s/SE and etc. Just read on to find out how.

Part 1. What to Do First - Try to Fix iPhone to Avoid Data Lost

1. Water-damaged iPhone: If you have dropped iPhone into water, the first thing you need to do is to dry off your iPhone as soon as possible to avoid water damage.

So just get it out of water, dry it with a towel and put it into dry rice for a few day. And please don't try to turn on iPhone in case of phone short-circuiting for water.

2. Screen-broken iPhone: If the iPhone screen is broken but the device can still work, you might send your iPhone to a repair store to fix it.

3. iPhone functional error: If your iPhone's screen is not broken but some functions on iPhone goes wrong, like iPhone stuck in white/black/red/blue screen of death, iPhone keeps freezing, iPhone keeps turning off randomly and so on, you can click on the relevant words to learn how to fix an iPhone in different situations.

Related: iOS System Recovery: Get iPhone Back to Normal Status

Part 2. Selectively Recover Photos from Dead iPhone by Scanning iDevice

If you don't have a backup on iTunes or iCloud, you can directly recover the images from dead iPhone with a professional iPhone photo rescuer - MobiKin iPhone Photo Extractor (Win/Mac).

This tool can help you to recover photos directly from your dead iPhone no matter you have created a backup or not. What's more, this tool not only enables you to restore photos from dead iPhone, but also recover contacts, messages, calendars, notes, call history and etc. from iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/5s/SE and etc.

Now just download the free trail of the software on your computer and start to recover pictures with ease.

Here is how to recover photos from iOS device directly:

Step 1. Connect iPhone to PC

Connect the iPhone to the computer with a USB cord and then run the iPhone photo rescuer software. Then the software will detect your device and shows an interface with 2 different modes. Just select the Recover from iOS Device mode.

connect iphone to pc

Note: To successfully detect your iPhone with the software, please make sure your iPhone has been jailbroken as prompted.

Step 2. Scan iPhone files for recovery

Click the StartScan button,then software will scan all files from dead iPhone, including the deleted and the existing ones, and show them all in different categories. You might preview the files you want by visiting different file folders.

scan files on dead iphone for recovery

Step 3. Select photos to restore

Just visit the Camera Roll or Photo Stream folder to select the photos you want to recover, and hit the Recover button to start to recover photos from dead iPhone all at once.

recover photos from dead iphone

Part 3. How to Restore Pictures from Dead iPhone via iTunes Backup

If you have made an iTunes backup for your dead iPhone, you can also use the above recommended software - MobiKin iPhone Photo Extractor (Win/Mac) to recover photos from iTunes backup. Of course this tool supports to works with all generations of iOS device and you don't need to link iPhone to computer with a USB cable.

Here is how to recover pictures from iTunes backup:

Step 1. Choose Recovery Mode

Just launching the program on your computer and directly select Recover from iTunes Backup File mode. Then this software will automatically detect and list all iTunes backup files of your iPhone, iPad or iPod, which has ever synced with iTunes on this computer.

Step 2. Select an iTunes backup to scan files

Select one iTunes backup which contains the photos you want, and click StartScan button to scan the iTunes backup and display all the files from this iTunes backup on the interface.

Step 3. Select photos to recover from dead iPhone

Finally, you might preview and select the desired pictures by marking them, and click Recover button to begin the process.

recover photos from dead iphone via itunes backup

If you have an iCloud backup, you can also recover photos iCloud backup as you need. Now, just have a try of this powerful software to recover data from dead iPhone.

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