[Solved] How to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone

Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone

Have you ever accidentally dropped your iPhone into the water? Though the iPhone released after iPhone 7(iPhone 7 included) is water-resistant, there are still times when water or liquid wreak havoc on your device. Getting your iPhone all drenched usually means the death of the iPhone. What’s worse, the data that are valuable on the iPhone, such as photos, commercial contacts, text messages, and so on, can get lost. So whenever you dropped your iPhone in a sink, pool or even toilet, you should get it out of the water as fast as you can and try following suggestions to save your device from further damage. The post also shows you how to recover data from the water damaged iPhone.

Find Out Whether Your iPhone Is Liquid Damaged or Not

1. Check water damaged indicator

Not sure that your iPhone is really water damaged? In fact, the iPhone is equipped with Liquid Contact Indicators (LCIs) which can help you to check if the device has been exposed to water or liquid containing water. Here is the picture showing where the indicators are on different iPhone devices. If your iPhone has been in contact with water, you’ll see a red spot on LCI from the outside. If not, your iPhone survives!

Check water damaged indicator

2. Signs of water damaged iPhone

It is not rare that an iPhone suffering from water damage malfunctions. You may read the following iPhone water damage signs and judge if your iPhone has been affected by the water or liquid.

What to Do with Your Water Damaged iPhone to Save Important Data?

Water damage is one of the most common ways to end iPhone’s life. What’s worse, such kind of damage is not covered to warranty, which means you can’t exchange a new one at the Apple store. Actually, whether your wet iPhone can survive and whether your iPhone data can be recovered depends on what you do with it the first time. Here are some measures to fix a water-damaged iPhone by yourself.

1. Immediately take your iPhone out of the water.

Take out your iPhone from the water as soon as possible. Then wipe off excess water from the body of it with a dry and soft towel. Don’t forget to take out the SIM card and tray from the iPhone. If the iPhone is still in standby mode, power it off quickly to prevent the short circuit.

2. Dry your iPhone in the right way.

Place the iPhone in a warm and dry environment to prevent further water damage and let the device dry naturally. Never make your iPhone be exposed to sunlight directly or high temperature.

3. Turn on your iPhone several days later.

Try to turn it on. Listen for any abnormal sounds, check the screen for visual display and its touch sensitivity, and try to open applications to see if they are normal. If your iPhone successfully passes through those tests, congratulation, you can continue enjoying your iPhone.

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How to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone

It is really frustrating when you turn on your water damaged iPhone and find some vital data that have been lost. Then how to recover photos and other data on water damaged iPhone? If you have backed up your device before, you can retrieve data from iTunes or iCloud. What if you don’t have a backup? Don’t worry. You can try the Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery tool to recover photos, text messages, contacts, or other significant data directly from the water damaged iPhone. Besides, it also allows you to preview and extract data selectively from the backup without overwriting the current data on your iPhone.

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1. Recover data from water damaged iPhone directly

If your malfunctioning iPhone can be detected by the Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery tool, there is a big chance to retrieve the lost data. You can download the trial version and follow those three steps:

2. Retrieve data on water damaged iPhone from iTunes backup

3. Restore data on water damaged iPhone from iCloud backup

The steps of restoring data from iCloud backup with Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery are similar.

Note: If your water damaged iPhone fails to turn on after the first-aid dry, you need to seek the help of a careerman to repair the water damaged iPhone before you recover data from it.

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