How to Backup and Restore iPhone with Locked/Broken Screen?

How to Backup and Restore iPhone with Locked/Broken Screen?

Your iPhone is broken and damaged badly? This article will show you some effective methods about how to back up and get data off a locked or broken phone.

Q: My iPhone 6s screen is cracked. It is working. I am unable to unlock it with the passcode or use iTunes - as iTunes requires me to hit the trust button before it can detect it. I have never sync my device with a computer. I want to recover all my contacts. I do not have an apple ID. Please help.

Q: My iPhone 6s fried itself somehow. I just picked it up one day and it was hot and unresponsive. My computer does not recognize it. At the Apple Store, they told me the logic board is broken and that there's no way to fix it or get the data. Based on Googling, I'm guessing that's true, but I thought I'd ask. I wasn't backing up to iCloud. My most recent sync was two weeks ago, so I have most of my data, but there are some recent pictures I would love to recover. Is there any way to recover data from the phone?

Q: I dropped my iPhone 6 heavily on the floor, so the screen was broken now and I haven't backed up any data from it. The iPhone is still alive but it has a passcode and gets locked. So, is there any way to backup iPhone with broken screen and passcode?

Anything might happen as above, if you are enough lucky then your iPhone will still in a perfect condition. Otherwise, it may have a broken or locked screen. So, when you plug it into the computer, iTunes is not able to recognize it.

Therefore, here I'd like to show you some ways to get important data off broken iPhone and make a backup before repair. Just read on the methods to recover data from broken/locked iPhone 7/7Plus/6s/6s Plus/6/6Plus/5s/5c/4s, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini etc.

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Part 1. Recovering Data from Broken iPhone Directly

Part 2. Retrieve Pictures and More Files from iCloud, Google Drive or Dropbox

Part 1. Recovering Data from Broken iPhone Directly

Due to the broken devices, you may need a professional tool to help you retrieve data from broken iPhone. Toolkit – iOS Data Backup & Restore is one of the best software for you to backup and restores data from your locked/broken devices.

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Step 1. Launch the iOS Data Backup & Restore program on your PC/Mac

a. After installing the program, please connect your iPhone the computer, and run the program.

b. Select "Data Backup & Restore".

Step 2. Backup iPhone with broken screen

Now the program will detect your iPhone automatically and you can select what file types to backup, like Messages, Contacts, Call history, Notes and so on. Then click on “Backup”.

Tips: How to Backup iPhone with/without iTunes?

Step 3. Get data off broken iPhone

a. This process will take some minutes after the backup is finished, you can check all contents of the backup file in categories.

b. Click "Export to PC" to save your backup file separately on your computer or restore it to your device later.

Besides, once your device is totally broken, then you may get data out of the iTunes and iCloud backups. And to better preview and restore, you can try to use this awesome software - iOS Data Recovery to do that.

See more: How to Recover Deleted or Lost Files from iPhone?

Part 2. Retrieve Pictures and More Files from iCloud, Google Drive or Dropbox

Step 1. Go to on your computer.

Step 2. Sign in to your iCloud and you will see and view pictures, videos, contacts, notes, reminders, and the records of iCloud backup in Settings.

Step 3. Sync data back to another iOS device from the iCloud backup easily.

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Tips: How to Fix Your Broken iPhone?

If your iPhone/iPad/iPod was broken in the iOS system, you can use the feature of iOS System Recovery to get it repaired. Just see the following steps to learn now.

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Step 1. As the below method to install the program on your computer, then choose "System Recovery" from iOS Data Recovery tools, and you will see the following window.

Just click "Start".

Step 2. Your broken iPhone will be detected by the program automatically here. Then confirm the information and click "Download" to begin downloading the firmware.

Step 3. When the download is complete, you don't need to do anything else. The program will continue to repair your broken iPhone. Just wait until the whole process is done.

Step 4. Now your broken iPhone has been successfully repaired, you can restart and use it.

That’s all, now you can get a new system of iPhone, just try it if you are also going through the broken system.

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