How to Recover Photos from Broken iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/SE/5/4
If you want to get pictures off a broken iPhone, you have come to the right place. Read this guide and you will know how to recover photos from a broken iPhone with great ease.
PhoneRescue for iOS is an excellent iOS data recovery tool and an excellent iTunes/iCloud backup extractor. Download it now and follow the tutorial to get pictures off a broken iPhone.
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Question: “I’ve bought an iPhone 6s, and my important photos are on my old iPhone 5, which has been broken. I need to get the photos out, how can I do that?”
— A User from Apple Support Communities
It is an extremely common phenomenon that your iPhone gets broken by accident but you need to get the important pictures off it. Frankly, it is not hard to get photos off a broken iPhone as long as it can still be recognized by the computer. If you have created an iTunes/iCloud backup, with some iOS backup extractors, you can also easily extract photos from iTunes/iCloud backup. The following text will give you detailed instructions on how to recover photos from broken iPhone, including iPhone 7/6s/6/SE/5/4, and the new iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus.
Part 1. How to Get Photos Off Broken iPhone Directly
Here are tools you will need to get photos off broken iPhone directly.
– A broken iPhone and its USB cable,
– A computer (PC/Mac),
PhoneRescue is developed to serve both iOS and Android users to recover lost data. As long as your broken iPhone can be detected by the computer, with PhoneRescue for iOS, it can help you get photos off a broken iPhone and save them to the computer in any formats you like directly. Now, download PhoneRescue for iOS and use it to recover photos from broken iPhone.
Step 1. Open PhoneRescue for iOS > Plug in your iPhone > Select Recover from iOS Device > Click on the Right Arrow button to enter the next page.
Step 2. A popping-up screen would ask you to choose data types > Select Photos, Photo Videos, and Thumbnails, then click OK. PhoneRescue for iOS would start to scan photos data on your iPhone.
Step 3. After scanning, all photos on your iPhone would be displayed. Select photos you want to get off. Click the To Computer button.
Successfully recovering photos from your broken iPhone with PhoneRescue based on a premise that you can hit the “Trust” prompt message on your broken iPhone, otherwise, it can’t scan and recover your photos due to Apple security protection. So, if the iPhone screen is broken enough that can’t recognize your instructions, you can go to Part 2 or Part 3.
Part 2. How to Recover Photos from Broken iPhone via an iTunes Backup
If your iPhone is totally broken and cannot be recognized by the computer, a previous iTunes backup is what you can rely on to recover photos from broken iPhone. Connect an iDevice to computer and launch iTunes, click Restore and then select one iTunes backup, you can recover photos from a broken iPhone via an iTunes backup.
However, most of you may don’t want to do restoration, we even received lots of complaint emails from iPhone users claiming that further data loss occurred because of choosing a wrong backup. Don’t worry, PhoneRescue for iOS is always there to help. It can help you view and extract photos from iTunes backup, then restore them to your new iDevice or save to computer in printable and viewable format. More than anything, it won’t replace any current data on your iPhone. You can restore what you want without new data loss.
It is also quite simple to recover photos from broken iPhone via an iTunes backup. Download PhoneRescue for iOS and follow us to achieve it.
Step 1. Open PhoneRescue for iOS > Select Recover from iTunes Backup > Click on Right Arrow to enter the next page.
Step 2. Select one backup that contains the photos you need > Click on the Right Arrow button > Choose Photos, Photo Videos, and Thumbnails > click OK. PhoneRescue for iOS would start to scan photos in your iTunes backup.
Step 3. All photos in iTunes backup would be displayed. Select the photo you want to recover, click on the To Computer button.
PhoneRescue for iOS can also help you recover photos in iTunes backup to a new iDevice directly. Plug in your another iDevice, and click the To Device button, you can have those photos on another iDevice.
Part 3. How to Recover Photos from Broken iPhone via an iCloud Backup
PhoneRescue for iOS is also a nice tool to retrieve photos from broken iPhone via an iCloud backup. Similar to recovering photos from broken iPhone via an iTunes backup, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you view and extract data in iCloud backup. Let’s download PhoneRescue for iOS and figure out how.
Step 1. Launch PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer (PC/Mac) > Select Recover from iCloud > Click the Right Arrow button to continue.
Step 2. Log in your iCloud account and PhoneRescue for iOS would display you all contents in iCloud. Select iCloud Backup. You can also download photos synced to iCloud Photo Library.
Step 3. Choose one iCloud backup > Click the Right Arrow button > Select Photos, Photo Videos, Thumbnails > Click OK.
Step 4. Now you can preview all photos in iCloud backup. Click the To Computer button, you can save photos to computer as printable and viewable format.
The Bottom Line
With best iPhone data recovery software – PhoneRescue for iOS, you are able to recover photos from broken iPhone with ease. It is also helpful for other issues like recovering deleted messages or notes from an iPhone or iPad directly even without backup. Now start a free trial of it >
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