If your want to get pictures off a broken iPhone, you have come to the right place. Read this guide to find out how to recover photos from broken iPhone easily.
I’ve bought an iPhone 12, and my important photos are on my iPhone 11, which has been broken. I need to get the photos out but how can I retrieve photos from a broken iPhone?
— A User from Apple Support Communities
It is an extremely common phenomenon that your iPhone gets broken by accident. Frankly, it is not hard to get photos off a broken iPhone as long as it can still be recognized by your computer. It can be easier 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 guide will give you detailed instructions on how to recover photos from a broken iPhone, including iPhone 11/XS(Max)/XR/X/8/7/6s/6, and the new iPhone 12 series.
Here are the tools you need to get photos off a broken iPhone directly.
PhoneRescue is developed to serve both iOS and Android users to recover lost data from the dead phone. As long as your broken iPhone can be detected by the computer, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you get photos off a broken iPhone and save them to the computer in any format you like directly. Now, download PhoneRescue for iOS and use it to recover photos from a 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 you can’t recognize your instructions, you can go to Part 2 or Part 3.
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 a broken iPhone. Connect an iDevice to a 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 the 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 them to your computer. More importantly, it won’t replace any current data on your iPhone. You can recover data from a broken iPhone according to your needs.
It is also quite simple to retrieve photos from a broken iPhone via an iTunes backup. Download PhoneRescue for iOS and follow the steps to achieve it.
Step 1. Open PhoneRescue for iOS > Select Recover from 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 PC button to recover your photos to your computer.
PhoneRescue for iOS can also help you recover photos in iTunes backup to a new iDevice directly. You can have those photos on another iDevice by connecting your another iDevice and clicking the To Device button.
PhoneRescue for iOS is also a nice tool to retrieve photos from a broken iPhone via an iCloud backup. Similar to recovering photos from a broken iPhone via an iTunes backup, PhoneRescue for iOS can also help you view and extract data in the 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 to your iCloud account and PhoneRescue for iOS would display all contents in iCloud. Select iCloud Backup. You can also download photos synced to the 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 the iCloud backup. Click the To Computer button, you can save photos to the computer as a printable and viewable format.
With the best iPhone data recovery software – PhoneRescue for iOS, you are able to recover photos from a broken iPhone at 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 >
PhoneRescue is an excellent iPhone data recovery to quickly get pictures off a broken iPhone. Download it now and follow the tutorial to recover your photos.
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