How to Recover Photos from Dead iPhone

If you want to get photos off dead iPhone and retrieve your lost data, you have come to the right place. Just read this post to get your solution.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 08, 2020

I have an iPhone 7 Plus that is very much broken. I tried to get my computer to recognize it but I failed. It can’t turn on at all. So I cannot find a way to get the pictures off of it. I’m sure if I fix it I could get it to work, but I’ve already bought an iPhone 11 so I really hate to have to do that. Is there any way to get these pictures off without putting more money into the phone. Thanks!

— A user from IFIXIT

Analysis: Most iPhone users may meet the above situation: due to some unexpected reasons iPhone is totally dead and can’t be turned on or be recognized by computer. At that time, we may want to recover the photos from the dead iPhone for they are really important for us.

If you have created backups of the dead iPhone via iTunes or iCloud, you can restore the backup to a new iPhone to bring back the photos. However, this will replace the data and settings with the files in the dead iPhone, and you cannot ONLY recover photos from iTunes or iCloud backup.

Solution: Here we would like to share with you the #1 iOS & Android backup extractor PhoneRescue to do you a favor. And with the help of PhoneRescue for iOS, you can selectively recover photos from the dead iPhone as long as you ever made backups with iTunes.

A Brief Introduce of PhoneRescue for iOS

  • It focuses on analyzing and recovering 28 types of iOS content, like photos, messages, notes, reminders, music and so on.
  • It is capable of extracting data in iTunes backup including photos, messages, notes, contacts, call history and more, even if your iPhone is dead.
  • It supports retrieving deleted photos from iPhone directly without any backup.
  • It offers you a chance to preview all your photos before recovering, in this way you can choose those photos you want to recover.

PhoneRescue for iOS supports all the modes of iPhone, iPad, iPod, iPod touch. So firstly go to the download page of PhoneRescue and choose PhoneRescue for iOS to download on your computer.

How to Recover Photos from Dead iPhone via iTunes backup

Step 1. Open PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer and then on the homepage, choose Recover from Backup, and click Next to get all iTunes backups.

How to Recover iPad Data from iTunes Backup Selectively - Step 1

How to Recover iPad Data from iTunes Backup Selectively – Step 1

Step 2. Choose one iTunes backup you want to recover photos on it and then click “Next” to next page. You can choose to scan all data on backup or get only the differences between iPhone and backup.

Retrieving Photos from Dead iPhone with PhoneRescue via iTunes Backup – Step 2

Retrieving Photos from Dead iPhone with PhoneRescue via iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3. By default, all categories will be selected. Please uncheck Select All option and then choose Photos. Click OK to confirm.

How to Recover Photos from Dead iPhone with PhoneRescue – Step 3

How to Recover Photos from Dead iPhone with PhoneRescue – Step 3

Step 4. After that, just choose “Photos” to preview pictures on the backup. You can select any items and click “To Computer” button to save them to computer.

Recover Photos from Dead iPhone with PhoneRescue via iTunes Backup – Step 4

Recover Photos from Dead iPhone with PhoneRescue via iTunes Backup – Step 4

Note: If your iPhone can be recognized by the computer and you have no backup available, you can use PhoneRescue for iOS to recover the deleted photos from iPhone directly by choosing the “Recover from an iOS Device” mode.

The Bottom Line

With the help of this top iPhone data recovery application – PhoneRescue, you can easily recover deleted or lost iOS data.
No matter your iDevice is in a good condition or your iDevice is dead, broken, or stolen, it can help to recover your data with three modes – Recover from Device, Recover from iTunes or iCloud Backup. Download PhoneRescue for iOS for a try. For the tutorial, if you have any questions or suggestions, don’t be hesitate to contact us by email or comments. We will reply to you within 24 hours.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.