How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone

Want to recover photos from locked iPhone but do not know how? This guide will tell you how to recover photos from disabled iPhone easily.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 17, 2020

Most of us choose to set a password for iPhone to prevent other people access any data on it. However, when you forget the password and try several times later, the iPhone is disabled. To unlock your disabled iPhone, you have to restore the device with iTunes or iCloud. However, since you haven’t backed up your iPhone for a long time, if you choose to restore the device, then the lovely photos of yesterday’s birthday party will say goodbye to you.

Can You Retrieve Photos from Disabled iPhone?

Well, the answer is YES. But it still depends. So is there a way to recover photos from the disabled iPhone before the restoration? Actually, you still have the possibility to backup your iPhone with iTunes, on the condition that you have synced the device with the Mac/PC computer before. If not, you cannot trust the computer with a password to make your iPhone connected.

Also, iPhone could auto-sync to iCloud while the device was in charge, locked, and connected with WIFI. Some iPhone users may never notice this function. But the backup had already backed up once. Therefore, you may still have a chance to restore your pics even your iPhone was disabled and you never backed up your data through iTunes. However, you need to check out whether you have iCloud backups or not. You should log in to your iCloud account to check it. And if you have set the Double Authentication, you can’t get through the account and won’t get the backup. 

Then does that mean you just cannot recover photos from locked iPhone? Well, there is another method if the computer can still recognize your iPhone. Connect your iPhone to the computer, and then use iPhone photo data recovery tool to help you extract the photos from iPhone to the computer.

Tool We Use to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone

PhoneRescue for iOS is one professional iPhone/iPad data recovery tool that can help you find the existed and lost photos. Of course, it will extract the original image as you wish. And there are some outstanding features of it:

  • Safe & Fast – It is 100% secure and safer that will protect your data on iPhone from erasing or leakage. Besides, it has helped over millions of iOS users get back messages from iPhone and highly recommended by those users. With only a few clicks, you can get all your deleted & lost photos back from disabled iPhone.
  • 3 Recovery Modes – It offers you 3 recovery modes: recover from iPhone directly without backup, recover from iTunes backup and recover from iCloud backup. No matter you have a backup or not, it can help you recover lost data from iPhone.
  • Preview & Selectively Recovery – It allows you to preview data before restoring, and then you can choose the data you want to recover.
  • Widest Coverage of Files – It supports recovering up to 31 types of files includes photos, messages, contacts, notes, call logs, music, video and more.

How about give it a try? Now you can follow the steps below to retrieve photos from disabled iPhone.

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How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone/iPad

If you have backed up your iPhone through iTunes and your iPhone had trusted your computer, you can choose Recover from iOS Device to recover your photos from your disabled iPhone. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue for iOS and launch it on your computer > Connect your iPhone to Mac/PC computer.

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Step 2. Choose Recover from iOS Device > Click Right Arrow to the next.

How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone – Step 2

How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone – 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 Disabled iPhone without Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone without Backup – Step 3

Step 4. Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Click To Device button to recover the photos to iPhone or To Computer button to download them to computer.

How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone 12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6s – Step 4

How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone 12/11/XS/XR/X/8/7/6s – Step 4

If you want to check your iTunes or iCloud backup, these guides can help you:

How to Retrieve Photos from iCloud Backup >

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iTunes Backup >

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to recover photos from locked iPhone. If you have any other ideas or any questions, just leave a comment and we will reply to you as soon as possible. Try PhoneRescue for iOS to recover photos from disabled iPhone now!

PhoneRescue – iPhone Data Recovery

  • Recover deleted photos/videos from iPhone even without backup.
  • No harm to the existing data and no need to restore your iPhone.
  • Recover iPhone messages from iTunes or iCloud backup directly.
  • Support all iPhones and iOS 14 supported, 100% clean & safe.

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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.