How to Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone with/without Backup

Searching for a way to recover data from locked/disabled iPhone? In this tutorial, we are going to share you a reliable and efficient method to help you recover data from locked/disabled iPhone in minutes.

By Bella Miller | Posted: Jan. 11, 2018, Last Updated: May. 22, 2018
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To prevent any access from others and protect our privacy information at the same time, almost all iPhone users would like to set a password on their device. Some of you may even change the password regularly to ensure the security. But if you forget your password accidentally, you will not be able to use your iPhone, let alone access any of the data on it.

So, if you’re looking for methods to extract/get data from the locked/disabled iPhone, this page is coming to help. Since nobody wants data loss thus here in this guide, we’ll share you 2 methods about how to recover data from locked or disabled iPhone without data loss. No matter you have an available backup or not, you can get data back. Here we go.

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Method 1. How to Retrieve Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone without Backup

If you haven’t made any backup in advance, don’t panic, just turn to an iPhone data recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS for help (make sure that your iPhone can be recognized by computer). With it, you can recover data from locked or disabled iPhone even without backup.

It is a 100% safe and efficient way to recover data from your locked iPhone by using PhoneRescue for iOS. Below are the reasons why it stands out from thousands of data recovery tools in the market.

Free download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer prior, and then follow the detailed tutorial below to see how to recover data from your locked/disabled iPhone/iPad in just 3 simple steps.

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Step 1 Launch PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac/PC computer and connect your locked/disabled iPhone/iPad to the computer via its USB cable > Choose Recover from iOS Device option and click Scan button on the bottom right corner.

Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad via iDevice Directly – Step 1

Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad via iDevice Directly – Step 1

Step 2 Check the categories you want to recover > Click OK button to proceed.

How to Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad - Step 2

How to Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the data you want to recover after the scanning process completes > Click To Device button to recover them to iPhone’s correspond app directly, or you can choose to store them on your computer by clicking To Computer button.

Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad via iDevice Directly – Step 3

Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad via iDevice Directly – Step 3

Method 2. How to Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone with Backup

Also, you can recover the locked iPhone data from your backup if you have one. If not, don’t worry, you can also make it with ease. All you need to do is 3 steps.

  1. Make a full backup of your locked/disabled iPhone with iTunes.
  2. Erase your iPhone.
  3. Restore the backup data to your iPhone.

1. Make a full backup of your locked/disabled iPhone with iTunes.

If you have backed up your iPhone in iTunes before and haven’t restart your iPhone after you connected it to iTunes in the last time, then iTunes won’t ask you to enter your password to back up the device again. So, you’re lucky enough to back up your locked iPhone with iTunes as usual.

2. Erase your iPhone.

After making a full backup of the locked/disable iPhone data, now you can erase your iPhone without worries. To erase a locked iPhone or a disable iPhone, you can use iTunes or iCloud to easily make it. If you’re not very clear about how to do, you can follow this step-by-step tutorial.

3. Restore the backup data to your iPhone.

Now, your iPhone is unlocked, but there is no data on it. To get back your data to the iPhone, you can restore the backup you’ve made before by using iTunes. Certainly, you can also use the iTunes alternative – PhoneRescue for iOS to selectively and quickly restore accurate data from the backup to your iPhone. Here is how to do.

Step 1 Also download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC computer > Launch it and select Recover from iTunes Backup. (If already install it, you can open it directly.) > Connect your iPhone to the computer and click the arrow button.

Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad with Backup - Step 1

Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad with Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Select the backup you made in advance > Click Right Arrow > Check the file categories you prefer > Click OK button to scan the backup files.

Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad with Backup - Step 2

Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad with Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select data you want to restore to your unlocked iPhone > Click To Device button at the right bottom corner.

Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad with Backup - Step 3

Recover Data from Locked/Disabled iPhone/iPad with Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

As you can see from above, with PhoneRescue for iOS, it is easy enough to recover data from locked/disabled iPhone with or without backup. These methods also applying for iPad. So, don’t hesitate to have a try now. The sooner you act, the higher success rate you will get.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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