How to Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with/without Backup

Accidentally got your iPhone exposed to water and find a way to recover messages from water damaged iPhone? Don’t worry, in this guide, we will show you how to recover messages from water damaged iPhone easily.

By Annie Smith | Posted: Aug. 01, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 01, 2018
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Although iPhone 7 was released to be water and dust resistant, some users still reported that their crucial messages had been disappeared after their iPhone were exposed to water. Actually, Apple invented an liquid damaged indicator to detect whether your iPhone is water damaged. When you see a red dot, it means your iPhone is in liquid damaged.

So, when your iPhone is water damaged, the first thing is stopping using your iPhone immediately and drying your iPhone with a soft dry cloth. Then, how can you recover the disappeared messages from your water damaged iPhone? Here, we will list 5 ways to help you recover lost messages from water damaged iPhone.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone via iTunes/iCloud Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone through iTunes or iCloud before it is water damaged, you are so lucky to recover your messages from iTunes or iCloud backup files. Just follow the steps to recover the lost messages from water damaged iPhone.

Recover messages via iTunes or iCloud backup will erase all your existed data and will restore all your last backed-up data, not only messages.

1. Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone via iTunes

Step 1Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable > Wait for the iTunes pops up automatically, if you don’t have iTunes in your computer, please launch it first > Click “the Phone” button to continue.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone via iTunes – Step 1

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone via iTunes – Step 1

Step 2Choose “Summary” > Click “Restore Backup…” > Wait for a moment to get your messages back.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone via iTunes – Step 2

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone via iTunes – Step 2

2. Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone via iCloud

Step 1Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Contents and Settings. This will erase all data and allow you to restore iPhone via iCloud backup.

Step 2Follow the instruction on the screen and then choose Restore from iCloud Backup to continue.

Step 3Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and choose a relevant backup to restore your messages.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with Recovery Tool

As you can see above, via iTunes or iCloud, you will not only recover messages, but all your lost data from your water damaged iPhone. But what if you just want to recover messages? How to do it? In the next part, we will introduce to you a wonderful iPhone recovery tool: PhoneRescue for iOS, to help you selectively recover messages from water damaged iPhone. Below are some outstanding features about PhoneRescue for iOS:

1. Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone without Backup

If your water damaged iPhone still works normally and can be detected by PhoneRescue for iOS, you can try to recover messages without backup. Just free download it and follow the steps.

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Step 1Install and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Plug your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable > Check “Recover from iOS Device” and click the arrow on the right to proceed.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone without Backup – Step 1

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone without Backup – Step 1

Step 2Uncheck “Select All” > Check “Messages” only > Click “OK” button to continue.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone without Backup – Step 2

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone without Backup – Step 2

Step 3Preview and select the messages you want to recover > Click “To Device” button to recover the messages to your iPhone, or click ”To Computer” icon to recover them to your computer.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone without Backup – Step 3

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone without Backup – Step 3

2. Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone before it being water damaged, you can use PhoneRescue for iOS to selectively recover your messages. Just free download it and follow the steps.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1Install and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Plug your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable > Check “Recover from iTunes Backup” and click the arrow on the right to proceed.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 1

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2Choose one backup you want to recover from > Uncheck “Select All” > check “Messages” only > Click “OK” button to continue.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 2

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3Preview and select the messages you want to recover > Click “To Device” button to get the messages back to iPhone, or click ”To Computer” icon to recover them to your computer.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 3

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iTunes Backup – Step 3

3. Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iCloud Backup

If you have backed up your iPhone via iCloud before it being water damaged, you can use PhoneRescue for iOS to selectively recover your messages. Just free download it and follow the steps.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1Install and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Plug your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable > Check “Recover from iCloud Backup” and click the arrow on the right to proceed.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iCloud Backup – Step 1

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2Sign in your iCloud account > Choose “iCloud Backup” > Select one iCloud backup you want to recover from > Check “Messages” only > click “OK” button to continue.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iCloud Backup – Step 2

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iCloud Backup – Step 2

Step 3Preview and select the messages you want to recover > Click “To Device” button to get the messages back to your iPhone, or click ”To Computer” icon to recover them to your computer.

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iCloud Backup – Step 3

Recover Messages from Water Damaged iPhone with iCloud Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

As you can see, we have already tell you 5 ways to recover messages from water damaged iPhone with/without backup. Also, PhoneRescue for iOS can recover other data lost by water damaged, just give it a free try. If you think this article is helpful, just share it, or if you have any problem about it, just let us know by leaving a comment below, and we will answer you as soon as we see it.

Annie Smith

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a paiting lover, always willing to solve all kinds of iOS & Android trouble.

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