How to Recover Photos from iPhone that Won’t Turn on

Desperately want to get/recover photos from iPhone that won’t turn on but don’t know how? Don’t worry, this post is going to tell you 3 useful methods apply to three different situations. Let’s check them one by one.

By Thea Lewis | Posted: Jul. 19, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 19, 2018
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Q: Is there a way to recover photos from an iPhone 6 that won’t turn on? I suspect that the answer is no, but I thought I’d ask the question to others in case there is a way. My iPhone 6, which has never been dropped or damaged in any way, simply stopped working. I purchased a new iPhone 7 and restored it using the last backup from the iPhone 6; however, the more recent photos were not on that last backup. If it is at all possible, I’d like to recover those additional photos from the phone.

—A user from Apple Communities

Many reasons may cause your iPhone won’t turn on, such as out of charge, iOS crashes, corrupted iOS firmware, etc. No matter for what reasons, to fix this annoying problem, you can try the following workarounds:

1. Charge your iPhone for a while.

2. Force restarting your iPhone.

3. Reset All Settings on your iPhone.

4. Go to an Apple store and asking for help.

If the above solutions work and bring your phone back to normal, you won’t have to recover your photos. But, you can make a backup to prevent this problem from recurring. On the contrary, if your problem remains, and you’re really anxious to retrieve photos from iPhone that won’t turn on, following three methods can give you a hand.

How to Recover Photos from iPhone that Won’t Turn on

Method 1: Recover Photos from iPhone Directly

This method is applicable in the following situations:

Here we recommend you an award-winning iPhone data recovery-PhoneRescue for iOS, which has successfully helped lots of users get back lost data from broken or dead iPhone. Now, let’s see how to make it.

Step 1 Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Connect your iPhone > Select Recover from iOS Device and then click the arrow button.

Recover Photos from iPhone that Won’t Turn on - Step 1

Photos from iPhone that Won’t Turn on

Step 2 On the pop-up window, select Photos and Thumbnails > Click on OK to let Phonerescue for iOS scan photos on your iPhone.

Recover Photos from iPhone that Won’t Turn on - Step 2

Recover Photos from iPhone that Won’t Turn on – Step 2

Step 3 After scanning, all your existed and deleted photos will be displayed. Preview and select the photos you need and then click the Recover button at the right bottom corner. You can choose to save these photos to the computer.

Recover Photos from iPhone that Won’t Turn on - Step 3

Recover Photos from iPhone that Won’t Turn on – Step 3

Method 2: Recover Photos from iTunes Backup

You can recover photos on an iPhone that won’t turn on via iTunes backup. If you not sure whether the backup contains all your iPhone photos, you can make a new complete backup of your dead or disabled iPhone. For how to make it, you can follow this guide: How to Backup Disabled iPhone >

Now, you can recover photos from your iTunes backup. However, if your iPhone is very much broken and can’t power up anymore, which makes no chance to make a backup. Then you have to try to recover from the previous backup. Besides the traditional restoring, if you want to determine whether the backup contains the most recent photos or not, you can use this smart restoring method because it enables you to preview photo details before starting recovery.

Method 3: Recover Photos from iCloud

If both of the two above methods failed to help you recover photos from iPhone that won’t turn on, then recover photos from iCloud is your last chance. Before you iPhone dies completely, your picture may have been automatically synced or backed up to iCloud. So, you can have a try to recover photos from iCloud.

The Bottom Line

In general, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you recover photos from an iPhone that won’t turn on, but when your iPhone is completely dead and cannot be recognized by the computer, it just can’t. If PhoneRescue failed, you can have a try on the Method 2 and 3. Hope you can get back your photos as soon as possible.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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