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3 Best Ways to Recover Photos from Dead iPhone

Posted by Brian Davis on September 28, 2018 09:00:51 AM • Category: Restore iPhone
4 mins read

When using the iPhone on a daily basis, as the data in the device increases, some unforeseen problems will inevitably occur. Your iPhone might be dead when you are listening to music, watching a video or during a video call. The reasons for the dead iPhone vary. For example, too many programs running on the iPhone, iOS system update failures, jailbreak errors, improper operations, etc.

In general, you can try to force the iPhone to shut down and restart it by holding down the home and power buttons for a few minutes at the same time or recharging it. If your iPhone can be launched, you can use TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery to recover photos from dead iPhone directly from your iPhone device, if not; don't worry, because those pictures can be restored via iTunes and iCloud backup

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Dead iPhone Data Recovery: Tool You'll Need

The reason why this data recovery tool is recommended is that it can not only restore photos from a dead iPhone, but also easily recover other data in the case of many different data loss situations. That is to say, data loss problem caused by the above mentioned jailbreak errors, improper operations, iOS update failure, and system crash, factory reset, etc. can be easily solved. As efficient and professional data recovery software, it is perfectly compatible with various iOS devices running the latest iOS 12 system, including iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPad 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPod touch 5, etc.

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Three smart recovery modes are described in detail below to help you solve the data loss problem. You can recover them directly from your iPhone device, or restore them via iTunes or iCloud backup. If you want to know how to get photos off iPhone that won't turn on, please read on.

1. Recover Photo from Dead iPhone by Scanning it

If you haven't synced iPhone to iTunes or iCloud before it's dead, you should follow these steps to recover the data by directly scanning the broken iPhone with TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery.

Step 1 Connect your dead iPhone to the computer

Launch the TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery on your computer after downloading and installing it, after that you need to connect the dead iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. Click "Trust" button as soon as the program detects your device.

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Step 2Scan the dead iPhone

Check all file types in the window, or select the one you want to restore, and then click the "Scan" button to start scanning your device.

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Step 3Preview and recover lost photos from dead iPhone

When the scanning is complete, all the data including the existing and deleted files will be displayed on the interface. At this time, you only need to select the photos you want to restore, click the "Recover" button and you will find those lost photos back to your computer.

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2. Recover Dead iPhone Photo by Extracting iTunes Backup files

Firstly you need to have an iTunes backup if you want to use this method to recover image files from a dead iPhone, which means that you used iTunes to sync your dead iPhone before.

Step 1Check the iTunes Backup file

After launching the software, click "Recover from iTunes Backup" from the interface. Then you are able to view all your iTunes backup files

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Step 2Extracting iPhone data from iTunes backup

First select an iTunes backup file, then click the "gear" icon to select the type of data to be restored (you can also choose not to select, the default is to select all recoverable data types), and finally click the "scan" button to extract the required data.

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Step 3Recover photo from the dead iPhone

All recoverable data on this iPhone will now be displayed on the screen. You just need to click the "Recover" button and you can preview them separately and restore them to your computer. You can also restore deleted files on the dead iPhone by checking the "Only Show deleted data" option from the top menu.

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3. Recover dead iPhone photo by downloading iCloud backup files

If you have an iCloud backup, you can restore dead iPhone photo from iCloud backup files. Of course, this method is completely applicable if you enable iCloud backup on your iPhone.

Step 1Sign in your iCloud account

Select the third recovery mode "Recover from iCloud" on the interface, you will see the following page, just enter your Apple ID and password as required and log in.

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Step 2Download iCloud backup content

At this time, all iCloud backup files will be displayed on the screen. Check the correct one and click the "Scan" button. The program will start scanning and downloading the iCloud backup files.

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Step 3Recover photo for the dead iPhone

When the entire scanning process is over, you can click on different data types to preview the files separately. Click the "Restore" button and TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery will restore all the data from the dead iPhone to your computer.

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The Bottom Line

With TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery, you can easily get those lost photos back to your computer, It is worth mentioning that in addition to photos, it can also recover files up to 20 types of data, such as photos, mails, reminders, voice memos, notes, calendars, call history, WhatsApp data, videos, and more. Basically, it only takes three simple steps to complete. So do not hesitate to download a trial version now.

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