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How to Recover Deleted Data from Water Damaged iPhone

May 18, 2014 09:35 am / Posted by Fitch to iOS Topics
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What Can We Do after iPhone Fall into Water?

Have you ever dropped your iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus into water by accident? Do you know how to deal with the waterlogged iPhone? Now I want to share you some useful steps after dropping your iPhone into water.

1. Take your iPhone out of the water as soon as possible.
2. Turn off your iPhone.
3. Remove all enclosures of your iPhone.
4. Dry it off with a towel or tissue, and then wipe it by using q-tip with alcohol. Try your best to wipe up excess water that is visible to the naked eye.
5. Continuously dry it out with a hair dryer. Please pay attention not to dry your iPhone with hot-blast air; otherwise your device is likely to be burned out.
6. Put iPhone in an airtight bag filled with rice.
7. Wait at least 36 hours. Then turn on your iPhone and check whether it can work well.

Well, if you are afraid that this approach wouldn't work, you’d better take waterlogged iPhone to Apple store and look for customer service.

After opening your iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus, it may be in normal working. While, you may find that some functions fail and data have been lost. In this situation, you need to find ways to restore those vital data. Here I’d like to recommend you this Vibosoft iPhone Data Recovery software, which provides you with two modes to help retrieve deleted files from water damaged iPhone.

Key Features:

1. Restore lost contacts, messages, photos, movies, call history, reminder and more files from your iPhone device.
2. Two recovery modes: you can choose to scan your iPhone and directly recover from it, or you can select to retrieve deleted data from iTunes backup files.
3. Preview the whole files on your iPhone or iTunes, so that you are able to recover selectively.
4. Recover deleted data completely, no matter you lose them because of improper operations or accidents.
5. Compatible with all iOS devices, like iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus, iPad 2/1/mini, iPod mini/classic/nano, etc.

Quick Start: Two Recovery Modes:

Mode 1: Directly Recover Files from iPhone( Without iTunes Backups)

Mode 2: Scan and Extract Lost Data from iTunes Backup( Without iPhone)


iDataRescuer is a powerful program to help users easily recover lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod device or iTunes backup file without any loss.

Two Ways: Retrieve Lost Data from iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus or iTunes Backups

There are two recovery modes you can choose from to restore lost iPhone data. In fact, if you haven't synchronized your iPhone with iTunes before, you won't find your lost files from iTunes backup. Then you can select to directly recover them from your iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus.

Mode 1: Directly Restore Lost Data from iPhone

1Open this Program, Connect iPhone to Computer

After downloading and installing this software on computer, please operate it and connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable. Soon you will get a menu as shown. Now you should select "Recover from iOS Device" and touch the "StartScan" button.

Note: After connecting your iPhone to PC, you need to set your iPhone into DFU mode before scanning.

install vibosoft iphone contacts recovery tool

2Preview and Restore Lost Data

After scanning, you can see that all files on your iPhone are listed one by one. No matter what you are going to recover, just enter the corresponding folder to preview details. Then mark your needed files and hit the "Recover" option, soon you will get all lost data back to your iPhone within minutes.

scan iphone and preview

Mode 2: Extract iPhone Deleted Files from iTunes Backup

1Select the Right Mode

Before selecting the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode, please make sure you have backed up your iPhone to iTunes before. So that you can see your iTunes backup files are displayed on the main menu, please choose the latest backup file of your iPhone. Then click "StartScan".

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2Scan and Preview All Files on iTunes Backup

In this step, all files, including photos, videos, contacts, messages, call history, etc. on your iTunes backup are arranged on the main interface. If you want to restore the call history, please touch the "Call History" option, then you can see that all details are shown on the menu entirely. After previewing and marking them, please press the "Recover" button to restore them.

scan iphone and preview

Words in the End:

As you know that files on our iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus are usually lost without warning, and we may get our device lost or stolen accidentally. So I suggest you to keep a habit of backing up your iPhone to iTunes every time when you open iTunes. Thus you will be able to restore your lost data without iPhone by working this Vibosoft iPhone Data Recovery for Windows. How about this software? Just have a try, it is pretty practical.

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