How To Save Photos From A Water-damaged iPhone 5?

By | January 2, 2015


“My phone has water damage and still works. It’ll back up everything on my phone except for my photos. I have a new iPhone now but I would like to not lose my photos!! Help please.

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.4″

How lucky! This user’s iPhone 5 was water damaged but still works. The unfortunate thing is that this iPhone 5 can backup everything except photos. If you love taking pictures, you may know that one picture represents a meaningful moment or a unforgettable story. So it is always important for us to keep this photos. Here’s the question: how to save photos from a water-damaged iPhone 5? Keep reading and find the solution.

Obviously, this user cannot use iCloud or iTunes to backup his valuable photos, so, he needs a third party software to save the photos from his water-damaged iPhone 5. As you may have known that a third party software, also called iOS data recovery, can not only help to recover your iPhone deleted data like contacts, messages, notes, etc, but also backup your iPhone data like videos, photos, voice memos and transfer them to the computer. To extract data from your iTunes backup files is no longer a big problem with such kind software. Here, I want to take iFonebox as example, for iFonebox is also supportive to recover iPhone deleted photos if your iPhone is using iOS 6 or lower.

How to save photos from a water-damaged iPhone with iFonebox?

What you need first is to download and install iFonebox. There are two version optional: Windows and Mac. Of course, you can use the free trial version in advance.

After installation, run iFonebox and choose Recover from iOS Device. Don’t forget to connect your iPhone 5 to the computer.

Then iFonebox will scan your iPhone data automatically. All the data will be shown in the main interface box once the scanning process is finished.

In the end, you can have a preview and choose the photos you want to backup and then click Recover, all the photos will be transferred to the computer archived in a folder.


Note: if your iPhone is iOS 6 or lower, you can notice that the photos having been deleted before will appear in the bmp format.

This is whole process to save photos from your water-damaged iPhone with iFonebox.

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