My little boy tried to unlock my iPhone and inputted the passcode at random, as an outcome, my iPhone 7 is disabled. I know I have to erase my device, which will delete all my data and settings, is there any way to keep my photos from it, any suggestions would be really appreciated.
If you enter the wrong passcode in to an iOS device six times in a row, you’ll be locked out and a message will say that your device is disabled, and you have on options but to erase your iPhone. In that case, what about the data in it? Is it possible to save them from disabled iPhone, like photos? There are some solutions for you after you locked your iPhone.
You can also read Tips to reset an iPhone if you forgot the password.
Method One: Get help from iTunes or iCloud backup.
Step One: Connect your iOS device to your computer and open iTunes.
Step Two: While your device is connected, force restart it, Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time, and keep holding both buttons until you see the recovery mode screen.
(If you’re using an iPhone 7 or Plus, Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons at the same time)
Step Three: When you see the option to Restore or Update, choose Restore.
Step Four: Then you’ll enter into a setup assistant interface, continue to this page, choose the backup from your iCloud or iTunes and you can get your photos back.
It is well-known that backup helps you recover data in an integral way, even some of them you don’t want. In other word, as the above case, can we download only photos from locked iPhone over backup? The answer is definitely Yes if you turn to the iFonebox for help.
Except as a professional data recovery software, iFonebox is also an excellent iPhone backup extractor tool, which can help you transfer photos from disabled iPhone over backup selectively without wiping any previous data. I am pretty sure you’ll get a clearer understanding after I share the instructions, let’s get started!
First of all, you’re required to install the program on your computer, two versions here are available to get:
Next, I will demonstrate how to retrieve only photos from iTunes backup with the help of iFonebox
Method Two: Get help from iFonebox
Step One: Launch Program
Click Recover from iTunes Backup File, you’ll see all backups you have listed in the interface, choose the most relevant with your lost photos, then click “Select” button to begin.
Step Two: Scan Photos
It will scan automatically after you click the Photos icon, it might take your some time because the capacity of photos usually can’t be ignored, and the duration depends on the amount of your data.
Step Three: Recover Photos.
Now it’s time to transfer photos to computer, choose the photos you want to restore and click the Recover to PC button in the bottom right corner of the interface.
If you’re interested in the steps from iCloud backup, please go to How to download photos from iCloud backup to MacBook Pro?