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Water Damaged iPhone Data Recovery: How to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone

Many people may have the habit of taking phone with them no matter where they go, such as toilet. But if you dropped your iPhone into the sink or the toilet accidentally, there’s no huge need to panic right away. Here’s how to recover data from your water damaged iPhone and save it from water damage. We will also provide you some tips about checking for water damage so that you check it by yourself.

Part one: Tips on How to Check Your iPhone for Water Damage

The most commonest symptoms of iPhone water damage: when the indicator comes in contact with liquid, the field either becomes entirely pink or red, or a red dot appears in the center of the round field.

iPhone 4 & 4S (located in the charging port):

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iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus and iPads (located in the SIM tray):

check for iPhone water damage

Part Two: Immediate Steps to Take for Saving iPhone from Water Damage

Here’s a handful of important steps what you need to take after you pull the iPhone out of water:

  • Shut down your iPhone immediately: power off your iPhone immediately after it was water damaged to prevent the device short circuiting and getting permanently damaged.
  • Open the Flood Gates: Remove anything including case and even the SIM card tray that can be removed. This can expedite the drying process.
  • Never try to dry your water damaged iPhone with a hair dryer, this can force water deeper into your iPhone.

Part Three: Easy Ways to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone

Bad things may happen, if the worst result comes to you that the water damaged iPhone can't be repaired and operated any more. How can we get the data on it ?

Do not worry! If you've had a backup on iTunes or iCloud before, it will be easy to bring back data from water damaged iPhone. Syncios iPhone Data Recovery is such a great software that allows you to recover data from water damaged iPhone, which can enable you to extract, preview and selectively recover previous SMS, bookmarks, call history, contacts whatsapp messages as well as lost photos and more.

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Now, let’s follow below steps to recover data on water damaged iPhone.

# Method One: Recover Deleted Water Damaged iPhone Data from iTunes Backup File

Step 1. Scan and preview your water damaged iPhone data from the iTunes backup File.

Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File after you lanuched Syncios iPhone Data Recovery, simply select the one for your iPhone and click Start Scan. It only take you a few seconds to scan. All contents from the backup file including contacts, messages, call history, notes, photos and more will be show up in detail. You can read them right now.

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Step 2. Recover water damaged iPhone data from iTunes Backup File.

To recover iPhone, check items on the checkbox, then all contents will show up, just choose those data you would like to recover, and click Recover button. Now, you can get data on water damaged iPhone.

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# Method Two: Recover Water Damaged iPhone Data from iCloud Backup File

Step 1. Sign in iCloud and scan iCloud backup file.

After you click Recover from iCloud Backup File,, you will be prompted to sign in to Cloud. Please sign in iCloud and choose the one for your iPhone and click Download button. Then move further.

Note: please do not connect the device to your computer during the recovery to prevent the iCloud file from being updated or modified.

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Step 2. Preview and choose data to recover.

Choose the type of files including contacts, notes, calendar, Camera Roll you'd like to download, Once the downloading is completed successfully, you can begin previewing to extract it so that you can access the details. Then you just need to select files you’d like to recover. Press "Recover" button, Finally, you can retrieve data from water damaged iPhone.

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