It was such a bad luck if you dropped your treasured iPhone in water unintentionally. Although you tried many methods to rescue your iPhone, it was still completely dead and beyond repair. What’s worse, there some important data including photos, text messages, contacts, etc. in it but you couldn’t extract. This is just as the proverb says, “It never rains but it pours.” How to fix a water-damaged iPhone? Here is a solution - iPhone Data Recovery. iPhone Data Recovery is a tailor-made app that helps you recover dada from water damaged iPhone 5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS. To be more exact, it can restore Camera Roll Photos, Camera Roll Videos, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, Call history, Calendar, Notes, Reminder, and even Safari bookmarks from iTunes/iCloud backups. It also supports other iPhone models and iPad, iPod touch.
Tutorial 1: How to Dry out Water Damaged iPhone/iPad/iPod?
The primary & key thing you need to do is try your best to get water out of your phone rapidly. Here are a couple of simple steps to get that done if your iPhone gets water damaged. Follow these steps to dry out iPhone/iPad/iPod at first. If you are lucky, you may get iPhone/iPad/iPod back in working order soon.
1) Remove it from the water immediately.
2) Turn the iPhone/iPad/iPod off.
3) Dry it off with a towel.
Note: Do not dry it off with a blow dryer as this could melt the circuit board and other parts.
4) Put iPhone/iPad/iPod in a bunch of silica packets, or in the bowl of uncooked rice and cover it up.
5) Leave the device in the rice for at least 24 hours and preferably 48 hours.
Hopefully, after 24 - 48 hours iPhone/iPad/iPod will have dried out, the logic board wasn’t damaged, and hopefully you can turn it on and the device will work. If not, your next option is to see if it can be repaired without much cost.
Tutorial 2: How to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone Directly
Connect your iPhone and scan directly
Install iPhone Data Recovery on your PC or Mac computer. Launch it, select “Recover from iOS Device” and click on “Start Scan”. If you use iPhone 4/3GS, click “Advanced Mode” at the lower right corner first.
Preview and recover data from iPhone
After the scanning, you can see all found data and files in categories as below. Choose the data you want to recover from water damaged iPhone, and preview them. Finally, hit “Recover” Button.
Tutorial 3: How to Recover Data of Water Damaged iPhone from iTunes
Connect your iPhone to the computer and scan
Connect your device to the computer with a digital cable and run the program, then you'll see the window below after connecting your device. There is only a "Start Scan" button on the main window. After connecting your iPhone, you only need to click the "Start Scan" button to scan your iPhone.
Preview and recover data from iTunes backup
After scanning, all of the found data will be listed in categories like Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Contacts, Messages, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos and Safari Bookmark. You can preview each of them before recovery. Mark those you want back and click "Recover" at the bottom to save them on your computer.
Tutorial 4: How to Recover Data of Water Damaged iPhone from iCloud
Choose Recovery mode and log in your account
Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup File” mode. Then sign in your iCloud with your account and password. When you successfully log in, you can see several backup files in your account, then choose your needed one and download it. Next, click “Scan”.
Recover Data from iCloud
Once the scan stops, you can choose the contents you want back in the left menu and then you can preview them on the right. Tick those you want to get back and click “Recover” to recover them.
Choose any one of the above recovery option, you can drive your panic and worry away! You can easily recover lost data from iOS, restore iPhone from iTunes, And it is indeed a relief that you can still get your lost files back though your iPhone has water damage. Please note that try to avoid water damage next time, and backup iPhone regularly.