“I accidentally drop my iPhone to the soup when I try to take the photos of it. I left it for a few day to dry out. Then I turned it on, ans it seemed to be working but I still can not access the data in the iPhone. Is it to recover data from water damaged iPhone? I hope someone can help me.”
Although more and more smartphones are becoming waterproof and water resistant, you may still suffer from some data loss when you accidentally drop your iPhone into the water. Once you are aware that your iPhone was dropped into water and you lost the data on your iPhone, please just calm down and keep on reading the post to find the way to recover data from water damaged iPhone.
In order to recover data from water damaged iPhone, you should install the iPhone data recovery software to help you. iRefone or iRefone for Mac is the professional iOS data recovery software to help you recover lost data directly from iOS devices or extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup. It supports to recover up to 16+ kinds of data in your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Messages, Contacts, Notes, WhatsApp, WeChat are all included. Here we will work you the ways to restore WeChat Messages from water damaged iPhone.
Download and install iRefone first to begin to the recovery process.
Method 1: Recover Data Directly from Water Damaged iPhone
If your iPhone still can work but there is something wrong with the screen, you could extract data directly from the water damaged iPhone with iRefone.
Step 1: Run iRefone and connect iPhone with computer. Click on “Start” button.
Step 2: Then it will bring you to a interface to ask you choose the data you want to scan. Choose the data you need to recover and the software will automatically scan and analysis your iPhone when you click on it.
Step 3: When the scanning is finished. All of the data you choose will be displayed. Select these data you need and click on “Recover to PC” to save these data on your computer.
If your iPhone is totally damaged by water and you luckily have iTunes or iCloud backup, you could use iRefone to extract data from iTunes or iCloud backup. Below are the steps of these two methods
Method 2: Restore data in Water-damaged iPhone from iTunes Backup
Step 1: Launch iRefone and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” as the recovery mode. All of the iTunes backup files which you have ever synced with iTunes on this computer will be automatically found and listed in the software. Click “Select” or double click the backup you need to access the data interface.
Step 2: Choose the data you want to scan and recover. Click the icon to start the scanning.
Step 3: When the scanning is finished, preview the data in your iTunes backup and pick out these data you need to save on your computer. Click “Recover to PC” to choose the store folder.
Method 3: Recover Data in Water-damaged iPhone from iCloud Backup
Step 1: Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” to recover data. Sign in your iCloud account with Apple ID and passcode.
Step 2: Choose the data you want to recover in your iCloud. This process will reduce the time of downloading. The less data you choose, the less time wait for the downloading.
Step 3: When the downloading process is stopped, you can click the icon of the data you need in your iCloud backup file.
Step 4: You could preview all of your data in iCloud backup. Select these data you need to backup them on your computer.
Tip:How to Check If Your iPhone is Water Damaged Or Not
Is your iPhone really water damaged? If you’re not sure about it, you can check it by yourself in fact – by checking your iPhone’s liquid indicators. You can check them in the places as shown in the picture below. When your iPhone has been exposed to water, you’ll see a red dot. If not, congratulations! Your iPhone is not water damaged.