Overview: If you have got your iPhone screen broken, cracked, smashed, damaged by dropping it or by some other scenarios and if you are not able to enter iPhone screen lock passcode due to screen broken, you’ll want to recover your important data first from your device. Well, this guide will help you to backup iPhone with broken screen and passcode, thereby allowing you to restore data from your iPhone. Simply go through this guide and follow the instructions.
Key features of iOS Data Backup and Restore software:
- You can easily backup iPhone with broken, cracked, smashed, damaged screen and without passcode.
- Best alternative to iCloud and iTunes to backup iPhone device locally.
- Allow you to backup and restore iPhone data selectively.
- Also backup data of screen locked, water damaged or disabled iPhone.
- Existing data does not get overwritten or replaced when you restore data from backup.
- Support all models of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and also compatible with latest version of iOS.
- 100% read-only program. Safe, secure and easy to use.
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Let’s start with real user practical scenario!
Practical Scenario: A User Looking For Help On How To Backup iPhone X With Its Screen Broken
I have an iPhone X device, which it’s screen’s LCD has broken.
The screen it self is looking brand-new, but a seller at a local phone repairs store said the LCD has been broken.
I bought a new iPhone XS, the problem is that I cannot back up my iPhone X as the screen doesn’t work and I think my computer isn’t trusted by my iPhone X, though I’m pretty sure I’ve connected the phone few times to the computer..
Anyway I’m looking for a solution so I can transfer my stuff back to the new iPhone without buying a new screen.
I need to backup iPhone X with broken LCD (Totally black) that has not trusted any of my computers.
Source: Apple Community
Just as above-mentioned scenario, there several iPhone users out there encountering with similar kind of problem, which I have discovered after doing some research online in several forums and community websites.
We can understand how frustrating it is when you iPhone screen gets broken or when your device gets locked. What worse, it becomes more frustrating when you have never taken a backup of your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud and you do not have any idea on how to backup iPhone without passcode or if its screen is broken and you are not able to operate you’re your device anymore and you can’t access the data stored within it.
You don’t have worry about it as we have brought different solutions for different situations that will help you to backup iPhone with broken screen and without passcode. Want to know about it? Simply continue reading the article and find it by yourself.
Note: These solutions is applicable for all models of iPhone, including iPhone XS (Max), XR, X, iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 6 (Plus), iPhone 6s (Plus), etc. Also note that these solutions may or may not work for everyone, but they are worth trying.
Situation 1: If You Have Trusted Your Computer Earlier
In the past, if you have connected your iPhone to your computer and tapped on “Trust” on your iPhone when it is asked you to “Trust This Computer”. If you have trusted your computer earlier, then you are very lucky.
In this situation, you can easily backup your iPhone data with broken screen and without passcode by following the below methods.
Method 1: Backup iPhone With Broken Screen & Without Passcode With iTunes
You can take back up of your screen broken iPhone or take backup of your iPhone without passcode. You can simply connect your iPhone iTunes on your trusted computer and then follow the usual backup steps.
Below follow the steps to backup iPhone with screen broken & without passcode via iTunes, if you have trusted a computer before:
Step 1: Launch latest version of iTunes on your computer and then connect your iPhone (whose screen is broken/locked) to your trusted computer.
Step 2: On iTunes screen, you will see the iPhone icon on the top left, simply select it and then you will see the below-shown screen.
Step 3: Now, from the “Backups” section, select “This Computer” and click on “Back Up Now” button. This will start the backup process and will take complete backup of your broken iPhone or locked iPhone.
Now, once you have taken backup of your iPhone with broken screen and without passcode, you can restore the backup from iTunes backup to another iPhone, but note that this will replace the data with the backup on another iPhone.
Method 2: Backup iPhone With Broken Screen & Without Passcode Without iTunes
Let me tell you that taking backup with iTunes has certain limitations and this might be not ideal for you sometime. For example, iTunes always backup and restore complete data and never allow you to backup or restore data selectively as per your requirements and also does not allow you to view the backup contents. It always backup or restore whole data every time.
So, in this case we recommend you to use iOS Backup & Restore, which is a powerful Broken Screen iPhone Backup software that allow you to make backup of your iPhone with broken screen and without password. It helps you to make backup of your data and restore data to your iPhone selectively. Beside that you can preview and select the desired file types that you want to backup ore restore as per your requirement.
The best thing about this iPhone Backup and Restore software is that it is available for both ‘Windows’ and ‘Mac’ computer.
Furthermore, the software also extracts data selectively from iTunes and iCloud backup, even when you don’t have iPhone in your hand or you can’t access it due to a screen broken you can still retrieve data from your iTunes and iCloud backup.
Below, follow the complete steps to backup iPhone with broken screen and without passcode by using iOS Data Backup and Restore program.
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Steps To Backup iPhone With Broken Screen And Without Passcode
Step 1: Connect Your iOS Device To Computer
First download, install and launch iOS Data Backup & Restore on your computer and click on “Backup & Restore” module from the available list. Then with the help of USB/Lightning cable connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to computer. The software will automatically detect your iOS device.
For iOS device, iOS Backup & Restore Tool support to backup most of the data types such as photos, videos, contacts, text SMS, social app data (WhatsApp, Kik, Viber, Kik, LINE, etc), voice memos, privacy data and much more. So, in order to back up your iOS device, simply click on “Backup”.
Step 2: Select The Type of Files To Backup
After you click on “Backup”, the software will automatically detect all the file types on your device and then you can select what file types you want to back up. After you select the file types, click on “Backup” button.
You may also click on folder icon that is just placed below the file types to set the destination path for saving backup file as per your requirement.
The complete backup process may take few minutes, depending upon the size of data stored on your iOS device. Then, the software will show all types of supported data such as multimedia, privacy, app data, and other data.
Step 3: View What’s Have Been Backed Up
Once the backup process gets completed, you can click on “View Backup History”, it will display all the iOS device backup history. Now simply click on “View” to see all the data that have been backed-up from your iOS device. You can select one file or multiple file files to print or export them to your computer.
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Situation 2: If You Have Never Trusted Your Computer Earlier
In order to backup iPhone to a computer using iTunes, you have to trust that computer. If you do not enable the “Trust This Computer” option then you will not be able to connect your iPhone to iTunes and you cannot perform any operation. If you have earlier enabled this option then you can properly access your device via iTunes even if your iPhone screen gets broken/unresponsive or locked.
However, if you have never trusted your computer earlier, then you must be wondering how to backup iPhone if its screen is broken, touch becomes unresponsive and you are not able to enter passcode. Well, you don’t have to worry about it at all. Below, you will find the detailed guide that will help you to backup iPhone with touch unresponsive/broken screen or locked iPhone. This solution has been proved helpful by many users. Let’s find out how to do it.
Step 1: Unlock Screen Broken iPhone Using USB Keyboard
First of all you have to connect your screen broken iPhone with an USB keyboard with the help of lightning USB cable and then you can enter the passcode/password to unlock your iPhone.
We recommend you to try with some different keyboards until one works. It is because if keyboard has additional USB ports then it will consume more power and your keyboard may not work.
Step 2: Connect iPhone With A Bluetooth Keyboard [Siri Should Be Enabled]
Now another problem may arise when you have to connect your iPhone to computer. You have to trust the computer on your iPhone which is very difficult as you cannot connect 2 USB to your iPhone.
So, to fix this problem, make sure your device have Siri enabled and your device is connected to Wi-Fi network and then follow below instructions to pair your iPhone with a Bluetooth keyboard. By this way, you can trust your computer later.
If your iPhone is not connected to your USB keyboard then connect it with the help of lightning USB cable. Now tell Siri “turn On VoiceOver” and then with the use of arrow keys you can easily navigate through Settings. You can check out this link to know how you can navigate the screen using the keyboard with the help of VoiceOver.
Now go to Bluetooth and pair your iPhone with a Bluetooth keyboard.
Step 3: Trust Your Computer Using Bluetooth Keyboard And Backup Screen Broken or Locked iPhone
Once your iPhone gets connected to the Bluetooth keyboard, connect your iPhone to your computer with the help of lightning cable. When the pop-up windows appear to “Trust This Computer” on your iPhone, then use the Bluetooth keyboard to navigate and select the “Trust” button. In this way when your iPhone gets connected successfully to your computer, you can then easily backup your iPhone via iTunes as usual.
Note: When you want to back up your iPhone but it’s screen is broken and you knew the screen lock passcode/password but can’t enter it due to screen broken/cracked, then above steps of Situation 2 will only work when Siri is enabled and you can use VoiceOver on your iPhone.
After going through this helpful article I hope you were able to easily backup your iPhone with broken/smashed/cracked screen and with or without password.
It totally depends upon the situations, if you have trusted your computer before then, you can go for Methods mentioned in Situation 1 but if you have never trusted your computer before, then go for steps mentioned in Situation 2.
Max Field is a founder of ios-datarecovery.com. He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.