How To Recover Data From Smashed iPhone

Recover Data From Smashed iPhone

Learn Easy But Effective Solutions To Recover Photos, Videos, Contacts, Messages, WhatsApp Chats, Notes And More From Smashed iPhone!

Dropped your iPhone heavily on the floor from the extent height, from the second, third, fourth floor or on any hard objects? Anything might happen. If you are lucky, your iPhone could be still in perfect condition. Or worse, if it has got smashed, screen got cracked/damaged or your iPhone got broken. Even worst, you may need to replace it.

In such situations you must first consider about the important data stored in your iPhone. So, how to retrieve data from smashed iPhone? Just get relaxed! Just go through this post and learn easy but effective solutions that will help you to recover data from smashed iPhone.

tip Expert Tip: One of the most effective solutions to restore data from smashed, broken, screen cracked iPhone is to use iOS Data Recovery which is an appropriate Smashed iPhone Data Recovery Software.

With iOS Data Recovery tool, you can:

  • Efficiently recover data from Smashed iPhone.
  • Also extract data from screen cracked/smashed, damaged or broken iPhone.
  • Retrieve files such as pictures, videos, audio, contacts, text messages, call logs, voice memos, notes, calendar, etc.
  • Preview recoverable files within the preview screen of the software.
  • Support all iPhone models including iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus and compatible with latest iOS version.
  • 100% read-only program. Safe, secure and easy to use.

Free Download Trial Version/Buy Now Smashed iPhone Data Recovery Tool

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

Let’s start with real user practical scenario!

Practical Scenario: A User Seeking Help To Recover Photos From Smashed iPhone

Can someone recover data from a smashed iPhone?

I have a iPhone 6plus that was driven over, completely destroyed! There is no throwing a new screen on it. However the internal components seem mostly intact. Can the memory be put into a dummy phone to recover pictures?

Source: Answer Forum – iFixit

Beside above example, there are many users out there encountering the same problems. And when they face such problem, then most of the users just want their data back from their broken, damaged or smashed iPhone.

Well, we will show you the smashed iPhone data recovery solutions, but before that let us know – What you should first do when your iPhone gets smashed/cracked/damaged or broken?

Also Read: How To Backup iPhone With Broken Screen & Without Passcode

First Thing You Must Do When Your iPhone Gets Smashed

Whenever your iPhone gets dropped from extent height and it gets smashed, then the first thing you need to do is to check your iPhone first. Don’t do it by yourself, simply carry it to Apple Store or other professional iPhone service centre and listen what they say and then you can configure how to repair your smashed iPhone.

Please note that, if you are not professional and if you check your iPhone by yourself, then you could damage it further due to improper operations.

Alright, so now let’s find out the effective solutions to gets back data of smashed iPhone.

Solution 1: Restore Data of Your Smashed iPhone From Your iTunes Backup File

If you have been regularly backing up your iPhone with iTunes, then you might have latest backup available created in iTunes. If so, then you already have all your data with you.  All you have to do is to just restore data from your iTunes backup file of your smashed iPhone that you thought were lost.

However, there is a catch here though, since your iPhone is smashed/broken, you have to use another iPhone (or iOS device), reset it and set-it up from the scratch and when it ask you to restore data, then you have to select the option “Restore from iTunes Backup” and follow the on-screen steps. You have to select your smashed iPhone’s backup and it will restore your data on your another iPhone. This way you will be able to get back and access data of your smashed iPhone.

Here follow the detailed steps on how to restore iPhone data from iTunes backup.

Note: iTunes do not allow to extract files selectively from backup. If you want to restore only selected files from the iTunes backup, then you have to take help of iOS Data Recovery software.

Also Read: How To Recover Data From Water Damaged iPhone That Won’t Turn ON

Solution 2: Restore Data of Your Smashed iPhone From Your iCloud Backup File

Just similar to iTunes, if you constantly backing up your iPhone to iCloud before your iPhone got smashed, you have all your data saved on your iCloud. All you have to do is to use another iPhone (iOS device) where you can restore the content and access the data.

Below follow the steps to restore data from smashed iPhone via iCloud backup:

  • First of all you have factory reset your another phone on which you want to restore data of your smashed iPhone. Go to Settings > General > Reset and then tap on “Erase All Content and Settings”.

Factory Reset iPhone

  • Once your device gets erased, set-it up from scratch. When you reach “Apps & Data” screen tap on “Restore From iCloud Backup”.

Restore iPhone From iCloud Backup

  • Sign-in to your iCloud account (the same account that you have used to back up your smashed iPhone). Select the relevant backup file of your smashed iPhone. Look at the date and size of each backup file.
  • After you select the backup file, then the restore process will get started and wait for it to get completed. During the restore process stay connected to Wi-Fi network.

That’s All! Once the restore process gets completed, you can now access all your smashed iPhone data on another iPhone (iOS device).

Note: Just like iTunes restore, iCloud also do not allow to extract files selectively from backup. If you want to restore only selected files from the iCloud backup, then you have to take help of iOS Data Recovery software.

Also Read: How Can I Restore iPhone Data From an iCloud Backup?

Solution 3: Restore Smashed iPhone Data From iCloud.com If iCloud Is Enabled

There is also another option that can help you to get back your smashed iPhone data. However, this solution will only work if you have turned ON iCloud feature from Settings > Your Name > iCloud on your iPhone before it got smashed/broken or damaged.

Below, follow the steps to restore data of smashed iPhone from iCloud.com:

  • Visit icloud.om on any web browser and sign-in to your iCloud account.
  • Now simply click on data type that you want to restore.
  • You can view the data online as well as you can download them on your local disk.

Recover Files From iCloud.com

So, all the above three solutions work when you have backup.

Now the question arises – How do you recover data from smashed iPhone without any backup?

Well, the last solution will help you to recover data directly from smashed iPhone without any iTunes or iCloud backup. Just go through it and follow its steps.

Also Read: How To Fix iCloud Backup Could Not Be Completed?

Solution 4: Directly Recover Data From Smashed iPhone Without Backup

For users who have not created backup in iTunes or iCloud or do not have any kind of backup of their smashed iPhone, here is one best option is available for them. They are recommended to try professional iOS Data Recovery which is perfect Smashed iPhone Data Recovery software as long as iPhone is detected by computer and it is not completely dead. It will help you to recover data from smashed iPhone without backup.

This data recovery tool for smashed iPhone, recover data such as photos, videos, music, notes, call history, contacts, messages, reminder, calendar, Safari bookmarks, WhatsApp messages and attachments, App’s photos/videos, App’s documents from smashed iPhone.

The best thing about this iPhone Data Recovery software is that it is available for both Windows and Mac computer.

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

Below follow the complete tutorial to retrieve data from smashed iPhone without backup by using iOS Data Recovery tool.

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Steps To Retrieve Data From Smashed iPhone Without Backup

Step 1: Connect iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch To Computer

First download, install and launch iOS Data Recovery on your computer.

Connect your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) to your computer with the help of USB cable. Then launch iOS Data Recovery and click on “Recover” option.

Once the software detects your iOS device, it will display the following windows as shown in the screenshot below.

Tip: Disable automatic iTunes sync before connecting iOS device to computer. Launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.

Step 2: Scan Your iOS Device To Find Deleted Data On It

Click on “Start Scan”. This will start scanning your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to find delete or lost files.

Step 3: Preview And Recover Data

Once the scan process gets complete, you can then preview the recoverable files within the preview screen of the software. Select the files that you want back and then click on “Recover” button to save data on your computer or to your device.

Tip: For Recovering Data

By default the recovered data are saved to computer. However, for text messages, iMessages, contacts, notes, when you click on “Recover” button, a dialogue box pop-up asking you to “Recover to Computer” or “Recover to Device“. If you want to save those recovered data on your device then click on “Recover to Device”.

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

*Trial version only scans and previews recoverable files.

Wrap Up

Whenever your iPhone get smashed, broken or damaged, first try the basic – such that restart your iPhone, if that works then create backup. If it does not work, then carry it to Apple store and they might fix it and help you to recover your data but that comes with an asterisk.

You can follow the above-mentioned solutions that will help you to recover data from your smashed iPhone. If you have kept backup in iTunes or iCloud then it becomes easy to get back data, but in case if you do not have any backup, then it is highly recommended that you must try iOS Data Recovery software because trying cost nothing.

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Max Field

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.

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