How to Recover Data from a Broken iPod Touch [2020 Proven Ways]


Sep 05, 2019 15:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

My brother dropped my iPod touch into water and the scroll wheel has completely broken. This iPod has the only copy of a once in a lifetime holiday on it because the laptop with the other copy was lost after I did something wrong to it. I tried to sync it to my other computer to see if I could get the stuff off the iPod because I used to sync before I got my laptop, but that has a different photo library so whenever I tried to sync my iPod it said “sync to current photos library or something like that. Please help, I want to get back those photos really bad and all the music! Thanks in advance.

It’s unlucky that your iPod fall into water and didn’t work anymore. But fortunately, thanks to the development of technology, there are many iPod data recovery software out there, we will introduce FoneLab iPhone Data Reovery software to you which has been tested and proved one of the best iOS data recovery tools by many users. How to Recover Data from A Broken iPod Touch

1. Recover Data from Broken iPod with FoneLab

With this software, you can:

  1. View photos, music and other files on your computer even if your iPod is broken.
  2. If you have iPod synced with iCloud, you can extract data from the iCloud backup file.
  3. If you have backed up your iPod to the comptuer with iTunes, you can recover or extract data from iTunes backup as well.
  4. The software is able to scan data directly from the broken iPod touch and recover them back to computer even if you don’t have any backup.

Sound amazing? Download the free trial version of the software now to have a try yourself. The software provides three recovery modes, choose whichever mode that fits for you.

Let’s have the software installed on your computer and follow below steps to backup your iPod data to the computer. Click the above link accordingly (depends on whether Mac or Windows operating system that your computer is running) to get it started.

Option 1. Recover from iOS Device

The software will automatically launch after it is installed. Connect your iPod touch to it with USB cable.

After the device is detected by the program, choose Recover from iOS Device on the FoneLab interface and click Start Scan.

Fonelab for iOS Screenshot

It will take a while to scan your iPod, and the scanning result will list in categories on the left, go through Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Photo Library and App Audio one by one. Check those photos and music you want to save to your computer and click Recover.

Option 2. Recover from iPhone Backup

Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File or Recover from iCloud Backup File on the FoneLab interface. You should login to your iCloud account if you choose Recover from iCloud Backup File.

Scan iTunes Backupicloud backup list in fonelab

Preview detail of the items from the scan result. Then check those that you need and click Recover. The retrieved data will be saved to your computer.

FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery can not only recover data from iPod, but also recover iPhone, iPad files including photos, messages, contacts, videos, music, reminders, notes, and restore app data too. If you also like this program, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family.

2. Recover Data from Broken iPod with iCloud

If you like using iCloud to backup data regularly, you can also use it to retore data without computer. It requries you factory reset iPod before restoring it.

Reset iPod through Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Content and Settings.

Reset iPhone

After that, set up your iPod and choose Restore from iCloud Backup during the procedure.

3. Recover Data from Broken iPod with iTunes

If you prefer to use iTunes, please follow demonstration.

Run iTunes on computer, and plug iPod to computer.

Click device icon > Summary > Restore iPod.

click summary

Confirm you want to restore the device on the pop-up window.

That's all. Why not download and have a try now!

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