[Solved] 3 Ways to Recover Photos from Dead iPhone


July 12, 2019 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

My iPhone 6S died for no reason with full battery. And it has been some days not switching on. I tried to connect it to my computer but couldn’t be recognized. I can’t find a way to get the pictures off of it which are very important. How can I extract photos from a dead iPhone? Any suggestion is appreciated.

iPhone is dead completely or goes broken badly is really frustrating for everyone. No matter whether the phone can be repaired or not, backing up data stored on it becomes the first thing you should’ve done before having it repaired for safety sake.

However, is it possible to get data from an iPhone won't turn on at all or not recognized by computer? And how?

Recover Photos from Dead iPhone

1. Recover Photos from Dead iPhone

The answer is positive. You just need a dead iPhone data recovery tool called FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery which helps to extract data from backup files and recover deleted or lost data from broken or dead iPhone, iPad or iPod.

1. Recover Photos from Dead iPhone with FoneLab

The professional iPhone data recovery software offers three data recovery modes, which enables you to recover data from iPhone directly, from iCloud or iTunes backup file.


It allows you to preview before recovery, so that you can selectively get your wanted data back with no hassle. Let’s now begin.

The whole process requires zero technical knowledge, just get your photos from your dead iPhone by following baby steps.

Please note:

If the porgram can't detect your device, please use iOS System Recovery to remove iPhone black screen.

Mode 1. Recover from iOS Device

If you have connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable before, you can try to plug your iPhone to computer and check if the program can detect your device. If it did, you can move on to begin the scanning now.

Download and install the software on your computer with the above link accordingly. The software will launch automatically once it completes. Then connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable.

After the software recognizes your device, choose iPhone Data Recovery > Recover from iOS Device on the FoneLab interface and click Start Scan.

Fonelab for iOS Screenshot

The scanning result will list in categories on the left. Click Camera Roll, Photo Stream, and Photo Library respectively to view more details. And then check those photos you need, click Recover.

Scan iTunes Backup

If your iPhone cann't be detected this time, you should move to the next solution to recover iPhone data from iTunes backup.

Mode 2. Recover from iTunes Backup File

If you have backed iPhone data with iTunes, you can recover iPhone photos or recover iPhone calendar from iTunes backup files.

Select Recover from iTunes Backup File then you will get multiple backup files if you have created. Select the latest one that probably contains the lost data and click Start Scan.

Scan iTunes Backup

Preview contents in details. Then check the photos that you need and click Recover. The retrieved photos will be saved to your computer.

Mode 3. Recover from iCloud Backup File

You are enabled to recover iPhone photos from iCloud with a few clicks.

Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File in the beginning. You will be asked to login to your iCloud account. All backup files are listed in a table after signing to iCloud. Download the most recent one to scan.

Login iCloud

Preview details of each content and mark those you want to get back. Click Recover in the end.

With the help of FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery, you can restore iOS data when your device is broken, dead or even stolen.

2. Recover iPhone Photos from iCloud

You can easily recover Photos from iCloud without device in hand. It requires that you have the correct account and passcode of your iCloud account. Please kindly note that this way will erase your iPhone existing data.

Below is the clear demonstrations of 2 options.

Option 1. Recover iPhone Photos from iCloud Settings

Factory reset iPhone through Settings > General > Reset.

Reset iPhone

Tap Erase All Content and Settings. And then enter your passcode when required.

Follow the instruction to set up your device after the resettings procedure is complete. Choose Restore from iCloud Backup in the App & Data page.

Restore iPhone from iCloud Backup

Option 2. Recover iPhone Photos from iCloud Page

Visit icloud.comLink out icon and log in your iCloud account.

Click Settings on the page

Access the Photos and save them to your computer local folder.

3. Recover iPhone Photos from iTunes

Another option to recover iPhone photos is to use iTunes on computer.

iTunes is similar with iCloud, as it will wipe iPhone data before restoring iPhone data. It is useful for people who has a new iPhone.

Connect iPhone to computer and run iTunes.

Click Summary >Photos > Sync Photos. Follow the instruction to finish the recovery.

transfer photos itunes

Please keep in mind that it might replace the existing photos on your phone.

As you can see, if you don't want to lose iPhone photos, FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery will be the best choice for you. And it can also helps you to recover iPhone contacts, notes, videos, audios and more without data loss.

2. How to Fix Dead iPhone

After recovering iPhone photos, you might still can do something to save your device as below.

1. Force Restart iPhone

Rebooting iPhone can solve most of iPhone issues with ease, if you can't simply press and hold power button to do it, please read below alternatives.

restart iPhone

For iPhone X and later, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus:

Press and release the volume up button and then volume down button.

Press and hold the power button till the Apple logo appears.

reboot iPhone

For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

Press and hold both the volume down button and the power button.

Press and hold the buttons till the Apple logo appears.

For iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone SE, or iPhone 5s:

Press and hold both the power button and the home button.

Press and hold the buttons till the Apple logo appears.

2. Reset iPhone via iTunes

iTunes is a default way, which allows you to manage data between computer and iOS devices. Moreover, it also helps you fix some common issues effectively.

Option 1. Restore iPhone

Launch iTunes on computer, then connect iPhone to computer with a USB cable.

Click device icon > Summary > Restore iPhone.

restore iPhone with itunes

Confirm the restoration and follow the on-screen instruction to complete the procedure.

Option 2. Put iPhone in Recovery Mode

Recovery mode is an easy and safe troubleshooting step you can take to solve iPhone problem. Below is how to do it.

Update the iTunes to the latest version and then close it. Connect your iPhone to computer firstly, and then launch iTunes.

Turn off iPhone.

If you are using iPhone 8 and later, connect your iPhone to computer while holding the power button. If you are using iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, holding volume down button and connect it to computer. If you are using iPhone 6s and earlier, holding home button and connect your device instead. Please don't release the buttons until you see the recovery-mode screen.

Choose Update in the pop-up window, and then wait while iTunes downloads the software for your iPhone. Then repeat step 3.

iphone recovery mode with itunes

Set up your iPhone.

3. Restore iPhone on iCloud Web Page

iCloud can be the last method you can try to restore iPhone without doing something on your device. It is not difficult but requires that you have turned on the Find My iPhone feature on your device before.

Visit iCloud.comLink out icon, then login your account with Apple ID and correct passcode.

Access Find iPhone, then select your device form the drop-down list.

Click Erase iPhone and then confirm the earsing.

Then you can continue to set up your new iPhone or restore from backup file if you have one.

If you have any question about the tutorial, please don’t hesitate to contact us by comments or email. We will reply you as soon as possible.

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