[Solved] How to Recover Data from Broken Screen iPhone

You have no idea which comes first, tomorrow or accidents.

iPhone screen is broken, which is the accident nobody wants to experience.

If you are unfortunate to suffer from the accident, and iPhone data are gone, I will not show pity you.

However, I will show you 3 efficient ways to recover data immediately.

I am not bragging here, and you can start actional steps to recover data from broken iPhone.

Recover Data from Broken iPhone

Way 1. Recover data from broken iPhone directly without backup

iPhone screen is broken and cannot turn it on? Just use iPhone Data Recovery to extract files.

The only demand you should meet is you have trusted your computer when you connected your iPhone to computer before.

iPhone Data Recovery

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Step 1. Download iPhone Data Recovery

Download and install the iPhone tool kit to your computer and connect iPhone to your computer via USB cable (iPhone is not showing up on computer).

Run iPhone Data Recovery and let it detect your iPhone.

Step 2. Turn to recovery mode

Choose Recover from iOS Device on the main interface and then click on the Start Scan button to go to iPhone data recovery mode.

Step 3. Preview data for recovery

After scanning, you can preview all recoverable data in the left pane by categories, like Contacts, Messages, Photos, WhatsApp and more. Select the files you want to recover by ticking each checkbox. Here you can also use it to backup contacts on iPhone.

Recover data from broken iPhone to PC

Step 4. Recover data from broken iPhone to PC

Finally, click on the Recover button and pick a folder to save the recovered iPhone data. Then they will be restored to hard drive in original quality.

Way 2. Retrieve data from broken screen iPhone via iTunes

If your iPhone button is not working, passcode is forgotten, and what’s worse, you have not trusted your computer before, but you are fortunate to backup iPhone to iTunes, then you can try to recover and transfer data from broken iPhone via iTunes.

Step 1. Connect broken iPhone to iPhone Data Recovery

Launch the iPhone toolkit after installation. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File tab on main interface to continue.

Step 2. Open iTunes backup

Click on the latest iTunes backup file from the list on right panel and then hit Start Scan button. iPhone toolkit will start decoding and extracting data from the iTunes backup file.

Step 3. View data in iTunes backup

On the scanning result window, all files for recovering data from broken iPhone are organized by categories. You can choose any data types and preview details, like Contacts, Messages, Photos, Music and more.

Step 4. Get data back

After making decisions, click on the Recover button to restore the data on the broken iPhone from iTunes backup to your computer.

Get Data Back

Way 3. Recover data from broken iPhone through iCloud

If you fail to backup iPhone to iTunes because iTunes error or iTunes cannot recognize your iPhone, but you did iCloud backup, then this part will do you a great favor to retrieve data from broken iPhone through iCloud.

Step 1. Switch to iCloud backup recovery mode

Run the iPhone recovery tool and tab Recover from iCloud Backup File option on home window. Sign in your Apple ID and passcode to access iCloud backup.

Step 2. Scan data from iCloud backup file

Choose the latest iCloud backup file for your iPhone based on Name and Latest Backup Date. (iCloud backup is not showing up?)

Click on the Download button next to the file to scan all data stored in the iCloud backup file.

Step 3. View iPhone data in iCloud backup

After scan, you can check the data stored in the iCloud backup file on detail window by categories. If you want to restore phone numbers, for example, you can choose Contacts and Call History on left sidebar to preview and select specific phone numbers for recovery.

Step 4. Restore broken iPhone data

Finally, click on the Recover button to restore selected data to hard disk and complete the process of recovering data from broken iPhone.

Restore Broken iPhone Data


In this post, we have shared best 3 ways to recover data from broken iPhone. You can recover data from iPhone directly; you are able to retrieve iOS data from iTunes/iCloud backup. Every way is practical, and you can select the best one according to your needs.

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