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Recover Data from Broken iPhone

iPhone is one of the most advanced technology device and it has changed the way we communicate with others. However, it still has shortcomings, and frangibility is one of them, especially the latest models. Apple has integrated wireless charge technology into the latest models. And in order to achieve this technology, Apple has to replace aluminum phone case with glass, which makes iPhone easier to broken. When your iPhone is smashed or cracked due to some accidents, a broken iPhone means data loss. So, you may want to learn about how to recover data from broken iPhone. Don't worry! We are going to show you multiple ways to recover data from broken iPhone effectively.

There are several data recovery applications for iPhone on market. And Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery attracts our attention, partly because it is an easy-to-use iPhone toolkit. Its key features include:

1. Recover data from broken iPhone, iTunes backup or iCloud backup in one click.

2. Extract data and files from broken handsets to computer in original quality to prevent from data loss.

3. Support retrieving all data types from smashed iPhone, like contacts, SMS, MMS, call history, photos, videos, and more.

4. Compatible all iPhone models and other iOS devices.

5. Allow you to preview data and files before restoring them.

6. Besides recover data from iPhone, this toolkit also has the ability to fix software problems, backup and restore iPhone and more.

1. Recover data from broken iPhone directly

If you have not backed up your iPhone before it broke, Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery is able to recover data from broken iPhone directly. And the operation is rather simple, following the guides below.

Step 1. Install Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery to computer

Download and install the iPhone tool kit to your computer and connect iPhone to your computer, too, via USB cable. Run iPhone Data Recovery and let it detect your iPhone.

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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.

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.

Recover data from broken iPhone to PC

2. Recover data from broken iPhone's iTunes backup

iTunes is a convenient way to sync iPhone data to backup. And many iPhone users set to automatic back up their iPhones to iTunes. But iTunes backup file is compressed, so you cannot open or read it on computer. On the other hand, Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery is able to decode iTunes backups and recover broken iPhone data from iTunes backup.

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.

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3. Recover data from broken iPhone's iCloud backup

If you have backed up your data to iCloud frequently, then the iPhone toolkit could recover data from broken iPhone's iCloud backup, too.

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. 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

4. How to backup iPhone data

Though Apple developed iTunes and iCloud to help you backup iPhone data, they have some disadvantages. iTunes backups, for example, are not readable on computer. And the only way to use iTunes backup file is to restore to iPhone. On the other hand, iCloud only offers limited free storage. Apeaksoft iPhone Data Backup & Restore is the best alternative to iTunes and iCloud.

Step 1. Shift to iOS data backup mode

Run the program, choose More on home screen and then select iPhone Data Backup & Restore on the tool list.

Step 2. Connect iPhone to your computer

Use original cable to connect your iPhone to your computer and wait for the iPhone toolkit recognize it.

Step 3. Back up iPhone data

Once you click on iOS Date Backup button, the iPhone toolkit will start to backup your iPhone data to local hard drive.

Step 4. View the iPhone backup

After backup, you can choose the backup file and press the View Now button to preview all data and files stored in the backup for recovery or restore.

View the iPhone Backup


In this tutorial, we have discussed how to recover data from broken iPhone. As you can see, if you have a powerful tool, the process is not as difficult as you thought. The iPhone Data Recovery we mention above is such a professional tool to help you recover deleted data from iPhone, iTunes backup and iCloud backup. The advantage of this iPhone toolkit is to allow you preview data before restoring. Moreover, it is able to recover data to your computer, so it works whether the iPhone is broken or dead. On the other hand, the best way to avoid data loss is to back up your phone frequently with iOS Data Backup & Restore.

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