Our iPhones house so much precious information. It’s devastating to break, smash or lose them. We rely on them for messaging, audio and video calls, diary information, and let’s not forget our social media interactions. If you have broken or smashed your phone, one of the first things you might be worried about is recovering your data! Especially if your phone is a write-off so to speak. Well worry no more, this article will show you the steps you need to recover data from a broken iPhone.
Enigma Recovery is a powerful smartphone recovery software compatible with Mac and Windows devices. It is able to extract data from broken iPhones, iTunes backup files and iCloud backup files. To extract data from your broken device, you will need to be able to turn the device on and ‘Trust’ the computer with the device. Here’s what you need to do to recover data from your broken iPhone:
- Download Enigma Recovery and open the software
- Connect the device to your computer or laptop, or choose recover from backup
- Select iPhone backup (iTunes and iCloud only)
- Select data type and scan the device or backup file
- View existing or deleted data
- Restore or save data
Enigma Recovery offers you with three different options for data recovery. Apart from scanning the device directly within the software, you will be able to retrieve iPhone data from an iPhone backup. If you synced your phone to iCloud or iTunes, you will be able recover your data from an iPhone backup (tutorials below).
iPhone data recovery software is simple to use. It is often needed when text messages are deleted by mistake, your device goes missing, or when your device is broken or stolen. After scanning your device or iPhone backup with the program, you are able to retrieve the following data types from your iPhone’s internal database:
- Text Messages
- WhatsApp history
- Calendar entries
- Call history
- Kik messages
- Viber messages
- Photos (Camera Roll and Recently Deleted)
- Videos (Camera Roll and Recently Deleted)
- Internet history
Whether you have dropped your phone into water, or dropped it from a great height causing damage, there are a few methods to recover your iPhone data. there are also a few things you could do to repair your phone:
Recover iPhone data from Broken iPhone – No backup
Step 1 – Download Enigma Recovery
Whilst on your laptop or computer, download Enigma Recovery from this site. Install it to your computer and open to the start screen.
Step 2 – Connect iPhone to computer
To recover data from a broken device, you must be able to turn the device on and ‘Trust’ the computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer if you are able to do this with your broken device. If you cannot, please proceed to the tutorials below.
Step 3 – Select data type and scan
Select a data type to scan your iPhone for or ‘Select all’. Now start your scan. Your phone’s internal database will now be scanned for deleted data. The scan time will depend upon how much data is contained on your device.
Step 4 – View retrieved data
After the software is finished scanning your phone, you can click onto the different data tabs to view your retrieved iPhone data.
Step 5 – Saved data
To save retrieved data to your desktop computer or laptop, select: ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Export to desktop’ > Select location in folder ‘Browse’ > ‘Export’.
Recover iPhone data from Broken iPhone – iCloudStep 1 – Download and install Enigma Recovery
From your Mac or Windows PC, download the Enigma Recovery software from this website. Once the software has been installed, open to the start screen.Step 2 – Select ‘Recover from my iCloud’
Select the option from the side menu – Recover from my iCloudStep 3 – Log in
Not log into your iCloud account to let the software access and retrieve your data. The two-factor authentication enabled within the software will enable the most secure login. The software will not retain or remember your login details.Step 4 – Select backup file
Select the backup file you would like to recover from. Use the date column to help you decide which backup to retrieve data from.Step 5 – Select data type and scan
Select the data types you’d like to recover from the backup file or ‘Select all’. Now start the scan. The software will then scan your iCloud backup for all the data types you have selected. The time taken for the scan will depend upon how much data is in your iCloud backup.Step 6 – View retrieved data
After the scan of your backup, you will be able to view your retrieved data. Click onto each data tab to view your retrieved iPhone files.Step 7 – Save retrieved data
To save your data go to: ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Export to desktop’ > Select folder in ‘Browse’ > ‘Export’.
Recover iPhone data from Broken iPhone – iTunesStep 1 – Download and install Enigma Recovery
You can download Enigma Recovery to your laptop or computer from this website. Simply click ‘Download’ and install the software.Step 2 – Select ‘Recover from my iTunes’
From the side menu, select ‘Recover from my iTunes’. The software will then retrieve all the backup files located on your computer.Step 3 – Select backup file
Select the backup file you would like to recover from. Use the date column to find out when each file was created. This may help you choose.Step 4 – Select data type and scan
Select the data types you would like to retrieve from the backup file, or you can ‘Select all’ to extract all data types stated. Then start the scan.Step 5 – View retrieved data
To view your retrieved data, click onto each data type after the software has finished scanning your backup.Step 6 – Save retrieved data
You can save data to your desktop computer by selecting ‘Export & Restore’ > ‘Export to desktop’ > Select folder ‘Browse’ > ‘Export’.
Recover lost iPhone messages, contacts and more using your PC/Mac