How To Rescue My iPhone Data After It Went For A Swim?

My iPhone took a 1 minute swim in our backyard pool after I forgot it was in my pocket. This happened on June 21st, 2012. After I realized it, my sister shouted ‘Turn it off’ which I tried. Bad idea. It was asleep, and in retrospect I should have left it that way. Now I want to know how to recover my iPhone data. All ideas are appreciated and I will try them.

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We all know that electronic devices don’t like much moisture. If your iPhone falls into river, you should immediately turn off the device to prevent the motherboard from being damaged. Then make an appointment with the Genius Bar and take your phone to the nearest Apple store. At the same time, you may wonder how to rescue your iPhone data after it went for a swim. I would strongly recommend you iFonebox, a professional and reliable software which is able to help you get lost/deleted data back in many scenarios like liquid damaged, iPhone disabled/stolen, system crashed, etc.

Since you cannot access the phone now, if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup, iFonebox is capable of getting into that backup file and extract up to 17 kinds of iPhone data including contacts, texts, notes, photos, videos, safari history, WeChat conversations/Attachments, WhatsApp messages, etc.

The following are just some features of iFonebox:

  • Can be used to recover data from iOS device or extract data from iTunes or iCloud backup
  • Its preview function allows you to see what is stored in the iCloud
  • Selectively retrieval which means you can recover only the target data you want
  • It’s completely safe and cause no damage to your device or current data on your phone

You’re allowed to download this advanced application from official website or click the icons here. iFonebox has two effective versions: Windows version and Mac version. Please make sure to install the right version for your computer. After the installation, I will show you the detailed steps to retrieve data if iPhone is water damaged.

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Step one: Launch iFonebox

Click Recover from iTunes Backup File, you’ll see all backups you have listed in the interface. You can then look for your backup from which day you had the pictures last backed up before you deleted them.

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Step two: Scan data

Take safari history for example, it will scan automatically after you click the “Safari history” icon, it might take your some time, please wait patiently.


Step three: Extract data

Now you can recover the items you want from backup, choose the items you want to restore and click the “Recover to pc” button.