According to statistics, around 25 per cent of iPhone users have broken their screens at some point, and 15 per cent of these users are still using their phones whilst damaged. Broken screens are the most commonly seen accidental damage to iPhones, and when the screen is damaged beyond repair, you may find yourself in trouble. If the screen has become entirely inoperable, you will be wondering how exactly you can retrieve your data, and thankfully, there are a few options.
In this article, we will be guiding you through how to retrieve two key areas of data: photos and contacts.
Backing up with iTunes
If you’re one of the lucky ones and have previously backed up your iPhone to a trusted computer, you can start by connecting your phone to your pc or mac. Once you’ve connected your iPhone, iTunes should appear where you can perform a regular backup.
Once iTunes has launched, you will need to wait for it to recognise your iPhone, which you will then click on at the top left-hand side of your screen. Click summary from the left sidebar and select ‘this computer’ under automatically backup. Select ‘back up now’ to begin backing up your broken iPhone. This should store your photos and contacts locally to your PC or Mac.
Backing up with recovery software
Even with a broken phone screen, if you have backed up up your iPhone to a trusted computer in the past, the backup process is relatively simple. If you haven’t done this, however, you may want to look into iPhone recovery software, which can be found online.
There are many free iPhone recovery tools online that can help you retrieve essential data such as contacts and photos from your broken iPhone and put it onto a computer. These tools are particularly handy as they also allow you to pick and choose which bits of data you would like to recover.
If you aren’t sure where to start, take a look at this article, which explores the 12 Best Tools to Recover Data from iPhone and iPad.
iPhone Screen Repair
If you are still having trouble retrieving your iPhone data, the final step is to consider having your screen repaired. At ImFixed, we are able to provide a free diagnostic service on all devices to ascertain what damage has been caused and how to ensure it is fixed as quickly as possible.
We understand that the thought of losing all your contacts, photos, videos and more can be extremely upsetting, which is why our team works quickly and efficiently to get your phone back in working order.
If you have an iPhone screen in need of repair, you can book directly from our website. Simply select your iPhone model, the repair required and add it to your basket. From there, you can choose to post your device to us, visit us in-store, or you can use our call out service. We are proud to offer Nationwide services via post and offer a call out, pick up and drop off service within a 20-mile radius of Greater Manchester.
Once your screen is fixed, you should have no issues accessing your data and, most importantly, backing it up so that you know your photos and contacts are safe if your screen breaks again.
Get in contact with our team at ImFixed today on 01204 520520, or you can email us at [email protected]. Our friendly and knowledgeable in-store team will be more than happy to assist you and get your iPhone repaired as quickly as possible.