Last night, I accidentally dropped my iPhone 5 into water. A few hours later, thinking it was already dry, I attempted to turn on it but failed. It seems that the device can only start when connected to a power socket - and only in the initial setup mode. It is a pity that I have all the contacts, SNS on the phone and had taken a lot family pictures within the last few weeks but neither connected it to PC nor synced with iCloud/Photostream. Is there a way to restore from water damaged iPhone 5?
When you get your iPhone dropped into water, the device usually can not start or goes into recovery mode. At this moment, you'd better first try your best to dry the device. Put it in a bag of rice is a good way. Sometimes, it helps to make your device function, but sometimes it don't works.
At this moment, you can use EaseUS MobiSaver Free to restore data from water damaged iPhone 5. It is a reliable iPhone data recovery freeware. It can find and copy your data by directly scanning your iPhone or extracting iTunes backup file. Next you can read to learn the detailed guide to export data from water damaged iPhone.
Part 1. Copy data directly from water damaged iPhone 5
1. Launch EaseUS MobiSaver Free and choose "Recover from iOS Device" mode. Choose your iPhone when the software detected it and then click "Start" to continue.
2. The program will scan your iPhone for a while to find and list all the data in clear types.
3.Then you can choose any file type to preview all the files one by one and select out the files you want. Finally, click "Recover" to export all the selected files to your computer.
Part 2. Get water damaged iPhone 5 data by extracting iTunes Backup
If you have synced your device with iTunes before, you can try to extract iTunes backup file to get data on the water damaged iPhone 5. Just as the following picture shows, this time you need choose "Recover from iTunes Backup" and select an iTunes backup file to extract.