How to Prevent Data Loss When iPhone Dropped into Water

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Duke Updated on Oct 10, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

iPhone is made with world-leading technology, but there is still one problem, iPhone is not water proof. iPhone 7 has the water proof function, but it can just insist for about 30 minutes. So, how to prevent data loss if you accidentally drop it into the water?

Always backup your iPhone

Method 1. Backup your iPhone with EaseUS MobiMover (Free Tip)

The computer looks safer than iPhone, it won't be this easy to get lost or damaged. Backup your iPhone with the computer is a good way to prevent data loss. The common method to transfer data to a computer is using iTunes, but according to our experience, iTunes is not as good as we need. You could use MobiMover Free to transfer data to the computer. It will greatly help you to prevent iPhone data loss.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer running Windows OS or Mac OS with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen when it pops up. Run EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to the "Phone to PC" mode. Move your mouse to the right pane and click "Next" to continue.

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to back up all the supportable data, such as photos, videos, messages, contacts and more. You can set the destination for saving iPhone backup file on your computer. If you don't do any change, MobiMover will save the data to your desktop. Once choose the files and set the location, click "Transfer" to back up iPhone to computer without iTunes or iCloud

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Step 3. Wait for a while and let the software finish data transfer. Please don't disconnect the device while transferring. When the process ends, you can view, edit or remove the copied files as you need. 

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Method 2. Backup your iPhone with iCloud

iCloud backup is a free service that Apple provides for their users. It is made for keeping the information in all the devices of one user in sync. The information here includes call history, photos, videos, and etc. You can take a few easy steps to backup iPhone files.

Tips: The iCloud storage has 5 GB free, and it will be highly affected by the Wi-Fi speed. If your data is large, please consider other Method 1.

Step 1. For iOS 10.3 users and any version later than 10.2, please go to Settings>Name>iCloud. For the other iPhone users, please go to Settings>iCloud.

Step 2. Find the button "iCloud Backup" or "Backup", tap it to turn it on.

Step 3. Make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and keep charging until the backup is done.

Step 4. After the backup, iOS 10.3 users could go to Settings>Name>iCloud>iCloud Storage>Manage Storage to check the iPhone backup data in details. The user who has iPhone runs in the iOS system earlier than 10.2, please go to Settings>iCloud>Storage>Manage Storage.


Restore iPhone data

If you have dropped your iPhone into the water, unfortunately, you could transfer the data which you have export to the computer back to your iPhone to prevent data loss on iPhone.

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Step 1. Connect your new iPhone to your PC via a USB cable and tap "Trust This Computer" on your device if a pop-up appears. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to "PC to Phone" on the main interface like the sample image below. Click "Select Files" to start the process of transferring files from PC to iDevice.

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Step 2. Windows File Explorer will now open. You can browse files on your computer, choose the items you want to transfer and then click "Open".

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Step 3. You can preview the selected files on the right pane. If you want to add new items to transfer at this step, click "Add File" or directly drag files and drop to the appointed area. Finally, click "Transfer" to start transferring data from your computer to iPhone at once. Don't disconnect your iPhone while transferring. When the process finished, go to the corresponding location on your iPhone and open the right application to check the synced data. 

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