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How to Backup and Recover Data on Locked iPhone/iPad

2016-12-05 16:35:46 Posted by Abby Haines to iPhone Data Recovery

Summary:
Here you can find full solutions to backup and recover data on locked iPhone/iPad. Just try the one works best for your case to unlock iPhone/iPad without losing data.

How do I backup or recover data on locked iPhone?

"A few days ago, I set a passcode on my iPhone 7 but soon forgot it. I tried to guess what the code may be and enter the wrong password several times. Then the phone locked up and says "iPhone is Disabled". I have all great photos of my college days and my contacts on the device. Is there any way that allows me to backup or recover data on locked iPhone?"

A passcode on iPhone can help you prevent others from accessing their data like messages, pictures or something like. But it might result in data loss disaster if you forget the passwords. Then how to unlock iPhone without losing data becomes a hot topic. In this page, we introduce you how to backup data on locked iPhone/iPad. Just read on to learn how to recover data from locked iPhone/iPad. 

How to backup locked iPhone/iPad with iTunes 

iTunes will remember your password if you haven't restart your device after you synced it with iTunes in the last time. In this case, you can sync locked iPhone/iPad with iTunes to backup all your data without using the passcode. 

1. Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone, iPad to the computer which you trusted before.

2. Click "Summary" on the left side of the window and then tap on "Back Up Now" to initiate the backup process. 

After the backup process is completed, you will have an iTunes backup from which you can restore your data on locked iPhone/iPad. But as you can see, this method also has a few limitations which might prevent the locked iPhone/iPad backup process sometimes. When it happens, how to unlock a disabled iPhone without iTunes becomes a problem. It forces you to try other ways to protect your data. 

How to recover data from locked iPhone/iPad via iCloud

Here, if you have set iCloud backup before, congratunations! iCloud will automatically backup your data on locked iPhone or iPad when connected to Wi-Fi. When the backup is created successfully, you can try EaseUS iPhone data recovery software which allows you to download iCloud backup to PC to recover data from locked iPhone/iPad. 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS iPhone recovery software on your computer (Mac or PC), choose "Recover from iCloud Backup", and then sign in with your Apple ID.

Recover data from locked iPhone/iPad via iCloud - choose recovery mode

Step 2. Select the right iCloud backup you want to extract, click "Scan" to download it to your computer and search lost data.

Recover data from locked iPhone/iPad via iCloud - Scan backup

Step 3. After scan, you can choose the right file types and click the specific item to preview the detailed information. And then choose the data and files you want to restore. Finally, click "Recover" button to save them to your computer.

Preview and recover data from locked iPhone/iPad via iCloud

You can try one of the above ways that works best for your case to backup and recover data from locked iPhone/iPad. After that you can put the device into Recovery Mode to erase the passcode and unlock the device without worrying about data loss.