How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone

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Roxanne updated on Feb 04, 2021 to iPhone Data Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

Want to recover photos from disabled iPhone but have no available backup? Don't worry, and you still have the chance to get your photos back from disabled iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6(s) Plus/6(s)/5(s) by following the methods offered in this post.

Apple officials may disable your iPhone or iPad when someone, maybe you, have entered an incorrect passcode too many times (at least six times), or you haven't updated your Apple ID settings for a long time. When that happens, your iPhone will become inaccessible unless you find the solution to unlock it without using a passcode, which would be at the cost of erasing everything on the iPhone. 

That is probably not what you want. For that, we prepare some specific tips and techniques to help you recover files, including photos from the disabled iPhone, whether you have a backup or not.

SOLUTIONS:
Part 1. Fix disabled iPhone without Backup
Part 2. How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone Without Backup
Part 3. Warm Tips

Part 1. Fix Disabled iPhone Without Backup

To recover photos from the disabled iPhone, first of all, you'll need to unlock it to let other tools access your iPhone and recover photos. Currently, you can open an iPhone via iTunes, iCloud, Recovery Mode, and Siri, among which Siri is the only one that won't erase anything. But it only works on devices running iOS 8.0 to iOS 13. 

Step 1. Long press your Home button to active Siri on your locked iPhone. If you're using an iPhone without the Home button, then you can activate it by saying "Hey, Siri" or holding down the big Side button for two or three seconds.

Step 2.  Ask for Siri: "What's the time now?"> Siri will display the local time.

Step 3. Once the clock icon appeared, click it.

Step 4. Then, you will see a menu of the World Clock with some small icons as the following picture shows > Click on the plus sign on the upper right corner.

Unlock iPhone via Siri-1

Step 5. A search box will appear, type any characters in the search box, then "Select All' these characters.

Unlock iPhone via Siri-2

Step 6. Next, you will be displayed with several options, just tap on "Share" to continue.

Step 7. Select the Message app. Then, a new message window will appear, tap any character in the "To" filed, and tap "return" from your keyboard.

Unlocl iPhone via Siri-3

Step 8. Wait for a while and press the Home button, and then your iPhone will be unlocked. After unlocking, you can regain access to your photos.

Note: It is not 100% success to use Siri to unlock a device since different iPhone 

Part 2. How to Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone Without Backup

After unlocking your device with the steps listed in Part 1, then you can easily recover photos without backup via EaseUS MobiSaver. Of course, if your images are stored in the Photo Library, just ignore these steps.

While if your photos get lost due to various reasons, then you can use this powerful iPhone data recovery software - EaseUS MobiSaver to retrieve pictures from the disabled iPhone through iTunes or iCloud backup. Instead of restoring all iPhone contents from the backup, this software enables you to restore specific types of files such as photos, music, or contacts as many as you want.

Here we'll take how to recover pictures from disabled iPhone with iTunes backup as an example to show you the exact process by using EaseUS MobiSaver.

Here we'll take how to transfer pictures from disabled iPhone with iTunes backup as an example to show you the exact process by using EaseUS MobiSaver.

 

Step 1: Choose an iTunes backup to extract

Run EaseUS MobiSaver and choose "Recover from iTunes Backup". If you backed up iPhone data to iCloud, select "Recover from iCloud Backup".

Then select the iTunes backup for your iPhone and click the "Scan" button. The program will access and scan the backup file to find all the iPhone data.

Choose recover from iTunes backup to transfer pictures from disabled iPhone

Step 2: Preview and copy pictures from iTunes Backup

After scanning, you can see all the data in the iTunes backup file are listed in different categories.

Click Photos/Videos" to preview the photos and select out the files you want to get.

Finally, click "Recover" button to selectively export and save them on your computer.

Preview and transfer pictures from disabled iPhone by extracting iTunes backup

Part 3. Warm Tips to avoid iPhone being locked, losing data

To know the way to resolve iPhone disabled error is fairly not enough. It's also important to learn the way to avoid the iPhone from being locked, losing data. Here we've gathered some useful tips to help you out:

  • Back up iPhone data to iTunes or iCloud regularly
  • Back up your iPhone passcode on other devices 
  • Set Touch ID and add your fingerprint as an alternative way to unlock your iPhone
  • Apply iPhone data recovery software such as EaseUS MobiSaver for help whenever you lost data

The Bottom Line

This page gathered effective ways to restore photos from disabled iPhone through backups, unlock disabled iPhone, and tips to avoid similar problems from happening again. Whenever you meet such a situation, hopefully, suggestions on this page will do you a great favor. Just try it!

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