How to fix water-damaged iPhone 6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4/3GS? Dry it out, and recover the data inside.
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Have you ever dropped your iPhone in the bath, the sea or even worse, the toilet? Have you ever got
drenched with the sudden rainfall? Did you go swimming but forgetting putting your iPhone 6 in the
pocket aside? Getting your iPhone wet is always unexpected but common. Even iPhone 7/7 Plus is water
resistant with IP67 rating, but that doesn't mean the device will be totally fine after being submerged in
Anyway, if your iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s/5 has been damaged by water or any other liquid, you may want
to find out a good way to repair it as fast as possible. What's more, misfortune never comes alone. You
are likely to lose the data in your iPhone after the damage, too. Therefore, you should first dry out the
iPhone and see if it could work, if not, try to restore your important data from the water-damaged
Part 1: How to Dry out a Water-Damaged iPhone
After that, you need to know how to fix the water damaged iPhone/iPad/iPod before recovering the lost
data, iPhone got wet should be differentiated into three cases and handled accordingly:
Case 1 1 My
Step 1: Get the iPhone out of the water as soon as possible.
Step 2: Unplug it right away.
Step 3: Dab off as much of the water as possible from the outside of the phone.
Step 4: Put your iPhone under the lamp or spotlight to heat gently and slowly. Do not use a hair dryer to
dry out a phone, or it will destroy your iPhone forever.
Step 5: Wait. Continue waiting. Then wait some more. This process needs more than 6 hours.
Step 6: Test your iPhone when you wait at least 6 hours.
Case 2 2 My
Step 1: Wipe the excess and exterior liquid off everything you can reach.
Step 2: Check if there is any stain on the screen. If there is no stain, you can follow the steps in Case 1
from step 4. If there is stains here which is not easy cleaned up by yourselves, please bring your iPhone
to the maintenance department or remove the internal components to clean up by yourselves.
Case 3 3 My
Step 1: Unplug it at once.
Step 2: If your iPhone dropped in corrosive liquid, clean up your iPhone with clean water to dilute the
corrosive liquid as soon as possible.
Step 3: Disassemble the phone gently.
Step 4: Clean your iPhone with alcohol again.
Step 5: Assemble it carefully or ask the Apple maintenance department for help. Actually, in this case,
leave your iPhone to the professionals is wiser.
Hopefully these steps can help you out. If you are so lucky that your iPhone is revived from water
damaged, please check if there is any data missing. If you are not lucky enough, then why not recover
data from water damaged iPhone?
Part 2: How to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone via iTunes
FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery can help you recover data from water-damaged iPhone, including
devices running on iOS 10. In details, it can restore Camera Roll Photos, Camera Roll Videos, Photo
Stream, Contacts, Messages, Call history, Calendar, Notes, Reminder, and even Safari bookmarks.
Step 1: Choose the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option
Launch iPhone Data Recovery program and choose the "Recover from iTunes Backup File" option on
the left sidebar. All iTunes backup files will be found and displayed on your computer automatically.
Step 2: Scanning and previewing
Select a backup file that you want to extract and click "Start Scan". And then, preview the listed
categories one by one, and select those data you want back at last.
Choose any item you want and get your lost data to your computer by clicking the button of "Recover".
Part 3: How to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone from iCloud
Step 1: Sign in your iCloud account
Select "Recover from iCloud Backup File" and sign in your iCloud account with Apple ID and
password as required.
You can see all backup files for your iOS devices in the backup after entering into iCloud account.
Choose the one you want and click to download it to your computer.
Step 3: Preview and restore
The software will scan the downloaded data automatically. Please click the category you want to get back
to preview the lost data. And then, proceed to "Recover" button to restore iPhone from iCloud and save
those recovered data on your computer.
Life is full of all kind of accidents. To prepare for the rainy day, you are better to backup your iPhone
regularly. There are serveral ways to make a copy of your iPhone data: using iCloud, iTunes or iPhone
Data Recovery. Which way should we choose? The table below tells you everything.
iPhone Data Recovery
Select data to backup
Preview backup files
Data loss if restore backup
FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery – a practical recovery tool which enables you to recover lost data from
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch easily, quickly and surely. With it, it is no longer a headache to recover any lost
iPhone data, even the device is damaged.