Get data off damaged iPhone without iTunes sync or WiFi or cell?
I water-damaged my iPhone 4s.
Net result is that the phone powers up normally (mostly) when connected to a wall charger. I can see my old home screen, pictures, etc.
When connected to a computer for USB-charging, it shuts down soon after the Apple logo pops up.
So connecting to a computer does not work. Unless there is a way to wall-charge and USB-sync at the same time? Or a powered USB port maybe?
WiFi does not work. No Bluetooth either. Both settings sliders are greyed out.
> iCloud automatically backs up the most important data > on your device running iOS 5 or later. It will run on a daily basis as long as your device:
> - is connected to Internet over Wi-Fi
> - is connected to a power source
> - has the screen locked
Apparently you cannot do an iCloud backup over mobile data, so that is out as well.
Just called Sprint... cannot activate the phone without either syncing or with WiFi. So out of luck for the cell connection too?
So, the question is, is there any way for me to do an iCloud backup of this iPhone?
Is there a way for me to manually back up things like pictures without WiFi or iTunes sync or the cellular connection?
There could be two reasons for booting from a wall charger and not from the computer. 1. a dead battery. The wall charger supplies a higher amperage than the usual computer USB port. 2. a bad dock connector. In order to retrieve any data, you will have to determine which one to replace. There is no other way to obtain that data. I'd start with a new battery as well.
If your iPhone was damaged in water, you should:
1) Remove it from the water immediately.
2) Turn the iPhone/iPad/iPo
3) Dry it off with a towel.
Note: Do not dry it off with a blow dryer as this could melt the circuit board and other parts.
4) Put iPhone/iPad/iPo
5) Leave the device in the rice for at least 24 hours and preferably 48 hours.
Hopefully, after 24 - 48 hours iPhone/iPad/iPo