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How do I retrieve pictures from broken water damaged phone?

My iPhone 4 was cracked and dropped into a pool and it won't turn on at all.

I was wondering if there was anyway I could get my pictures back even though I had iCloud turned off.

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The only way is to repair the device and hope it does not need an restore to function again. Beyond that. You can not retrieve your data another way from a waterdamaged phone. Sorry about that.

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You may be able to repair the phone by replacing the battery and cleaning the logic board and other parts such as the cable connections with 90% or higher isopropyl alcohol and a small soft bristle brush such as a toothbrush. This helps remove conductive and corrosive minerals left behind by water and other liquids when they dry.

The battery is usually the first thing to fail when water damage occurrs. So try replacing the battery.

There are guides on this site and plenty of instructional videos on YouTube that can show how to clean with isopropyl alcohol. This may be able to revive the phone so you can retrieve the photos yourself.

I do believe there are ways to retrieve data from a dead phone but they can be quite expensive and very technical. JTAG is one I have heard of which is used by forensics to recover data.

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Will I be able to save my contacts and photos?


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