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4-inch iPhone released in March 2016 with similar hardware specifications to the 6s. Available in Silver, Space Grey, Gold, or Rose Gold with 16/64 GB storage options. Model A1662 and A1723.

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Recovering Data from Water Damaged iPhone SE

Several weeks ago, I accidentally put my iPhone SE in the washing machine. It sat in rice for two weeks, and then I opened the phone, checked for obvious corrosion, and replaced the battery. I had read on several articles that the battery is usually the biggest problem that occurs in water damaged iPhones, hence the replacement. I let it charge for several hours and then plugged it into my Mac via USB. Unfortunately the screen is still black and nothing appears to be turning on, but I optimistically plugged it in anyways. At first, my laptop nor iTunes even recognized that I had connected a device. I put my phone into Recovery mode and then iTunes recognized it but my laptop was still unaware that I had connected anything. The only options iTunes will give me is to restore the iPhone to its factory settings. Unfortunately, this means all of the data on the phone will be erased. I have looked at several programs that claim to be able to repair my system enough to enable me to recover my data, but they are all quite pricey and a bit shady on their refund policy (if it doesn't work, I will want my money back). I am not looking to be able to use the phone again- I am aware that it is toast in that department. However, I had not backed my phone up since July, which means I have hundreds of pictures and videos that I really don't want to lose. Has anyone used any of these online programs before (dr.fone, etc.)? Can anyone help me get my pictures and videos off the phone? Or does anyone have any tips or people I could go to about this? (Also I feel it’s important to note that I can get my phone in and out of recovery mode, so it isn’t stuck on that loop.)

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what country are you in


The United States


try ipad rehab


This is why you should back up your devices just in case something happens like this


Wow thank you Ronan, that’s such a helpful solution.


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@t4bama To get into the phone you need to fix it . So this involves tearing the phone down and cleaning it There will be corrosion on the board and this need to be addressed . You will need to replace the battery as water damaged batteries are unsafe at best. There will be shorts on the board so micro soldering will be a strong probability . An Ultrasonic bath will be a good start to cleaning the logic board. After the bath clean further with Ip alcohol of 99% nothing lower . So if know how to do all this go for it but if not Jessa Bethany Jones from ipad rehab is your best bet Hope this helps

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