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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