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How to Retrieve Text Messages from Water Damaged iPhone

Summary: Are you unfortunately dropping your iPhone into water and want to recover lost iPhone data? If so, then the this tutorial will introduce you to retrieve the required data from water damaged iPhone 7/6s/6/5s/5c/5.

“Last night, I accidentally dropped my iPhone 6 into water. A few hours later, thinking it was already dry, I attempted to turn on it but failed. It is a pity that I have important SMS on the phone and did not synced them to PC with iCloud/iTunes. Is there any way to restore contacts and other data from water damaged iPhone 6?”


You may meet such a situation: “I was just so careless that dropped my iPhone into water, how to recover data from water damaged iPhone device?” Unfortunately, you do not have a backup on iTunes or iCloud. What to do under this circumstance? How to retrieve your lost files from water damaged iPhone? You must be very upset. Beautiful photos, important messages, helpful contact information, all the data is gone with the wind in a flash.

When you get your iPhone dropped into water, the device usually can not start or goes into recovery mode. At this moment, you’d better firstly try your best to dry your device. Absolutely, get it out from water and then dry it off at once. But now don’t start up your iPhone immediately because once you start it up your PCBA may be destroyed. Put it in a bag of rice is a good way. Sometimes, it helps to make your device function, but sometimes it don’t works. If it doesn’t work, you can ask this article for help.

Recover Lost Messages from Water Damaged iPhone 6S/6/5S/5/SE/7

To save time and be more effective as well as efficient, you need a third party program to help you do this. Here comes the iPhone Water Damaged Recovery. This software is highly spoken of by many iPhone users so you can rely on it. With its help, you are able to retrieve all the deleted or lost MMS/iMessages/SMS from water damaged iPhone, the same as photos, videos, music, phone numbers, call history, notes, safari bookmarks, books and voice memos and so forth. No matter you lost your data due to accidental deletion, iOS upgrade, a failed jailbreak, device crashed or damaged, restoring to factory settings, this program still can get your lost files back from broken iPhone, such as iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S and so on.

Tutorial 1: How to Recover Data from Water Damaged iPhone without Backup

Step 1.Download and Launch iPhone Water Damaged Recovery

Launch iPhone Water Damaged Recovery program on your PC and choose “Recover from iOS Device” mode. Choose your iPhone when the software detected it and then click “Start” to continue.

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Step 2.Scan Data from Water Damaged iPhone

After your iPhone is detected, just click “Start Scan”. And the program will start scanning your water damaged iPhone immediately.

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Step 3.Select Data You Want to Recover

Then you can choose any file type to preview all the files one by one and select out the text messages you want. Finally, click “Recover” to export all the selected files to your computer.

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Tutorial 2: How to Recover Data of Water Damaged iPhone from iTunes

Step 1.Scan iTunes Backup Files for Your Water Damaged iPhone

Choose the tab of “Recover from iTunes Backup File” after launching the iPhone Data Recovery. You can see all iTunes backup records on your computer are shown here. Choose the one for your iPhone and click on the “Start Scan” button.

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Step 2.Preview and Extract Data from iTunes Backup

Preview the scanned out backup files for your water damaged iPhone, select those you want to recover and perform the data recovery for your water damaged iPhone by clicking on the “Recover” button.

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Note: In addition to recovering from an iTunes backup, you can also get data back on your damaged iPhone from iCloud backup, and the steps are almost the same. For detailed steps, see How to Recover Data from iCloud Backup>

Although iPhone Water Damaged Recovery tool can help get lost data back from water damaged or broken iPhone device, backing up regularly is the solution to keep your iPhone contents safe. If you want to learn how to backup your contents to computer, read more at: How to Backup and Restore iPhone Data.

Tips: How to dry out water damaged iPhone/iPad/iPod?

Follow these steps to dry out your iPhone/iPad/iPod. If you are lucky, you may soon be able to get iPhone / iPad / iPod back to normal.

1) Remove immediately from the water.
2) Turn off your iPhone / iPad / iPod.
3) Dry it off with a towel. (Do not dry with a blower, as this may cause the board and other components to melt.)
4) Place the device in a bunch of silica packets, or in the bowl of uncooked rice and cover it up.
5) Put the device in rice for at least 24 hours, preferably 48 hours. Hope that after 24 hours to 48 hours.

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How to Recover Photos and Videos from Water Damaged iPhone

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